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Vienna

Known for Museum, Castle and Cathedral

The charming capital of Austria has classical music theaters, Old World coffeehouses and palaces, a historic zoo and modern nightclubs and galleries.

How do you get to Vienna?

Explore the “City of Music” on the Donau (Danube River). Dine in classy restaurants, dance in modern clubs and investigate the local arts scene. Step back in time and see splendid palaces from numerous architectural eras with impressive fountains, parks and monuments.

Wien (Vienna) has been Austria’s capital since the end of World War I, but before that it was the capital of the Habsburg Empire for over six centuries. In the new Vienna, popular culture thrives, but you can still find a wealth of history and tradition in the classic heritage buildings, parks and coffeehouses.

From November until March, when the weather is cold, a stay in Vienna involves browsing the many museums and visiting cozy restaurants to try traditional sweet or hearty dishes, such as Wiener Schnitzel and Sachertorte dessert.

You can’t miss Vienna’s Hofburg Imperial Palace. Step inside to see the riches of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed less than a century ago. While in the complex, also visit the Albertina, one of the world’s most important art galleries, and the stylish MuseumsQuartier, a cultural gathering hub.

The Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum), the Rathaus (Vienna City Hall) and Vienna State Opera are other popular cultural attractions are all located in the Innere Stadt (Old Town). This historic center is bounded by the Donau (Danube River) to the east and the loop of the Ringstraße (Circling Street). Vienna’s excellent public transportation system makes venturing outside this area easy too.

See Klimt’s paintings in the Burgtheater, Museum of Art History (Kunsthistorisches Museum) or the Belvedere. Families will love the Schönbrunn Palace, which houses the oldest zoo in the world.

Many influential composers, amazing artists and great thinkers have called Vienna home, so you’ll find references to creative geniuses like Strauss, Mahler, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Freud and Klimt everywhere. Many of them are interred in the Central Cemetery, which is testament to Vienna’s fame as a powerhouse for the arts.

Things to do in Vienna

See a performance, visit the nearby opera museum or simply admire the architecture in one of the world’s most revered opera houses.

Visit the world’s oldest zoo, find your way through an 18th-century maze or take a tour around the opulent summer castle of Austria’s former ruling family.

Inspiring designs, religious artworks, intriguing legends and great views are featured in the city’s prominent Gothic building, the seat of Vienna’s archbishop. 

See masterpieces by Klimt, Monet, and Van Gogh and enjoy exceptional city views at this former imperial complex with gardens, stables and two Baroque palaces. 

Browse splendid museums and opulent rooms and visit theaters and equestrian shows in this historic residential estate of the powerful Habsburg dynasty.

See original works by Rubens, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt and many more in this lavish Habsburg residence in Vienna.

Ride the famous Ferris wheel or a roller coaster at one of the longest-running amusement parks in the world or simply enjoy a walk in the surrounding park. 

Giant crystals, dinosaur skeletons and an incredible animal specimens will amaze and educate you at one of the most important natural history museums in Europe. 

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Experience first-hand the creation of one of Austria’s most famous dishes—the apple strudel—in the Imperial Court Bakery of Vienna’s beautiful Schönbrunn Palace. Watch as the classic treat is prepared in front of your eyes by an experienced chef and learn the techniques involved in its baking.

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Your trip will begin with an early pick up from your hotel in Vienna. As you sit back and relax, enjoy the beautiful landscapes as you cross the border into Croatia. Your first stop will be Graz, a charming town where you will have time for breakfast and coffee.

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The tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel/accommodation in Vienna. You will meet with your driver/guide at the pre-arranged time. As you travel through Moravia on your 4 hour trip to the Czech Republic, enjoy the scenery of the historical Czech lands.

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Leave Budapest for a day and venture into Vienna, Austria’s capital. Drive only 2.5 hours to explore the neighboring country’s center of culture, economics, and politics. Learn about the former home of the Habsburg court and its various empires from the comfort of your own private tour.

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Your trip will start with pick-up from your hotel in Vienna. The professional driver will wait for you at the pre-arranged time at your hotel lobby. Sit back in a luxury Mercedes and admire beautiful Austrian countryside as you cross the border into Hungary.

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