A fairytale City, steeped in an artistic and intellectual legacy, Vienna charms everyone who visits.

Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River, with its artistic and intellectual legacy shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the MuseumsQuartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.

Stay: Do & Co, Hollmann Beletage, Hotel Imperial, DAS TRIEST, Hotel Lamée

Eat: Cafe Berg, Café Bräunerhof, Demel, Labstelle, Palmenhaus, Trzesniewski, Zum Schwarzen Kameel

See: Historic Center of Vienna, Schonbrunn Palace, Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Belvedere Palace Museum

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie Mitchell is the founder and content director of L’Aventure Travel. She has traveled to over 40 countries, is the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We: The Adventures of Owen and Lucy”. A writer, producer, entrepreneur, and communications strategist, Carrie is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world.