Classical music, palaces, exhilarating art… and did we mention the coffee? Vienna, Austria is a city of elevated tastes and a must-see experience for any European traveler.
Set on the Danube River, Vienna’s attractions include Schönbrunn Palace, The Hofburg, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the public park Prater, which boasts a giant ferris wheel.
This modern capital of Austria can be navigated on foot and via public transportation. Though it endured heavy damage during World War II, the character of Vienna lures visitors in, and stays with them long after they depart.
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Extravagant Rococo palace that was once the summer residence for Habsburg rulers.
Palace dating back to the 1700s that boasts stunning architecture and a collection of art.
VIENNA STATE OPERA
Grand opera house and opera company offering tours and a museum.
Expansive public park notable for its amusement park (The Wurstelprater). Be sure to take a ride on the giant ferris wheel!
Vast, historic palace that is the official seat of the Austrian President. Its buildings reflect several architectural styles, including Gothic, Renaissance and Rococo.
NEW YEAR'S CONCERT
Three popular concerts performed by the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Musikverein on 12/30-31, and 1/1.
VIENNA COFFEE FESTIVAL
Coffee is a huge part of Viennese life, and this celebration of the bean features talks, tastings, entertainment and much more.
Typically in March at locations throughout Vienna, the Easter Markets feature crafts, cuisine and countless decorated eggs.
CHRISTMAS MARKETS AND NEW YEAR'S MARKETS
Steaming mugs of punch, hundreds of artisans and cold weather are the hallmarks of Vienna's Christmas markets. Beyond the holiday, New Year's markets take their place, with most of the same features, but with lucky charms and gifts are added to the experience.
VIENNA BEER FESTIVAL
Prost! This festival features brewery stands, food, and entertainment. Typically in June - 2021 dates are currently TBA.