Flights to Austria
Direct to Vienna Airport
Austrian Airlines and British Airways flies from Heathrow (tends to be more expensive)
Eurowings flies from Stansted (cheaper, more budget, but lots of luggage allowance + legroom seats available)
EasyJet flies from Luton
Ryanair flies from Stansted to Bratislava, but I wouldn’t recommend it, as it isn’t much cheaper, it’s Ryanair, and Bratislava to Vienna is about 1 hour on the bus.
Rust is situated on the shores of Lake Neusiedl (Fertő in Hungarian), a large, shallow basin lake, with surrounding wetland areas.Together the lake and wetlands comprise a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Activities on the lake include sailing, paddleboarding, kite-surfing and windsurfing.
Lake Neusiedl also features a 135km bike path around the circumference of the lake (40 kilometres of which are on the Hungarian shore) with gentle gradients and a well-maintained surface. Rust features a sandy bathing-beach about 2km from the centre.
As Burgenland is the heart of Austrian wine country, the landscape is filled with vineyards and wineries producing high-quality wines.
Vienna has an integrated mass-transit system comprised of busses, trams (Strassenbahn), and underground rail (U-Bahn). Wiener Linien is relatively cheap, and very reliable. You can pay by trip, or if your stay is going to be slightly longer, you can buy a pass that will get you access to everything on Wiener Linien (the transport system) for 24, 48, or 72 hours, or a weekly pass.
The U-Bahn has 5 lines, confusingly named 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. These radial lines converge in the city centre (Innere Stadt, the first district), so it’s very easy to access the centre from wherever you are. The U-Bahn tends to get very busy at peak times (rush hour and lunchtime), so you might have to stand for quite a while if you’re going a long distance on it.
Things to do
As a national and former imperial capital, it's no surprise that Vienna is packed to the rafters with things to do and see.
From the Imperial Treasury (Schatzkammer) to the Schönbrunn Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn) there are places to suit every taste.
The world famous Lipizzaner Stallions perform in the Spanish Riding School, and while tickets to actual performances are expensive, visitors can watch the stallions morning exercises for 15 Euro.
Tiergarten Schönbrunn is the oldest continuously operating zoo in the world, having been founded in the 1750s, day tickets can be purchased online for 18.5 Euro
To be continued