Vienna – a must see for every tourist

Oct 30, 12 Vienna – a must see for every tourist

Vienna has been one of the most popular tourist attractions for many years and its reputation of a fascinating and cultural city is well deserved. The Austrian capital has anything a culture lover could be interested in: museums, castles, historic buildings and many more. The city breathes history and every street is a cultural testimony of the former Habsburg Empire. You can indulge yourself in long and pleasant visits through imposing castles, learn all about Austrian history by going in one of the many museums or just stroll through the well-maintained parks. In fact, no matter what you choose to do in Vienna, you will most likely have a great time and also learn something new.
Perhaps the most important of all Viennese attractions is the Schonbrunn Palace. This summer residence of the Imperial family is one of the biggest and most majestic in the world, having more than 1440 rooms and many more metres of additional space. This palace is a must see, but before rushing for a ticket, you should remember that there are many things to see here and you should reserve the whole day just for Schonbrunn. Apart from the luxurious rooms which show how the Austrian royalty used to live, there are also beautiful gardens, a labyrinth, greenhouse, carriage and furniture museums. Last, but not least, here you can find the Schonbrunn Zoo, which is the oldest in the world, as well as many souvenir shops. As for the other palaces, you cannot leave Vienna without visiting the famous Hofburg, which was also residence of the imperial family and Belvedere, which is now an art museums and is surrounded by breathtaking gardens.

Vienna would not be a cultural destination without museums. And there are many to see, over one hundred, to be more specific. Depending on what you would like to discover, there are museums on all cultural fields: arts, music, history, war, even museums for children. The most notable examples are the Leopold and Albertina museums, which showcase beautiful paintings, but the list can continue to clock, sculpture or memorial museums. The houses of Mozart, Beethoven and other famous musicians were also opened to visitors, so you can learn more about these composers as well.

The Vienna State Opera House, opened in 1869 is also a spending example of the Neo-Renaissance architectural style and witnessing one of the shows there is a must if you
love classical music. Even strolling on the Viennese streets is a cultural treat. Combining old and new, the Austrian style is pregnant especially when it comes to buildings, which belong either to the rococo architecture or to the latest glassy and modern style. The trip is not complete without visiting the awe-inspiring Stephansdom Cathedral and the impressive sculptures scattered all around the city. For fun, you can also go to the Prater amusement park, where the whole family can enjoy quality moments.