Vienna

"Vienna wasn't just a city, it was a tone that either one carries forever in one's soul or one does not. It was the most beautiful thing in my life. I was poor, but I was not alone, because I had a friend. And Vienna was like another friend."  Sándor Márai

Attracting about five million tourists a year, Vienna -Austria’s political, economic, and...

"Vienna wasn't just a city, it was a tone that either one carries forever in one's soul or one does not. It was the most beautiful thing in my life. I was poor, but I was not alone, because I had a friend. And Vienna was like another friend."  Sándor Márai

Attracting about five million tourists a year, Vienna -Austria’s political, economic, and cultural hub- has long been a major musical, theatrical and artistic influence on the rest of the world. Musical prodigies including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Arnold Schoenberg have all worked there, hence its reputation as ‘The City of Music’. The historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse, lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.

In 2007 and 2008, the city was ranked 1st globally for its culture of innovation and fifth globally (out of 256 cities) in the 2011 Innovation Cities Index, which looked at 162 indicators covering three areas: culture, infrastructure and markets. Probably more so than in any other city, you can spend many a restful afternoon just wandering around the city, as Vienna regularly hosts urban planning conferences and is often used as a case study by urban planners.

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  • Vienna State Opera...

    The Vienna State Opera is an opera house – and opera company – with a history dating back to the mid-19th century. It's right in the centre of Vienna, Austria.

    It was originally called the Vienna Court Opera (Wiener Hofoper). In 1920, with the replacement of the Habsburg Monarchy by the First Republic of Austria, it was renamed the Vienna State Opera. The members of the Vienna Philharmonic are recruited from its orchestra.

    Address

    Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna

    Getting There

    Subway: Karlsplatz

    Light Rail: Wien Oper or Kärntner Ring

  • Hofburg Palace

    Hofburg Palace is a palace located in Vienna, Austria, that has housed some of the most powerful people in European and Austrian history, including the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austria-Hungary empire. It currently serves as the official residence of the President of Austria. It was the Habsburgs' principal winter residence, as the Schönbrunn Palace was their preferred summer residence. Visit the wonderful imperial appartements, with the Great Hall, and the Sissi Museum.

    Address

    Michaelerkuppel, 1010, Vienna

    Getting There

    Subway: Line U3 (Herrengasse)
    Tram: Lines 1, 2, D and J (Burgring)
    Bus: 2A and 3A (Hofburg)

  • The Spanish Riding School

    The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world which has practiced for over 440 years and continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the haute école.

    The objective of classical equitation is to study the way the horse naturally moves and to cultivate the highest levels of haute école elegance the horse is capable of through systematic training. The result creates an unparalleled harmony between rider and horse, as only Vienna's Spanish Riding School achieves.

    Address

    Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

    Getting There

    U-Bahn: Line U3 (Herrengasse)

    Bus: Line 1A (Michaelerplatz); Line 2A (Habsburggasse)

  • Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna

    The Schonbrunn Palace (Schloss Sconbrunn) is located in Vienna, and is one of the most cultural monuments in all of Austria. With its spectacular gardens and outstanding architecture, this palace was originally designed to rival Versailles- and its not hard to see why it was given the name "beautiful spring"! the palace is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites and is a must-see when visiting Vienna.

    Address

    Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Vienna

    Getting There

    U-Bahn: Line U4 (Schönbrunn) 
    Tram: Lines 10 and 58 (Schönbrunn) 
    Bus: Line 10A (Schönbrunn) 

  • Jüdisches Museum

    The Jüdisches Museum Wien (Jewish Museum of Vienna), is a museum of Jewish history, life and religion in Austria. The present museum was founded in 1988 in the Palais Eskeles.The museum has distinguished itself by a very active programme of exhibitions.

    There is bookshop/giftshop and a café serving homemade baked goods as well as Mediterranean, Israeli, and Jewish dishes.

    Address

    Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna

    Getting There

    U-Bahn: Lines 1 and 3 (Stephansplatz) 

  • The Haus der Musik

    The Haus der Musik (House of Music) in Vienna opened in 2000, and is the first museum of sound and music in Austria.

    Across an exhibition space of 54,000 sq. ft., a range of hi-tech interactive and multimedia presentations introduce the world of music, from the earliest human use of instruments to the music of the present day. In 2002 the Haus der Musik was awarded the Austrian Museum Prize for its innovative conception.

    Photo © Haus der Musik. Photographer: Inge Prader

    Address

    Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Vienna

    Getting There

    U-Bahn: U1 Karlsplatz or Stephansplatz; U2 Karlsplatz; U3 Stephansplatz; U4 Karlsplatz

    Tram: Lines 1, 2, D and J. (Oper)

  • Belvedere

    The Belvedere is an 18th-century building complex that houses two palaces, an orangerie and the palace stables.

    The Belvedere, the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy, is surrounded by a spectacular garden that is part of the attraction of the place, in addition to its impressive collection of Austrian art, which icludes the best collection of Klimt's paintings in the world.

    Although located elsewhere, the 21er Haus (21st House) and the Winterpalais (Winter Palace) are also part of the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere; The former,  the winter residence of Prince Eugene, became a new exhibition venue for the gallery in 2013, and the 21er Haus has been the Belvedere's modern art branch since 2002.

    Address

    Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna

    Getting There

    U-Bahn: Line U1 (Südtirolerplatz)

    Tram: Line D (Schloss Belvedere); Line 18 and O (Quartier Belvedere)

    Bus: Line 69A (Quartier Belvedere)

  • Austrian Theatre Museum

    Founded in 1923, this museum exhibits permanently sketches, models, suits, decors, and numerous paintings in the baroque Palais Lobkowitz. Special exhibitions are also organised, drawing their inspiration from the a rich theatrical collection.

    Address

    Hanuschgasse 3, 1010 Vienna

    Getting There

    U-Bahn: Karlsplatz

    Tram: Lines 1, 2, D and J. (Oper)

  • Kunsthistoriches Museum

    Sprawling through a grand 19th-century edifice, two palaces and a whole set of little museums, Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum has few rivals. It houses the core collection of the Habsburg dynasty which ruled central Europe from Vienna for nearly four centuries (1588-1918). 

    Address

    Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna

    Getting There

    U-Bahn: Line U3 (Volkstheater)

    Tram: Line D (Burgring/Kunsthistorisches)

  • MuseumsQuartier

    With the refurbishment of its baroque royal stables and the culmination of some 288 years of architecture and planning, Vienna has transformed 60,000 square metres into one of the world’s largest cultural centres, The MuseumsQuartier Wien (MQ).

    This perfect blend of old and new is the ideal setting in which to display artistic creations both traditional and contemporary. In the heart of the city, its panoply of theatres, cafés, restaurants, shops and courtyards (open 24 hours a day) connected by numerous passageways and arches creates enough atmosphere on its own that many people come for a wander without even visiting an event or an exhibit. But don’t make this mistake: within the walls of the MQ, you’ll find The Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK), Tanzquartier (an international dance centre), artist studios, production studios, The Zoom Kindermuseum and children’s centre and the famous Leopold Museum.

    Photo:  © MuseumsQuartier Wien. Rupert Steiner

    Address

    Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

    Getting There

    U Bahn: Line U2 (MuseumsQuartier); Lines U2 and U3 (Volkstheater)

    Bus: 48A (Volkstheater), City Bus 2B (MuseumsQuartier)

    Tram: 49 (Volkstheater)

  • Holocaust Memorial,...

    British artist Rachel Whiteread has designed one of the most controversial works of art in recent years. The Holocaust Memorial, unveiled on 25 October 2000, stands in Judenplatz in the centre of Vienna. The cast of the inside of a library pays solemn, unnerving testament to the genocide of 65,000 Austrian Jews.

    The sides of Whiteread's white concrete block are lined with what appear to be books (spines turned inwards, pages open to the viewer) but frozen in their material and illegible - as the People of the Book that it commemorates have also been silenced and robbed of human function. It stands on a low plinth around which have been inscribed the names of the camps and sites where the massacres took place - there were more than 30 camps in Austria alone. One side of the memorial bears a tribute to the dead written in English, German and Hebrew. Whatever your opinion of this sculpture as a work of art, its political and cultural significance is undoubted. See for yourself.

    Address

    Judenplatz, 1010 Vienna

    Getting There

    U-Bahn: Lines U1 and U3 (Stephansplatz); Lines U1 and U4 (Schwedenplatz)

  • Albertina, Vienna

    The Albertina has a remarkable permanent exhibition which traces the development from Impressionism to modern art. It hosts the largest prints and drawing collection in the world, featuring works by Michel Angelo, Rembrandt and Schiele, among many others.

  • Secession Palace

    The structure to a cubical diagram, on top of an enormous dome comprised of a thousand laurel oak leaves, is forged in branches and covered by a thin layer of gold.  The white walls and pillars glorify even more the precious decorations in gold, including the writing that stands out on top of the gate at the beginning: at every time period it’s art, at every art it’s liberty.

    In the inside, one can find the beautiful Fregio of Beeethoven, a painting from the same Gustav Klimt.  The Secession still conserves his spirit of cultural study and continues in his mission of artistic experimentation.  Don’t miss the innovative expositions, meetings or other events open to the new trend of figurative art.

  • KunstHaus

    After the enormous success of the famous HundertwasserHaus in 1986, “the doctor of architecture”, how he often loved to describe himself, also achieved the KunstHaus: an expositive space constructed in the former furniture factory Thonet. The building of the KunstHaus today hosts temporary shows, artistic laboratories and a permanent collection of the main works of Hundertwasser.

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