From Jugendstil and Gründerzeit to striking contemporary buildings: Vienna is a city that has grown over the course of centuries, in which new has emerged from the old, where some things were planned and others developed organically. That’s reason enough to devote a floor of the hotel to the city’s architecture.
Art Nouveau in Vienna: the architects, features and buildings of the revolutionary Jugendstil art movement. Discover Vienna’s stunning Art Nouveau architecture.
Karlsplatz is one of the most significant squares in the centre of Vienna. Visit the opulent Baroque church, the Karlskirche, admire the beautiful Jugendstil Art Nouveau U-Bahn station and more during your visit to Vienna.
Vienna’s elegant late 19th- and early 20th-century Gründerzeit buildings are impossible to ignore – they make up a large part of the city’s architecture. Some of the most magnificent examples are the opulent palaces lining the Ringstrasse boulevard. The State Opera, the Parliament and the Rathaus, or city hall, all present their own version of the Gründerzeit epoch.
The arches below the elevated city railway, designed by Otto Wagner and now the U6 U-Bahn line, are today home to hip clubs, bars and restaurants, and their creative design details make them an attraction in their own right.
From the 1960s, Vienna’s postwar architecture began to set new accents in the city. The UNO City, the United Nations headquarters built in 1979, is one of the city’s most distinctive buildings. The glass Haas House opposite St. Stephen’s Cathedral provoked a huge controversy when it opened – in the meantime, the locals have got accustomed to it and like the way their beloved “Steffl” is reflected in the mirrored windows. The 2000s gave rise to new Viennese architectural landmarks like the MuseumsQuartier or the Donau City.
Discover striking architecture at every turn during your stay in Vienna. Your journey of discovery starts before you even leave The Capri hotel, where on the 6th floor and in its rooms you’ll find fascinating stories about Vienna and its architectural styles. Book your room in the heart of Vienna now, or ask us for a non-binding quote.