Austria is one of the most scenic countries in the world, and Vienna vacations are a splendid way to see Austria at its finest. The city's breathtaking architecture, interesting history, and musical renderings all come together for a vacation in Vienna you'll reminisce about for years to come.
Vienna vacation packages often include a trip to a palace, allowing you to explore the architecture and rich history of this picturesque Austrian city. Schonbrunn Palace is one of Vienna's most popular attractions. Originally built in 1696, this ornate building started out as a hunting lodge. Over time it was expanded, and now has a vast array of rooms with opulent decor, as well as elaborate and lush gardens. If you're an animal lover, you can enjoy close encounters with the exotic creatures at Tiergarten. The oldest zoo in the world, it's home to almost 800 exotic and unusual animals. Vienna rental cars help you explore other interesting attractions, such as the Museums Quartier. This complex actually houses many museums, allowing you to view collections of masterpieces and fine art from the past and the present.
Lovers of music should consider visiting Vienna during the Summer of Music Festival, which spans the middle of July through the middle of September. It's a joyous celebration of all things musical, during which the city hosts multiple concerts and various movie screenings. Visit in December to enjoy Christmas in Vienna: an evening of breathtaking music by world-renowned artists. It is held in the Vienna Concert House, which is a sight to behold all on its own.
Travelocity offers numerous Vienna hotels, ranging from comfortable and cozy rooms to plush and austere ambiance in large suites. No matter how long you vacation in Vienna, the sights and sounds will remain in your heart forever.
Whether you want your trip to be heart-pounding and unforgettable or more peaceful and mellow, one thing's for certain — you'll have a bucketload of tales to tell after it's all over!
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