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Discovery tour through historic Vienna

Due to the ideal location with direct connection to the Wiener Linien (subway station Hietzing 300 meters), many cultural sights, popular shopping boulevards as well as restaurants, cafés and bars are within easy reach.

DISCOVER VIENNA - Places of interest:

Schönbrunn & Tiergarten Schönbrunn Schönbrunn, one of the largest Baroque palaces in Europe, was the former summer residence of the imperial family. Schönbrunn Palace attracts around 3 million visitors a year, above all through Empress Maria Theresia, who had her private quarters in the palace and her son Emperor Franz Joseph with "Sissi" made the palace famous. Visit the castle's showrooms, the Wagenburg, the extensive park with the adjoining oldest zoo in the world, which was founded in 1752.

Saint Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna A wonderful walk through the charming old town of Vienna takes you to the "Steffl", as the Viennese affectionately call the landmark of the city. The construction of St. Stephen's Cathedral began around 1137. Since 1470 the catacombs have been the resting places of numerous famous celebrities. With its 137 meters, the South Tower is the eighth highest church in the world.

Hofburg The magnificent former imperial residence and present seat of the Austrian Federal President offers a multitude of sights. You can visit the Imperial Apartments, the Treasury, the Silver Collection, the Sisi Museum, the Spanish Riding School, the Hofburg Chapel of the Vienna Boys Choir or the State Rooms of the Austrian National Library. Its oldest part is the castle chapel, built between 1447 and 1449.

The Ringstraße A street built in place of the former city wall around the historic city centre, with a large number of Vienna's most famous representative public buildings (such as Parliament, City Hall, Opera House, Burgtheater, Old University), private palaces, monuments, parks and elegant cafés.

Hint: With the yellow "Vienna-Ring-Tram" you can comfortably "turn around the ring". LCD screens in the wagons provide information about the highlights along the route, and headphones provide information in several languages. Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 30-minute intervals.

Rathausplatz Whether Lifeball or Christkindlmarkt, the Vienna Rathausplatz is one of the most important squares in Vienna. The town hall is the seat of the Viennese provincial government and the mayor.

Haus des Meeres (House of the Sea) Impressive collection of more than 10,000 animal species, including over 3,000 living marine animals, housed in a former flak tower of "Esterhazy Park" from the Second World War. The House of the Sea is one of Vienna's main attractions, especially for families.

Vienna Prater Since 1766, the Prater, Vienna's largest amusement park, has been open to the public. A visit to this Viennese institution is an absolute must if you are staying in the Danube metropolis! Nothing stands in the way of a ride on the famous Wiener Riesenrad (Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel) or the Liliput Railway.

Heuriger A must for wine lovers is a visit to one of the many cosy Viennese wine taverns. The most famous wine taverns are located on the outskirts of Vienna, Grinzing, Neustift, Kahlenbergdörfl and Stammersdorf.

Our personal favorites are:

  • Feuerwehr Wagner
  • Schübel-Auer and
  • Mayer am Pfarrplatz

VIENNA HIGHLIGHTS & Museums

Belvedere The magnificent Belvedere palaces and the unique palace park are among the most beautiful in Europe and offer a unique view of Vienna. The Lower Belvedere was built between 1714 and 1717, the Upper Belvedere between 1721 and 1724. They also house various exhibitions and collections of world-famous paintings, including Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss".

Albertina Museum Built between 1742 and 1745, directly behind the State Opera, this gallery is known for the world's largest collection of prints, drawings and interesting changing special exhibitions.

Kunstforum Wien Whether classical modern or avant-garde, here art lovers will find everything their heart desires.

Haus der Musik (House of Music) A modern and interactive museum about music and sound.

Kunsthaus Wien Colourful surfaces, irregular shapes, rampant green - characteristics of the painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The Kunsthaus contains an exhibition of Hundertwasser's work as well as changing exhibitions of contemporary art. Not far away is the so-called "Hundertwasser House", Vienna's most eccentric community building.

Museum Quartier MQ One of the world's largest areas for modern art, which houses a large number of museums and cultural organisations (the best known are the Leopold Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kunsthalle or the ZOOM Children's Museum) as well as a wide variety of restaurants, cafés and art shops, and its lively atmosphere invites visitors to linger.

Leopold Museum The heart of the Museumsquartier with an impressive collection of masterpieces of Austrian Modernism by artists such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Alfred Kubin and many others.

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History) The museum was built around 1891 for the extensive collections of paintings, coins, banknotes, orders and medals of the imperial family. Today, with its picture gallery and the world's largest Bruegel collection, it is one of the most important classical art collections in the world.

Natural History Museum The architectural mirror image of the Kunsthistorisches Museum opposite, built around 1881, invites you on a journey through 39 exhibition halls, a zoological and an anthropological section, a planetarium, a meteorite collection and a cupola room with a “Steller's See cow”.

Hofmobiliendepot – Möbel Museum Wien (Imperial Furniture Collection - Furniture Museum Vienna) The museum presents former imperial living culture with thousands of exhibits from five centuries, with a focus on Biedermeier and historicism, as well as curiosities such as an imperial travel throne or rococo spittoons.

Entertainment If you are a music or theatre lover, you can choose from a wide range of cultural events from classical to modern art.

Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera) The traditional opera house on the Opern-Ring is also known as the venue of the Vienna Opera Ball. You can find detailed information on the programme, programmes and guided tours at www.staatsoper.at

Volksoper (People's Opera) Vienna's great opera, operetta, musical and dance theatre. For detailed information on schedules and programmes, please visit www.volksoper.at

Burgtheater One of the most renowned theatres in the German-speaking area. Interesting guided tours through the house and its history are also offered. Schedules, programmes and information about guided tours can be found at www.burgtheater.at. The Volksgarten with its beautiful rose arrangements is situated between the Burgtheater and the famous Heldenplatz.

Volkstheater (Folk Theatre) At www.volkstheater.at you will find all information about the programme and further information about this theatre, which also impresses with its beautiful historical structure.

Theater in der Josefstadt (Theatre in the Josefstadt) Smaller, historical theatre in the 8th district that perfectly reflects and conveys the flair of Viennese theatre culture. The Schnitzler performances of the house are legendary.

Konzerthaus/Musikverein (Concert House/Music Society) Traditional houses that testify to the city's worldwide reputation as a leading music metropolis. The venues of the most famous international and national greats in the industry. The Musikverein also achieved worldwide fame as the venue for the Vienna New Year's Concert. For detailed information on schedules, programmes or guided tours, please visit www.konzerthaus.at or www.musikverein.at.

Musicals Vienna is the city of musicals. A list of all current performances can be found at http://www.musicalvienna.at/index.php/en/home.

Shopping

Mariahilferstrasse One of the most famous shopping boulevards in Vienna, with a multitude of department stores, boutiques, cafés and bars.

Kärntnerstraße, Graben and Kohlmarkt Vienna's most exclusive shopping mile.

Naschmarkt A market with a unique flair! Besides fruit and vegetables you will find delicacies and spices from all over the world. The Naschmarkt offers a large variety of gastronomic establishments for every taste. On Saturdays, the Naschmarkt is home to the city's best-known “Flohmarkt” (Jumble market).