Located among the wooded hills of the Danube Valley, Vienna is an absolute marvel to behold. The extraordinarily lavish buildings of Vienna were built as a showcase to the wealth of Austria, and the city centre is as impressive today as it has ever been. An apartment in Vienna city centre is the perfect base for exploration of Vienna’s famous sights, world leading opera, choirs, theatre performances and art museums.
There is a staggering amount to see from accommodation in Vienna city centre. The vast Belvedere Palace, imposing Burgtheatre (National Theatre), beautiful baroque Cathedral Karlskirche and awe-inspiring Vienna Opera House are among the finest sights in Vienna city centre, but there are far more sights to see than you could possibly fit into a single holiday to Vienna. There are many guided tours of Vienna city centre, which are a fantastic way to discover a side of Vienna which particularly interests you, from the architecture to the history, the art to the music. You can take tours of Vienna city centre on foot, by bicycle or even by segway.
Vienna city centre brims with cultural events. Whenever you decide to visit a self catering Vienna property, the many museums will be open, and you will have a great opportunity to catch a famous Austrian opera, a performance by one of Vienna’s world famous boy’s choirs (especially worth seeing are the Musikverein, Konzerthaus or Viennese Boy’s Choirs) or explore one of the many markets, film festivals, open air concerts of lavish balls Vienna is famous for.
If you take a day away from the centre of Vienna, the Danube Valley offers some fantastic sights too. Naturally stunning, the Danube Valley is a wonderful place to walk, with many miles of walking trails taking you through thick woodland and along the banks of the River Danube. There are also a number of top-class golf courses in the area surrounding Vienna, Austria, allowing visitors to play a round without any problems. The Danube Golf-Wien Course in Sussenbrunn is perfect for beginners and the more experienced, where as for expert golfers, the Golf Club am Wienerberg can create problems for even the finest golfer.
There are also a range of world-class ski resorts in the immediate vicinity of self catering Vienna accommodation. The wonderful ski resorts of the Austrian Alps surround Vienna, meaning in winter, you can easily take to the slopes by day and return to explore the cultural marvels of Vienna and your Vienna apartment in the evening. Hobe Wand Wiese, Otscher and Semmering are all within Vienna’s limits, and offer excellent skiing.
The yearly fluctuations in temperatures in Vienna, Austria are quite large. Winters are very cold, although the snow and crispness of the air gives Vienna city centre an even more stunning appearance. During January, temperatures are frequently below freezing, so packing a good jacket is important when visiting a Vienna apartment or townhouse during the winter months. Summers are very warm though. During July and August, temperatures average well into the mid 20’s (°C). June and September are climatically perfect for exploring the many sights, sounds and smells of Vienna, but these are the months with the largest crowds.
Vienna Airport, or the Flughafen Wien Schwechat Airport (VIE), is ideally located just 11 miles from Vienna City Centre. The Vienna Airport-City Centre train takes just over 15 minutes to complete the journey from its terminal just outside the Vienna Airport terminal, and is quicker than taking a local taxi, which take around 35minutes. easyJet and British Airways both provide direct flights to Vienna Airport from Luton and Heathrow respectively.