Looking to jet set for a daybreak somewhere in Europe? Then look no further than Vienna, the capital city of Austria located in the heart of Europe surrounded by the beautifully scenic Alps. As a bustling capital city with over 2 million inhabitants, you sure won’t run out of things to do and see!
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Firstly, if you are keen on exploring the culture of this incredible city, there are plenty of museums on offer to suit people of all tastes. For those with a passion for history, there are the Natural History Museum and the Art History Museum which are located right opposite one another, meaning that you can enjoy them both in one swoop!
If you prefer to spend your time in the great outdoors, then there are plenty of parks and gardens on offer, some of the greatest that Austria has to offer. The Vienna Woods are particularly well known for its stunning views and beautiful paths, which are ideal for romantic walks. If you’re looking for something more central, there is also the City Park. Depending on where you enter this park you will be greeted by either art nouveau works or more contemporary pieces to feast your eyes upon. Another place not to be missed is the Rathaus Park which is a popular venue for free to air concerts and if you go in winter, they also boast an ice skating rink.
If you enjoy looking at beautiful buildings and taking plenty of photographs, you will not let you down! It boasts the Schönbrunn Palace, The Belvedere Palace and of course the world famous Vienna Opera House. So don’t forget to take your camera with you at all times whilst out and about!
Finally the city is very well known in culinary circles. Those who follow a more healthy regime should try the delicious Erdäpfel Salat (Potato Salad) and the Kaiserschmarrn. Those of you who like a treat would definitely not go amiss trying the Cheese Danish, Apfelstrude, Sachertorte and/or the Vanillekipferl. Needless to say, your tastebuds will certainly not be left out during this trip!
Hotels in Vienna
Average Price: €40
Average Rating: 7.7
Average Price: €47
Art Hotel Vienna
Average Price: €55
Average Rating: 8.5