Vienna is the capital city of Austria, the country's most populous and largest city, enjoying worldwide recognition. Located in the northeastern part of the country, it has a beautiful view of the Alps since it is at the extension that is easternmost to the Alps, which lie in the Vienna Basic. It is a beautiful city and has been ranked as one of the best cities in the world. The city lies on both sides of the Danube River.
The climate is classified as oceanic, and the city enjoys both warm summers and really cold winters. For administrative purposes, the city is comprised of 23 different districts, referred to as bezirke in the local language. The standard of living is very high in Vienna.
The city is one of the wealthiest regions in the European Union, which is impressive considering the other cities included in the European Union. It is also extremely popular for tourists due to the various attractions available here. The churches and historical sites in Vienna are known worldwide. This includes churches like the Church of the Augustinians, the Church of the Friars Minor, and the Church of Maria am Gestade.
One of the most beloved sites in Vienna is the Schönbrunn Palace, the most popular tourist destination in Austria. The Palace is located in near the Wien River, between Hietzing and Meidling. It is included in the World Heritage Sites list by UNESCO and is an important historical landmark.
Another important site in Vienna is the Hofburg Palace, which lies at the centre of Vienna. Vienna is also well known for the many cultural festivals and a great culture of music and arts. Greats like Mozart and Beethoven have performed in Vienna. Two of Germany's finest theatres are also in Vienna, including Burgtheater located at Universitätsring, and Volkstheater which is located in the Neustiftgasse.
Vienna is also famous for its grandiose and is considered the Ball capital of the world, with over 400 grand balls happening here every year. The imperial Ball is the most exclusive one here every year, with people coming in from all over the world. Other cultural festivals which attract tourists include The Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker, which is a new year celebration, the May Day festival, The Vienna Opera Ball, The Life Ball, The Wiener Festwochen, and The Vienna city marathon. There are also over a 100 art museums located here. Other attractions include Naturhistorisches Museum, Belvedere Palace, and the Palais Augarten.
In German, Belvedere means ‘beautiful views’ and this palace do justice to its name. The Belvedere Palace was built in the 1600’s by Prince Eugene Savor and is divided into two parts. The Upper Palace was the Prince’s party house, whereas the Lower Palace was his garden villa that was designed by architect Lucas von Hildebrandt. Back in the 17th century, Prince used the Upper palace to en...
Austria was ruled for six centuries by the House of Habsburg and is considered one of the most famous royal families of Europe. During their reign, they built several residences and churches. The Hofburg Palace is one such construction, and till 1918 it was the Imperial Palace. The palace is a must see destination in Vienna, as it is the centre of government for Austria. The place is currently ho...
The Hundertwasserhaus is a treat for people who love to have a look at architecture. It is a basically an apartment complex that was designed by the famous Friedensreich Hundertwasser and the architects were Peter Pelikan and Joseph Krawina. The construction took place between 1983 and 1985, and the final result was a beautiful building that was completely surrounded by nature, and looked almost s...
If you are in Vienna, then you must visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum. It was built by Emperor Franz Joseph to display the imperial collections. The museum has great artwork done by Europe’s top sculptors, artists, and painters, and the art displayed in the museum will give you a glimpse of the Great Roman and Greek Empire. One of the must go places in the museum is the Picture Gallery, as it has some of the most famous paintings in this world, which includes Giuseppe Arcimboldo's Summer (1563), Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Tower of Babel (1563), and Raphael's Madonna of the Meadow (1506). The main focus of the paintings is culture the 17th century, and you can also view the work of Dürer, Rubens, Tintoretto, Titian, Van Dyck, Van Eyck, and Veronese. Don’t forget to check out the Kunstkammer, as it displays objects that were originally created for Habsburg emperors. There are over 2200 objects displayed, and includes things made from silver, gold, and crystal. The artwork consists of clocks, ivory carvings, tapestries and vessels with precious stones. You will surely by awed by the artwork in the Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) and your visit there will be an experience you won’t forget.