With so many incredible buildings to admire, cafes to visit and concerts to experience, you could easily spend months in Vienna and never do the same thing twice. But since months-long holidays are a luxury most of us can only dream of, sometimes we have to squeeze as much as possible into a single weekend. If you’re planning on spending a couple of days in Vienna and want to make the most of your fleeting visit, here’s how we recommend you use your 48 hours.
Exploring the Magnificent Hofburg Palace in Vienna
Also known as the Imperial Palace, Hofburg Palace covers an astonishing 59 acres, making it one of the largest and most spectacular palace complexes in the world. Often considered to be a city within a city, the palace is made up of 18 collections of buildings, 19 courtyards and a staggering 2,600 rooms.
The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world where the skills of classical horsemanship have been practiced in its original form for more than 450 years. The gorgeous snow-white Lipizzaner stallions perform classical school jumps along the flow of authentic Viennese classical music and do so with utmost precision and elegance.