Sabtu, 15 September 2012

Enjoy the Attractions of Vienna

Holidays by train offer a unique opportunity for the traveller to experience a country in a truly original way; vast vistas of open countryside and hills roll off to the horizon, gliding past as you gaze out of your cabin window.

Whether you are exploring Europe by yourself, with your family, or are on a romantic retreat with a loved one, Vienna is a remarkable city that has many delights just waiting to be discovered whilst on a rail journey. As the capital of Austria, this lively metropolis is buzzing with excitement and promises to offer the traveller an unforgettable experience that will be looked back upon fondly for many years to come. Here are a few of the highlights.

Schönbrunn Palace

If you are planning to take your European holidays by train and are stopping off in Vienna, a visit to the Schönbrunn Palace should be high on your itinerary. This famous cultural monument is a world famous tourist destination. Being part of the World Cultural Heritage, this magnificent palace, with its colorful flower beds and garden mazes, opens its doors to give you a glimpse into the lifestyle of the former Imperial Family that once took up residency here.

Kunsthistorisches Museum

This historic museum, also known as the "Museum of fine arts", is one of the oldest and most well known fine arts museums in the world. It is home to an impressive assortment of rare and priceless pieces, including the treasured Imperial Collection. If your holidays by train allow you to stop over in Vienna, be marvelled by the decadence and incredible wealth of masterpieces on show at this grand museum.

The Imperial Butterfly House

The historic Schmetterlinghau, can be found right at the heart of beautiful Vienna. It forms part of the Hofburg Palace, which is the official residence for the president of Austria. Once you step inside you will be amazed by the hundreds of butterflies that fly free in the recreated tropical rain forest which provides just the right environment for the diverse and colourful species to thrive. If you take your holidays by train, you will be able to enjoy a slower pace - perfect for exploring attractions such as the Imperial Butterfly House, where you will be mesmerized for hours by the rhythmic fluttering of wings.


Designed by the Austrian artist Frederich Hundertwasser, and built in 1985, this unique apartment block is a revolutionary blend of art and functionality. With a roof made from earth and grass, large trees protrude out of windows and grow freely from the walls and balconies. European holidays by train through Vienna will provide you with the time you need to relax and explore the unique architecture of the Hundertwasserhaus, with its multicoloured apartment blocks and unique approach to redesigning a futuristic urban dwelling.

Anna Copeland is the Marketing Manager for Danube Express, which specialises in European holidays by train. Danube Express have a range of exclusive train holidays to Europe, travelling across countries like Poland, Hungary and Turkey.

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