Vienna, Austria's imperious capital city is famous for its cultural events and has a world-wide reputation as a city of music with first class orchestras and ensembles performing the works of renowned composers such as Mozart, Strauss and Schubert throughout the year. With fifty theatres, four opera houses and a hundred museums including The Museum Quarter (home to one of the biggest cultural districts in Europe), you will not be short of things to do.
Vienna's prime landmarks are the Gothic St Stephen's Cathedral, the Giant Ferris Wheel in Praterpark and the Spanish Riding School, with its world-famous Lippizan Horses. Not to be missed are the stunning palaces of Schonbrunn and Belvedere and no visit to Vienna would be complete without indulging in a pastry or two in one of the city's many cosy coffee houses.
The hardest part of taking a city break in Vienna, is knowing where to start! Choose from Gothic St Stephen's Cathedral, the grand Museum Quarter, Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Spanish Riding School. For some light relief take a ride on the Prater Ferris Wheel and stroll through the wonderful Baroque gardens of Schonbrunn Palace.
Indulge in a coffee and pastry in a coffeehouse or try Vienna's signature dish, Wiener Schnitzel, in a buzzing beer garden. Mingle with the beautiful people by splashing out on a ticket for the Vienna State Opera or by dancing into the night in a club in the vibrant Gurtel area.
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