Junior Suite - Balcony View

Planning Your Trip

Reminders of Vienna’s rich history can be seen — and heard — everywhere. From classical concerts to gilded buildings to fine dining, Vienna has a refined sense of living and the style to match it. Here’s what to pack for a stay in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

Junior Suite - Balcony View
Junior Suite - Balcony View
What to Pack

A stay in Vienna wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Vienna State Opera, one of the world’s leading opera houses. If attending, pack formalwear. The opera is a decidedly elegant affair, with attendees wearing everything from gowns and fur coats to tuxes and bow ties.

Business Travel

Austrians are known for taking great pride in dressing well, a sentiment that extends into the workplace.                                       

  • Dark business suits are the norm for men, usually paired with a crisp white shirt and a solid-color tie.
  • For women, choose conservative dresses and stylish business suits worn with heels and elegant accessories.
  • Even in the summer, jackets are left on. In the winter, make sure to bring a classic full-length overcoat to keep warm.                                                
Exploring the City

With its majestic architecture, parks, museums and cafés, Vienna is described as one of the most livable cities.  

  • Shorts aren’t necessarily frowned upon but to fit in with the locals women should opt for skirts, dresses and stylish pants in the summer.    
  • Vienna gets cold in the winter but leave the bulky coat at home and pack a stylish wool jacket and layers instead.
  • If planning on being out all day, carry a small bag to hold your essentials, including a portable charger for your phone.
Day Trips

It may be hard to pry yourself away from the city, but there are many sights to see just outside Vienna.

  • A side trip to Salzburg should include a visit to Hohensalzburg Fortress, which sits high atop a hill. Wear comfortable shoes for the climb up the stairs.
  • If you visit Budapest, bring a swimsuit to experience the city’s world-famous thermal baths, some of which date back to the 16th century.
  • Melk Abbey is roughly an hour away and a must-see. Dress comfortably for the weather; however, know that shorts and bare shoulders are not allowed inside the abbey. 
Dstrikt - Outside Sitting Area
Dstrikt - Outside Sitting Area
What to Reserve

From the grand opera to historical palaces and world-class dining, Vienna is home to many extraordinary experiences. Make your stay especially memorable by booking these activities in advance.