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.
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April 24, 2013
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.
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.
February 27, 2013
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.
January 30, 2013
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.
November 7, 2012
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 mid-November and Christmas. Here are some of the most appealing.