Right now, city breaks are proving to be particularly popular. People are short on time. Often they can only afford to take a few days off work, so can only go away for a few days.
When you stay in an urban environment you can usually pack in a lot more than you would if you stayed in a rural setting. Generally speaking, the sights are located within an easy walking distance of each other. This is certainly true of Vienna. It is a relatively small city, but, as you will see, it still has a lot to offer.
Vienna really is the perfect place to experience something new. Most people there speak English, so there is no language barrier and it is extremely easy to get around.
Experience the opera
Top of most visitors list is a visit to the opera. The city is famous for its opera societies. Virtually every night, you can attend an opera performance somewhere in the city. You can find out more about the operas that are due to be performed during your stay by clicking the link.
Every July, Vienna hosts a huge classical music festival, called the Bregenzerfest Spiele. It attracts performers and visitors from across the world and is a truly amazing event. During May and June, the city also hosts a cultural festival called the Wiener Festwochen. During the six weeks of the festival, you can see performances of all sorts performed. Everything from tribal dance shows to poetry and comedy is available. Many of the performances are in English, which makes them accessible for most tourists.
If you are not in the city at the right time of the year to experience these famous festivals do not worry because there is still plenty for you to experience. For example, you could enjoy one of the daily concerts that are held at Schoenbrunn Palace, which was where Mozart once performed.
Shopping in Vienna
One of the joys of a city break is that you can go shopping and pick up some gifts for your friends and relatives. If you are sick of seeing the same things in every shop Neubau is the place for you. There you are sure to be able to pick up something unique rather than have to buy a boring ornament that is sold in practically every country.
The Naschmarkt is also well worth a visit. It is located in the Wieden district and is famous for its food stalls. The advice on all the forums is to go there hungry, so you can sample the delicacies before you buy.
Vienna´s museums and art galleries
For such a small city, Vienna has a surprising number of museums and art galleries. The Museum of Modern Art is extremely interesting. Included in the collection are pieces by Jackson Pollack and Andy Warhol. If you are travelling with your children they are sure to enjoy the ZOOM Children´s Museum. The Natural History Museum is also great for all age groups. All three of these museums are within sight of each other.