Austrias capital city stands in the far east of the country on the River Danube. Visitors with a hire car in Vienna can easily explore the surrounding landscape of hills, mountains, lakes and farmland. The historic Slovakian capital Bratislava is only 80 miles via the A6/A4 motorways and the watersport playground of Lake Neusiedl is 40 miles down the A4. Other local highlights include the glorious hilltop abbey at Melk, the ancient romantic Lichtenstein Castle and the Seegrotte, Europes largest underground lake where you can take boat trips. Vienna International Airport is 11 miles to the south east of the city.