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Reviewed on 7 Jul 2020
Pocket Guide: Vienna
Hotels in Vienna
Vienna is the capital city of Austria and is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. The city is famous for its art and culture and has provided us with some of the world’s grandest classical composers, including Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss. To celebrate one of its most famous sons, Mozart’s only surviving Viennese residence has been turned into a museum called Mozarthaus and is certainly worth visiting. Located in Vienna’s old town, it’s close to the famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral, also one to get the camera out for.
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.
Rich in Culture and History
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) and makes a great jumping off point for those looking to explore the region. Of course, you don’t have to leave the city to find a whole slew of incredible sights, sensations and unforgettable experiences – the only problem is figuring out where to begin. The Stephansplatz square (named after the Stephansdom cathedral) is the perfect place to start out your journey around this great city, and is located conveniently right in the centre.
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 with couples seeking a short city break or a romantic getaway, and it does not disappoint. Make sure you try the Weiner Schnitzel while you’re there, and leave a little room for the Sachertorte too.