Vienna is one of those magical olde worlde European cities that has embraced the 21st Century with its own special kind of charm. Here you'll find Mozart living happily with the latest pop songs, Baroque buildings housing ultra-modern cafes and restaurants. But modern technology notwithstanding, the city has an Imperial air, with many exquisite palaces and grand mansions taking centre stage.
Vienna's cultural heritage revolves around music. In fact, many of the great composers, including Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert all lived and performed here in their lifetimes and they have left a legacy that you can enjoy at at the State Opera House, home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra who brings their magical music to life.
Aside from classical music, monumental buildings and an Imperial history, Vienna is also home to superb gourmet food, including luscious cream cakes, plus two other music-inspired attractions - the Vienna Boys' Choir and the stunning Lippizaner stallions at the world-renowned Spanish Riding School.
The ancient inner city is easy to explore with its vast pedestrianised area that was once enclosed by the city walls but now hold the Ringstrasse, a wide ring road. Further afield you'll find the Prater Amusement Park and the opulent Schonbrunn Summer Palace, both very popular attractions.
- Wiener Neustadt East Airport, LOAN
- Graz Airport, LOWG
- Vienna International Airport, LOWW