Cheap flights to Vienna
Arguably one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Vienna is a must for anyone who appreciates stunning architecture and fabulous settings. Tourists come to Vienna to experience its famed beauty, its idyllic setting on the River Danube and its vast green spaces that make up over half of the city. We’re not lying when we say Vienna is one of the most architecturally stunning cities in the world. And everywhere you look you’ll see remnants of an imperial past, from imposing Baroque squares to Art Nouveau edifices and, of course, those famous palaces.
Who says ugly isn't interesting? The latest buzz in Vienna is the Ugly Tour, brainchild of witty guide Eugene Quinn, who brings humour and insight to his unique €5 spins of the city. Forget Sissi and Sachertorte: this is about discovering Vienna's urban edge and grit, from buildings hiding dark histories to OTT paintjobs. spaceandplace.at/2015/vienna-ugly-tour
The Ringstrasse, the monumental boulevard encircling Vienna's historic centre, is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2015. Hop aboard trams 1 and 2 for a self-guided tour of its key sights - from the neo-Gothic Rathaus to the opulent State Opera.
Vienna is arguably most enchanting in winter. Go for a brisk walk through the Stadtpark, then spend the afternoon eating cake in the warmth of a coffee house. The city feels like one big Christmas market in December. christkindlmaerkte.at
As Vienna's Ringstrasse boulevard celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2015, the grand Lower Belvedere is turning the spotlight on the artists influential at the time, from the "painter prince" Hans Makart to the artist who sealed it with a kiss, Gustav Klimt. The exhibition "Klimt and the Ringstrasse" runs from 3 July to 11 October. belvedere.at
The Albertina cranks up the romance around Valentine's Day, with a host of dreamy works on loan from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Held from 30 January to 3 May, the temporary exhibition showcases Cézanne watercolour landscapes and evocative pastels by Degas, as well as pointillist chalk sketches by Post-Impressionist Georges Seurat.
Lodged in former Hapsburg imperial apartments, The Albertina presents the world's greatest graphic art collection alongside stellar works from the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Monet. Running until 11 January 2015 is a solo exhibition featuring the work of the Catalonian artist Joan Miró containing around 100 paintings, drawings and objects. albertina.at