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.
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
A novel way to explore the Austrian capital is by Segway. Join one of the tours run by CitySegway to zip along the monumental Ringstrasse boulevard and take in key landmarks such as the Staatsoper, Hofburg (Imperial Palace), Rathaus and St Stephen's Cathedral. citysegwaytours.com
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
Stroll past the muses and fountains in the French gardens at Schloss Belvedere. Klimt's The Kiss hangs in the upper palace. The Orangery in the lower palace is exhibiting the sombre works of Albin Egger-Lienz from 7 March to 9 June to mark the WWI centenary in 2014 (27 Prinz Eugen-Strasse, belvedere.at).