On the eastern side of the Danube Canal in Vienna lies the second district of Leopoldstadt, a short subway ride from the first district of Innere Stadt. “Matzo Island,” as Leopoldstadt is commonly referred to due to its Jewish population, survived the World War II air strikes because it was protected by two large concrete Flak Towers built by the Nazis. Now, visitors can enjoy the delicious Kosher Restaurants and can venture to the Prater region to enjoy its Ferris wheel called the "Wiener Riesenrad.” Visitors and locals alike have riding this fun attraction since 1897.
- Wander down the Augarten, a classic Baroque park, and check out the building where the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir practises.
- For the more active traveller, try jogging with the locals alongside the Heustadelwasser ("hay barn water") in Vienna – a branch of the Danube cut off from the main river centuries ago and part of the former Habsburg hunting grounds.
- Act like a Leopolstadt local and take a chance at the two horse racecourses, Trabrennbahn Krieau (meaning “War Floodplains”) and the Galopprennbahn Freudenau.
It is easy to navigate through the districts of Vienna, and the easiest way to get to Leopolstadt is via the U-Bahn. Purchase a ticket from the “tabac-trafiks” (stands selling newspapers and tobacco) for 1.70€ ($2.15 AUD) and take the U1 line to the Praterstern stop. From here, walk down the tree lined streets and walkways and arrive in the Prater region to the north or the Augarten to the south. Buses and trams also go to the second district. Once you arrive in Leopoldstadt, you can easily walk to all of the nearby attractions.
14 hotels in Leopoldstadt
Featuring an elegant decor and a warm hospitality, Stefanie Hotel welcomes you for an unforgettable vacation. GeneralThis metropolitan hotel in the 2nd District offers meeting room that can host... More
The City Central Hotel Vienna is probably all that a seasoned business or leisure traveller can want in a hotel. GeneralBehind the stylish facade, the properties lavish architecture will impress... More
Travellers looking to discover the wonders of heritage-rich Vienna find suitable base in the comfortable accommodations and central location of City Hotel Tabor Vienna. This value-for-money hotel... More
Presenting comfortable accommodation in a cosy, family-like atmosphere, Austria Trend Hotel Lassalle Wien is an ideal place to reside for both business as well as leisure travellers. ... More
Situated in the Vienna's second district, Hotel Imlauer Wien is an attractive choice for holidaymakers. Other world-famous highlights such as the Vienna City Centre can be reached in only a few... More
Hotel Nestroy Wien Vienna offers comfortable accommodation and friendly services for the travellers in Vienna. This property provides all the facilities for a pleasant and an enjoyable stay. Its... More
Featuring pleasant ambience and high standards of comfort, AllYouNeed Hotel Vienna 2 welcomes you for an unforgettable holiday in Vienna. GeneralDuring leisure, guests at AllYouNeed Hotel Vienna... More
Novotel Wien City Vienna boasts of its premium setting in the centre of the historic city. It welcomes travellers into its excellent accommodation and into the adventures of the surrounding... More
Stylish and elegant, Wilhelmshof Hotel Vienna creates an idyllic abode ideal for discerning travellers visiting the Austria capital for work or leisure. This boutique hotel positions visitors near... More