There are many classic monuments and beautiful tourist attractions in Vienna, Austria from old buildings, museums, churches, palaces, until the hangout places and eat place.
Vienna is the capital city of the country with a vibrant cultural scene, Austria. Reflecting the country’s flourishing culture, Vienna is famous for its cultural events added with imperial sights and cozy wine taverns. A visit to the city will leave you breathless for its unique blend of imperial traditions and modern architecture, characterized by the Viennese charm.
There are many classic monuments and beautiful tourist attractions in Vienna, Austria from old buildings, museums, churches, palaces, until the hangout places and eat place. At least two days to can explore the beauties of it. Vienna, known as a desirable tourist destination of many people. As one of the old city in Europe, Vienna has interesting objects and has a high cultural value.
Here are the best tourist attractions in Vienna you must visit:
Graben is one of the most famous streets in central Vienna. The word Graben means “trench” in German, and dates back to an old Roman encampment in the Austrian capital. Back in those days, Vienna was surrounded by a city wall, with a trench alongside of it. The trench was later filled in and became one of the first residential streets in Vienna. Craftsmen originally lived in wooden houses on the Graben, but it gradually evolved into a market place and later residences for the city’s elite. Today it is an up-scale shopping promenade, with many local specialties such as Wien Porzellan.
The Belvedere Palace is a summer palace and former residence of the Prince Eugene of Savoy and was built in the early 1700’s. Divided into 2 palace (the lower and upper Belvedere), the palace now houses the Museum of Medieval Austrian Art and the Museum of Austrian Baroque in the first palace; and a second contains the Austrian Gallery.
The Burggarten is a once-royal garden that is a bit of England in Vienna, as it is patterned after English gardens. The Burggarten was the court garden for the Hapsburg rulers. One Austrian ruler, Kaiser Franz II used to work in the garden, which is now a place where people can enjoy outdoor lunches on pleasant days. A memorial to that great Austrian composer, Mozart, can be found in one corner of the garden, while the Palmenhaus, a magnificent glass palm house, is located in the northern part. The left part of the Palmenhaus houses the Schmettlerlinghaus where visitors can see tropical butterflies and even bats.
State Opera House (Staatsoper)
The State Opera House or Staatsoper is one of Europe’s most famous Opera Houses which was built in the mid 19th century. The building’s neo-Renaissance style is one of Vienna’s most eye-catching structures.
Historic Center of Vienna
Recognized as a World Heritage Site in Austria, the Historic Center of Vienna out stands everyone with its architectural qualities. Here, Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks are situated. This historical site exhibits the European culture and politics in its development in the Middle Ages.
Hofburg Imperial Palace
The Hofburg Imperial Palace has played an integral part of the Austrian government scene since it was built in the 13th century. It has been home to some of Europe’s most powerful royalty over the centuries, including the Hapsburgs and rulers of the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian empires. Today it is a museum and home to the president of Austria. The palace has numerous wings and halls built by various royalty over the centuries, but only three parts are open to the public today: the Imperial Apartments; the Sisi Museum, dedicated to Elizabeth, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph, and the Silver Collection, a collection of Imperial household objects.
The Kunsthistorisches Museum is an Art History Museum with extensive collections of the imperial family. It has a large Bruegel collection in the world and is considered as one of the most eminent museums in the world.