Vienna, one of the most exquisite cities in Europe, situated in the North-East of Austria lying on the banks of the majestic Danube River. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Wachau region, the city offers a unique combination of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture.
The city is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the characteristic Viennese charm. Vienna is considered a paradise for music lovers, being the home to many international renowned composers such as Schubert, Strauss, Schoenberg and Berg who were born there, and others such as Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms and Mahler who chose to live there.
There are plenty of main attractions to discover, taking boat rides across the Danube River, hiking through the Vienna woods or just spending the evening with a night tour, dinner cruise or a Mozart concert.
Exploring the historical and cultural legacy of this capital city will leave you with an exceptional experience traced all the way back to the Roman time.
Hofburg - the Imperial Palace
Until 1918, the Vienna Hofburg was the center of the Habsburg empire. If you want a sneak peek into history, art and luxury, the Hofburg is the place to visit. You can have a look at the authentically-furnished Imperial Apartments, visit the Sisi Museum and the Silver Collection.
In addition, the Schönbrunn Palace (the former imperial summer residence), offers beautifully tended gardens, the Gloriette monument, Palm House and a zoo.
St. Stephen's Cathedral
St. Stephen's Cathedral, the symbol of Vienna, is one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria. It has four towers and the tallest is 136.44 meters. The tower room, 343 steps up, enables you to get a magnificent view across Vienna.
Not to be missed in Vienna is the experience of the Viennese Cafés. Traditional cafés with coffee, pastries and newspapers will give you a taste of the true Viennese atmosphere. Have a look at some suggested coffee houses to include in your visit.
Vienna's Ringstrasse & Ringstrasse Palaces
The famous Ringstrasse is Vienna's beautiful boulevard hosts many monumental buildings, such as the Vienna State Opera, the Parliament, the Museum of Fine Arts and several beautiful palaces.
Vienna is bursting with art and museums. Whether you prefer contemporary art, the classic imperial collection at the Art History Museum, literature, or natural history, Vienna is home to over 100 museums and exhibitions, making sure there is something for everyone.
Historic stairways, courtyards, 1700+ bridges, the Architecture Center, Gothic and Baroque buildings as well as Art Nouveau. Have a look at the architecture and design sights.
From high end luxury brands to jewelers, local made design and flea & antique markets, there is plenty to shop in Vienna. The Naschmarkt is the most well-known market, and offers daily fresh good and delicacies as well as a flea market on Saturday's. The longest and most lively shopping street is the Mariahilfer Straße.