The city of Austria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most liveable cities in the world. Romance, opulence, indulgence are just some of the words that will spring to mind as you explore this charming city. Discover the beautiful architecture, magnificent music and quaint cafes which line the streets here.
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. Vienna has a selection of impressive museums; not least the Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM), one of the world’s foremost fine arts museums where visitors will be treated to work from the old masters including the extraordinary Tower of Babel and Raphael's Madonna in the Meadow.
Visiting Austria’s capital therefore means experiencing the works of Beethoven, Strauss, Mozart and Bruckner. Why not take the opportunity to hear the music of Bach and Händel being performed in the magnificent State Opera House or from within one of Vienna’s historic churches. What’s more if you want to learn more about this city’s love of classical music then why not visit the Mozarthaus or the Haus der Musik. With its rustic wine taverns brilliantly complementing its fantastic fine-dining restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice in Vienna. What’s more you can join the locals in one of the many cosy cafés or eat in a local bistro pub where you can sample delicious brews, wines and traditional food including the much beloved wiener schnitzel.
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. Here you can explore its fabulous Old Town and impressive reconstructed white Baroque Castle which overlooks this great city.