A hothouse of history, beautiful architecture and culture, elegant Vienna is the longtime capital of Austria. One of the world's truly magnificent cities, Vienna has beautiful old buildings, but it is best known for being infused with an almost magical cultural history. Explore this cultural city by booking your holiday package with Direct Flights.
A hothouse of history, beautiful architecture and culture, elegant Vienna is the longtime capital of Austria. One of the world's truly magnificent cities, Vienna's architectural riches include the ornate Opera House and the Hofburg, once home to the powerful Habsburg emperors who ruled central Europe for 700 years. The imperial summer palace, Schloss Schönbrunn, is equally impressive and can be considered to be Vienna's answer to Versailles. Dozens of museums and art galleries are scattered throughout the city, as are memorials to Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss and Freud.
Vienna has beautiful old buildings, but it is best known for being infused with an almost magical cultural history. Several locations in Vienna are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Austrian Parliament Building, the Belvedere Palace, the city centre, the Ringstrasse and Schönbrunn Palace, but one could almost make the case that the city's influence on Austrian and international culture is so pervasive that the entire city merits being designated as such.
Vienna is a unique fusion of the historic and the modern, filled with tradition yet with one eye firmly fixed on the future. Vienna is music, cafes, waltzes, the Danube, the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods), the UN headquarters, pastries, wines and the famous Lipizzaner stallions of Vienna's famed Spanish Riding School. Adding to it all, the Danube River cuts a swath through the city, lending its graceful beauty to an already-beautiful place.
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The Hofburg, Austria's Imperial Palace until 1918, now houses several museums, the chapel where the Vienna Boys' Choir sings and the hall in which the Lipizzan stallions perform. The Imperial crown of the Holy Roman Empire rests in the Hofburg, as do the crown of the Austrian Empire and the 15th-century Burgundian treasure. Vienna's Museum of Fine Arts houses sculpture, decorative arts, and works by the Old Masters, including: Dürer, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian and Brueghel. Direct Flights will help you plan your discount travel to Vienna and then book your arrangements from the convenience of your computer. With Direct Flights there's no need to visit a travel agent's office, and you'll get the best travel deals available.
The two sections of the Belvedere Palace feature artwork from the Middle Ages through the modern period, but its collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt (including der Küss), Egon Schiele and other fin-de-siècle artists attracts the most visitors. The Liechtenstein Museum houses one of the world's premier private art collections, with works by Raphael, Rubens and Rembrandt now on public display. Massive Schönbrunn Palace and its magnificent gardens is another must-see, but there's much, much more to Vienna than what you read here. See it all for yourself. Getting there is easy from wherever you might be, whether you'll be flying to Vienna from Australia, Japan or the UK. Plus, getting there can be cheap- if you book with Direct Flights!
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