Sights along the Danube from Vienna include the wine-growing region of Wachau Valley, fabled for its castles and abbeys, as well as the natural beauty of the Nationalpark Donau-Auen.
Romantic Vienna has plenty of appeal at any time of year with its Biedermeier architecture, famous choir and exceptional galleries, but it really lights up over the festive season with enticing Christmas markets in its most photogenic corners. With around 20 to choose from, the scent of glühwein and fresh baking hangs over the city between Saturday, November 16 – when most open – and Christmas. Here are some of the most beguiling Vienna Christmas Markets.
Vienna is not usually associated with boating but in addition to its imperial palaces, galleries and museums, the splendid parks and the classical concert halls, the mighty Danube River runs through the city center. As one of Europe’s most famous cruising rivers, here are the best ten ways to explore Vienna by boat – many cruises only run from May through October.
Vienna is a big city with a small town feel. Walking around the old districts of the city you wouldn’t guess that 1.7 million people call Vienna home. The city of Vienna has a very long history dating back to 500 BC, but it’s not until the 18th and 19th century that the city became a dominant force both politically and culturally. We toured the city with Viator on the Vienna Old Town Walking tour which took us on a trip through Vienna’s history, culture, and architecture.