The capital of Austria will forever be known forhis waltzes and romance, but this city is also a modern metropolis at theforefront of culture and innovation. Located on the banks of Danube Viennaevokes scenes of elegant balls, gilded palaces and chandelier lit cafes. Todayit is a pioneer of modern music and food, making it one of Europe's mostliveable and exciting cities.
For six centuries, Viennawas the capital of the Habsburg Empire. Its dynasty is still visible in itsgrand palaces, ornate fountains and monuments from some of the greatestarchitectural eras. Discover Vienna's HofburgImperial Palace and walk through the adjacent Volksgarten. Visit theAlbertina, one of Europe's finest art galleries and stylish MuseumsQuartier,one of the world's largest cultural districts.
Go to Stephenplatz for the towering St. Stephen'sCathedral and the nearby Minoritenkirche. Visit the Natural History Museum,Vienna City Hall, Austrian Parliament and the ViennaState Opera, which are some of the city’s most popular culturalattractions, all close to the city centre. Admire the beloved paintings ofKlimt at the Burgtheater at the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Belvedere.Those travelling with a family will love the Schönbrunn Palace, which houses theTiergarten Schönbrunn on its grounds: one of the oldest zoos in the world.
Many of the world’s most influential composers,artists and philosophers once called Vienna home, everywhere you’ll findreferences to icons like Strauss, Mozart, Schubert, Mahler, Haydn, Freud andKlimt. Many of them are buried in the central cemetery, a reminder of Vienna'sreputation as an epicentre for the arts.
On top all this, Viennese cuisine is undergoing arenaissance, so make sure you try both the traditional favourites likeSachtertorte and Wienerschnitzel, as well as their modern innovations. The OldBakery Demel, the Sluka Cafe and Cafe Sperl are all beloved Viennainstitutions, and perfect for foodies, while Salm Brau brewery and wineryWeingut Wolff perfect place to discover the renowned beers and wines from theregion. Hit the city in the evening and enjoy Viennese music and club scene.
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