A travel guide to Vienna
“Vienna city breaks are a great excuse to embark on some retail therapy, and where better than the famous Naschmarkt market in Kettenbrückengasse. ”
Vienna city breaks
are a great excuse to embark on some retail therapy, and where better than the famous Naschmarkt market in Kettenbrückengasse. The Naschmarkt market is a unique treasure trove full of boutique shops ranging from cosmetics, fashion and an array of bakeries, cafes, clubs and pubs. The market is a perfect spot for a leisurely afternoon in Vienna.
Rich in history the modernist Art Nouveau inspired architecture of the capital depicts the turning artistic tide in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Walking through the city is a great way to get to know Vienna as well as stumbling across the variety of art galleries and exhibitions including Klimt’s 150th birthday exhibition.
Experience the famous Vienna nightlife
Vienna is also known for its array of Broadway shows including musicals, opera, contemporary dance and concerts. So much so that it has gained the title of the central European entertainment metropolis. There is a huge selection of national and international shows to fit whatever it is that you fancy.
If culture is what you are looking for than look no further, the treasury hold a collection of Insignia, jewels and objects dating from the medieval ages and the Holy Roman Empire. The collection depicts the history of thousands of year’s worth of European culture and history.
Vienna city breaks aren’t all about history and sightseeing. Vienna has become a trendy hotspot for underground music lovers. The Donau, is a unique experience right in the heart of Vienna. Some of electronics music’s finest underground Djs have played at the Donau, mixing is house and techno with a wide range of imported beers and spectacular cocktails.
For daytime adventure why not take a sightseeing tour. There is so much to see including the giant Ferris wheel and square and of course the St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Vienna city breaks are all about experience, so of course the same applies to sightseeing in the city. Many tourists opt for a horse drawn carriage known as a fiaker to escort them around the city. It is a beautiful and comfortable way to see the city, perfect for a romantic break.
Travel to the popular Museums Quartier
Alternatively Vienna is a wonderful place to visit with the family. There are a host of fun and cultural activities to enjoy with the little ones. Vienna is home to the ZOOM children’s museum located at the Museums Quartier. Children are urged to ask, play, discover and learn over the 1600 square meters of the ZOOM Children's Museum.
With so much to see and do, Vienna city breaks can lead to some much needed relaxation. The Therme Wien is Europe’s biggest and most modern wellness spa. In 2010 the Therme Wien spa opened to satisfy the needs of wellness seekers. Facilities include 26 pools, 24 sauna and steam rooms, 2,500 loungers and a 6,000 m2 health and fitness area, ideal for those looking to unwind.
Although Vienna is a beautiful city there is more to offer than meet the eye. It has a well know reputation for its abundance in recreation areas and green spaces. The Donau-Auen National Park also falls in Vienna allowing visitors to take a break from the city and enjoy some outdoors activities. The national park is home to more than 800 species of plant, 30 mammal and 100 brooding bird species, 8 reptile, 13 amphibian and 60 fish species. An ideal adventure for families and nature lovers alike.
Finally, Vienna city breaks would not be complete without sampling the delights of Viennese cuisine. Chefs combine a host of influences from around the world to produce something special. Catch an Apple strudel show at the demonstration bakery in Schönbrunn Palace’s Café Residenz. Not only do onlookers get to see how the delicious treats are made, they are also given a recipe to try at home.
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Author - Lynsey Calver
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