Stunning collections of Old Masters, a dazzling musical heritage, equine brilliance, choral magnificence, opulent café culture and an audacious confection of architectural styles; Vienna has it all; and that it’s steeped in history and loaded with charisma, heaps additional icing on the Viennese cake.
Few cities are as enchanting and captivating as Vienna. Musically and culturally it is one of the world’s richest cities with a wonderful assortment of galleries and palaces, bars and cafés, shops and street markets. It’s a capital that charms and seduces with an almost endless inventory of things to see and do, whenever you visit. In April, the gardens and parks blossom whilst outdoor festivals and open- air parties crowd May and June. One of world’s largest free musical festivals, Donauinselfest, boasting more than 2,000 acts encompassing every musical genre and drawing an estimated 3 million visitors, occupies an island in the Danube in late June.
The cooling river and canals take the heat out of July and August, although concert halls, the state-run opera and theatres are closed. September is milder, ideal for exploring the countryside and enjoying the new season’s cultural calendar. Winter glows with Christmas markets and the ball season sweeps you off your feet from New Year to spring.