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Vienna

Vienna is one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with outstanding architecture and a rich history waiting to be discovered. Home to the Habsburg dynasty, Vienna’s spectacular baroque buildings sit alongside more modern constructions in a vibrant city centre which thrives upon its coffee shop culture. The Austrian capital is also home to a fascinating Museum Quarter where you can observe historic relics and more modern art, and well as the world-famous Spanish Riding School, where you can see the impressive Lipizzaner horses. A UNESCO Heritage site that has preserved its proud heritage, Vienna possesses a majestic beauty which makes it perfect for a romantic break.

 

What you’ll love most about Vienna

  • Explore the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and former imperial summer residence. Tour the opulent rooms, stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens, and visit the world’s oldest zoo, Tiergarten Schönbrunn, located on the palace grounds
  • Attend a performance at the Vienna State Opera, one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world. Enjoy world-class opera and ballet productions in this stunning neo-Renaissance building, and consider taking a guided tour to learn about its rich history and architecture
  • Wander through Vienna’s historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and marvel at its beautiful architecture. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace, and the elegant Graben and Kärntner Strasse shopping streets, and relax at one of the many traditional Viennese coffeehouses
  • Discover the MuseumsQuartier, a vibrant cultural district housing some of Vienna’s best museums and contemporary art spaces. Visit the Leopold Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK), and the Kunsthalle Wien, and enjoy the lively atmosphere with outdoor cafes and public art installations
  • Tour the Belvedere Palace, a stunning baroque complex consisting of two palaces, the Upper and Lower Belvedere. Admire the impressive art collection, including works by Gustav Klimt, such as the iconic painting “The Kiss,” and stroll through the beautifully manicured gardens
  • Spend a fun-filled day at the Prater, a large public park home to the famous Wiener Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel). Take a ride on the Ferris wheel for panoramic views of Vienna, explore the amusement park attractions, and enjoy the lush greenery and walking paths of the park

Where to Book

  • Upper Belvedere - Vienna Tourist Board/Christian Stemper

  • Museum of History and Art - Vienna Tourist Board/Paul Bauer

  • Vienna Museum's Hermes Villa in Lainz Game Reserve - Vienna Tourist Board/Gregor Hofbauer

  • Vienna orchestra concert - Vienna Tourist Board/Peter Rigaud

  • Going for a dip in the Old Danube - Vienna Tourist Board/Paul Bauer

  • The Vienna Theatre - Vienna Tourist Board/Paul Bauer

  • Volksgarten museums and Parliament - Vienna Tourist Board/Christian Stemper

  • Museum Quarter - Vienna Tourist Board/Christian Stemper

  • Maria Theresa Square in the snow - Vienna Tourist Board/Christian Stemper

Average temperature

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When to Visit

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