Old and modern at the same time, Vienna has a unique charm. Famous as the home of musicians like Mozart and empresses like Sisi, this city offers a glimpse of its rich history on practically every street.
LEVEL operates out of the main terminal at Schwechat Airport, located 18 kilometres from Vienna. The City Airport Train connects the airport to the capital and the journey takes just 16 minutes.
THINGS TO DO IN VIENNA
1. GO TO THE OPERA
Whether you like this kind of music or not, going to an opera in Vienna is a unique spectacle found only in this city, and there are tickets to suit every budget. A number of standing room tickets are usually kept back for every performance and are sold on the day at greatly reduced prices. Find out more and enjoy the show!
2. DISCOVER THE VIENNA OF EMPRESS SISI
It’s impossible to visit Vienna and not be reminded of Elisabeth of Austria, more popularly known as Sisi, who became one of the most famous European empresses in the world. Schönbrunn Palace, home of the Habsburg dynasty for six centuries, boasts a collection of 300 personal items and portraits of Sisi, providing a fascinating glimpse of the monarch’s tragic life.
3. TRY GENUINE VIENNESE SACHERTORTE
Butter, sugar, cocoa, cream… It sounds easy, but sachertorte is actually a complicated cake that demands very careful preparation. So if you’re keen to try it, we recommend a visit to Café Sacher where the original recipe was created back in 1832. Located in the heart of the city, this iconic café with its airs of the Austrian Empire will transport you back in time to another century.
4. EXPLORE MODERN VIENNA
In the Museumsquartier, the city’s emblematic art quarter, you’ll find the Vienna that is passionate about novelty and the latest trends. The attraction of this area is not only the fantastic museums (Leopold, Mumok, the Kunsthalle Wien) but the vibrant street atmosphere, because this is the place where many young Viennese residents gather. And don’t miss Naschmarkt, one of the city’s most famous markets where the street stalls are interspersed with restaurants at very affordable prices.
5. HAVE FUN AT THE PRATER
Vienna boasts the oldest amusement park in Europe: the Prater. There are over 200 rides to choose from, but the 65-metre Ferris wheel is undoubtedly the most popular attraction. In fact, it has come to be a symbol for the whole city. Built in 1897, it offers the best vantage point for taking a panoramic photo of Vienna.