Vienna, Austria


Vienna is the capital city of the Republic of Austria in Europe. Major tourist attractions include the imperial palaces of the Hofburg and Schönbrunn (also home to the world’s oldest zoo, Tiergarten Schönbrunn) and the Riesenrad in the Prater. Cultural highlights include the Burgtheater, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Lipizzaner horses at the spanische Hofreitschule and the Vienna Boys’ Choir, as well as excursions to Vienna’s Heurigen district Döbling.There are also more than 100 art museums, which together attract over eight million visitors per year. The most popular ones are Albertina, Belvedere, Leopold Museum in the Museumsquartier, KunstHausWien, BA-CA Kunstforum, the twin Kunsthistorisches Museum and Naturhistorisches Museum, and the Technisches Museum Wien, each of which receives over a quarter of a million visitors per year.

Vienna is home to some of Europe’s most magnificent architecture. Its unique construction designs are a wonder to the eye and a great tourist attraction. Some of the a must see buildings when on a visit to Vienna are; The Hofburg- which is an extensive Imperial palace built by several of Habsburg rulers from the 13th century up to the early 20th century. The city of Vienna is home to several renowned theater houses and opera houses. The two most popular theater are the Staatsoper-which is Vienna's opera house and was constructed in 1869 as the Hofoper (court opera)and the Burg theater is run by the royal theatre company, the second oldest active theater in Europe. It is housed in a grandiose structure built at the end of the 19th century.

While in Vienna you can visit several museums to learn about the wealthy history of the town and the culture of the people. Museum of Fine Arts also known as Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum, the museum of fine arts has the largest collection of paintings in the world. There are also art facts from several major countries in the world. Liechtenstein Palace has a private collection of varied artworks displayed elegantly.  It is housed in a grand palace constructed in the 18th century for Prince Liechtenstein. Museums Quarter is the abode of former rulers of the city now converted into a number of museums and cultural institutions. Because it is an important tourist attraction shops and cafes have been set beautifully near it. You can always go and spend a short stay of 24 Hours in Vienna and feel the rhythm of the city.

The Schatzkammer is an imperial treasury chamber of the Habsburg dynasty and it houses a lovely display of imperial symbols of power and wealth such as gem-studded crowns, orbs, scepters, and coronation mantles. There are several parks and squares in Vienna for tourists who wish to spend some time outside the vehicles. Karlsplatz is one of the dominant squares in Vienna and it is mostly covered by the Ressel Park where two beautiful former metro pavilions are located. The Burggarten Park is a public park set up in the 19th century initially as a private garden for an imperial family.

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