With its baroque cityscape, countless cultural sights and interesting museums, Vienna is one of Europe’s top destinations for a wonderful getaway for couples, friends and solo travellers alike. The Austrian capital has its intricate history shaped by the likes of Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud, all of whom have left their artistic and intellectual stamp on this magical city.
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From a country of music Vienna offers more than you would even expect, whilst on holiday in the city why not try and see the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra or the Vienna boys’ choir. Or just meander around the soulful streets that Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn once did. The Schloss Schonbrunn is in Vienna, this is the former imperial residence, complete with its own zoo, luxurious gardens, glorious monuments and the palace itself this is a fascinating day out.
The transport system of the city makes it easy to get around, giving easy access to its main spots. Visit the Kunsthistorischen Museum to marvel at the collection of Bruegel’s paintings, or the beautiful Baroque Belvedere Palace, home to the world’s largest collection of artwork by local Symbolist painter, Gustav Klimt. You won’t be at any risk of boredom in Vienna as the city has a reputation of having more museums and galleries than you could ever need. If its modern art your more into, the museum of modern art is one of the countries favoured cultural venues.
Shopping enthusiasts should head to the Mariahilfer Strasse, where a fleet of department flagship stores can be frequented. Those interested in the history and culture of the city should head to the centre of Vienna, where the majestic St Stephen Cathedral, the State Opera and lots of cool galleries, museums and bars await. As the evening descends on the beautiful blue Danube River, head to one of the city’s top-class restaurants where delicious local treats can be sampled. A stay in Vienna is a holiday where all the senses are cared for.
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