If you enter the words “elegance” and “romance” into Google, there’s a good chance the answer will be “Vienna”.
Throw in sophistication, culture, history and coffee houses and you’re getting close to the charm of the Austrian capital on the Danube.
A cityscape characterised by magnificent baroque buildings has something for everyone – from outstanding museums and galleries; striking palaces; a famous opera house; and the gothic Stephansdom, or St Stephen’s Cathedral.
Culture oozes from the cobblestones walked at times by the likes of Beethoven, Strauss, Mozart and Haydn.
Today, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is world famous, as is the Vienna Boys Choir.
Stunning Schoenbrunn Palace – with its Gloriette monument, maze; Palm House and zoo – is recognised instantly, as is the eye-opening Hofburg Imperial Palace.
And tucked between the famous buildings is the quaint Vienna beloved by the locals, with coffee houses, tea rooms and wine taverns standing side-by-side with modern restaurants and shops.
Whatever your taste, Vienna is a feel-good city. The uniquely Viennese charm is the perfect medicine for whatever ails you.
You lose your breath at the beauty of Italy; you marvel at the grandeur of London; you glow at the romance of Paris; and you sway to the beat of New York City.
In Vienna, you feel a better person just for visiting.