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Vienna Austria

Brimming with imperial palaces, endless architectural gems and a trademark café culture, you'll never be short of things to do in Austria's charming capital, Vienna.

The historic city centre is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and is often referred to as an open-air museum. Ringstrasse boulevard is dotted with beautiful buildings including the Rathaus (town halll), the Spanish Riding School and the Hofburg Palace. However, the best place to take in the city's signature sights is in the MuseumsQuartier – a collection of captivating museums, cosy cafés and bars housed in former stables. Highlights include the MUMOK, Leopold Museum, Kunsthalle, Architekturzentrum and the interactive children's museum Zoom.

Take in the unique atmosphere of the city's coffee houses at Café Schwarzenberg, the oldest café on the Ringstrasse, which serves typical liver dumpling soup and apple strudel. There's also Café Central, where famous figures such as Leo Trotsky and Sigmund Freud would socialise. Afterwards, take a trip to the Riesenrad for some great views over the city. This age-old Ferris wheel rises to 65 metres and takes around 20 minutes to complete a rotation.

Vienna International Airport is situated just outside the city limits and can be reached easily by train, bus or taxi.


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