Vienna records 11% rise in overnights from India
Austria’s capital city, Vienna known for its imperial history, magnificent palaces and gardens recorded over 58,000 Indians arrivals in 2017 who spent nearly 1,28,000 bednights in the Austrian capital, an 11% increase over 2016.
For the Indian travellers, the biggest attractions for children includes the Butterfly House; Prater- an amusement park; House of Music; Vienna Zoo; and art programs for children in various Viennese museums. There are countless restaurants offering an array of North and South Indian dishes for Indians.
“Vienna is where you can step back into history one moment, and revel in nature the next,” said Isabella Rauter, Public Relations Manager, Vienna Tourist Board.
Following extensive renovations, the Vienna World Museum (Weltmuseum Wien) now shows valuable treasures from around the world, including the collection of seafarer James Cook and the world-famous feather headdress of a Mexican priest. With its global collection, the museum deals with the cultural diversity of humanity and documents Austria’s rich historic relations with the world.
The current year is dedicated to Art and Modernism. Vienna will celebrate Modernism and pay tribute to four of the greatest Viennese artists – painters Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, architect Otto Wagner and the universal artist Koloman Moser. All four left an indelible mark on Vienna around 1900 and as if by a strange quirk of fate died in the same year – 1918.
To mark the centenary of their death, their lives and work will be remembered at numerous exhibitions and events throughout the year. Selected tours have been designed devoted to the 2018 theme of Viennese Modernism and Art Nouveau.