The capital city of Austria and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most liveable cities in the world. Vienna is a metropolis where regulars sit in cosy cafés and discuss the fast-paced world around them over the noble bean and where local bistro pubs serve delicious brews, wines and traditional food (i.e. Wiener Schnitzel).
Vienna is also one of the most musical cities in the world, due to the vast number of musicians who were born or lived here. Visiting Austria’s capital therefore means experiencing work of Beethoven, Strauss, Mozarth or Bruckner. Even nowadays, the music of Bach and Händel continues to be performed in Vienna’s historic churches.
As a former capital of the powerful Habsburg monarchy, Vienna is filled with jaw-dropping grandeur architecture. Visit the opulent palaces of Hofburg, Schloss Schonbrunn and Scholls Belvedere or simply walk around the city centre and admire the outstanding Secessionist buildings.
If time permits, hop on the Twin City Liner that will take you on the Danube from Vienna to the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, in only 75 minutes.
Fly directly from Edinburgh to Vienna on a NEW easyJet service (starting 6 February 2016) or on a NEW Jet2 and Jet2CityBreaks service (starting 29 April 2016).