Planning to visit Vienna in Austria for a holiday or city break? If so, this site can help.
visitVIENNA.co.uk provides you with all the information and web links you are likely to need, including flights to Vienna from the UK, Vienna hotels and accommodation options, what to see and do in Vienna as well as other useful Vienna guides and resources. All gathered here in one place - simple really, but hopefully useful.
How to Get There? Flights to Vienna from the UK
British Airways, easyJet and Austrian Airlines operate direct flights from London (Heathrow and Gatwick) to Vienna Airport.
Another option to consider is Ryanair flights (from various UK cities) to Bratislava Airport (in Slovakia), which is only one hour away and direct coach transport is provided from Bratislava Airport to Vienna.
To find the best flight deals to Vienna from the UK (including stop-overs), use flight search engines such as those from Expedia.co.uk, Skyscanner or CheapFlights.co.uk.
If you want to hire a car from the airport, try RentalCars.com for good deals.
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Where to Stay? VIENNA HOTELS, B&Bs and Hostel Accommodation
- Booking.com: good selection of Vienna city-centre hotels, from budget to 5-star
- Use the search box below from HotelsCombined.com to compare prices and find the best hotel deals
- Hostelworld.com: Vienna hostels for backpackers
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Why visit Vienna? SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS - What to See & Do
History, art and music are the main attractions on offer in Vienna.
It is essential to visit the massive Hofburg complex (the former Imperial Palace) where you can learn about the Habsburg Empire and view the Imperial Apartments, the Silver Collection, the Treasury and more.
Two more palaces worth visiting are Schönbrunn Palace (40 of the 1,411 rooms in the palace and its adjacent buildings are open to the public) and the art museum of Belvedere Palace (where Gustav Klimt's famous painting "The Kiss" is exhibited). More art is on show in Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthistorisches Museum) and the Museums Quarter houses large art museums such as the Leopold Museum, the MUMOK (Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna) and also some contemporary exhibition spaces.
Music lovers will enjoy visiting the Vienna State Opera and the House of Music (which houses the Museum of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra).
For something more quirky, visit the Sigmund Freud Museum, or do some psychoanalysis of your own while enjoying a coffee and some cake in the city’s many cafes.
Lonely Planet’s list of sights and attractions in Vienna provides further details on what to see and do in Vienna while you are there.
TOURS: Organised walking and bike tours are a great way to get to know Vienna a bit better. Good tour options include Vienna Walks and Pedal Power Bike Tours.
[Top Tip: For an interesting day-trip from Vienna, nearby Bratislava in Slovakia can be reached in around one hour by train].
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Extras: MORE INFO, Resources & Useful Websites for VIENNA
Vienna is the capital of Austria and the country’s largest city with a population of around 1.7 million inhabitants.
For a zoomable map of Vienna, click HERE.
For the latest weather forecast, see the BBC’s Vienna Weather guide.
Plenty more information on Vienna for visitors can be found at the official Vienna Tourist Board website and also Wikitravel’s Vienna Travel Guide.
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