For cultural European city breaks par excellence, come to Vienna. At Co-operative Travel we have weekend breaks in this stunning, elegant city that are music to the ear.
Schubert, Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart … last minute Vienna city breaks take you to the home of European Music. Sigmund Freud called it the City of Dreams, and those dreams live on, in the classical concerts and recitals. Book Vienna package city breaks at Christmas, and the lilting voices of the Vienna Boys’ Choir can be heard. You’ll be lucky to get a seat at the Vienna State Opera, which are always in short supply, so console yourself at the glittering Christmas Markets. Afterwards, have a warming Gluhwein to a live rendition of Stille Nacht, it really sets the scene.
A medieval Baroque city and seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna city breaks land you in an open air museum of Baroque castles, palaces and gardens. The main tourist attractions are centred around three distinct areas, all within easy reach of each other. Most short breaks start with the Schonbrunn Palace palace, a masterpiece of Baroque and Rococo architecture. Those on weekend breaks with the children will enjoy the maze, labyrinth and zoo in the Palace gardens, which also host classical concerts during the summer months.
Another must see is Hofburg Imperial Palace, located in the historic inner centre, or Innere Stadt. This magnificent building has been the seat of government since 1279. Today home to several museums – Vienna has over 100 in all – the prime exhibit is the fabulous Imperial Jewels. In nearby Capuchin Church you can see the creepy – but fascinating - 17th century Imperial Crypt. Cheap Vienna city breaks offer the chance to tour the city’s countless mausoleums and cemeteries, where many famous musicians, including Mozart, are buried.
We can't list all the attractions that city breaks to Vienna have to offer. From the Museums Quarter to the Spanish Riding School, when it comes to Vienna city breaks, cheap or luxurious, you can trust Co-operative Travel to find you the best city break deals.
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