Fall in Love with Vienna
Austria’s capital city, Vienna, is the type of charming city that visitors simply adore. The former home of Mozart and Beethoven is full of gorgeous architecture and is widely regarded as one of the most culturally and musically rich cities in the world. Here are Chapman Freeborn’s must-dos for your time in Vienna.
Meander round the museums
As one of world’s most cultural cities, it should come as no surprise that there are numerous fascinating museums for visitors to explore. The Museum of Fine Arts houses collections that range from Ancient Egyptian to Medieval pieces, and the beautiful Albertina Museum has many artistic masterpieces located within its classical shell.
Indulge in some coffee and sweet treats
Coffee lovers might be forgiven for not immediately recognising Vienna as a destination for great coffee, but this city seems to run on caffeine.
Avoid ordering a simple coffee, and ask for a particular type. The more traditional coffee houses will have long menus that will list various kinds, and will include Melange (a milky coffee), Mocca (a black coffee) and, of course, the ubiquitous Espresso.
Undeniably, you will need something sweet to enjoy with your coffee, so it’s lucky that Viennese cuisine is known for its variety of wonderful sweets. Chocolate lovers should order Sachertorte à la Sacher, and locals adore the popular Cardinal Slices.
Dine around the city
There are so many delicious restaurants dotted around the city that it is difficult to find where to go first. To enjoy Michelin-starred dining, book at table at Dom Biesl, a small restaurant where you can get a taste of modern Wiener schnitzel, or head to Vienna’s only double-Michelin-starred Restaurant Steirereck, located within the Stadtpark.
Stay somewhere stylish
Vienna is home to some truly fabulous luxury hotels, so you might just find you’re spoiled for choice when planning a trip to the city. There’s the Park Hyatt Vienna, the perfectly located Hotel Sacher, the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna, and the Hotel Imperial, which was originally built at the end of the 19th century as a place for Prince von Württemberg.
Wander around the third district
Vienna’s third district, Landstraße, is located close to the centre of the city and has some majestic 18th century architecture, particularly the castle and gardens of Belvedere, which is home to the Austrian Gallery.
There is also some more modern architecture in this area of the city, the most impressive and striking of which is the Hundertwasserhaus. This is an eye-catching apartment block designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and architect Joseph Krawina.
Travel to Vienna by private jet with Chapman Freeborn. We charter jets to and from Vienna International Airport, Wiener Neustadt East Airport and Bad Vöslau Airport, and would be delighted to welcome you on board with us.