This October bank holiday weekend break to Vienna is a great opportunity to explore one of Europe’s most elegant cities.
Elegant, historical, noble, when you think of booking a weekend break to Vienna, you may think it will be expensive. Not anymore! With the introduction of so many new routes from Dublin Airport, city breaks to Europe’s fashionable cities including Vienna, are much more affordable.
The historical centre of Vienna is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with palaces, museums and churches all located very close together. It is very easy to navigate so you may wish to amble around admiring the stunning architecture, or do what most tourists do and get a horse and carriage. The former Imperial summer residence, the Schonbrunn Palace, is a must visit, with stunning gardens, monuments and even a zoo – it is one of Vienna’s top attractions.
World class composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss all lived in Vienna so it is no surprise that one of the world’s leading opera houses is here. However Vienna’s music scene offers much more than opera. If you venture out of the historical centre you will find plenty of trendy pubs and clubs that will play music until the small hours.
For a more authentic food scene head to Naschmarkt (meaning ‘snack market’) this is where locals dine and if you venture a little further to the 19th district, you will find plenty of wine bars and even vineyards.
You will be staying at the 4-star Hotel Schani Wien. Highly rated on TripAdvisor and awarded a certificate of excellence, this is a superb choice to enjoy all that Vienna has to offer. A blend of Viennese traditions and modern architecture, you can expect a modern hotel with spacious rooms and a charming courtyard.
Fly from Dublin to Vienna on the 24th of October and enjoy a three-night stay in the 4-star Hotel Schani Wien for only €329.
View flights here €155pp
View hotel here €174pp
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