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Wondrous Vienna Attractions

December 11th, 2010

Get a lavish feel of the arts and cultural capital of Europe. Sophisticated, elegant and divine- that is Vienna for you! Your life isn’t complete if you haven’t been seduced by the glorious Vienna attractions!

City Overview
Vienna is a beguiling mix of new and old. Contemporary architecture in itself is a facet of this city and combined with an imperial history this city makes for a perfect visit.

Places which you must visit
- Popular tourist attractions are the palaces of Hofburg and Schönbrunn. The beautiful architectural style will transport you to the past as you gaze in wonder at these stunning creations.
- Visit the Museum of Art History which has the art compilation of the Habsburgs. It’s a huge collection of German, Italian and Flemish art from about the 15th to the 18th century.
- Marvel at one of the city’s most prominent and well recognized structures when you see the St. Stephen’s Church with its Gothic and Romanesque mixed architectural design. One of the most important of all the Vienna attractions!
- There are over 100 art museums in Vienna and they are all exquisite. The most commonly visited ones are the Leopold Museum, the Kunsthistorisches Museum and Naturhistorisches Museum

Things you must do
- Listen to the opera! Soak up the classical music which will leave you spellbound. The State Opera House is famous all over the world and tickets sell out fast.
- Go to the Musical Quarter for a complete experience. With superb music and great food and beverage options, you’ll cherish the visit for a very long time.
- Catch the works of the art world’s most celebrated masters at the galleries located all over the city. No visit is complete if you don’t feel the artistic pulse of the city. So one of the top Vienna attractions is definitely the art museums.
- Be inspired by the genius of the brilliant composers when you visit the many residences of Beethoven and his grave at the Central Cemetery. Mozart’s memorial grave is also a must see.

Shopping and Sports in the city
Graben, Kärntner Strasse and Kohlmarkt are the places with the luxury shops. But if your pocket isn’t too deep, it’s still a very good place for window shopping. To see true shopping frenzy of the locals, go to Mariahilfer Strasse. The typical markets have a quaint bazaar feel and sell all sorts of food items. The most prominent markets are Naschmarkt and Brunnenmarkt. Winter is the best time for sports and this is definitely one of the most loved of Vienna attractions. Take your pick from snowboarding, skiing, ice skating, mountain biking, windsurfing, hiking, horseback riding and a whole lot more!

How to spend nightlife
Bars and clubs abound in 1st district in the area known as the Bermuda triangle between Seitenstettengasse & Judengasse. The Bäckerstrasse region, south of Rotenturmstrasse is also very popular. The all-time favourite clubs are Flex, B72, Loop and Chelsea.

Famous Festivals
In February you can enjoy the beautiful façade of Vienna city hall on ice skates. Going to the Vienna Eistraum is also one of the winter highlights. From June to the end of August numerous concerts, festivals and events showcase rock, jazz, reggae, hip hop and pop occasions become a top draw here.