Vienna

Sights

Vienna Sights

Vienna is capital city of Austria with a population of about 1.7 million. Vienna is cultural and economic center of Austria. Vienna is composed from 23 districts which all have their own names.

Vienna has so many beautiful parks and gardens. This is so dynamic city with friendly people. In Vienna you can see impressive architecture and you can visit museums with excellent art exhibits. There are plenty of good restaurants and cafes in Vienna. See list below what you must to see in Vienna.

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There is a lot of beautiful Vienna sights : Hofburg , Schloss Schonbrunn , Giant Ferris whee , Stephansdom , Belvedere Palaces, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Albertina, Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Ringstraße, Leopold Museum, Naturhistorisches Museum, Museum of Military History, Votive Church, Museumsquartier, Vienna State Opera, Karlskirche, Donauturm, Hundertwasserhaus, Rathaus, Vienna Secession, Vienna Museum, Jewish Museum, Austrian Parliament Building, Maria-Theresien-Platz, Technisches Museum, Secession Building, Haus des Meeres, Konzerthaus, Wiener Musikverein..ect

Hofburg Imperial Palace

This winter palace housed well known royal Habsburg dynasty who ruled over Austro-Hungarian empire seven centuries. Hofsburg palace was built in beautiful baroque style. This magnificent and splendid Imperial palace was built in 13th century. This famous sight is visited by approximately 600,000 visitors per year. With this fact you can conclude how this sight in Vienna is popular. In these modern days Imperial palace is residence and office of president of Austria. Opening hours of palace are from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Inside Imperial palace you can see so many interesting things such as : Sisi Museum , Imperial Silver Collection, Imperial Apartments and all this you can see with one paid ticket.

Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) was Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary and wife of Emperor Franz Joseph. In Sisi museum you can see dresses, jewels, porcelain dishes, tableware and the other personal items. With help of audio guide you will learn so many new things about life of Sisi. In same place you can see Imperial Apartments - office of the Emperor Franz Joseph, bedroom, living room of his wife Elisabeth and saloons. It worth to see precious collections of Habsburg's silverware and glassware. You have to know information that taking pictures is forbidden.

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Schönbrunn Palace

This is one more splendid palace in Vienna that you must to visit. Schönbrunn Palace was built in Rococo style and this palace was summer residence of imperial family and Empress Sisi. Beside Hofburg Imperial palace, this palace is the most important and the most magnificent monument in Vienna. This place guarantees spectacular and beautiful views. I recommend you to take whole day for exploring this wonderful attraction.

You will enjoy in this place with precious assistance of audio guide and you will learn about interesting and fascinating history of the Austrian royal family. Inside of palace is more then 1400 furnished rooms in beautiful Biedermeier and Rococo styles, magnificent halls, mirrors, lights, paintings and the other decorations. As a tourist you can see only 40 rooms. It is much more than enough. Breathtaking and perfectly maintained colourful garden surrounding this palace. Opening hours - from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

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Giant Ferris wheel

This is for sure one of the oldest Ferris wheels in the whole world. This wheel is over 100 years old. During world war two it was destroyed. Height of this giant wheel is 64.75m. Ferris wheel in Vienna is part of of well known Prater amusement park. This Giant Ferris wheel became the most recognizable symbol and landmark of Vienna. Don't be afraid, take a ride on this giant Ferris wheel and have a good time. Just purchase ticket and enjoy panoramic view of the Vienna city.

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St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)

This is one of the most famous and the most interesting sights in Vienna. This Catholic cathedral is symbol of Austrian identity and it is located in in the center of town. Cathedral was damaged during world war two and during Turkish siege 1683.

St. Stephen's Cathedral was constructed in Baroque and Romanesque architectural styles. Height of this building is 136.7m, width is 70m, length is 107m. Size of St. Stephen's Cathedral is breathtaking and impressive, outside and inside. It is highly recommended to every tourist in Vienna to visit this wonderful building.

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Belvedere Palaces

This palace was constructed in Baroque and Rococo styles as summer residence for famous Prince Eugene of Savoy. This is really huge complex of massive and grandiose buildings (Lower Belvedere, Upper Belvedere, Palace Stables and the Orangery).

If you are fan of artistic works you can see in Upper Belvedere (Museum), incredible beautiful paintings from Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt and you can see paintings from figurative painter Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. You can find paintings from famous French impressionists - Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Oscar-Claude Monet. There are paintings by Van Gogh. Museum has fantastic sculptures by Auguste Rodin. This is such good place for those who love art.

In Lower Belvedere you can see Grotesque Hall, Marble Hall and Gallery, Golden Room, Staterooms, and Prince Eugene’s apartments.

From Upper Belvedere you will have nice view over garden and over Vienna city. Great panorama view. Opening hours : from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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I hope that I helped you to make decision to visit this city. You will be really amazed by what Vienna can offer you. Don't forget to see all recommended sights in Vienna. Good luck.