You can find us immediately in the historical centre of Vienna, directly near St. Stephen's Cathedral. Allow us to pamper you with service with a personal touch from our staff! All of our rooms are stylish and meticulously and lovingly designed, leaving no aspect of modern comfort for you to miss out on.
A glance at the history of Hotel Austria
Hotel AUSTRIA is situated in one of the oldest parts of the city of Vienna, directly beside the erstwhile Roman military camp Vindobona, and lies at Wolfengasse, at the end of a cul-de-sac between Fleischmarkt and Heiligenkreuzerhof.
The first building in this location stood in the middle of Wolfengasse between the present-day Hotel AUSTRIA and the building directly opposite it. From the year 1457, this building originally accommodated a boarding house and was known as “Bursa Leonis“ (Lions’ Bursa). In the year 1587, the building, a restaurant and inn, was named “Zum Weissen Wolffen” after its new owner, carriage entrepreneur and proprietor Wolf Weiß. Until the year 1848, the “Weisse Wolf” (white wolves) was considered one of the most popular and best restaurants of the city.
In the revolutionary year 1848, this estate was acquired by the present-day “Landesinnung Bau Wien” and the restaurant was torn down. The Innungshaus Wolfengasse 4 (one of Vienna`s first Neogothic buildings) was built opposite. In order to receive trade authorization for being a commercial establishment (as an inn), the Hotel “Weisser Wolf” was built and in 1850 the first tenants took over the Hotel “Zum Weissen Wolf”.
On November 8, 1944 the wreckage of an aircraft bomb in the Hotel came to an explosion during which many people were killed and the building destroyed. The reconstruction was begun in 1953 and on February 28, 1955, the Hotel was reopened under the name “AUSTRIA”.
We will be glad to organize a sightseeing tour in and around Vienna for you where you will be directly picked up from Hotel AUSTRIA, or you can simply use one of our very own bicycles. For your cultural enjoyment, we can also be helpful in reserving or getting theatre, opera and concert tickets. Allow our Hotel Austria team to guide you to an especially personal journey of discovery!
You can find all types of public transportation and the shuttle bus going to Vienna International Airport right in front of the hotel or just a few steps away respectively.
Whenever you’re in the mood, relax in our quietly located terrace with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine or in our lounge rooms, furnished in Biedermeier style. Here you’ll also find a free internet terminal, a free WI-FI hotspot and a 5-language cable television at your disposal.
Experience an unforgettable stay in Vienna at Hotel AUSTRIA, living up to our aim: Our goal is this: not to just fulfil your expectations, but to exceed them! Let us take you by surprise – we look forward to your visit!