LCY → VIE
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 23 £GBP (20 min)
Bus: 7 £GBP (25 min)
Train: 40 £GBP (25 min)
Shuttle Train: 8 £GBP (10 min)
Vienna holidays present you with a fascinating blend of the contemporary and the classic as lively contemporary culture and cutting-edge performing arts give way to grand palaces and charming heritage.
In Vienna’s historic centre you can see the legacy of the city’s medieval and baroque history, with imposing castles, grand palaces and other examples of incredible architecture. Vienna and music have been inextricably linked through history and that continues to this day. Enjoy the State Opera House’s amazing acoustics one day and the atmosphere of live rhythm and blues another. Breakfast in the ubiquitous traditional Viennese coffee houses in the ‘old city’, try to find one of the tranquil guest gardens, or sample unique and delicious desserts in a Viennese ice cream parlour.
Vienna experiences warm summers with average highs of 24 to 33 degrees Celsius (75 to 91 Fahrenheit), with maximum temperatures exceeding 38 degrees Celsius (100 Fahrenheit) and low temperatures of about 15 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit). Winters are reasonably dry and cold with temperatures averaging about freezing point, snow is not uncommon. Spring and autumn are mild.
A large part Austrian capital’s allure is its compact centre, or 1st District. The majority of the sights, cafes and restaurants and the best accommodation options for holidays in Vienna are within an easy walk. The medieval old town is ringed by the Ringstrasse – a broad horseshoe-shaped road filled with 19th century palaces – it is also where the old grand hotels are located.
Although a stay in the 1st District is the most convenient for Vienna city break, neighbouring districts such as 4th, 7th and 8th, are still handy and the hotels there are often better value. Almost all Vienna hotels are well-run and clean.
Be awestruck by the stunning imperial-style architecture, immerse yourself in the culture and uncover the arts and music scene of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. There is a wealth of things to do on holidays in Vienna.
Perhaps the most magical time to visit is around Christmas when the twinkling lights and atmosphere of nostalgia transforms Vienna into a winter wonderland.
Set aside plenty of time to indulge in some shopping on Vienna city break. Head to Judengasse Austrian regional specialties and souvenirs – here you will find chutneys, jams, wine and more. Soak in the diversity and atmosphere of Brunnenmarkt, Vienna’s largest street market or go to Oberlass for beautifully packaged Viennese chocolates.
From interesting museums to stunning palaces and historic churches, visit the MuseumsQuartier, an extraordinary collection of museums and galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars. Based inside a former imperial stable it is part of the fabric of Viennese culture. A must see is the opera house – famed around the world – either settle in to watch a performance or take a guided tour.
The diversity of Vienna eateries means the cuisine scene in the city is truly global from Austrian delicacies to full-English breakfast and New York-style brunches.
Then there’s the nightlife from sophisticated cafes and wine bars to heaving nightclubs that spring into life after dark – whatever your tastes they will be catered to on Vienna holidays.