Austria’s capital has so much to love—grandiose architecture, sophisticated coffeehouses, and a thriving contemporary art scene. Its distinctly European elegance will charm and delight you. Here are the top spots to visit to make sure you don’t miss out.
1) Vienna State Opera
Patrons of the arts will love the splendour of the Vienna State Opera. It is home to a world class opera company, and it also stages ballet productions. With shows running approximately 300 days of the year, it isn’t hard to stop by for a show at this world class theatre.
2) Vienna City Hall
Vienna City Hall, or Wiener Rathaus, is a mammoth neo-Baroque masterpiece. It is still the functioning city hall for the Austrian capital, and over 2000 people work in the hall. Press conferences, balls and concerts are frequently held in the picturesque building. Visitors can also participate in guided tours of the building.
3) Schönbrunner Gardens
The Schönbrunner Gardens are the magnificent and immaculately manicured gardens that surround the Schonbrunn Palace. Schonbrunn Palace was the imperial summer residence of monarchs, and the gardens were a beautiful extension of this architectural splendour. You can easily fill an entire day walking around the labyrinthine gardens, enjoying the sights, and taking pictures.
4) Belvedere Castle
Belvedere Castle, also known as Schloss Belvedere, is a Baroque palace in Vienna. Its lavish architecture is widely admired, and its halls are lined with art from renowned national artists. The complex is surrounded by a beautiful water basin that adds another level of luxury and sophistication.
5) The Viennese Christmas Market
The Viennese Christmas Market is located right outside of City Hall, and it is an annual tradition. The area is turned into a festive wonderland where you can purchase gifts, handicrafts and special holiday treats. If you are visiting during the holiday season, it is an absolute must.
6) Central Cemetery
Central Cemetery is among the world’s largest cemeteries at 495 acres. Many famous Austrian composers are buried there, including Mozart, Brahms, and Beethoven. Walk around and take a look at the fascinating monuments and sculptures throughout. It’s a great way to learn a little bit about Austrian history and culture.
7) Hofburg Imperial Palace
Built in the 13th century, Hofburg Palace was once the imperial palace of Austria. It still stands today as as the official residence and office of Austria’s president. Its impeccable architecture is sophisticated and charming, and it is one of the top tourist attractions in the country. You will not regret seeing this marvel in person.
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