Vienna: Now. Forever

Vienna is worth a trip all year round. Vienna enchants in the fall, dances into the winter, blooms in the spring and provides a summer feeling. Discover with us the highlights of the city:

Vienna owes its attractiveness to the successful yet exciting combination of imperial-nostalgic flair and highly creative cultural scene. The architecture of the Danube monarchy with magnificent buildings, especially from the baroque, the historicism ("Ringstraße style") and the Art Nouveau style characterizes the appearance. World-class museums and artworks can be found here as well as very small and curious collections.

Vienna enjoys a special international reputation as a city of music. In no other place in the world have so many composers of global standing lived as in Vienna. Music is here in the air. The concert halls and stages of the city offer everything the music heart desires, from classical to rock and pop to musicals and operas. Electronic music at its best for chilling out or dancing is available in numerous clubs.

Vienna attaches importance to its own note. Not only in music. Even when shopping unique things can be discovered here. In the old town center around Kärntner Straße, Graben and Kohlmarkt you will find luxury shops, jewelers and perfumeries. Vienna's hippest shopping district is the Mariahilfer Straße and the small streets all around. The area around the Naschmarkt is also a hot place for unusual souvenirs.

Vienna is the only city in the world to give its name to an independent food style, the Viennese cuisine - that appetizing mix of the kitchens of all former lands of the k.u.k. Monarchy. The Viennese cuisine is most alive in the "Beisln", typical Viennese eating places. The Heurigen - traditional wine taverns and Viennese coffee houses invite you for a cozy get-together.

Already for the 9th time in a row, the Mercer study named Vienna the most liveable city in the world. No wonder, alone in the Volksgarten in the spring 400 varieties of roses are in full bloom. In addition, 280 imperial parks and gardens as well as recreational areas such as Prater, Wienerwald and Lobau attract visitors for walks, excursions and bicycle tours.