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Sofitel in trendy 2nd district

Right in the heart of Vienna, the Sofitel is located on the frontier between the 1st and the 2nd district. It is close to many new hotspots located in this trendy area.

Belvedere © 2nd district Belvedere, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
Belvedere © 2nd district Belvedere, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
View of the 2nd district from the room © View of the 2nd district from the room, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
View of the 2nd district from the room © View of the 2nd district from the room, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
Facade © Facade, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
Facade © Facade, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria on the map
If we tell you that Leopoldstadt, Vienna’s 2nd district, is an official partner district to Brooklyn since 2007, you may get a sense of its prevailing vibe - never mind the huge difference in size, as Leopoldstadt is home to less than 100.000 inhabitants. The Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom is perfectly located to explore this trendy area, and at the same time is only a stone’s throw away from Vienna’s prominent 1st district.

Named after the Habsburg Emperor Leopold I, the 2nd district is situated on an island between the Danube and the “Donaukanal” waterway. Starting in the 17th century, the district also became home to large parts of Vienna’s Jewish community and remains so today. The area has quite recently developed into the center of contemporary art, design and fancy boutiques. If you are looking for young upcoming Austrian artists, take the time to visit the numerous galleries exhibiting their work. Fashionistas and design lovers should follow the insider tips for boutiques and concept stores in the 2nd district to discover the newest local brands and trends.

At the center of the districts public life stands the Karmelitermarkt, a lively farmers market offering organic and local produce as well as plenty of exotic fruits and specialties. The market is one of the oldest in Vienna and is situated at the heart of the Jewish quarter. And then there is the Prater, Vienna’s vast amusement park and green space that bears quite a few similarities with Brooklyn’s Coney Island.

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