One of the highlights for us was the area around the amazing Hofburg Complex, this was the former Emperor's residence, a permanent reminder of the glory of the Habsburg Empire. This part of Vienna is one of the capital's most fashionable and lively areas, both during the daytime and at night when the former palace rooms serve as theatre and concert halls.
|The Hofburg Complex|
|Inside the Silberkammer, seeing is believing!|
The Albertina was once the Hapsburg palace of Duke Albert of Sachsen-Teschen and his wife Archduchess Marie-Christina. Today it houses one of the world's finest collections of graphics including works by da Vinci, Michelangelo, Durer, Rubens, and Manet. It is also home to the Sammlung Batliner, a collection of paintings under the motto "Monet to Picasso". As you can imagine the Albertina is very popular so to avoid the queues try and book your tickets or but them the previous day.
Now time for a little break from historic Vienna to take a peek at Vienna's Christmas Markets, enjoy as we really did.
It's always hard to choose a favourite travel destination, that said Vienna must be close to the top of our list as it offers so much to do and see. Below are a few final shots from this wonderful city. For a great meal check out Restaurant Danieli on Himmelpfortgasse, it gets very busy so try and book a table.