Austria’s capital is a culture-rich, musically-renowned gem of a city: elegant, proud and polished to perfection. Spend an evening at one of its beautiful concert venues such as the Staatsoper or Musikverein, letting the evocative music of composers such as Mozart, Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven transport you as you soak in the atmosphere of classical Vienna.
From Old to New: Ancient vs Modern Vienna
Vienna is a city where contemporary design fuses with older architecture. This is particularly evident in the MuseumsQuartier, the area surrounding the former stables for the Habsburgs’ horses, where the modernist design of the museums bring a contemporary twist to a space of historic significance. Once at the centre of the powerful Habsburg monarchy, Vienna has a marked and powerful history, evidence of which can be found across the city. Hofburg is one of the grandest palaces in Vienna and a good example of Habsburg-era design at its most extravagant. Schönbrunn Palace is the family’s awe-inspiring summer residence, located west of the city centre, representative of the Rococo style and draped in gilt and gold. And the Belvedere Palace is one of the most lavish of all the palaces, featuring breathtaking architecture and gardens.