The capital of Austria, Vienna, possesses a distinctive identity, characterised by its rich architecture and famous river, the Danube.
Vienna is filled with immense palaces, residences and the never-ending legacy of the powerful 6-century long Habsburg Monarchy dominance of the region. The city exudes imperial grandeur from every street and corner, in the form of its architecture, museums, public spaces and coffee-house culture. The city somehow manages to be both filled with busy tourists and still maintain a relaxed charm where locals spend entire afternoons hanging around, eating, and reading newspapers. After spending three days exploring the city, Lisa is convinced that Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities that we have visited.