Flights to Vienna
Austria's capital,Vienna, is one of Europe's greatest cities. Once the capital of the vast Austro-Hungarian Empire, the city retains memories of its past glories as an imperial seat of power through its stunning architecture and vast palaces. This is also a city of culture, and was home to some of the geniuses of classical music, including Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss and Schubert along with the renowned painter, Gustav Klimt. The city responded to their presence by building great concert halls and galleries, which are still a joy to experience today.
There has been a human settlement in the area around Vienna for many thousands of years. Indeed, the famous Venus of Willendorf artifact was found here and is 24,000 years old. The present city was founded as Vindobona around 100 AD and went on to be the imperial seat of the Habsburg dynasty, first as the capital of the Holy Roman Empire and later as the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918. This history has greatly influenced the feel of the city to the present day, with the Viennese being famously polite (even formal) and the city having a cosmopolitan air.
Things to do in Vienna
From a simple stroll through the fabulous architecture of the city centre, to enjoying the Kaffeehauskultur or attending a fabulous ball, Vienna has something to please every visitor and suit every mood. Here are some Viennese highlights to enjoy on your visit.
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Events in Vienna
The city offers a whirlwind calendar of events throughout the year. Check out what's on whenever you go and consider booking ahead because some of the premier events sell out very quickly.
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- Temperature: The average temperature is 21˚C during the summer and 5˚C during the winter.
- Time difference: Vienna is 1 hour ahead of GMT.
- Currency: The Euro (EUR).
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Flights to Vienna
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