Austria's capital city is Vienna which is situated on the eastern part of the Alps near the borders of Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic. The weather in Vienna ranges from warm summers to cold winters. There are also snowfalls during the months of December to March so it is advisable to stay in Vienna hotels during autumn and spring when the climate is mild.
The history of human settlement in Vienna traces as far as the late Paleolithic era when they discovered the Venus of Willendorf which is a 24,000-year-old statuette. The Romans founded Vienna during the 1st century CE and called it Vindobona which served as a defense outpost. Dubbed as the “City of Music”, Vienna has played an important role in Europe's musical history having introduced Viennese Classicism during the 20th century.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Vienna is known worldwide for its music so must-see for all tourists are its theaters and operas including the Burgtheater, Volkstheater, House of Music and Theatre on the Wien River. Millions of people travel to Vienna during the Ball Season when numerous balls are held all throughout the city including the Opera Ball held at the State Opera. A trip to Vienna won't be complete without visiting its main attractions: the Hofburg Imperial Palace which is the home of the President and Schonbrunn Palace which houses the Vienna Zoo known to be the oldest in the world. You can see these landmarks by booking Vienna hotel deals.
The best way to explore Vienna is via the underground railway and subway which is faster. But cheapest way is walking especially when you are at the inner ring. Book cheap hotels in Vienna through otel.com