Vienna is an inspiring multi-cultural city with many historical buildings. Vienna city breaks are perfect any time of the year. Take in the beautiful city covered in crystal white snow in the winter or wander the cobble stone streets and sample the delights of Viennese cuisine and the unique charm of Vienna's coffee houses in the summer. The historic centre, with its world-famous sights such as the St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Imperial Palace, has been added to the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage list.
During winter time the Vienna Christmas Market transforms the city into a fest of lights and decorations with the aromas of rich berry punch and freshly cooked gingerbread men filling the air. The market holds up to 150 lavishly decorated stalls each year, attracting families and couples on romantic Christmas breaks.
Once the seat of the Habsburg Empire, Austria's capital retains an ambience of imperial elegance and boasts some of Europe's most impressive royal buildings. Take a Vienna city break and follow in the footsteps of the Habsburgs. Visit the stunning Baroque Palaces, Schönbrunn and Belvedere, and stroll along the Ring Boulevard surrounding the Imperial Palace.
Also inextricably linked with the city, are the delights of Viennese cuisine with plenty of pastries and other delicious delicacious on offer. Synonymous with Strauss' Blue Danube Waltz and the compositions of Haydn, come and embrace Vienna's rich musical heritage.
Take the Twin City Liner (a catamaran, specially designed for the shallow waters of the Danube Canal), from Vienna to Bratislava, the Slovakian capital, in 75min
Spend a day in the Vienna Woods on the outskirts of the city. You'll find vineyards and old vinter's villages. Many of these villages are now part of the city, but have retained their rustic charm and are a favourite destination for a visit to Heurigens (local taverns) where you will find excellent food and wine (approx. 45min by car).
Dine in the 165m-high Danube Tower. The entire city spreads out below from the revolving restaurant, where Viennese specialities like flavoursome bacon-wrapped pheasant breast or smoked halibut with horseradish are served. Arrive when the sun sets and Vienna's city lights start to twinkle
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