In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes Austria so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Austria!
Vienna had its moment on the world stage in May 2015, with the arrival of the circus of kitsch that is the Eurovision Song Contest, but there is plenty more to come from this magical city of music and dancing this year. Here are 10 good reasons to visit Vienna in 2015.
Elegant, cultured Vienna has a thriving social and cultural calendar, word-class museums, a traditional of classical music fired by Mozart and Strauss, fine parks, expensive shops and a thriving gastronomic scene – plus its fabulous Habsburg-era coffeehouses. So why is Vienna the most livable city in the world?
Vienna has a thriving social and cultural calendar focusing on music, film and dance, and 2015 also brings special celebrations to mark the 450th anniversary of the Spanish Riding School as well as the 150th of the Ringstrasse. The city takes to the streets in the summer months, and barely a day goes by when Vienna is not celebrating its cultural heritage. Here’s a list of the top five summer festivals in the city.
Running from Salzburg to Vienna at a distance of 380 km (237 miles) the Austrian Romantic Road is devised to take travellers through the country’s most idyllic spots, from alpine peaks to tranquil lakes, from great abbeys to cultured cities.