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Destination:

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. Rich in examples of architecture including Baroque castles, gardens, and the Ringstrasse lined with parks, monuments and grand buildings. Art and culture are embedded in the soul of Vienna, with theater, opera, and fine arts on offer. Vienna is one of the few capitals of the world with its own vineyards and Viennese cafés have an extremely long and distinguished history that dates back centuries. Come and experience all that Vienna has to offer.

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Secession

Featuring a golden dome decorated with laurels, this Art Nouveau exhibition building was constructed in 1897/98 by Joseph Maria Olbriach, a student of Otto Wagner, and is one of the most famous structures in Vienna. The Beethoven Frieze created by Gustav Klimt in 1902 is on permanent display on the lower level. Rotating exhibitions feature contemporary art. More information on www.wien.info/en/sightseeing/sights/art-nouveau/secession

Address
Friedrichstraße 12, district 1, Vienna
Belvedere Palace

With its magnificent gardens, this former residence of Prince Eugen von Savoyen is one of the most beautiful Baroque ensembles in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Upper Belvedere houses the world’s largest collection of paintings by Klimt, including the Art Nouveau icons “The Kiss” and “Judith.” It also contains masterpieces by Schiele, Kokoschka, Waldmüller, Renoir, Monet and Van Gogh as well as important collections of works from the 19th and 20th centuries, the Baroque and the Middle Ages. Top-quality special exhibitions are put on in the Lower Belvedere and Orangery. And the exquisite Baroque garden between the two palaces offers an extraordinary view of Vienna. More information on www.wien.info/en/sightseeing/museums-exhibitions/top/belvedere

Address
Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, district 3, Vienna
Palm House

Where Vienna’s imperial charm meets the latest trends. The attractive Art Nouveau building offers good cuisine, great cocktails and has become an institution for locals and visitors alike. The terrace looks directly onto the Burggarten, and spaces on the sun terrace are in high demand when the weather is good. Inside the former greenhouse, guests dine in real style amongst exotic plants and relax over a good glass or two of wine or a fine cocktail. More information on www.wien.info/en/shopping-wining-dining/restaurants/hot-spots-restaurants

Address
Burggarten 1, district 1, Vienna
Figlmüller

Vienna’s schnitzel mecca, with the city’s largest and thinnest schnitzels, serves guests at three locations: you can never get enough of schnitzels, especially these. More info www.wien.info/en/shopping-wining-dining/viennese-cuisine/restaurants/viennese-cuisine-city-1

Address
Wollzeile 5, district 1, Vienna
Kärntner Straße

The route along Kärntner Straße from the Vienna State Opera to Stephansplatz contains one famous fashion chain after the other. Worth a look: Steffl department store with its luxury designers and fabulous panoramic elevator. Peek & Cloppenburg is almost next door and is another architectural highlight. The Swarovski store offers a particularly special shopping experience, with crystal trends from the areas of fashion, jewelry, accessories as well as decoration, crystalline figures and optical precision instruments presented in glamorous surroundings. More information on www.wien.info/en/shopping-wining-dining/shopping/shopping-in-the-old-city

Address
Kärntner Straße, district 1, Vienna
Kohlmarkt & Goldenes Quartier

The luxury shopping area Kohlmarkt offers flagship stores for all brands from Armani to Versace, with a lot of jewelry stores also present here. There is even more luxury on offer in the neighboring “Goldenes Quartier” or Golden Quarter, on Tuchlauben and Am Hof: the new “Golden Quarter” provides a shopping area of around 11,500 square meters with stores including Louis Vuitton, Armani, Prada and Miu Miu. More information on www.wien.info/en/vienna-for/luxurious-vienna/golden-quarter

Address
Tuchlauben, district 1, Vienna

Vienna City Card. The official Vienna Card.

Experience the city with the low-cost Vienna City Card for 24, 48 or 72 hours. Use the included travel ticket of Wiener Linien or the hop-on hop-off tours of Big Bus Tours and additionally enjoy more than 210 benefits – from museum to heuriger – all from just €13.90!

Airport

Vienna’s International Airport is at Schwechat, 20 km from the centre of Vienna. The CAT airport train (www.cityairporttrain.com) takes 16 minutes to the centre (discount with the Vienna Card) and departures from the airport every half hour. The journey with the busses of AirportLines takes 20 minutes to the centre and departures every half hour. The train (Schnellbahn S7) takes 32 minutes to the centre, (discount with the Vienna Card) and departures every half hour. Information about the Airport taxi can be found at www.flughafentaxi.at