Holidays in Vienna
A centre of Austrian history and cuisine
As the imperial capital and the seat of the Habsburg dynasty, Vienna was a cultural and political centre for centuries.
Welcome to the cosmopolitan city of Vienna
European history was written in Vienna. The glory of the Austrian empire lives on in this city and continues to make an impression on visitors. The city’s streets are also home to famous examples of Art Nouveau architecture. And along with its impressive history, Vienna is also a lively metropolitan centre that exemplifies the present, as can be seen on a stroll through its sophisticated shopping areas. Enjoy the international atmosphere, cultural attractions and culinary highlights of this extraordinary capital, which ranked at the top of Mercer’s 2010 quality of living survey.
Excursions in Vienna
Any visitor to Vienna should stop by the impressive Hofburg and the city’s most famous landmark, St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Follow in the steps of Sissi, the Empress Elisabeth, at Schönbrunn Palace, which boasts over 1400 rooms and has been designated a World Heritage Site. World-famous paintings such as Pieter Bruegel’s “Tower of Babel” are on display in the Picture Gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Of course, along with the city’s cultural and historical attractions, you can also enjoy a wide variety of culinary delights. Try a slice of a real Sachertorte at Café Sacher in the legendary Spanish Riding School. The fascinating Naschmarkt is also one of the city’s essential sights, along with the Hundertwasserhaus and, of course, the Wiener Prater, a large public park.
Culinary attractions in Vienna
Oenophiles will find numerous opportunities to enjoy the local wines. The city’s many coffee houses, with their traditional atmosphere and numerous specialties, offer a relaxing and stimulating break between sights. In the local restaurants you can enjoy an authentic Wiener schnitzel, boiled beef, and traditional desserts such as Kaiserschmarrn and Topfenkolatsche. This international city on the Danube also offers fine cuisine from all over the world. For something typically Viennese, you can try a glass of Heuriger, as young wines from the current vintage are called, in one of the city’s wine taverns. However you plan to spend your holiday in Vienna, the most relaxing way to travel there is with DB Autozug!
Last modified: 09.07.2012