The grand history of
this city is ever present.

No matter where you look in Vienna,
culture is always right before your eyes.

On the Ringstraße, near the "Grand Ferdinand":
The Konzertsaal, for example, which is said to have the world's
best acoustics. An opera house with an emperor's box. The
Spanish Riding School, led by white stallions. A widely fought-over
yet much-loved stage, which says all there is to say about Vienna's
glorious theatre­mania. And that's not even close to being all.
One of the advantages of the Grand Ferdinand is: many rooms and suites
reveal a view of the Vienna Ringstrasse. If you book directly through the
website or reservation department you benefit from numerous direct
booker advantages.
The location of the Grand Ferdinand - your hotel on the Viennese ring
road, can't be topped. All listed sights are located either in the immediate
vicinity or less than 2 km away from the Grand Ferdinand. They can be
reached either by one of the public Ring lines or easily within walking distance.
The latter has the advantage that you always can make a stop at one of the
famous traditional Viennese coffee houses.

Two Lipizzaner horses as draft horses of a carriage.
The Wiener Heldentor – the entrance to the Hofburg and the Heldenplatz.
Classic stone banister decorated with a stone sculpture of two children in the Hofburg park.
The Wiener Konzerthaus near the Grand Ferdinand.



The mission of Vienna's Konzert­haus since 1913 has been "to be a place for cultivating fine music, a staging area for artistic endeavours, and to be a house for music and a house for Vienna".

The Wiener Musikverein, one of the most established concert halls in Vienna.

Great Hall

Wiener Musikverein

It has been said that the magni­ficence and acoustics of the Great Hall of the Musikverein are unmatched. The Vienna Phil­harmonic's New Year's concert is broadcast every year to 92 countries from this place.

Two Lipizzaner horses in front of the Spanish Riding School.


Spanish Riding

Classical riding in the Renais­sance tradition. On horseback – white Lipizzaner stallions, to be exact – in a ballet perfor­mance as graceful as any. And in a setting no less splendid: the Michaeler­trakt of the Hofburg palace.

The view on the Stephansdom from Grand Ferdinand hotel.


St. Stephen's

The "Steffl" marks the centre of the city. And its 137 metre south tower affords what might be the most impressive view of Vienna. You only need to climb 343 steps to see it. But it's worth it!

The Hofburg with the surrounding park at sunrise.



A global empire was governed from this very spot. Today the collection of magnificent buildings is home to Austria's president. And to three must-sees for every visitor: the emperor's apartments, the Sisi Museum and the Spanish Riding School.

The Vienna State Opera located at the Ringstraße.

of the Ring

Vienna State Opera

World-renowned for its annual opera ball, the most important happening in Viennese society. And of course as a top-tier opera stage, which has had the honour of welcoming the world's most important singers and conductors.

The grand staircase Burgtheater Vienna

Intrigue and love


Lovingly called "die Burg" by the Viennese, the largest stage for German-language theatre is a never-ending source of triumph and debate.

The building of the Wiener Volkstheater.

since 1889


Founded as a citizens' counterpart to the imperial Hofburgtheater, now the Burgtheater, the Volkstheater has been a renowned playhouse since 1889. Well-regarded for its contemporary focus.

The busy Michaelerplatz with the famous “House on the Michaelerplatz” by Adolf Loos.



Emperor Franz Joseph was not amused. Offended, he refused to acknowledge what the architect Adolf Loos planted right in front of the Hofburg in 1911. A new building free of all embellishment. Known today as the Haus am Michaelerplatz.

The Museum of Fine Arts with the Maria-Theresien memorial in the front.

Museum magnificence

Museum of Art History and of Natural History

Two magnificent buildings, between Helden­platz and the Museums­quartier, since 1891. One is home to the old masters of art history. The other showcases natural exhibits from every continent and era.

People strolling by Louis Vuitton and Chanel at the Graben, a noble shopping street.

An elegant


What was an unremarkable trench before 1800 became one of the most important promenades and most luxurious high streets of Vienna. And it, along with its side streets, remains so today.

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