Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47
Bus No 10 A (bus station is just within 200 m from the Hotel) takes you directly to one of the most admirable places in Austria, which is truly worth visiting, i.e. to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace.
Its unique architecture is a display of a Baroque style and the work of architectural art is represented by the Palace itself and the garden, which kept its original uniqueness through the decades. While walking through the rooms and halls, eyewitnessing the true atmosphere of the empire family, you proceed with the entrance to the garden and labyrinth to the Children’s Museum (www.kaiserkinder.at) brimful of merry-go-rounds. If your sightseeing tour features one more step you are welcome to visit The Museum of Technology, situated just on the way from the Lucia Hotel to the Schönbrunn Palace.
Vienna Museum of Technology
Mariahilfer Straße 212
After an walking tour (or bus No.10 trip) you find yourself in the wonderful world of technologies.
Avail yourself of the unique opportunity to learn about the last achievements in the field of technical progress of the last decades, finding out about Schauberger’s engine and high-voltage laboratories, as well as steam engine and saloon carriage of the Empress Elizabeth. A variety of changeable interesting items make the exhibition complete and ensure plenty of emotions for all your near and dear ones.
At the beginning of Hütteldorfer Strasse, just two steps from ‘Lucia’ Hotel there is a Wiener Stadthalle Arena, constructed in the 1960s. Nowadays it is a building with a unique and clearly depicted architecture, which is considered to be the key arena of Austria, having hosted and hosting different remarkable events The Arena stage has already played host to many famous bands and musicians.
After taking a short walk down the Nibelungenviertel quarter you capture one of the greenest oasis within our city, i.e. the recreational area Scmelz. It is a former square for holding parades and military marching which earned its recognition by hosting well-known spring parades under Emperor Franz Josef I leadership, but nowadays it is the area to rest your mind and admire a landscaped garden.
More Sightseeing Tips
“Karlskirche” is one of the most beautiful baroque churches in the in Central Europe that offers you the unique opportunity to experience unexpected impressions. Get to the church dome with a panoramic lift and enjoy the stunning views and the world-famous dome fresco by the Salzburg baroque painter Johann Michael Rottmayr. www.karlskirche.at
From “Karlskirche”, it is only a short hop to Karlsplatz, where you will find the entrance to the "miraculous" world of the Vienna’s sewer system. The Orson Welles alias Harry Lime chase scene from the film “The Third Man” became world-famous, and with it – the Vienna’s sewer system. Nowadays Vienna’s sewer system is the most modern wastewater system that combines technological innovation with great history. If you are interested you take a look at this mystified city under the city following the footsteps of the famous penicillin smuggler Harry Lime and learning fascinating stories and interesting facts about Vienna's underworld. www.drittemanntour.at
After so much excitement you need a sweet reward: the finest handmade chocolates and pralines are created in the “Xocolat Manufaktur”. www.xocolat.at
Austrian National Library
It is definitely recommended to visit to the imposing Great Hall of the Austrian National Library. Take time and discover the magnificent frescoed ceilings, and let the atmosphere and the beautiful surroundings of the former Imperial Library work on you. The Great Hall built in the 18th century is almost 80 meters long and 20 meters high. More than 200,000 books can be seen there. In addition, exciting exhibitions are regularly held in the Austrian National Library.
If you are interested in the extraordinary architecture it is worth to pay a visit to the Kunsthaus Wien. The former factory was rebuilt into a museum according to the plans of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The imaginatively designed building is characterized by irregularly used glass, metal, wood elements or ceramic brick tiles. In addition to the permanent exhibition of the works of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the museum has very interesting temporary exhibitions of other artists.