- Publish Date: Jul 28, 2009
Vienna, the cosmopolitan capital of Austria, is home to more than just classical music, exquisite cafés and some of the world’s greatest collections of art. The city of 1.7 million sees 8 million visitors pass through each year. In addtion to walking in the footsteps of Mozart and Strauss, or sipping coffee with the ghost of Freud, many come to step into Vienna’s vineyards.
Vienna is the only city of over one million people in the world that has rolling vineyards within its city limits. It is home to nearly 700 hectares of vineyards, producing some beautiful wines to serve at their famous Heurigers (Austrian taverns serving only wine).
If you visit, take a walk along the Vienna Wine Trail Vienna Wine Trail, a 10 kilometer (about 7 mile) trail that takes you through the vineyards so you can stop (and sip) at any of its wineries. Enjoy a Riesling or Grüner Veltliner, the most renowned Austrian white wine grape varietals, and be sure to stop by Wien Cobenzl (a winery along the trail), which won two awards at the 2008 Vienna Wine Awards.
A trail through beautiful vineyards, world class wine and one of Europe’s most culturally rich cities? Talk about a great getaway.