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.
Nothing could be more Viennese than a coffee house - the best place to warm up in winter. Bypass obvious choices in favour of old-school Café Hawelka, a wonderfully dark, moody number, with wood-panelled, picture-plastered walls. An artists' haunt since the 1930s, Warhol and Hundertwasser used to hang out here.
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
Housed in a grand former Hapsburg palace, the Albertina's world-class art collection includes Picasso and Monet originals. The gallery shows Vienna-inspired works by Hans Robert Pippal from 22 January to 28 March.
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