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Vienna is a place where you can discover a rich diversity of styles and eras. Baroque opulence and cool avant-garde coexist in an exciting creative environment.
There is much to see: From Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral to the Imperial Palace to the Art Nouveau splendor of the Secession, from the magnificent baroque palace Schönbrunn to the Museum of Fine Arts to modern architecture at the MuseumsQuartier. In Vienna, there are over 27 castles and more than 150 palaces. And over 100 museums beckon …
St. Stephen’s Cathedral
is at the religious and geographical heart of the city and the
giant Pummerin bell features on television as it rings in the New Year.
At Schönbrunn Palace
the imperial family had 1,441 rooms to choose from, many of which are open to visitors. The Schlosspark contains a number of architectural masterpieces such as the Palm House and the zoo, which was crowned Europe’s best in 2015.
A trip around Vienna‘s magnificent Ringstrasse
boulevard is always a special sightseeing experience whether you are on foot or taking a ride in the Ring Tram or a traditional fiacre. The magnificent boulevard is lined with parks and breathtaking buildings.
, a baroque architectural jewel, consists of two palaces (Upper and Lower Belvedere), which today house Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present day. It is home to the world’s largest collection of Klimt paintings including his most
famous work, The Kiss.
, a venerable former palace, is now home to one of the world’s leading art collections.
Renowned 20th century artists are represented at the MuseumsQuartier
. Built by Baroque architect Fischer von Erlach, the former court stables now host one of the 10 world’s largerst cultural quarters.
The Museum of Fine Art
is devoted to Old Masters. Art treasures from Rubens, Titian, Rembrandt and Raphael are on display as well as the world’s largest collection of works by Bruegel.
The Vienna State Opera
is prized for its exceptional acoustics. There are performances almost 300 nights a year and a different billing virtually every day.
The Giant Ferris Wheel
is open year round and is one of the most frequented attractions in the Danube metropolis. Enjoy the view of the city from almost 200 feet up.