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Fall In Love With Vienna

Fall In Love With Vienna

You’ll adore this stunning city at any time of the year … here are our top ten reasons why Vienna makes the perfect citybreak ...

 

  1. Vienna is just four hours’ flight time from Belfast.
  2. This is the famously fabulous capital and largest city of Austria – expect Baroque and beautiful, big time!
  3. The city is set on the River Danube.  If the river seems blue to you, they say it’s because you’re in love!
  4. The world-famous Spanish Riding School is here.  Marvel as the Lipizanner stallions perform perfectly choreographed equine ballet to classical music.
  5. Inspired? Well, this is the home of the Viennese Waltz. Why not twirl around the dance floor in traditional style? Two left feet? Snap up a ‘Strictly For Beginners’ class.
  6. This is a shoppers’ paradise, from high end design to flea-market quirky.  Travel later in the year and you’ll catch the city’s amazing traditional Christmas Market.
  7. Vienna has to be the Cake Capital of the World! Sample gorgeously lavish creations at the ‘konditorei’ (cake shops) which you’ll find around every corner, but be sure to try the glossy chocolate-covered Sachertorte.  It was invented here and nobody does it better.
  8. Sightseeing can be exhausting work, so stop for a coffee … Vienna Coffee of course.  Traditionally it’s a blend made from fine beans slightly flavoured with fig and served as a two-shot espresso, infused with whipped cream and topped with chocolate.
  9. Before the ‘Eye’ there was the Riesenrad.  Step into a wooden gondola and this giant, if slightly antiquated, ferris wheel will take you on a memorable spin, with wonderful views of Vienna from a dazzling height of 65 metres.
  10. Hit the high notes.  This has always been a city of music and you’ll find every genre here, from major concerts and great gigs to classical sophistication in truly elegant surroundings.  Pubs, clubs and cafes feature music in every style but don’t miss the chance to clap along boisterously to some Strauss – a visitor must-do and great fun!

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