The annual celebration of lowbrow European culture that is the Eurovision Song Contest is 60 years old in 2015 and is the longest-running TV program in the world.
With more than 100 museums in Vienna, travelers can be overwhelmed by trying to decide which ones to visit during their stay. There’s a staggering array of museums devoted to the visual arts alone, but there’s also a schnapps museum, several museums devoted to music, science and natural history museums, a clock museum, there’s even a museum that specializes in snow globes.
Celebrating 150 glorious years of architecture and culture, Vienna’s Ringstrasse is an elegant boulevard lined with Baroque palaces, vast public buildings, splendid churches and matchless art museums. The monumental buildings on Vienna Ringstrasse are putting on special exhibitions and shows in 2015 to honor the anniversary, and several institutions will open for special guided tours.
Sophisticated Vienna hits high culture in winter, with a repertoire of concerts and society balls; its exceptional art galleries empty and a layering of snow ramps up the city’s romance factor. Wrap up as temperatures fall below freezing, although skies are often sunny and enjoy ten winter treats in Vienna.