New Delhi: If you are looking to holiday in Europe, why not begin at its heart – in the Austrian capital of Vienna? For centuries Vienna commanded a special place as the nucleus of Europe, forming a natural gateway between Western and European parts. Even today, this multidimensional city by the lovely Danube river, that is just a seven hours flight from India, is a charming cultural conduit to the rest of Europe, with diverse offerings. Reason enough for a growing number of Indians to choose a Viennese Vacation.
“Over 2017, Vienna’s tourism industry had its best year ever — 15.5 million visitor bednights — notching up an all-time high. Over 58,000 Indians spent nearly 128,000 bednights, representing an amazing 11% growth,” says Mr Norbert Kettner, Director of Tourism, Vienna Tourist Board.
With its red trams, magnificent museums, ornate palaces, atmospheric coffeehouses and its UNESCO World Heritage listed historic city centre, Vienna seamlessly combines a cultural break with the outdoors activities making it the ideal destination for family holidays.