Vienna is the very lovely capital and primary city of Austria, as well as its cultural, economic and political centre. The city centre has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and apart from being regarded as the City of Music, it's also known as "The City of Dreams" because it was home to the world's first psycho-analyst, Sigmund Freud.
Indeed this city is a powerhouse of history, culture and modernity - there is so much for the passionate traveler to do and see - here's where to begin!
St. Charles's Church, Vienna
1. Visit Schonbrunn Palace.
This amazing Palace has been a tourist attraction sincethe mid-1800s, and with its 1200 lavishly decorated rooms it continues to be a must see for allvisitors.
2. Indulge in a Viennese Coffee.
Vienna is famous for its many coffee houses, and indeed thecoffee and pastries are to die for.
3. The Vienna Zoo.
From Pandas to Bison the Vienna Zoo is a great, family-friendly attraction tocheck out.
4. Take a Stroll in Stadtpark.
Home to the Johann Strauss who composed the “BlueDanube," the park is a great way escape the hustle and bustle of Vienna for a peaceful afternoon. Have a picnic!
5. Visit Prater.
This incredible theme park has enough attractions to keep you busyfor the whole day. It features one of the world’s finest Ferris wheels, as well as tubulent roller coasters, spooky ghost trains and attractions for all sorts of the youngest.
6. Visit the Jewish Museum.
The 10 year old museum has an amazing collection ofexhibits and will provide you with a great background of the Viennese Jews.
7. Tour St. Stephens Cathedral.
Built in the 12th century the Cathedral has survivedboth a fire in 1258 and extensive damage during World War 2. It is one of the bestrepresentations of gothic architecture in all of Europe and is a focal point of Vienna’sdowntown centre.
8. Shop on Mariahilferstrasse.
This is the trendiest shopping area in Vienna full withdepartment stores and small boutiques.
9. Attend an opera or music concert.
Music is the beating heart of this city and there arean array of options to choose from, like the Vienna Boy’s Choir and the State Opera House.
10. Take in a performance of the Lipizzaner stallions.
There are two options tochoose from you can grab a ticket for the full performance or witness the morningtraining sessions.