Many train journeys are regularly available from the UK to Vienna. The quickest and easiest route involves boarding a EuroStar from London St Pancras to Brussels, where you can then catch a high speed train to Cologne and then an overnight train to Vienna. Trains from London to Brussels leave every 2- 3 hours. EuroStar also have a service to Gare de Nord station for those who would prefer pass through Paris and journey on from there. French owned TVG, InterCity Express (ICE) and Thalys all offer high speed train services to Munich, Cologne and many other major centres which means there are some alternate routes and stop-overs available. Overnight train services to Vienna are operated by City Night Line and Austrian Railways.
The city of music and dreams Vienna is the capital city of Austria and was the home of the Habsburg dynasty that dominated Europe in the 18th Century.Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn and many other famous composers contributed to a legacy of musical and theatrical excellence which continues today. Exploring famous theatres and Opera Houses like the Burgtheater and the internationally acclaimed Theater an der Wien is a must do for visitors. The imperial treasury of the Habsburg dynasty is housed within their former home the magnificent Hofburg Palace, now the residence of the Austrian president. Amongst other priceless artefacts the treasury contains an agate bowl from Constantinople which was claimed to be the Holy Grail. Not far from the Palace are the Kunsthistorisches Museum of paintings by old masters and the Museum of Modern Art.In a city that abounds in breathtaking architecture the Hundertwasserhaus apartment complex in the Landstrabe district still stands out and is one of Vienna's most visited attractions.