“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman
Not only was it named as the most liveable city (according to the Economist Intelligence Unit replacing Melbourne for 2018 tsk tsk) its culture, architecture and coffee is on top of the list.
In saying that, I don’t think 3 days is enough to visit all the wonderful places in Vienna. Let me show you a few that we were able to see and experience:
1) Immerse in the beauty of the Schonbrunn Palace, the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Heitzing, Vienna.
2) Be impressed with the architecture of the churches of St Stephen’s cathedral and St Peter’s
3) Visit the Albertina Museum. When we went there, OMG! We saw the biggest collection ever of Monet paintings.
4) Enjoy the artistic design of Kurnst Haus Wien, a building designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
5) Visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna that houses one of Cellini’s most famous works, the Cellini Salt Cellar
6) Visit the grand Hofburg palace which is in the centre of Vienna. Entrance to the museum is directly below the great copper dome called the Michalerkuppel and this serves as the official residence and work place of the President of Austria.
7) Immerse in Vienna’s music culture
- See the monument of Johann Strauss II at Stadtpark, Vienna
- Have dinner and concert at the Kursalon. It was a fun night with classical music mixed with comedy.
8) Enjoy Viennese coffee, the original Wiener schnitzel (schnitzel made of a thin, breaded, pan fried veal cutlet) and Sacher Torte (the most famous chocolate cake in the world).
9) See some of the street scene of Vienna
Note to self when I return to Vienna:
Don’t miss going to the
- Belvedere Palace
- Vienna State Opera House
- Schönbrunn Zoo
- Hundertwasser House-we were so near but still missed this.
- Central Cemetery where graves of famous composers like Beethoven and Schubert can be found
Have you visited Vienna? What can you say about its culture?
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