• Posted:Monday, December 14, 2009
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Vienna easier to get to than ever before
If you've been considering booking a room in a hostel in Vienna at some point in your life, seriously consider doing so right now as several airlines are in such serious competition with each other that fares have dropped substantially.

According to Emma Johnson of the Liverpool Daily Post, easyJet and Aer Lingus are in the throes of battle and other companies like British Airways and Austrian Airlines - nationalised firms - are also keen to maintain their positions as industry players. Let them fight it out, I say, because what it means for us lucky travellers is that we get cheaper flights!

Ms Johnson noted that single fares from some London airports have fallen below £10 this year, which, as she says, is an excellent reason to pop over to "one of Europe's most elegant and historic cities".

She recommended those on holiday in Vienna take a little trip to the Museum of Fine Arts - one of the best activities she took part in while there herself. Apparently it has a massive collection of paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Durer, Raphael and Velazquez, as well as "the largest batch of Bruegels anywhere in the world". So if you're into your art, this sounds like the place to go.

It might also be interesting if you like a bit of history on holiday. The building itself was constructed in 1891 as a house for all the treasures of the imperial family and opposite it is the Museum of Natural History, which was designed by Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer.

What's more, Ms Johnson also suggested you catch the subway to Prater Park - where there is a Ferris wheel - and check out some of the Lippizaner horses that can be found at the Spanish Riding School.

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