From the grand buildings on the Ringstrasse to the manicured gardens and riverfront walking paths, Vienna’s sights are as romantic as they get. Whether you take your sweetheart on a dinner cruise or splurge on a chamber music concert, you’ll find that romance is always in the air. Here's how to woo your beloved in the Austrian capital.
Attend a Classical Music Concert
Dress up for an evening on the town, and head out to a classical music performance in one of Vienna's lovely concert halls. Whether you splurge on a show and dinner at the grand concert hall at Schönbrunn Palace or attend a chamber music concert in a more intimate venue, nothing beats listening to pieces by famous Viennese composers like Mozart and Strauss in this music-loving city.
Take a Dinner Cruise
River cruises are a popular Viennese sightseeing option, and many boats offer romantic dinner cruises on the Danube River. Hop aboard a boat with your sweetheart, and see the riverfront sights lit up at night while enjoying traditional Austrian cuisine complemented by local wines and live music.
See the Royal Jewels
Though you may not be wealthy enough to adorn your beloved with jewels befitting kings and queens, you can still experience the opulence of the House of Habsburg with a visit to Vienna’s regal Imperial Treasury. Take your time exploring with a self-guided tour so you can marvel at one of the grandest emeralds in the world and admire jewelry once worn by empresses.
Learn How to Walz
Spin around a 19th century ballroom during a private Viennese waltz lesson. Follow along with a private instructor, and learn the basics of this stately dance, which is an essential part of the city’s cultural heritage. Learning this romantic dance in such an elegant setting may just sweep you off your feet.
Take a Day Trip
Nothing says romance like a spontaneous trip. If you love the hustle and bustle of an urban setting, try an excursion to one of the other nearby cities, such as Prague or Bratislava. Travelers who prefer a breath of fresh air can take a jaunt into the scenic countryside or simply head to the verdant Vienna Woods, just a short drive from the city center.