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Hotel Congress

Wiedner Gürtel 34, 1040, Vienna, Austria


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Centrally located opposite the train station, the Congress hotel was built in 1900 as the Hotel Riva that housed the guests of Emperor Franz Joseph at the time. One of the guests was Franz Kafka who met Milena here in 1917 (Letters to Milena).

The Hotel Congress offers the typical Austrian cosy atmosphere with the flair of the capital of music and culture and high standard of service.
In close vicinity to the hotel there are excellent restaurants that serve international dishes as well as Austrian specialties.
Just a few footsteps away guests will find the Schloss Belvedere and the famous Schweizer Garten.
Opposite the hotel guests will find Favoritenstrasse, the longest shopping street of Vienna.
In front of the hotel you will also find a few cycle tracks which lead you within a few minutes to the old city as well as to the outlying districts with the green meadows and the quiet forests.

The Congress hotel features comfortable rooms equipped with:
  • Private bathroom with bath or shower, WC
  • Hair dryer
  • Satellite TV
  • Direct dial telephone and radio
  • Mini-bar
  • CableLan Internet Access
  • Non Smoking Rooms available

Facilities available to guests:
  • The American Breakfast Buffet is served in the Restaurant vom 6.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.
  • Drinks are served at the hotel bar from 6.30 a.m. to 2.30 a.m.
  • Express Check Out
  • Concierge Services
  • Doctor on Call
  • Elevator
  • Fax-Service, E-mail-Service, Secretary-Service
  • 24h reception desk
  • Shoe shine machine
  • Bicycle Rental Business (free of charge, upon availability)
  • Car Park opposite the hotel (surcharge, EURO 12,00 per day)
  • The hotel accepts major credit cards.

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The Congress hotel is located in downtown Vienna, opposite the Main Railway Station (Südbahnhof) and within 15 minutes walking distance to the old town of the City.
The underground (metro) stop Südtiroler Platz is located next to the Hotel, within 4 minutes (2 stops) you will reach the Opera House and the Ringstrasse, within 5 minutes (3 stops) you will reach the famous St. Stephan´s Cathedral.
The Messe Wien (Vienna Exhibition Centre) and the Austria center will be reached by public transport within 20 minutes.

Hotel Congress is also comfortably accessible by car using the Autobahn exit "Landstrasser Hauptstrasse" on the "Gürtel" (Belt Parkway) direction "Südbahnhof" (South Railway Station). There is a public parking lot directly across the street (at the reception desk, you will get the reduced parking ticket).

From the Airport: - Bus from the APT Vienna to Südbahnhof, afterwards 2 minutes walking distance (35 minutes)

From the Südbahnhof (South Railway Station): 2 minutes walking distance.

From the Westbahnhof (West Railway Station): Tram Nr. 18 to Südtiroler Platz, afterwards 2 minutes walking distance (15 minutes).

From the Nordbahnhof (North Railway Station): Underground Nr. 1 to Südtiroler Platz (15 minutes).

From the City Centre: Underground Nr. 1 to Südtiroler Platz (5 minutes)

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