Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria, and its historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The capital of the Holy Roman Empire during the Middle Ages and the Autro-Hungarian Empire until World War I, and home of Mozart, Freud and Egon Schiele, Vienna is rich in cultural landmarks and history. Stroll and shop the cobbled streets of the Old Town city center, which is ringed by the “Belt” road, visit the city’s many excellent museums and palaces, and include a trip to Schönbrunn Castle, the city’s most visited tourist attraction.
Whether you fancy Viennese pastries or not, you’ll be transported back in time while tasting the famous Sachertorte in the elegant Cafe Sacher, where the dessert was first created. Coffee house culture originated in Vienna too, and many of the classic Kaffeehaussen have yet to be replaced by Starbucks.