Time to visit Vienna
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Discover Vienna: Austria’s magnificent capital. Once the heart of the formidable Habsburg empire, this stunning city is home to massive palaces, famous waltzes, glittering Klimt canvases and, come winter, twinkling Christmas markets.
For aspiring artists and keen composers, Vienna is a cultural touchstone. The Secessionist movement brought exciting art to the city: the maximalist canvases of Gustav Klimt among them, whilst Biedermeyer design means that every antique shop is a treasure trove. Johann Strauss wrote his famous dance music here, and even today dancers waltz their way around the palaces to his music – at the annual winter balls. Away from the sights, normal life continues for ‘Wien’s’ inhabitants: and it’s almost as compelling to chill out in a café as it is to meander through a museum. Traditional coffee houses rustle with newspapers as locals take their morning Viennese Melange. In the evenings, bars overflow with spritz-drinkers and inexpensive local wines. Book your flight now: magical holidays in Vienna await.
Every building seems more elegant than the one before when you walk along the Ringstraße, the grand ringroad that loops round the centre of the city. Alongside the Rauthaus (town hall), the Hofburg Palace, the embassies and the grand old museums sit a number of lovely hotels. This is a great area to base yourself if you’re looking for a touch of grandeur in your city break. The Hotel Imperial is set in a former palace – and still treats its guests like royalty. Stay here to walk in the footsteps of Mahler, Brahms and Wagner, who all visited in their day.
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