The capital of Austria, Vienna, is one of the most charming and luxurious cities in Europe. Vienna is a classic city break destination for a variety of reasons. The city has a rich culture, culinary tradition and one of the best Christmas markets in the world.
Christmas time is one of the best times of year to visit this city. The city is home to not just one Christmas market but several. Take your pick, and you'll be sure to find plenty of traditional handicrafts, mulled wine and warm apple strudel. Vienna knows a thing or two about how to host a Christmas market as it held its first one in 1772. No matter what your interests you're sure to find sights you'll want to cross off your bucket list. Music-lovers will be hard-pressed to find a city with more classical music history. Mozarthaus offers plenty of opportunities to catch a classical music concert, and as you can probably guess Mozart himself lived here. Those who are fascinated by human psychology should stop by the Sigmund Freud Museum, for an in-depth look at this fascinating man. Equestrians and those who love to admire horses can't miss a trip to the famous Spanish riding school of Vienna and its Lippazanner stallions. It's the oldest riding school in the world and the only one where Classical Horsemanship dating back to renaissance era is still practised. Book a ticket to a performance and watch these stunning white stallions rear, leap and perform other feats with their rider. Vienna is a city that oozes romance, magic and culture. A visit there is all you need to see why.