Rent Luxury Cars in Vienna
Vienna Oozes Culture
Its imperial past is very much a part of its present, especially when strolling past the Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthistorisches Museum) and the Natural History Museum as well as the Hofburg Palace, all in walking distance in this compact capital city. Ample sightseeing plus museum and art gallery visiting will keep you busy and Vienna’s coffee house heritage is alive and well when it’s time for a strong coffee and an irresistible slice of cake.
In the winter there are plenty of markets with huts selling warm food and drink and when spring comes along, the parks start to fill up as the Viennese take to the outdoors. Further afield and Vienna offers an excellent base or starting point to explore surrounding areas or to take a trip to the Austrian Tirol. Stunning scenery will accompany your journey as the miles roll past effortlessly and smoothly in your luxury car rental in Vienna where you can choose from brands such as Audi, Maserati, Porsche, McLaren, Ferrari, Bentley and Mercedes-Benz.
What To Do In Vienna
Vienna State Opera House as the classical music capital of the world, a visit to the opera or a concert is likely to be on your agenda, at the State Opera House, it’s still considered appropriate to dress up and you are likely to see several Viennese in traditional dress. Just avoid the ticket-touting Mozart look-a-likes for ‘tourist concerts’. The Albertina and the Kunsthistorisches Museum house artwork of the old masters with the latter being the collection of the Habsburgs and even if you’re not an art buff, it’s impressive.
To view 19th century and modern paintings head for the Belvedere and the Leopold for Schiele and Klimt. St Stephen’s Cathedral in the heart of the old town is a fantastic piece of gothic architecture, climb the stairs for views across the city.
Wiener Riesenrad or Big Wheel in the Prater amusement park where it’s tempting to recreate the scene from the film based on Graeme Green’s post-war Vienna book ‘The Third Man’, the wheel also features in ‘The Living Daylights’ and ‘Before Sunrise’. Hofburg the former palace of the Habsburgs is now a mix of museums, ministry offices and courtyards; you can also visit the imperial apartments for a glimpse on how its royal residents once lived.
Spanish Riding School equestrian elegance is at its best with disciplined performances from the Lipizzaner stallions. Just four miles from the centre and easily reached by your luxury car rental or public transport is the Schönbrunn Palace, Baroque and Rococo Palace and the Schlosspark gardens, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs. River Danube Strauss’ waltz ‘On the Beautiful Blue Danube’ has fused the city’s classical music heritage with the famous river itself, you can take a number of trips including across the border to Slovakia to visit one of the world’s smallest capitals Bratislava.
The Museum Quarter includes the Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK) and the Leopold Museum. Contemporary architecture has filled this complex with the feeling of a modern urban living room making it one of the liveliest spots in Vienna, drawing in both locals as well as visitors who come here to relax, chat and enjoy al fresco drinks and dining, even in winter. Grinzing is just five miles from the city and a must for wine lovers. Grinzing is known for its numerous Heurigens these are wine-drinking taverns exclusive to the region around Vienna.
Getting Around Vienna
Surrounded by the Ringstrasse – a horseshoe-shaped avenue which encircles Vienna’s medieval centre, makes driving to points around the city relatively easy, however, Vienna is so small that you can see most of it on foot. For the times you want to reach somewhere quickly and with little effort, the city’s efficient metro system delivers whilst its trams offer a more quaint way to travel. You will want your luxury rental car on standby to explore the rest of the city which is as comparatively compact as its capital.
Take a look around our site to find the rental vehicle which best suits your trip be it luxurious saloon, stately executive car, more practical four-wheel-drive or something special like one of our Lamborghini or Ferrari supercars. Once you’ve made your choice, you can obtain as many no obligation quotes as you wish before making your decision, just contact our trusted local partners for the best price. Austrian Tirol - explore the scenic alpine wilderness in one of the world’s favourite ski resorts which is also a magnet for outdoor lovers in the summer. Innsbruck is 300 miles away from Vienna which equates to a journey of some four-and-a-half hours, but as the urban gateway to the Tirol and the only city to have hosted the Winter Olympics three times, it’s worth the trip. Maybe, in the summer, rent a convertible sports car and see it in style.
The Montafon region of Vorarlberg is another hour-and-a-half drive from Innsbruck but this 39km valley is Austria at its best and with 11 wonderful villages dotted amongst 500km of hiking trails overlooked by the 3,312m Piz Buin mountain, Vorarlberg’s highest peak. Bregenzerwald is close by between Lake Constance and the Arlberg mountains, with 50 alpine dairy farms and their independent cheese makers, it is known as the Cheese Road. Salzburg not quite as far as Innsbruck but still three-and-a-half hours of driving from Vienna and you arrive at the city of Salzburg with its iconic 900-year-old cliff-top fortress.
Grossglockner Road heading southwest from Vienna, the Grossglockner (itself a five-and-a-half hour’s drive from Vienna) Road is hailed as one of Europe’s greatest drives. The road snakes through ice blue glaciers and towering peaks and with its hairpin bends, it is a feat of engineering. For the ultimate driving enthusiasts, how about testing out a Porsche 911, an Audi R8, a Lamborghini Aventador or a Bentley Continental.