In the capital of Austria you will find classical music theaters, coffee bars and palaces as in the past, a historic zoo, modern nightclubs and galleries.
Explore the ‘City of Music’ on the Danube. What you should definitely do is eat something in class restaurants, dance in modern clubs and study the local art scene closely. Go back in time and admire beautiful palaces from countless building periods with impressive fountains, parks and monuments.
Vienna has been the capital of Austria since the end of World War I, but before that it was the capital of the Habsburg Empire for more than six centuries. In the new Vienna folk culture thrives, but history and tradition are never far away in the classic listed buildings, parks and coffee bars.
If you stay in Vienna from November to March, when it is cold, you can visit the many museums and try out cozy restaurants with traditional sweet or savory dishes, such as the Sachertorte and the Wiener Schnitzel.
Do not miss the Imperial Palace Hofburg of Vienna. Admire the riches of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which fell a little more than a century ago. Take the opportunity to visit the Albertina, one of the world’s most important art galleries, and the stylish MuseumsQuartier, a large cultural complex.
The Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum), the Rathaus (Vienna City Hall) and the Vienna State Opera are other popular cultural attractions within a radius of one kilometer from the center. This center is bordered to the east by the Danube and the Ringstraße (ring road). Thanks to Vienna’s excellent public transport, you can also easily explore the area outside the city.
Admire paintings by Klimt in the Burgtheater, the Art History Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum) or the Belvedere. Families will love to visit the Schönbrunn Palace, which houses the oldest zoo in the world.
Many influential composers, extraordinary artists and great thinkers have called Vienna their home. So you will find many references to creative geniuses such as Strauss, Mahler, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Freud and Klimt. Many of them are buried in the central cemetery, the best proof of how important Vienna was to art at the time.