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Vienna Holiday Guide

Known for its musical and architectural legacy, the Austrian capital contains plenty of cultural delights for visitors to explore whilst on holiday in Vienna. Still basking in the limelight of its fin-de-siecle era triumphs, this city contains plenty of attractions to feed the senses throughout the year.

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Traditional Vienna Holidays

There's plenty to see and do on a holiday in Vienna, starting with its MuseumsQuartier. A creative space for the city's more artistically minded citizens, this area is the best place to go to get a feel for this impressive city's storied past. Visit the Hofburg to catch a glimpse of the sparkling jewels of the Imperial Treasury or make a trip to the unmistakable MUMOK (Museum of Modern Art) to study its 7,000-strong collection of modern artwork and its particularly famous collection of Viennese Actionism themed art. The Architekturzentrum Wien is another highlight of the MuseumsQuartier, focussing on the more progressive designs of the 20th and 21st centuries and acting as the national architecture museum of Austria.

If you're lucky enough to be able to plan your Vienna holiday for mid-November to December you'll also be able to visit the city's famed annual Christmas markets. The romantic city goes all-out for Advent and if you happen to find yourself near the centre you'll encounter a barrage of fairy lights, Christmas trees, delicious looking gingerbread and festive decorations. The markets' popularity sees travellers make special trips to Vienna each year simply to attend this beautiful market.

Other Attractions and Events in Vienna

In addition to its internationally famous Christmas markets, the city regularly hosts over 20 outdoor markets throughout the week, held in their iconic hut-like shops. These mainly sell local produce and Viennese delicacies but a handful also stock interesting wares and trinkets that could make the perfect souvenir.

Whilst on your Vienna holiday you also need to make sure that you see some of the city's famous classical music concerts. During the second half of the year you can catch the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra in action at the Festival Hall and the Redoutensale of Vienna's Hofburg Imperial Palace. As well as their usual repertoire of Viennese waltzes and operetta melodies, the orchestra are particularly well known for their New Year's Concerts.

Holidays in Vienna are a popular choice for any vacationer, whether you're looking for a short festive break or planning to spend your summer there. Start planning your holiday now by checking out our cheap flights to Vienna.