Vienna is a city surrounded by beauty and mystery, with picturesque imperial buildings, cobbled streets and pavement cafes making the perfect backdrop to couples strolling hand in hand. If you need some inspiration on where to take you loved one this year, Vienna is the answer! From horse-drawn carriage rides, to champagne tasting, you can rest assured it'll be a Valentine's to remember.
Take A Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
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If there's ever been a city in which you would want to take a horse-drawn carriage ride, it's Vienna. The tradition of the 'Fijaker' has been around for over 300 years and is one of the best things to do in Vienna, especially during Valentine's Day. As you're driven around the historic streets of Vienna you'll be enamored of the iconic sites like Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Burgtheater. We recommend taking the tour after dark though, in order to see the city illuminated in truly romantic fashion!
Sachertorte At Café Sacher
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Most people don't need an excuse to indulge in a slice of delicious chocolate cake, but if you're unsure, let us assure you that you've never had dessert quite like this. Vienna is famous for Sachertorte, a luxurious and rich chocolate cake with a mousse-like texture, which was created by Franz Sacher for Prince Wenzel in 1832. Its immense popularity has since caused it to become one of the most well-known and celebrated dishes in all of Viennese cuisine. If you're a fan of chocolate and apricot jam and have a sweet tooth, then get some cake to share, with two spoons, and enjoy this moment of decadence!
Admire "The Kiss" In Upper Belvederre Gallery
Gustav Klimt is perhaps the most celebrated modern Viennese artist, and he has left a great legacy of works — most of which display undeniably erotic themes, focusing on the female body. One of his most famous works, The Kiss, can be seen in Prince Eugen's gallery in Belvedere Palace. The two lovers locked in a tender embrace will certainly pull at your heartstrings. They might even give you a few ideas of your own.
Schlumberger Wine Tasting
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Austria is famous for exporting large amounts of high-quality sparkling wine. So if you and your lover are fans of sparkling wine — and really, who isn't? — make sure to check out a tour of the Schlumberger Wine Cellars to learn a bit more about this tasty treat. After all, there's no better place to toast your love than in a 300-year-old wine cellar with some of the best wine in Europe — pretty hard to beat!
Johann Strauss Ball (Vienna Kursalon)
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Waltz your way into Valentine's on the 13th of February, when the Vienna Ball season is well and truly underway! Book your tickets to this fantastic event at the Vienna Kursalon, one of the city's most exclusive and luxurious venues. Practice your steps with your partner, put on your best dress/suit and take to the dance floor to celebrate Valentine's Day in Vienna.
No matter what arouses your interests, there will certainly be something for every onspending Valentine's Day in Vienna will be something to remember.
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