Vienna, the charming Austrian capital, was just voted the second best city to live in worldwide – and it’s well deserved! A city where the architectural grandeur of the past melts together with the bustling urban spaces of today, creating one of Europe’s most dynamic and beautiful cities.
Follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg’s, Austria’s former monarchist family by visiting the Hofburg, the Imperial Palace which used to be the Monarchy’s centre of power which is now home to Austria’s president. For more Habsburg glamour, head out to Schloss Schönbrunn, one of Europe’s greatest baroque palaces with its lush gardens, 1,700 m2 maze and the world’s oldest zoo. The two most famous Viennese landmarks should not be.
The gothic cathedral Stephansdom, affectionately called ‘SteffI’ by the locals, and the Riesenrad, the giant Ferris wheel, located within the Prater, an amusement and recreational park. You’ve probably already heard about the unique Viennese coffee house culture: sitting down for a cup here is more than just quick refreshment, it’s a way of life.
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Thought you'd seen everything that Vienna has to offer? You were wrong! Here's our guide to Alternative Vienna, from the best clubs and bars to where to go skinny-dipping (!), ready up on what Alternative Vienna has to offer right here!
If Vienna was a woman-traveller’s guide to Vienna
If Vienna was a woman, she would be drop-dead gorgeous, romantic and exciting. However, not everything about Vienna is about the famous Vienna Opera House, luscious Sachertorte and fancy dress-balls.