Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies on the Danube River. The city’s great legacy of art and intellect has been shaped by legendary figures such as Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is well known for its Imperial palaces, museums, historical and contemporary buildings and most importantly for its music venues. Planning a vacation in Vienna? Here are some of the things to do in Vienna.
The Music Venues
Vienna’s most famous attractions, undoubtedly, are its music venues. The grand Wiener Staatsoper, on the Ring, is well known for its opera and ballet shows. The Musikverein and the Weiner Konzerthaus are known for their appealing classical music. Downstairs the Konzerthaus is Brut, the contemporary and ultra-modern cabaret performance-art theater. The University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna runs an array of performances and concerts around the city.
Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburgs’ summer residence is one of the major interesting tourist attractions in Vienna. This 18th –century summer palace is a Cultural World Heritage Site with lavish rococo ceremonial rooms, and gardens with a maze. The Belvedere is a Baroque palace in Vienna that houses art from Middle Ages to the present day. The palace has notable collections of Klimt. The Hofburg Palace is the other Baroque building with a complex of museums.
Art defines this city! The 20th-century modern art lovers must visit the Schloss Belvedere and the 21er Haus, and the Leopold Museum. The rotating exhibits at the Kunstahalle, and the modern art at the MUMOK within the Museums Quartier are a must visit places. On the other side of the Ring, the MAK houses showpieces of applied arts.
After these places, the Café Pruckel across the street and the Naschmarkt, a mile-long area of restaurants and produce shops are interesting places to visit. In the Second District, the Prater Amusement Park and the Augarten are two of the most family-friendly places you will get to see around.