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City break to Vienna

 

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Vienna, the capital of Austria has a population of 1.7 million people. Vienna as a holiday destination has so much to offer today’s active traveller with magnificent baroque buildings, golden art nouveau and over 100 museums to choose from.

Vienna is the hub of the cultural, economic and political activity in Austria. For centuries, Vienna was the headquarters of the Habsburg monarchy and although this empire is long gone, today there are countless reminders of this glorious period of Vienna’s history located throughout the city. Only a few cities on the planet glide almost seamlessly between the present and the past like Vienna. The Austrian capital is easily recognisable. You will come across so many imperial palaces and baroque interiors, terrific museums that has about everything, and above all, the Hofburg Palace – where the Habsburg rulers lived. Interested? Call us today about our flights, holidays and city breaks at the best available rates.

Music and Vienna go hand in hand.  Some of the biggest names from the musical world can be linked to this beautiful city. They include Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Arnold Schoenberg.

Art and culture have had a long tradition in Vienna. The Burg Theatre is considered one of the best theatres in the German-speaking world and it is definitely worth a visit while holiday in Vienna so check out our cheap flights, holidays and city breaks to Vienna from Ireland today.

No traveller to Vienna should pass up on the opportunity of visiting the Hofburg. Here you will find more than two dozen collections of international standing. Enjoy this magnificent imperial trek through Vienna's incredible history.

Another interesting place to visit in Vienna is the Sigmund Freud Museum. You can visit his office and his private apartment, which now houses a museum to the man who founded psychoanalysis. For almost half a century, from 1891 to 1938, Sigmund Freud lived and worked in this house before emigrating to Great Britain in 1938 following the Anschluss.

While you're on holiday or city break in Vienna, take advantage of the quality markets. The city’s wonderful markets offer a typically Viennese Shopping experience, one, which you shouldn’t miss. This is clearly where Vienna lives up to its legendary reputation as a melting pot of cultures.

Persian Caviar, Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers are just some of the items you can purchase at some of Vienna's markets.Vienna’s markets are active all year round and they're more than just shopping.

You should visit Naschmarkt, which is Vienna’s largest and best-known market. Naschmarkt is the undeniable jewel in the crown of Vienna’s 26 permanent markets.

After a day exploring the Old City, you will find a large number of restaurants, which offer international dishes as well as Viennese cuisine with traditional delicacies from Schnitzels to Goulash. Wiener Schnitzel and Tafelspitz are world famous and amongst the most popular dishes of Viennese cuisine.

Vienna has a bustling nightlife with so much to offer tourists and locals alike. Your dancing shoes will be needed as Vienna has so many nightclubs to choose from. Vienna’s electronic music scene is world renowned.

So, whether you prefer museums, galleries, cathedrals or palaces, Vienna has it all.

If you’d like to visit other parts of Austria, we can offer cheap Salzburg flights and holidays, or you could plan a Helsinki holiday during your stay in Vienna.

For cheap flights and holidays to Vienna, or all-inclusive holiday packages to Vienna from Dublin, Cork and Shannon, call us today.

 

Information & Facts

Activities

Walking Tour of Vienna

Segway Vienna

City Segway Tour

Vienna Sightseeing Tours

Climate

Vienna lies within a transition of oceanic climate and humid continental climate. The city has warm summers with average high temperatures of 22 to 26 °C (72 to 79 °F), with maxima exceeding 30 °C (86 °F) and lows of around 15 °C (59 °F). Winters are relatively cold with average temperatures at about freezing point, and snowfall occurring mainly from December through March. Spring and autumn are cool to mild.

Eating Out

Eating out in Vienna is a dream come true for budget travellers. This is mainly due to ‘Wurstelstands’, a Viennese institution. Found all over the city, these stands specialise is ‘wurstels’, or sausages. A hot-dog cost around €3 and they are a great filler at any time of the day, if albeit a messy one.

If you wish to try a local speciality then you need to sink your teeth into a Wiener Schnitzel, traditionally deep-fried breaded veal, but also made from chicken or pork. This is Vienna’s most famous dish and is normally accompanied by Erdapfelsalat, a potato salad in sweet dill dressing. Another favourite among local restaurants is goulash.

Getting Around

Finding your way around the capital is easy. Distances within the center are all manageable on foot and, because over two-thirds of its inhabitants walk or use the excellent public transport system to get to work, heavy traffic is rare.

Tube, Trams and Buses

Easy to use, inexpensive and punctual, Vienna's public transport network is fast and efficient, a trip from the outskirts to the centre takes half an hour.

City Bikes

Bike paths cover quite a large area of the city, and at 61 stations you can find city bikes to hire for any length of time, taken from and returned to any station. You'll need a Citybike Tourist Card, available for two euros a day, which allows access to bike terminals where a bike can then be taken from the station; the first hour is free. For more information visit www.citybikewien.at.

Kids Attractions

Bogi Park: Is Austria's largest indoor playground

Haus der Musik: Haus der Musik is an interactive, high-tech discovery musuem devoted to music. It is located in the former Palais of Archduke Charles

House of the Sea (Haus des Meeres): House of the Sea houses 3,500 animals and it features a Terrarium where children can explore and see snakes, crocodiles, even sharks and sea turtles in their own habitat. Check out www.haus-des-meeres.at for more information.

Vienna Woods

Imperial Treasury: The Schatzkammer located in the Hofburg Palace, houses the greatest Treasury in the world spanning 1,000 years of treasures such as historic relics from the Austrian Empire and the Holy Roman Empire. It is located at Schweizer Hof. Check out the Imperial Treasury email, www.khm.at/en/treasury for more details.

Language

German

Money

Euro

Nightlife

Vienna is a city that gets going after dark. First of all you just need to know where to go. A good place to start is around the Bermuda Triangle, the area around Rabensteig, Seitenstettegasse and Ruprectsplatz. This tiny area is dotted with late night bars, some with live music, others with dance tunes blaring through the speakers.

Another great part of the city to visit where you will find a good selection of late-night bars is along Lerchenfelder Gurtel, just two stops from on the U-bahn from Westbahnhof. They stay open until around 2am. These bars are livelier than the clubs most of the time.

Vienna’s strong musical traditions mean it is a city full of opera houses and theatres, all showcasing the finest Austrian talent. All around the city you will come across touts selling tickets to performances of Mozart’s music and other composers, but if you wish to catch a performance go down to the Staatsoper (State Opera House) at around 6pm and wait at the ‘standing tickets’ sign. This way you’ll get tickets (standing) to a show for as little as €3.50.

Shopping

Shopping streets and pedestrian zones offer luxury goods and good values – at jeweler’s shops as well as antique stores, art stores, and fashion designer boutiques. Between flagship stores and shopping palaces, you can discover many things.
 

Shopping in the Old City of Vienna is special occasion for every visitor to the Austrian capital. When it comes to shopping in Vienna there are so many shopping experiences around every corner. Enjoy!! 

Sightseeing

Hofburg Palace

Vienna State Opera

Schonbrunn Palace

St. Stephen's Cathedral

Wiener Riesenrad

Prater

Belvedere, Vienna

Time

UTC/GMT+1hour

 


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