Once the royal capital of an empire, Vienna still has that aristocratic flare to it. Finding cheap flights to Vienna International Airport (VIE) isn't a problem with low cost airlines like EasyJet, Air Berlin and BMI.
Vienna has four very distinct seasons and while it's popular for tourists all year, summer is the busiest season. The temperatures in July and August rarely go above 35 degrees, which make visiting the city pleasant even at the height of summer.
Direct flights to Vienna from London take 2h 10min.
It's easy to see Vienna as a stunning piece of historic art but today it's also voted as one of the best modern and urban spaces to live in the world. Historic and modern living side by side, discover it all on your next holiday in Vienna.
Museumsquartier: To tackle a load of museums at one time, head to Museumsquartier, a whole district filled with cultural institutions and art galleries. The most popular include the Leopold Museum and MUMOK. Outside the museum is a huge open space to hang out.
Freud: Vienna has a long history with Freud and if you're also a fan, visit the Freud Museum at his small historic flat where he practiced psychoanalysis for almost his entire life. There are several documents on display, even his couch is there!
Stephansdom: Every European capital has to have at least one Gothic cathedral, this is Vienna's. The church has been in its location since the 12th century (although there are few things that remain for the original). The present building was constructed in the 1300s.
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Finding a hotel in Vienna doesn't take long, there are literally tons of them. What may be hard however, is finding one that suits your budget, especially in the summer months of July and August. If you want to be within walking distance of the main sights, stick to district 1 (postal code 1010). Hotels in Spittelberg, Neubau and around Schwedenplatz are all great spots to put your head down at night.