Further north are the beautiful Vienna Woods, a vast forest nestled with villages and castles. Here you can take long walks through the stunning scenery from your Lower Austria accommodation. The Danube plain is where you will find the vineyards. World renowned grapes are pressed here such as Gamay to create famous wines and to the west of Vienna you will be able to sample the excellent Apricot Brandy production, well known beyond Austria.
The area around your holiday apartments Lower Austria is worth seeing if you seek culture and fun. West of Vienna you will find a 9th Century monastery, now a UNESCO world heritage site. Across from here you can visit the historical landscape of the Wachau in the Danube region. This is an important wine-growing region and is annually visited by many tourists. The town Durnstein, located at Wachau near to your Lower Austria accommodation is one of the popular towns to visit. High above this place are the ruins of Durnstein, where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned before being shipped to the German emperor to pay a large sum of money to England. The Lower Austrian state also includes the Waldviertel region which offers even more history as well as cultural insights, including local food and wine.
Explore the sights of the city
The city of Vienna is extremely romantic so if you have previously visited the cities of Paris and Venice, you will enjoy a stay here. With its beautiful buildings, quaint coffee shops, castles and parks, it is the perfect trip for every budget!
One of the first destinations on your list should be the Historic Center of Vienna as the architecture of these 19th Century buildings including the Baroque castles and gardens is well worth checking out during your city breaks to Vienna. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site therefore definitely well worth spending time here. For those art fans, make sure you visit the Museum of Art History, known by its German name the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Found on the Ringstraße, it opened in the 19th Century and contains many fantastic pieces and objects inside this lavishly decorated building. Head to the Schönbrunn Palace afterwards and check out this luxury palace with its beautiful garden surroundings that have stood the test of time since the 16th Century. This palace is even older than the Palace of Versailles found in Versailles in France but if you enjoy sights here, you will also enjoy a trip here. For a great afternoon trip, head to the zoo in Vienna and come up close with animals from all over the world. Explore the Tiergarten Schönbrunn with its rainforest house, aquarium and Arctic region; it is almost like exploring the globe but all under one roof!
If you are feeling peckish after a day of sightseeing during your Vienna city breaks, you will be spoilt for a choice from the large selection of cafés and restaurants in Vienna. Much of the cuisine has been heavily influenced by the neighbours such as Italy and Slovenia. For a hearty meal, try the Wiener Schnitzel or the Tafelspitz, both often served with potatoes, chips and/or salad. For those with a sweet tooth, the pastries and cakes here will not disappoint. Sample a piece of Apfelstrudel, a pastry with an apple filling, or the Sachertorte, a chocolate torte, and wash it down with a warm cup of coffee.