Vienna’s breathtaking beauty, delicious cakes and rich cultural legacy make it an ideal European travel destination.
While sipping on a mélange (Vienna’s version of the cappuccino) and nibbling on sacher-tortethis link opens in a new tab at Café Sacher, a visit to see Gustav Klimt’s the “Kiss” at the Belvederethis link opens in a new tab and a night at the famed Vienna State Opera and a nightcap at Loos Bar are all good ways to see the Austrian capital, there’s also an emerging scene filled with food, fun, fashion and art.
“It’s not only living on its past glory, but actually representing what the city stands for now,” said Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt, artistic director of the international art fair viennacontemporarythis link opens in a new tab.
For eight years in a row, the Austrian capital — known as Wien in the local German — earned the top spot on the Annual Mercer Quality of Life Surveythis link opens in a new tab. Although the city of 1.8 million people is no longer the glimmering cultural capital that it was in the early 1900s, creatives are flocking there now thanks to its high quality of life, abundance of culture, carefully manicured cityscape and low cost of living.
Alongside the requisite Vienna tourist stops, get a taste of the new Vienna through its people and places. Take in a cup of artisanal coffee while experiencing modern Viennese café culture at rien, catch one of the city’s many rising artists at its new galleries and find items in its boutiques by one of the young fashion designers from the city. Maybe you’ll catch the next Klimt or listen to the next Mozart.
Vienna International Airport is the international airport of Vienna, the capital of Austria, located in Schwechat, 18 km southeast of central Vienna and 57 km west of Bratislava. Location: Schwechat, Austria. Latitude: 48.12423. Longitude: 16.55854. Altitude: 182.88 m Iata. Code: VIE.
Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the MuseumsQuartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.