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Vienna

Introduction

Vienna, the capital of Austria, has a historic city centre which is wonderful to visit for a city break. Whether you are eating "Wiener Schnitzel" or touring the palaces and churches, Vienna has something for everyone and should not be missed!



Getting there

Air: Vienna International Airport (VIE) is the main city airport and has a wealth of European destinations as well as some further afield. To the city, the quickest option is the City Airport Train which only takes 16 minutes but is expensive. A cheaper option is the S Bahn regional train service.

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Rail: Vienna is easily reached by train from Prague, Paris, Berlin, Venice and Bucharest amongst others.

Accommodation

Vienna has a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Check out Expedia City Break Hotel Deals. Alternatively look at Hotels.com City Break Hotel Deals.

What to See and Do

Vienna's numerous attractions include the following:

Schloss Schönbrunn: This palace is on the UNESCO World Heritage list and it is easy to see why! The former summer palace of the Habsburg family, Schönbrunn has extensive grounds, a zoo, maze as well as the palace itself. It is a short trip from the city centre and should not be missed under any circumstances! This is the highlight to any Vienna trip.

Spanish Riding School: The Spanish riding school is famous across the globe. Amazing horsemanship awaits but you are not allowed to take pictures or film.

St Stephen's Cathedral: Located in the Stephansplatz, the Cathedral is a magnificesnt site. English language tours are available.

Hofburg Palace: This palace was home to the Habsburg emperors until 1918. There is so much to see here that you should allow several hours for a walk round. The nearest metro stop is U3 Herrengasse.

Getting Around

Vienna Card (Wien Karte) is a good deal if staying in the city for a few days. Free travel on public transport awaits plus reductions in entry fees. Stamp the card on its first use to start the clock ticking.

Foot: The best way to explore the centre of the city is to use your own feet!

Metro: An efficient metro system gives numerous options in the central area.

Bike: A good option is to use a bike which can be hired locally. Cycle paths and lanes make Vienna a bike friendly city.