Vienna is the capital city of Austria and is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. The city is famous for its arts and culture and has a great history of providing us with some of the worlds grandest classical musicians including Mozart, Beethoven and Straus. Indeed, Mozart’s only surviving Viennese residence has been turned into a museum called Mozarthaus and is certainly worth visiting. It is located in Vienna’s old town close to the famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
The Vienna State Opera is another must see building that is equally stunning both outside and inside. If you are planning on staying in Vienna for a few days, it’s well worth trying to catch a show at the Wiener Staatsoper.
Vienna’s city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is close to the border of three other Central European countries (Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia). The Stephansplatz square is located in the centre of the city and is the perfect place to start out your journey around this great city. The square is named after the Stephansdom cathedral.
Other places to visit during your trip to Vienna include the Schönbrunn and Hofburg Palace, the world famous Spanish Riding School and the world’s oldest zoo at Tiergarten. Vienna is a popular city for couples seeking a short city break or a romantic weekend getaway.