Regal Vienna is all royal palaces, elegant cafés, and horse-drawn carriages clipping over the cobblestones. Make your way to St Stephen's Cathedral, where you'll be hypnotised by its kaleidoscopic tiled rooftop and soaring spires which you can climb for a close-up. Search for Sissi (a beloved former Habsburg queen) at the sprawling Hofburg Palace, and explore the breathtaking Schönbrunn Palace with its green gardens sprinkled with vibrant blooms. Cruise down the Danube River, catching glimpses of Vienna's historic cathedrals and its glittering modern towers. In the summertime, enjoy live music and twinkling lights at the city's canal-side cafés, and during winter, browse the enchanting Christmas market set up in the heart of the old town. Whatever you choose to do, you'll have the comfort of resting up at one of our hotels in Vienna after your sightseeing.
Food & Drink:
Chances are, once you've sampled the famous Sachertorte, a delectable chocolate cake with apricot jam, you'll look for any excuse to duck into one of the city's Art Nouveau coffee houses for a slice with your Viennese coffee! For a fortifying meal, you can't miss the Wiener Schnitzel, a thin cut of veal which is breaded and fried, garnished with lemon and parsley, and served with chips. If you're looking for another alternative to Sachertorte, you can always try a warm, cinnamony slice of apple strudel – it never fails!
Off the Beaten Track:
Vienna is the only European capital that actually produces wine within its city limits. Try visiting one of the “Heurige,” a name which refers to the wineries serving wine produced that year. Gemischter Satz is the most popular, made with a whopping total of up to 20 different grape varieties.
If Austria has awakened your desire to travel, don't think twice and have a look at our wonderful hotels in Vienna.