Hotel Sacher Vienna
based on 7 nights
At a Glance
The Sacher Wien is the hotel's best known historic hotel
Excellent location convenient for all major sights
Don't forget to try the famous Sacher Torte, or chocolate cake.
Still run by the same family rather than part of an international chain
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Vienna is fun to visit all the year round. In the summer the weather tends to be warm and sunny, and in the winter snow is likely, making the city all the more beautiful. December is a great time to go to visit the city's Christmas Markets. 5 December is National Sachertorte Day!
This beautiful traditional hotel is a landmark building in historic Vienna. Founded in 1876, this old building has been recently renovated to a high standard, with modern touches but still incorporating the traditional Austrian style.
The Hotel Sacher is in perfect location, right opposite the State Opera House and close to the Hofburg Palace and the Spanish Riding School. From here it's easy to explore the shops and museums of Vienna as well as the royal palaces and parks.
Of course at the end of the day, you can enjoy a coffee and a slice of beautiful Sacher torte, Austria's favorite type of chocolate cake, invented by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832 for Prince Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna, Austria.
Franz's son, Eduard, opened the Sacher Hotel in 1876, and ever since then it's been the best known hotel in the city, frequently by politicians, celebrities, and VIPs.
Still in private hands and family-run, the hotel is lavishly furnished. Home to over 1000 paintings and countless antiques and artifacts, it's almost like staying in a museum. Guests at the Sacher really feel part of the city's rich cultural history.
The rooms and suites (which make up over a third of the hotel's accommodation units) are beautifully decorated in a belle époque style and range from 30 square meters to an enormous 165 square meters. They combine the latest modern amenities with a traditional look. Antiques and marble bathrooms abound, and the top two floors feature rooms with fabulous city views.
The Sacher Hotel runs a 'Sacher Kids' program: kids get a welcome gift, special amenities, a kids' menu, and babysitting is available.
Austrian and international specialties are served in the hotel's two gourmet restaurants. The legendary Blaue Bar is the perfect place to sample a pre-theater aperitif. And of course no visit to Vienna would be complete without a taste of the original Sacher Torte.
Christmas Markets in Vienna
The Christmas Markets in Vienna truly are an age-old tradition. The forerunners of the present-day events date back to the Middle Ages when in 1298 Albrecht I granted Vienna's citizens the privilege of holding a December Market or "Krippenmarkt".
City Sightseeing in Vienna
Spend a morning with an expert local guide visiting the highlights of the center of the city. During the tour your guide will also give you some great suggestions if you have further freetime in the city!
City Tour in Salzburg
Salzburg is a beautiful city, surrounded by high mountains and decorated with historic buildings. Your city tour will take in all the major sights, including the city fortress, the Cathedral, and Mozart's birthplace.
Visit Schonnbrunn Palace
The Schonbrunn Palace is one of Europe's most important historic royal palaces. Built by the empress Maria Theresa, it is located on the site of an imperial hunting park just outside the city and was completed in 1749.
Visit to the Spanish Riding School
The Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Located in the Hofburg Palace, you can see the horses perform as well as attend a public viewing of some training sessions.
Location & directions
Only a block from Karlsplatz/Opera the Sacher is perfect for getting around on public transport and on foot. The Albertina Museum and Hofburg Palace as well as the Kärntnerstrasse shopping precinct, are mere steps away.
How to get there
2 hour and 15 minute flight from London, and a 30 minute drive (approximately) from Vienna International Airport.