Sigmund Freud’s influence in the city during his research has let it to be nicknamed the “city of dreams”. Composers such as Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven have earned it the title “the city of music”. That city is Vienna, whose beautiful and historic centre is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Book your next holiday to Vienna with days filled with history and beautiful architecture in mind, and be amazed at the vibrancy and youth the city has to offer. Divide your time between fascinating museums and beautiful galleries, with living it up in the midst of Vienna's famous electronic music scene. Plenty of street performers are also on hand to keep you entertained. Wind down after a hectic few hours by embracing the coffee culture of the region. Are you ready to discover Vienna? It is certainly awaiting you!
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- The world’s first snowglobe was invented in Vienna in 1900 - by accident!
- Which is the only city in the world to produce its own wine? Vienna, of course!
- The voting age in Vienna is just 16 years old!
- Tiergarten Schönbrunn is the world’s oldest zoological garden!
- Visitors looking to plan their trip around a Viennese ball will be happy to hear that over 200 take place in the city each year!
The historic centre of Vienna has many magnificent sites to behold, enough to have it often labeled an an open-air museum! Wander into the centre and be immediately surrounded by baroque castles and gardens, medieval buildings and a range of important monuments. A particularly popular route to take is down Ringstrasse Street which boasts many noteworthy buildings including the neo-romantic style Vienna State Opera, the neo-gothic Votive Church and the neo-renaissance Museum of Applied Arts. When in the area, it is also recommended to visit Vienna’s stunning Natural History Museum where the 24,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf, one of the city’s most famous artifacts, is located. If time is not on your side during your stay in Vienna, be sure to at least schedule enough time to visit Stephansdom (St. Stephen's Cathedral) and the two most well-known museums, Kunsthistorisches Museum and Albertina. Schloss Schönbrunn Palace is also worthy of your time.
Things to see and do in Vienna
Be lucky enough during your time in Vienna to catch a performance at the Spanish Riding School, as well as visit the only institution in the world which has practiced for over 440 years and continues to cultivate classical equitation. A delightful evening can also be had at the Vienna State Opera which boasts a history dating back to the mid-19th century. To spend a fun-filled day away from the historic attractions of Vienna, stop by Prater Park to find the Wurstelprater Amusement Park, the Wiener Prater and the Wiener Riesenrad.
Plenty of shopping options are available throughout the city. Twenty-one markets are spotted across Vienna and are easily recognisable due to the hut-like shops from which the goods are sold. A handful of farmers markets also frequently operate. However, the best known markets in Vienna are those that are set up during the Christmas season. More popular drinking and eating rather than shopping, the "Weihnachtsmarkt" draw large numbers of tourists and locals alike. The one at Rathaus is Vienna’s largest and busiest market, while the market in front of Schönbrunn Palace offers higher quality goods and a more festive atmosphere.
Most European airlines and a significant number of intercontinental airlines offers direct connections into Vienna International Airport. Those who find themselves landing in the airport will find a number of easy routes to take them to their respective holiday accommodation in the centre. Perhaps the easiest and most inexpensive way to reach the city centre is by taking the S-Bahn (commuter train). Visitors can also jump on board the City Airport Train (CAT), but should note that it only serves the Wien-Mitte District. There is also the option to use the Vienna AirportLines Bus or to take a taxi. Anybody coming from outside Austria but would prefer not to fly to Vienna can avail of bus and rail services from neighboring countries, or can drive to their destination.
Once in Vienna, visitors will find that the city has an excellent public transportation system which operates rail, commuter rail (S-Bahn), underground (U-Bahn), tram and bus lines. The U-Bahn specifically can also guests to reached their desired location in a matter of minutes. Avoid travelling by car within the central ring of Vienna as traffic can also be crazy. A wider option would be to travel on foot or by bicycle.