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Published: Wed 19 Nov 2014 at 12:11
Updated: Wed 19 Nov 2014 at 12:41
Vienna is a wonderful city to welcome in the New Year. The Austrian capital is famed for its several Christmas markets, yet Vienna has just as many magical ways to celebrate the arrival of 2015.
As Jet2.com and Jet2holidays offer flights and city breaks to Vienna over the New Year, here are some of the highlights of what is sure to be a momentous occasion:
The Innere Stadt
Enjoy an inspired countdown in Vienna’s Old Town! The party begins on the afternoon of the 31 December, when you can join the New Year’s Eve Trail to try delicious Viennese delicacies washed down with plenty of punch.
Within the heart of the historic centre, you can give the waltz a whirl with lessons by local dance schools, as well as listen to tuneful classical music on the Graben.
The Ringstrasse is the famous road that encircles the Innere Stadt, lined with grand attractions. It will be celebrating its 150th year in 2015. To mark this milestone, the Ringstrasse will become part of the New Year’s Eve Trail.
It will even host the Wiener Silvesterlauf – a New Year’s Eve Run of just over 5km!
After the final seconds of 2014 have been counted down, Vienna continues the worldwide tradition of filling the night sky with fireworks. Watch in wonder as a glittering array of colours shower the stunning City Hall Square.
A world-famous performance
The Vienna Philharmonic will be welcoming the New Year in the most beautiful way imaginable, by playing a selection of classical pieces by the Johann Strauss family. Watch the concert on a big screen in front of the City Hall and soak up the celebratory atmosphere.
Whatever you choose to do, you’ll enjoy a fine start to 2015 in Vienna.