This year Radiodays Europe moves to the beautiful Baroque city of Vienna. In the most traditional of cities noted for its magnificent palaces and ‘living room like’ coffee houses (Kaffeehäuser) there is a tradition of art, music and fine dining all of which are not to be missed.
The City of Music
With over 50 music venues visiting the city of music is a joy for all music lovers. From Mozart, Haydn, Strauss & son, Brahms the history of music in Vienna is rich and a visit to the Haus der Musik museum can provide an all round overview of how the city and it’s musicians have influenced each other through the ages.
Museums and Masters
If museums are more your style then Vienna has plenty. The Museums Quarter has museums showing art through the ages including up to the present days’ contemporary works at MUMOK. There is the Natural History Museum and the design museum (Museum für Angewandte Kunst). A highlight however for all visitors is the Rinsgstrasse palaces which includes the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna where the imperial art collection is housed – here you can see one of the finest collections of Old Masters and priceless treasure.
Food & Drink
Fine wine and dining are the order of the day for the Viennese. For a real local and some international tastes head to the Naschmarkt for some truely innovative culinery treats. For cake lovers there are the many coffee houses serving the most fabulous sweet treats or if you prefer savoury faire there are Beisln’s (pubs), fine dining restaurants and Vinothek (wine bars). The Viennese like their hearty dishes and you’ll often see Wiener Schnitzel, Tafelspitz (prime boiled beef) and goulash on the menu.
The Architecture of the Habsburg Monarchy
Palaces and grandeur are the order of the day in Vienna. The Hofburg is not just a palace but a complex which includes the famous Spanish Riding School, the Imperial Chapel (Burgkapelle) and more museums. There is also the Baroque Schloss Belvedere Palace and the Schloss Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. The City Hall and the Ringstrasse are also examples of the impressive architecture Vienna is reknowned for.
Arriving in the city
Vienna Airport (Flughafen Wien) is connected to the city by major motorway, train and bus. The airport is approximately 18 km from the centre of Vienna. The Flughafen website gives full details of how to reach the city from the airport – Vienna Airport Website The City Airport Train (CAT) links the airport to central Vienna in 16 mins non-stop and tickets cost 12 EUR for a single or 21 EUR for a return (prices Aug 2017). More details of the CAT can be found here.
Vienna Central Station is linked to all the major train routes throughout Europe, and to the U-Bahn 1 metro line. For details of how to reach Vienna via train from all major European cities – Rail Europe
Vienna by car or bus is also made easy by good links to all surrounding countries. For more information on how to get to Vienna by car – Wien Info
Vienna has something for everyone, join us at Radiodays Europe 2018 to see all Vienna has to offer!
For all information on Vienna visit the tourist information website – https://www.wien.info/en