Vienna is the capital of Austria, a country in the heart of central Europe. Known as the city of music, it is the birthplace of the Waltz and the resting place of Beethoven. This grandiose city once controlled most of Europe but is now better known for its enviable collection of historic and artistic treasures.
Traveller Ian Wright begins his trip at the Hofburg Palace, once home to the famous Hapsburg dynasty. He then heads for the city's cemetery where over two and a half million people have been laid to rest. After a look around the Freud museum he heads out of town to learn Mauthausen's gruesome past. Returning to Vienna he ends his journey at one of the city's famous balls.
Along the way... - Explore the city on a bicycle.
- Admire the world's largest emerald.
- Soak up the atmosphere at the weekend flea market.
- Pay homage at the graves of Schubert, Brahms and Beethoven.