Luxury Travel Vienna
Seeking a luxury travel experience in Vienna? Discover various famous luxury destinations in and around Vienna you can go to during your vacation at the City of Music. From attending exclusive balls and popular theatre shows to travelling to Austria’s stunning cities, there’s always something you can do to make your trip spectacular.
To ensure your travel experience in Vienna stays memorable for years to come, here are some of luxurious activities you can consider doing with your friends or loved ones.
Whether you come during winter or summer, there’s always something going on in Vienna that’ll make your luxury travel in Vienna incredible. Several things you should not miss out on while in Vienna are its Ball Season, theatre shows, and opera performances.
Vienna Ball Season
The Vienna Ball Season lasts from mid-November to around March. During this period, more than 400 balls take place in the city. But for the best and most luxurious Viennese ball experience, we recommend you to attend the Wiener Opernball.
The Wiener Opernball is an annual ball that takes places on the Thursday preceding Ash Wednesday. The ball is hosted at Wiener Staatsoper (the building of the Vienna State Opera).
As one of the highlights of the Viennese carnival season and one of the most important Viennese balls, various popular and important personalities from different fields often attend this ball. With the orchestra of Wiener Staatsoper and the Vienna State Ballet opening the ball, be sure to attend the Wiener Opernball for a spectacular night.
If you’re a theater enthusiast, good news! Vienna is composed of numerous theaters, with each one offering unique and interesting theater productions.
Those that are looking to watch international productions, such as CATS or Mary Poppins, can head over to Ronacher.
But if you’re looking for a wider choice of productions, Volkstheater might be your answer. With a wide repertoire, from Austrian and international contemporary playwrights to the classics, you’ll be sure to find something that you like.
On the other hand, head over to Theater in der Josefstadt for straight theater and comedy theater productions and Raimund Theater for musical productions. Go to Burgtheater for German language theater productions, whereas English-speakers can find English theater productions at Vienna’s English Theatre.
Don’t leave Vienna before watching some opera. With the city’s three opera theaters — Theatre an der Wien, Wiener Staatsoper, and Vienna Volksoper — get the chance to watch operas, ballet performances, and musicals in the City of Music.
Discover more about Vienna’s opera houses here.
Your luxury travel isn’t the perfect vacation yet if you haven’t shopped at some of the city’s ritziest shopping destinations.
Fashionistas should head over to Atelier Einwaller to find the latest clothing items for the season. With world-class brands like Gucci, Givency, Saint Laurent, and Prada available, be sure to stay stylish during your luxury travel in Vienna.
But if you’re looking to accessorize, head over to Juwelier Schullin. From jewelries and watches to gemstone and silver pieces, get something that’s perfect for you, him, or her.
Otherwise, visit Vienna’s newest luxury shopping area Golden Quarter to discover exclusive flagship stores of world-famous brands like Louis Vuitton and Emporio Armani.
3. Destinations near Vienna
Interested in seeing a bigger picture of Austria? Explore other cities near Vienna, reachable via plane or car, and see the different charms of every city.
Not just the fourth-largest city in Austria, Salzburg is also well-known for its Baroque architecture, picturesque Alpine surroundings, being Mozart’s birthplace. While you’re here, visit the Mirabell Palace and Gardens or Hohensalzburg Fortress.
Located in the Alps, Innsbruck is a famous destination for those looking to do some winter sports. Visit Innsbruck to go skiing during winter or mountaineering or hiking when it’s warmer. If you’d still like see the scenic view but avoid strenuous activities, opt to ride the cable car for a 360° view of the Nordkette Mountain area or walk around Aldstadt von Innsbruck (the Old Town).
A winter resort famously known for its annual Hahnenkamm downhill race, those looking to do some winter sports can also visit Kitzbühel. Kitzbühel offers cross-country ski trails, hiking trails, and snowboard parks for those looking to do some skiing. Visit Kitzbühel from October to beginning of May to fully enjoy winter sports here, with its pistes at top condition during this period.
Afterwards, visit the medieval-looking city center’s upscale shops and cafes to wind down.
Visiting Vienna during the summer? Then don’t miss Wörthersee, one of Austria’s top destinations in the summer. Whether you decide to swim and take a dip in the lake or just enjoy the majestic views of the lake, be sure to stop by during your luxury travel in Vienna.
Nothing’s better than to end your long day of travelling with a drink. At Vienna’s finest bars, get a drink to your liking as you relax.
Not sure where to go? For a good view of the city skyline, opt for SKY Bar Restaurant located on the top floor of Steffl, Vienna’s lifestyle department store. On the other hand, those wanting a more chill atmosphere can opt for Rote Bar at Volkstheather.
For a ritzier atmosphere, go for the ONYX bar at the DO & CO Hotel. But if you’d like a more calming atmosphere at the city center, opt for Motto am Fluss, located right on the banks of the Danube Canal.