Prior to World War I, Vienna was the capital of the powerful Habsburg Empire. Today Vienna's glory is in her past, but the city is still a marvelous place to visit. Most of the grand palaces and buildings are from the 17th century, but they have been well-preserved or substantially renovated. River ship passengers spend the day in Vienna, touring via bus, subway, and on foot. In the evening, a wonderful concert in one of the old palaces is usually available as an optional excursion. Be sure to take time to enjoy a Viennese coffee house and some of the city's highlights in your free time.
The historic center of the city of Vienna is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.