Apart from its nickname "city of music", it also often called the city of dreams, because the world's first psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud lived here. Vienna is the largest city and capital of Austria. The city center was officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna International Airport is often called Schwechat Airport after the name of the district where the airport is located. It is a modern, medium-sized airport in Austria that almost 24.4 million people use every year (2017).
Austrian Airlines, often also simply called Austrian, is the national airline of Austria and a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa. It operates flights to more than 130 destinations worldwide, including Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, London, Tel Aviv, Toronto and Washington.
Easyjet is the low budget option for flying in Europe. It connects Vienna with several other cities.
From New York, Vienna can be reached in 8 hours and 30 minutes. London has a flight time of 1 hour and 50 minutes. There are several airlines offering direct flights.
This very large Vienna palace has a long history and is seen as Austria's most important cultural monument. The Schloß Schönbrunn Palace was the emperor's summer residence for a long time. It has 1441 rooms and also has a particularly beautiful garden with a zoo "Schönbrunner Zoo".
St. Stephen's Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop of Austria. With its 107 meters in length and 34 meters in width, this can rightfully be called a very large structure. This cathedral will certainly impress with its architecture and splendor
Within the city limits of Vienna you will find Wiener Prater, an amusement park that is accessible free of charge and where each attraction is paid separately. This former imperial hunting domain of Joseph II is still a piece of nature in which only very limited intervention was made.
The beautiful Burgtheater of Vienna was built by order of Maria Theresia of Austria. The architects were Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer (1874-1888). The well-known artist Gustav Klimt also contributed to the building, for example the ceiling paintings in the stairwells were made by him.
Hofburg is the former imperial palace of Vienna. The castle was originally medieval, but was expanded over the centuries by the wealthy Imperial Habsburg family. The palace still offers a mix of styles. The most impressive part is the Neue Burg on the Heldenplatz.
While there is a wide offer of big hotels, these are often not the way to go if you want to travel sustainable. Instead opt for small local-owned family hotels.