Sofia

Sofia

Have you ever wanted to stroll through a park, shrouded by forest, right in the middle of a city? If so, fly with Austrian Airlines to Sofia, Bulgaria. Sofia is the capital and largest city in Bulgaria and it offers many parks and natural retreats. The area offers an oceanic climate and remains cooler than most other parts of Bulgaria during the summer months. Sofia, a major economic center, offers a variety of activities for visitors. Sofia is an important transportation center, offers plenty of interesting architecture, and a multitude of universities and recreational areas. The city is a wonderful place to enjoy the amenities of a populated area while still being close to the solitude and beauty of nature. The people are kind, the food is good. Fly with Austrian Airlines to Sofia and let us know what you think!

Flights to Sofia (SOF)

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Timetable

from to dep. arr. travel duration validity
VIE SOF 07:05 09:40 01:35 16.01.2017 - 16.02.2017
VIE SOF 10:05 12:40 01:35 02.01.2017 - 25.03.2017
VIE SOF 15:15 17:50 01:35 02.01.2017 - 25.03.2017
VIE SOF 17:40 20:10 01:30 06.01.2017 - 19.02.2017
VIE SOF 20:20 22:55 01:35 02.01.2017 - 25.03.2017

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Sofia

STAY in Sofia

Stay in Sofia
Sofia Inn

If you look for a private alternative to staying at a hotel, check out the Sofia Inn Residence. Beautiful apartments in prime neighbourhoods are on offer. There are no annoying fellow hotel guests, and you can go to have breakfast in your pyjama. The apartments can be rented for short stays, yet they are also a good deal for long vacations and business travellers.   The apartments are fully furnished, in a way that you can receive visitors with no problems. There's a choice between 1 to 3 room apartments, which are professionally cleaned twice a week. In case you still end up missing the hotel feeling including travelling acquaintances, then you can simply linger a little bit in the hallway. All the Sofia Inn Apartments are in the same building! A night in a studio (with sleeping accommodations for two people) starts at 30,- euros.

Les Fleurs
Sheraton Sofia

SHOPPING in Sofia

Shopping in Sofia
Central Market

Central Sofia Market Hall is one of the most popular spots to go shopping in Sofia. Being situated directly in the city centre and opposite to the Banya Bashi Mosque it is also one of the most popular meeting points in general. It was erected 100 years ago. Back then in 1911 it was the city's most important trade centre. In 2000 the hall was refurbished in a neo-renaissance style. In the basement there are still traces of bygone times, i.e. remains of the Roman fortress Serdica.   The market hall is divided into two levels: while the ground-floor houses mostly delicatessen stores, the first floor attracts with clothing boutiques and souvenir shops. Furthermore there are two stores that have specialised on rose oil and rose water.   On the occasion of the centenary there will be a photo exhibition with pictures of the market hall from the beginning of the 20th century. By the way: the market hall is one of the architectural and cultural monuments of Sofia.

Mirella Bratova
Vitosha Boulevard

SIGHTS in Sofia

Sights in Sofia
Museum of History

Romans, Greeks, Turks - each of its changing masters has left traces in Bulgaria that shaped the country. Those traces were gathered in a laborious effort and are now on display in the biggest museum of the country, 650,000 pieces altogether. Aside from the internationally renowned gold of the Thracians you can admire Bulgarian traditional dresses as well as arts and crafts and traditional pieces of work. Unfortunately the exposition only spans the time up until the lead-in to World War II, yet the sheer number of treasures make up for the missing parts of history.   The museum was founded in 1973 and is today one of the biggest in the Balkans. Since you have already delved into Bulgarian every-day life, here you have a chance to get to know Bulgarian history.

Vasil Levski
Slaveykov Square

EAT in Sofia

Eat in Sofia
Pod Lipite

If you really want to get a taste of Bulgaria you should just order up and down the menu for once. The tavern is just as authentic as the food that's in the pots and later on your plates. Vegetarians can pick and choose among the starters, which consist of fresh vegetables and salad creations. Carnivors can look forward to pork in white wine sauce and grilled skewers.   The interior is wonderfully traditional. Dark wook, old walls, wooden sculptures and natural materials. If you have seen the Dance of the Vampires a bit too often, you should refrain from eating here - the interior looks exactly how you imagine restaurants that should be avoided by women with a delicious looking neck. It almost seems surprising that the place is not from the Middle Ages but counts a youthful 80 years.   Tip: Friday and Saturday evenings there is live violin music in the garden.

Tiffany Club
Deja vu