Wien International Airport Car Rental
The airport of Wien, the Flughafen Wien-Schwechat (IATA code: VIE), has a strategic position, because it is close to the old town and it is also located in the heart of Europe, so that it represents an important hub to move to other destinations.
In this regard, renting a car is the ideal solution to visit Wien and other cities in the nearby, like Bratislava. Once landed in Wien Airport, you can directly pick up your rental car, after having booked it on the website of RentalUp, for a perfect start of your vacation in Austria.
Wien is only 20 km far from the airport and the city centre is reachable in 30 minutes by car, driving along the highway A4. The international airport of Wien was inaugurated in 1938 as a military base, but after the Second World War it was transformed into a civil airport.
At the beginning it was equipped with only one runway, then it was enlarged and renovated: now it is one of the most important airports in Europe. It has 3 terminals, one of which is reserved to the low-cost airlines; it is the reference hub for Austrian Airlines and offers many facilities and passenger assistance.
The presence of relax areas, restaurants and trendy shops makes the permanence here pleasant for those who wait for the next flight in this airport. In particular, it is possible to enjoy the Jet Lounge, the Sky Lounge and the Air Lounge for breaks or gourmet aperitifs. Moreover, at the airport you can find ATMs, medical services, VIP and business services and assistance service for disabled.
Wien: the most interesting attractions
There are really many reasons for visiting Wien and only one trip to the Austrian capital is not enough to discover them all.
This city can amaze all the art and music lovers. The imperial Wien, indeed, is still the one which most intrigues the travellers, thanks to its Baroque palaces, parks, castles and its streets, where you can still breathe an ancient atmosphere.
During a holiday in Wien, taking advantage of the car rental service at Wien Airport, you cannot miss a visit to the Cathedral of Saint Stefan, the gothic symbol of the city, Schönbrunn, Belvedere and Hofburgcastles and the museum dedicated to the most loved princess of all times, Sissi.
If you would like to retrace the history of the Habsburgs, you can have a walk along the famous Ringstrasse, where you can find many palaces and monuments that witness how big and important this city was.
Take a ride on the Ferris wheel to enjoy a breathtaking view over the city. If you love music, you cannot miss a visit to the houses and the museums dedicated to big composers such as Schubert, Haydn and Beethoven.
After a walk through the most important streets of the city, you can enjoy a moment of relax in one of the many parks and gardens that made Wien one of the greenest cities in Europe. Among them there are the Stadtpark, in the city centre, the Volksgarten with a monument in honour of Sissi, the Burggarten, the park of the town hall and the magnificent gardens that surround the imperial residences.
You cannot miss a river cruise on the Danube to have the opportunity to admire Wien from a really particular point of view in a tour through the modern city and the old town, which starts and end in the Danube Canal.
Wien: art and culture
Wien is more than this: to really know this city you have to visit its most modern part; you can start, for example, from the Museums Quartier, easily reachable thanks to the car rental service at the airport of Wien. It is a 60,000 sqm quarter entirely dedicated to the modern art in all its forms: an attraction that the art lovers cannot ignore.
Wien is unquestionably the city of music and you can attend classical music concerts, opera, operetta and ballets at the Wiener Opernball all year round. Pop, rock and jazz concerts are also organised to satisfy all the musical tastes.
Wien represents art in all its forms, but in this city there is also space for fun and food. Thanks to the car rental service at Wien airport, you can get to the elegant Sacher Café to spend the afternoon tasting a piece of the homonym and famous cake.
Prater is one of the places you cannot miss in Wien, whatever your age: here you can spend some hours returning a kid for a while. For lunch you can have a stop by one of the many Wusterstand, to taste a typical sandwich, or by a Viennese pub, to taste the Wiener Schnitzel with a good glass of beer.
Then you can go to the Hundertwasser, an eastern quarter of the city. Built in the early 1980s as social housing, it represents a unique and futuristic work for those years. Nowadays it is a very popular tourist destination, thanks also to the presence of many bars and particular restaurants.