As the former capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Vienna entrances tourists with its almost seamless blend between baroque imperial palaces and modern architectural marvels. The grandiose façades of the Hofburg Palace, art, and natural history museums protect some of the finest collections of artifacts in the world, including the jewels of the ... Read more
Hapsburg Monarchy. Once home to Mozart, Strauss and Beethoven, Vienna is still the classical music capital of the world with an astounding number of concert halls and live music venues. For animal lovers, a visit to the Spanish Riding School may get them a glimpse of the famed white Lipizzaner stallions, one of the purest horse breeds on Earth. Kids and adults alike flock to the Prater amusement park and its giant 19th century Riesenrad ferris wheel. Vienna is also home of the world famous “Kaffeehauskultur,” and grand coffee houses featuring baroque to modern decoration dot the city. Tourists can stop by for a unique Viennese coffee or perhaps the famed veal Wiener Schnitzel or chocolate Sacher torte. Restaurant and hotel options are plentiful, ranging from budget to luxury, and a selection of nightlife choices include nightclubs, bars and casinos catering to nearly every scene. Vienna's public transport system blankets the city with a highly efficient network of urban railways, trams, subways and buses.

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If you are heading to Vienna to experience its renowned music scene, try to plan your trip for spring, when the weather breaches the “tolerable” range, with temperatures ranging from 45-70F (7-21C), and the ... Read more
city flings itself headlong into festival season. Fall is a great second choice, with similar weather and plenty of operas and concerts to keep you satisfied. Much of the city’s cultural life goes into hibernation during the freezing temperatures of winter, but the Christmas season is festive and draws many visitors. Summer, similarly, doesn’t have as much on the calendar, but the warmer temperatures, averaging about 78F (25.5C), are perfect for an evening out on the Danube - when it’s not raining.

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Greater Vancouver

Nice Places to visit. Lots of History to find. Special before Christmas. Watch for all the nice Cafes and local Restaurants. For youngsters and Students there are lots of clubs and bars to vistit.

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Cambridge

We keep returning and we love this city. The naschmarkt is wonderful, as is haus des mers and schonbrunn.

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Klang

Vienna is situated in Austria and we have heard and desired to visit this place long ago. The popular place are Schoenbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace and Rathaus.

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San Francisco

From watching the true horsemanship skills of the Lipizzaner stallions' riders to the Wiener Schnitzel and the incredible architecture, Vienna is a wonderful place to visit while in Europe.

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Thessaloniki

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Vienna is a beautiful city! Visit it soon and enjoy its special identity!

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Brno

I was in Vienna several times and it took time for me to start loving this city. Anyway more times I was in Vienna more I like this place with all the magical atmosphere.

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Ptuj

It' a very beautiful city. If you are ineterested in art you must go to Albertini and Belvedere

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Bucharest

Vienna is a beautiful city to visit. I loved since my first trip there, and even if it is the foreign city in which I spent the longest time, I still want to get back. The city was included among top three cities to live in 2015. From beautiful buildings to splendid museums and attractions for children and adults, this is a not to miss capital of Europe. Great during the spring, beautiful during the summer and autumn and incredibly festive in winter with one of the most famous Christmas fairs, not to mention the amazing New Year’s concert, Vienna has something special for each visitor. Yes, it is a city I cherish.

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Tempe

Holocaust Memorial in the Jewish quarter near the city center. So many lives lost so brutally. A very sad reminder.

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San Diego

One of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe. With its stately buildings, tasty pastries, and rich history, Vienna is worth more than a stop on your Danube river cruise. Try to come in December when you can experience the lovely Christmas markets and drink in the atmosphere as well as the mulled wine.

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