Get to know the center of the powerful empire, with the Hofburg and Schönbrunn palaces, the luxurious Belvedere and Schwarzenberg palaces , the Spanish riding school, the St. Stefan and the attractive Charles Church, the palace and city park, the state and national opera and theater, famous pastry shops, taverns, the famous wheel in the Prater.
Vienna is a magnificent city of fluttering waltzes, the creativity of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Strauss captivates with its opulence, architecture and cultural heritage, leaving visitors with no unfulfilled moment.
Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities to visit. Narrow cobbled streets, buildings in baroque and neo-classical style, street musicians and carriages, exude the spirit of past centuries… Vienna is also a city of music. The Vienna Philharmonic is one of the most famous in the world, and its New Year’s concert, which takes place every January 1st, is followed by millions of people around the world. Vienna is also a well-known educational center, where the most important figures of our history acquired their knowledge – Vuk Karadžić, Đuro Danićić, Dositej Obradović …
According to research on the quality of housing from 2006, on a list of 250 cities, Vienna was ranked fourth , just behind Zurich, Geneva and Vancouver.
In the center of the city there is one of the most beautiful and largest boulevards – the Ring, which was built in 1857 . Four kilometers long, this boulevard is home to the most famous and most beautiful buildings in Vienna – the Hofburg Palace, the State Opera House, the Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History…
Hofburg Castle was the official residence of the Austrian rulers for centuries. From there, the Habsburgs ruled and forged plans that had a fateful impact on the future of not only the subjects of the Habsburg Monarchy, but also the whole of Europe. The Hofburg is still the seat of political power in Austria today – the president’s office is located there.
TaAlso, in this castle, whose first foundations were laid in the 13th century, today is the home of the Austrian National Library, as well as the “Imperial Treasury” – Schatzkammer.
Another of the unavoidable symbols of Vienna is certainly the Belvedere complex. This palace was built by Eugene of Savoy in the period between 1714 and 1723 . At the time it was built, the palace was outside the city of Vienna itself. Today, it belongs to the area of the third district, from where you can quickly reach the center itself, which speaks of how much Vienna itself has expanded in the past three hundred years. . The palace and its interior are in Rococo style and today it is used for holding important conferences and awards. . The Belvedere Palace also houses a permanent exhibition of paintings by the most famous Austrian painters from the 19th 19. and 20th centuries.
An important symbol of the power and beauty of Austria and Vienna is Schönbrunn Castle, which was built as a counterpart to the great Versailles.
Built in the middle of the 16th century, with 1441 rooms, the castle served as a summer residence for the heads of the Habsburg Monarchy. The famous Napoleon stayed in that castle two hundred years ago during his visit. The palace was also a favorite of the great empress Maria Theresa, who happily listened to six-year-old Mozart in one of the numerous rooms.
Schönbrunn is also home to the oldest zoo in the world, founded in 1752 .
Schönbrunn Zoo is one of the largest in the world with the most varied contents. If you have a little more money and imagination, you can also rent parts of the garden for conferences or, say, a romantic dinner in the room with the aquarium.
Of the more modern buildings, Vienna can certainly be proud of its impressive office buildings as well as the United Nations building. The most picturesque is certainly the Hundertwasserhaus, which is irresistibly reminiscent of Gaudi’s masterpieces in terms of creativity and lucidity. Built in the mid-eighties according to the design of Friedrich Hundetwasser, it is one of the greatest architectural and artistic features of Vienna. Today, it is home to numerous artists and painters.
If you are tired of sightseeing in Vienna, or you prefer a more leisurely pace of sightseeing, it is definitely best to sit down and drink the famous, real, Viennese coffee.