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Sightseeing by boat

Sightseeing by boat

If you want to sightsee the city from another perspective, there are many options to explore Vienna from the waters of the Danube river. DDSG Blue Danube offers several excursion trips all year round, from classic city cruise to themed trips. Twin City Liner shuttle service take you from Vienna to Bratislava in only 75 minutes, while the National Park boat takes you directly into the wilderness of the Donau-Auen National Park. It is also possible to rent a boat on the Old Danube on warm summer days and explore the city in private.
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Vienna Woods

Vienna Woods

Spreading on the western side of the capital and comprising seven of its districts, the Vienna Woods are considered the green lung of Vienna. Easily reached with public transportation and perfect for a daytime excursion, the area encompasses great hiking trails, old castles and monasteries, a rich fauna and plenty of picturesque vineyard villages. Whether you decide to explore the area with one of the guided tours or by yourself, make sure not to miss the exquisite regional gastronomy and the overwhelming views over the city and the last foothills of the Alps.
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Spittelberg

Spittelberg

Vienna’s Spittelberg is located right next to the MuseumsQuartier. Outside of the classic touristy beaten track, the area mainly attracts young, bohemian locals and students. Among the arts and crafts stores and independent shops, this charming neighbourhood has developed a lively entertainment scene with numerous restaurants, cafés and bars famous for their leafy courtyards and Biedermeier-style building. Spittelberg Village's Christmas market during Advent is considered one of the best in town: always busy, it's an ideal place to end an evening in an atmospheric setting.
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Freihausviertel

Freihausviertel

Lively, affordable and with a vibrant atmosphere, Freihaus is considered to be the trendiest district in Vienna by many. Stretching south of Naschmarkt and Karlsplatz, this eclectic neighbourhood is famous for its creative scene, full of entertainment and hip hang outs. Besides design shops and modern galleries, refreshments can be enjoyed in any of the exciting cafes or restaurants, while night-owls can find plenty of trendy meeting places in Freihaus. The most popular streets are Operngasse and Schleifmühlgasse.
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Austrian Film Museum

Austrian Film Museum

The Film Museum in the Albertina is a must in Vienna for every film enthusiast, serving as a cinematheque and an archive for a collection ranging from the origins of film history to the present days; make sure to check the schedule on their website to see what is currently being screened, as this isn't a "museum" in the traditional sense of the word, but more of a historic cinema. National and international films are screened all year round, with changing retrospectives and individual presentations offered to the public. The Film Museum also boasts the widest collection of film literature in the country, as well as a selection of cinema-related photos, posters and periodicals.
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