There is so much to see in romantic Vienna, from Baroque palaces to world-class museums and classical concerts. And if that is not enough, any of the suggestions below make a diverting day trip from the city of Strauss and white horses.
Easily the most popular attraction in Vienna, the Schönnbrun Palace has earned its reputation. The former imperial palace, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, has over 1,400 rooms, and served as the summer residence in Vienna to multiple Habsburg monarchs.
The public transport system in Vienna is modern, safe, and efficient. Many of the sights within the Ringstrasse are accessible on foot. There are also plenty of cycle lanes and park-and-ride options for visitors.
Lying at the very heart of Europe, Austria’s elegant capital city of Vienna offers frothy Baroque architecture, fabulous art galleries and museums, opera performances, a river to explore, and plenty of historic castles and parks. Much of March is given over to a frenzy of Easter markets that appear annually throughout the city. The stalls feature traditional Easter baubles, hand-painted eggs, chocolate treats, and entertainment for kids. Here are the best.
Austria’s capital city makes much of its winter, and once more this year Vienna will see 500,000 happy skaters take to the ice in fine style. With the splendid Neo-Gothic pinnacles and towers of the Rathaus (City Hall) as a backdrop and leading down to the Burgtheater, Vienna Ice Dream – in German Vienner Eistraum – has once again transformed the Rathausplatz into a winter wonderland, and surely Vienna’s most beautiful skating rink.
Lying at the very heart of Europe, Austria’s elegant capital city of Vienna is the perfect destination for romance, with its frothy Baroque architecture, glamorous balls, peerless opera performances, a strikingly beautiful river, and historic parks.