Vienna City Breaks Guide | Book Austria Today
Vienna: Beautiful, grand buildings from centuries past stand alongside modern constructions and attractions.
The palaces in and around Vienna are breath-taking examples of architecture.
The Schönbrunn Palace is one of the country’s most important monuments, and, with good reason, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.
Built in the Rococo style and opened in 1699, this exquisite palace is a must-see on a holiday to Vienna.
Other things that must be on your to-do list include a horse-drawn carriage trip through the city and a trip to the various museums on offer.
The city centre of Vienna is full of sights to see, cafes to stop in and restaurants to dine at.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral, constructed between 1467 and 1513, is a Gothic masterpiece home to numerous pieces of art.
The roof is the cathedral’s masterpiece – an ornate, 111-metre long stretch of intricately-patterned, richly-coloured roofing, covered with 230,000 tiles!
The Music of Austria
Vienna is of course famous for music.
The birthplace of greats such as Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II and Fritz Kreisler, the city also welcomed world-renowned musicians including Joseph Hadyn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven.
The State Opera house in Vienna is yet another impressive monument that you must see on a visit to the Austrian capital.
There is always a host of musical events going on, each one providing an enjoyable evening of entertainment, be it theatre, opera or classical music.
We must advise anyone travelling to Vienna to pack something nice to wear to the Opera – it is worth a visit, and the extra weight in your suitcase!
A trip to Vienna wouldn’t be complete without tasting the delicious Austrian cuisine.
Some hotels in Vienna have superb restaurants, but do venture out of your hotel to try some of the restaurants favoured by the locals.
Sweet, tasty treats are in abundance throughout the city, which is of course famous for its pastries.
An apfelstrudel or a slice of Sachertorte is an ideal accompaniment to a cup of coffee in the afternoon.
As night falls, try one of the many tempting restaurants, and discover the modern creations that combine traditional Viennese dishes with touches of Nouvelle cuisine.
A few days in Vienna allows you to see the various beautiful sights of the city, sample the cuisine and even enjoy a day trip to a nearby town or city.
The Austrian capital is the perfect destination for a weekend away, to discover elegance, musical influences and incredible architecture.