Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria which is also a major host for international organizations. It is also known to be “The City of Dreams” with high quality of life. Visiting Vienna is always a treat as the city impress with its breathtaking architecture, top tourist destinations, cosmopolitan atmosphere, beautiful and cultural hotspots, perfect locations, busy program of events and entertainment and plethora of eye-soothing sights. A single visit to the city adds charm to your life. If you are looking for an escape from hustle and bustle of the city, plan a day-long vacations here. Use high-speed coaches, trains, and cars and plan a worthy visit to Vienna.
The capital of Austria, Vienna hosts to about one-third of the country’s population and is the primary city. The UN Organization is there in this metropolitan city and is a significant cultural, economic and political base for Austria. Vienna is known around the world as the city of music and the city of dreams. There are a lot of historical buildings and gardens to visit in Vienna. Renowned as one of the most livable cities in the world, Vienna is a popular tourist destination. People visit Vienna to enjoy a high quality of life. If you are planning a trip to Vienna, then you must visit the following place
St. Stephens Cathedral (Stephansdom)
Known as the most prominent national symbol, this magnificent cathedral is known for its intricately tiled roof and nearly 500-foot-tall South Tower. The cathedral has played an important part in the culture and history of Vienna with the amazing views of the entire city. St Stephen’s Cathedral has 22 bells in total and most of the bells have either religious or imperial names to celebrate Austria’s rich culture and religion. To feel the panel paintings, textile arts, sculptures and medieval manuscripts; just book hotels in Vienna near St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Museum Of Fine Arts (Kunsthistorisches Museum)
The Museum of Fine Arts is a house of the fabulous art collection and the royal dynasty of Austria for over 600 years. You will find amazing art treasures including Roman, Greek, and Egyptian antiquities inside the Museum. Also, European paintings and sculptures, a library specializing in Austrian theater, and a coin collection named one of the five best in the world can be found here. Buy ticket for Euro 15 for adults and free entry for children till age 19. Visit the museum from 10:00am – 6:00pm daily and 10:00am – 9:00pm (Thursdays). Museum remains closed on Mondays.
Located in the heat of Vienna, Schonbrunn Palace is a former imperial residence consisting of 1,441 rooms with the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country. It has always been a major tourist attraction since years. Visit the place and explore the history of the palace that reflects the changing interests, tastes and aspirations of successive monarchs. Palace remains open from 8 am to 5 pm. Pre-book Schonbrunn Palace tickets and avoid queues at ticket office.
Best recognized as Vienna’s market, it has around 120 market stands and restaurants which offers a colorful culinary offering ranging from Viennese to Indian, and Vietnamese to Italian. It is the real market for food in Vienna for locals as well as tourists. If you are thinking to have a dinner here, book a hotel Naschmarkt. Experience the best things from all over the world and make your trip to Vienna memorable.
Founded in 1752 and known as the oldest existing zoo in the world, it is the perfect place for a journey into the fascinating world of the animal kingdom. Tiergarten is the world’s oldest and Europe’s best zoo and home to more than 700 species of animals including tigers, orangutans, koalas, elephants, and many more. Immerse yourself in the magic of the Amazon and feel the heat of a tropical rainforest in the heart of Europe. Have an unforgettable experience and create the memories.
Known as a place of art and creativity, the MuseumsQuartier is a 90,000 m², 60 cultural institutions which has become great symbol of classical and unique modernism. Book hotel MuseumsQuartier, and recreate the best memories with your loved ones. Here, the spectrum ranges from the visual arts to architecture, fashion, music, street art, theater, literature, dance, design, photography and children’s culture. The Museum is best known to feature everything from dance performances, exhibition projects and film festivals to literary readings and even DJ line-ups.
Built around 1715 by Fischer von Erlach, Karlskirche is a magnificent religious building with a large cupola. It has become one of Vienna’s best known landmarks with eminent work efforts. The exhibits in the small Museo Borromeo include the traveling clothes of the Bishop of Milan. Once you visit the place, you will feel the breathtaking view into the nave from above. Purchase Karlskirche tickets and reveal the iconography with designs and construction.
Set in the midst of a wonderful garden, the Volksgarten Club is the disco in Vienna city center which has become a popular place for party culture. Also, it is a park which was opened to the public in 1823. When you go “to the Volksgarten”, you will definitely not talk about the park but about a disco. Here, the music consists of house, disco and party hits.
Church Of The Jesuits (Universitatskirche)
Inspired by ancient principles of Baroque architecture, Church of the Jesuits is one of the most visited churches in Vienna. Built between 1623 and 1627, the exterior of this building has been kept minimal with a facade that employs twin towers. Also, it features an opulent interior with a host of gilding, allegorical ceiling frescoes and ersatz marble pillars. Once you visit Church of the Jesuits, you will be impressed with its remarkable architectures. Come and explore the real masterpiece featuring a must watch techniques.
Hofburg Palace is the President’s official residence and hosts several leading museums, hotels and galleries of Vienna. Hofburg Palace is an imposing palace complex that celebrates the power and prestige of the Habsburg Empire and has been the largest residence for hundreds of years for the rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After their creation in the 13th century, the buildings in Hofburg Palace have undergone numerous modifications and the magnificent semi-circular Neue Burg is the most noteworthy. The broad variety of displayed works at this museum was admired by recent travellers and they noticed the magnitude and the volume of art inside the structures.
A travel to Viennese Rathausplatz will not be missed when you visit Vienna. Rathaus was was designed in neo-gothic architecture during 1800’s in order to accommodate the mayor’s offices. The City Hall has five buildings, of which the tallest is in the center and is topped by an historical and iconic Rathausman statue.
The Belvedere is not only a magnificent Baroque palace, but also houses one of the most important pieces of art in Austria, with the key works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. In the third district of the area, on the south-east side of its core, the buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape. It was made by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt as the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy, who was a general and art connoisseur. The 24 paintings by Gustav Klimt are the heart collection of Belvedere museum.
Vienna State Opera
Great design and opera are associated with Vienna and these are provided in abundance by the Vienna State Opera. The Renaissance Revival venue with 1709 seats became the first significant building on the Vienna Ring Road. Designed between 1861 and 1869, it was opened as the Vienna Court Theatre. The Vienna’s City Development Fund commissioned the Opera House as a first major structure on the Vienna Ringstrasse.
Vienna Natural History Museum
Vienna Natural History Museum has an extensive collection of minerals, meteors, precious stoned, dinosaur fossils, prehistory and animal skeletons. The museum’s collection is one of the most significant in Europe with more than 30 million objects and new acquisitions arrive continuously. This interesting venue even has a digital planetarium, where you can watch exciting films around the universe. Regular adult ticket costs €12 or the one-time free entry can be made with Vienna Pass.
Prater Amusement Park
If you want to enjoy a lot with your family, then there could be nothing better than Prater Amusement Park. Once a hunting ground is now converted into a public amusement park that is free to enter. You can enjoy multiple rides and visit various stalls at Prater Amusement Park. If you want to enjoy some amazing food, then there are several cafés and restaurants to sit back and experience the beauty.
Whenever you plan a trip to Vienna, must visit these places and enjoy your time with your friends and family.