Vienna is ranked as one of the cities that offers the highest quality of life in the world. Indeed, this city attracts the locals and visitors alike with splendid attractions, excellent public transport and fabulous eateries, cafés, and bars.
The following are the top things to do while visiting the Austrian Capital.
This Palace is located in Vienna’s third district.
It was built by Prince Eugene of Savoy as his summer residence. It consists of two seperate buildings: the Upper and Lower Belvedere. The two buildings are connected by a stunning baroque garden.
Listen to the Calming Burbles of the Hochstrahlbrunnen Fountain
The Hochstrahlbrunnen Fountain is located at Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna’s 3rd District. It is one of the most important squares in central Vienna.
In details, the edge of the Hochstrahlbrunnen has a circle of 365 little fountains, representing the individual days of a year. There are also six medium size fountains and a central island that symbolize the seven days of the week.
Likewise, there are 12 high fountains which symbolize the months of the year, and the 24 small fountains for the hours of a day. And last but not least, from the central island, there are 30 fountains that represent the days of a month.
At night, this beautiful fountain customarily glows red, pink, yellow, purple, blue and green.
To sum up, this Russian monument is pretty impressive and worth seeing. It is definitely somewhere to stop over for a rest or just sit and watch Austrian life go by.
Schönbrunn Palace is located in Hietzing, Vienna. It is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in Austria. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years.
Dine At The Schönbrunn Palace
Learn About Habsburg Monarchy
The Grand Tour of the Schönbrunn palace is something that we really enjoyed. In general, it is an audio guided tour through many of the palace rooms. This tour provides good insight into the history of the Habsburg family.
Hang Out at the Gardens of Schönbrunn Palace
Chill Out At Burggarten Gardens And See The Mozart Statue
The Burggarten gardens is located just behind the Neue Burg and next to the Butterfly House. This is beautiful park which contains three statues of significant Austrians.
One of these statues is of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This is a famous and influential composer of the classical era. It has a floral bed shaped like a treble cleft in the garden.
This is nice park to pass time while waiting for some of the sites to open.
Visit St Stephen’s Cathedral
St Stephen’s Cathedral is a landmark of Vienna and one of the most important Gothic church in the city. The cathedral is about 197 meters long and 34 meters wide and has four towers.
This is an amazing church with a rich history. Certainly, it’s worth visiting!
Learn The Austrian History At The Hofburg Imperial Palace
Unlike Vienna’s other royal residences, Hofburg is located within the city. Sitting on the South Western edge of the Inner City, the 13th-century palace shelters several individual attractions, and if you want the full royal experience, you’ll need to spend at least half a day here.
We visited the Hofburg palace royal apartments, and the ticket gave us also an entry to the silver exhibition and the Sisi exhibition too.
Overall, it is worth a visit and has a relatively modest entrance fee.
Get Lost In the MuseumsQuartier
The MuseumsQuartier is a place of art and creativity. There are renowned museums here, as well as visual arts, to architecture, music, fashion, theater, dance, literature and children’s culture, to game culture, street art, design and photography.
It is located in an area with a fantastic and lively atmosphere. Futhermore, it’s very close to the main tourist attractions of Vienna and frequented by the locals. Majority of the people after enjoying the museums, have a drink or dinner in the different bars founded in the central square.
Innumerable cultural events also take place throughout the year in the courtyards of the MuseumsQuartier. Infact, the night we visited there was a live DJ with music and a light show. I would highly recommend it.
“Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” ~Pat Conroy
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