It doesn’t take long, on arriving in the centre of Vienna, to realise that this majestic town must have been at the heart of a grand dynasty. And indeed it was, of course, the capital of Europe’s sprawling Austrian empire that for centuries dominated the continent’s political scene.

And all that grandeur, that pomp and hauteur can still be seen today in the magnificent buildings that line the famous Ring boulevard which encircles the old town.  Massive and austere, they still command respect as they did from the days when the Emperor and his Court scurried from Palace to Palace administering their vast territories. In the Hofburg Palace marvel at the jewels and regalia of this all powerful dynasty, whilst at St Stephen’s Cathedral remember that the building, like the whole of the centre, was smashed almost to the ground by allied bombing in WWII.  

For there is a lot of dynamism in the city now, a younger population, fresh ideas…we tend to think of Mozart and Brahms, of Strauss with his melodious waltzes, but there are exciting developments perhaps best expressed by the Museum Quarter, a brilliant new complex that brings together the city’s artistic heritage.  This new Vienna, no longer capital of an empire but redefining itself at the epicentre of Europe, dazzles under a summer sun as it glitters in the winter under a canopy of snow. 

Enjoy this wonderful city – at once grand and exuberant, closed and secretive – and be sure to enjoy a fine chocolate cake in an opulent café!

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The climate in Vienna differs to the alpine regions of Austria, showing a more temperate climate with lower precipitation and warmer summers. Read More

The climate in Vienna differs to the alpine regions of Austria, showing a more temperate climate with lower precipitation and warmer summers. The hottest months are from June to September, and, with minimal rainfall, are the best times to explore this beautiful city

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Albrecht Dürer exhibition in Vienna

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3rd - 6th January 2020
The elegant and spacious two bedroom Vienna apartment is situated on the first (noble) floor of a former palace.  It lies on a quiet street in a central location near the famous shopping area of Mariahilfer Strasse. Close by you will find the Albertina which houses the most valuable graphical collections in the world, with works such as Dürer’s “Hare” and Klimt's studies of women. The works by Albrecht Dürer at the Albertina Museum are of particular interest in terms of the collection’s history; their provenance can be traced back to the year of the artist’s death in an unbroken line. 

  • Vienna was an Imperial capital for a thousand years and this is symbolised by the huge Imperial Palace of the Hofburg
  • Here you can enjoy our 2 bedroom apartment whilst visiting the Albertina
  • This exhibition focuses on his drawings and watercolours
  • The 1502 Young Hare was last exhibited in 2014

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