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.
March 13, 2013
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.
January 2, 2013
Austria’s elegant capital city of Vienna comes alive in winter, with high-society balls and classical concerts. Its great art galleries and castle museums are almost empty and prices drop radically after New Year. Wrap up as temperatures fall below freezing, although skies are often sunny.
July 20, 2012
As with many refined European cities, Vienna is rich with excellent parks and gardens. They provide refuge for resident urbanites fleeing the hustle and bustle of daily life, and are a pleasant diversion for tourists taking in the landscape of the city. The following suggestions should meet the requirements of both.
May 23, 2012
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart came to prominence early on in Vienna and lived and composed there for much of his life. Those interested in communing with the spirit of the great man have many destinations in the city to choose from. There are the obvious touristic starting points, such as Café Mozart, but, along with Mozarthaus Vienna (a former residence of the composer’s, which is home to a sizable collection of Mozart-related artifacts), the following suggestions are among the most rewarding.
February 1, 2012
It would be impossible to pay proper attention to all the odd and wonderful museums contained within the confines of Vienna in a single burst of words. The following are some of the most peculiar, and, possibly, for the right kind of tourist, the most interesting.