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In this article you will find a list of the main attractions of Vienna – palaces, temples, museums, galleries, public parks – with the location on the map, detailed descriptions, photos and videos. For theaters and museums are also indicated opening hours, ticket prices and the availability of discounts for a visit.
Having gone through a lot of turmoil, has been influenced by different cultures, Austria received its recognizable appearance, and her heart began to Vienna – the focus of cultural abundance. On the streets of the city reigns peaceful atmosphere, no wonder it is considered one of the most attractive for living.
The charming European city, in the past the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna admire its grandeur and at the same time comfort, luxury and noble serenity. It has many faces and each time opens a new side. Whenever you visited Vienna, in the period of flowering, in the hot summer, a golden autumn and mild winter, you will always be accompanied by tingling sensation of happiness in my heart.
Special mention deserve the parks. A cozy meeting place for townspeople – Volksgarten with fountains and manicured flower beds. Another park Burggarten, is made in the English style, is a marble monument to Mozart, there is a pond and benches for a rest.
Numerous museums of Vienna covering all facets of human development. In addition to the main, the following are noteworthy: Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Papyrus, the Treasury, the imperial armory.
If the day Vienna shining palaces and majestic squares, the night life flows in concert halls, theaters and the opera, and after – and in restaurants. The latter is so much that even the most sophisticated gourmets will be able to find a place to taste.
Is planning a family vacation can be advised to go to the Prater park, divided into two zones, one of which is occupied by all sorts of amusement and gaming halls. small train runs through the territory of the park. To get to the show can be a virtual historical museum in the “Time Travel VIENNA” and sit in the royal chair – in a specialized museum for children in the palace of Schönbrunn.
The classical past and present intertwine, creating a unique image of the city in which you want to return again and again.
Section reviews the sights of Vienna contains stories of tourists visiting the Austrian capital.
The main sights of Vienna
A trip to Vienna is unthinkable without visiting its main attraction – the palace complex of Schonbrunn. He once served as the residence of the ruling family, and after the proclamation of the Republic of Austria has become one of the symbols. In addition to the palace complex includes the Palm House, a maze with winding paths, the Gloriette and a zoo. Charm Schönbrunn easily succumb, so here it is possible to spend a whole day.
At the mention of Vienna certainly comes to mind the Vienna Opera. Staatsoper – the largest opera house in Austria. The original construction has been preserved: the building was destroyed during the Second World War. It was restored in 1955. On the performances are always sold out, and once a year on the stage and in the audience carried Opernbal ball. The central place in the repertoire of works devoted to Mozart. Among other cultural attractions of Vienna – National Library, Albertina Gallery.
Another building that suffered from bombing during the war – the Houses of Parliament. He also recreated in the years 1955-1956. Today, there sit the national and the Federal Council of the Austrian Parliament.
Religious symbol of Vienna – Cathedral of Sveti Stefan. Like many medieval buildings, the church was subjected to constant renovations and alterations, its modern look, he found only in the XVI century. According to legend, its north tower was not completed due to the fact that the architect made a deal with the devil, broke the contract and crashed in the fall.
What to see in Vienna for 1 day
If visiting Vienna not allocate all day, do not despair: all the main sights can be visited, and for this period. Just something and you need that walk along the Ringstrasse – Ring. Along the street are concentrated all the religious buildings and museums.
Start with a walk worth Viennese City Park, where the monument to two outstanding composers – Schubert and Strauss. The park is a favorite place for walking.
The route follows by a building already mentioned the Vienna State Opera, and leads to the Gothic church of St. Augustine, where “heart crypt” stored silver urns with the hearts of the representatives of the Habsburg family.
The rich historical collection is presented in the Ephesus Museum, the jewel of which – the remains of the Sanctuary of Artemis, one of the wonders of the world.
We move to the Museum of Natural History – significant to the heritage of Austria and around the world. To date, the funds registered more than 20 million of exhibits. Among other things, there is, for example, the skeleton of Diplodocus.
Depending on the remaining time you can still look at the court chapel and a collection of ancient musical instruments of the Renaissance.