Vienna is a lot more than just sacher torte... To get straight into the heart of Vienna, catch the Shuttle Direct transfer from Bratislava Airport to Vienna City Centre. Book your Shuttle Direct transfer on-line now!
Once in Vienna, don't miss the magnificent works by Gustav Klimt at the Belvedere and at the Secession. After working up a healthy appetite, head to the famous Viennese eateries, or Beiseln , for a hearty meal. Need to quench your thirst? Then the Heurigen, or wine taverns, are definitely the place for you. And if you are into sacher torte, treat yourself to a visit to one of the original Café Sacher or the ultimate indulgence of spending a night at the Hotel Sacher.
Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral - Stephansdom, one of Vienna's most famous sights. St. Stephen's Cathedral defines the city centre and has been the heart of Vienna for centuries. It is one of the most famous Viennese sights and was built in 1147 AD. For a long time it was uncontested as highest building in Europe measuring almost 137 m.
The cathedral has got two very impressive features: The gigantic roof, and the tall, lean tower (136,7 metres of hight). One can find only few gothic towers of such height that were finished in the Middle Ages. Inside the Cathedral there are many art treasures like the tomb of Prince Eugene of Savoy (1754), the Altarpiece of Wiener Neustadt, the pulpit by Anton Pilgram (1514-15), the sepulcher of Emperor Frederik III by Niclas Gerhaert (1467-1513), the watchman's lookout, a self portrait of the sculptor, and the Gothic winged altar.
The sound of the 'Pummerin', the cathedrals big bell, is used to celebrate New Year in Austria.
The Prater is Vienna's most popular fun fair. Enjoy a great view over Vienna from the giant Ferris wheel, or do some sports and relax in an expansive area of parks, forest land and fields.
The Prater is situated near the city centre and is ideal for walking, cycling, jogging or just lying in the grass after an exhausting sightseeing tour of Vienna. Furthermore one can find major facilities for sports and recreation, such as the Krieau harness racing track, the Prater Stadium (soccer and track-and-field), the Stadionbad, a public swimming pool, the Freudenau flat racing track and the Pleasure Pavillion (Lusthaus) in the Prater.
Schönbrunn Palace with its surrounding buildings and the huge park is one of the most significant cultural monuments in Austria. The castle was built to rival French Versailles in Baroque beauty and importance but House Habsburg lacked funds to outdo its rivalling nation, France. In earlier times it served as summer residence to various Habsburg rulers. Don't miss out on a tour of the residence itself and a chance to admire the magnificent apartments of Maria Theresia, her sitting rooms, bedroom and the parlour in which 6 year old Mozart used to play for the Empress, as well as the parlours and apartments of Imperial couple Franz Joseph and Sissi. The interior is an orgy of frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers, huge mirrors and gilded ornaments.
Restaurants, wine bars, cafeterias and bars in Bratislava offer a wide selection of meals and beverages, from the traditional Slovak dishes through to international cuisine.
Discovering a city and a country cannot be complete without tasting the national dishes in period style restaurants with traditional music or in modern restaurants, which offer traditional dishes, as well as modern international fare. Exotic dishes can be found in a number of Chinese restaurants, or in Japanese and Mexican restaurants.
Centre of the town has a plethora of cafeterias, wine bars and beer halls where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, glass of wine or beer and soak up the atmosphere of Bratislava during the day or night. And you may get surprised by the remarkable hospitality of the people of Bratislava.