Vienna, Austria. Europe’s Imperial City. A heaven for lovers of art, music, culture and architecture. It’s also one of the world’s most liveable cities, fostering an open, welcoming and metropolitan lifestyle full of cafés, incredible museums, elegant palaces, park and gardens, majestically beautiful buildings, trendy markets, neighbourhoods, and a slower-paced city atmosphere with a greater preference for sensuous living.
As the great writer Stefan Zweig once elucidated in his memoir, “Vienna is an epicurean city… taking the raw material of life and enticing from it its finest, most delicate and subtle aspects by means of art and love.”
This is Vienna. Full of passion for art and love, fascinating history, high craft and sublime music, design and cultural achievement. I visited the city during winter, and thus experiencing the best Christmas markets the city has to offer and countless of wonderful trips to world renowned museums, palaces and above all, engaging with its splendid café culture. It’s a city that’s so beautiful and ravishing, you’d long to be back there again soon.
This Vienna episode is sponsored by Hotel Beethoven Wien. This excellent, privately-owned boutique hotel in Vienna, with a regard for art, design and culture, offering 47 different rooms decorated to reflect Viennese concepts. Thanks to Barbara Ludwig, the hotel owner and managing director, for her participation in this episode.