Explore: Live the High Life in Vienna Austria


things to do in vienna

In the city of Vienna, the attractions are proof that it savors its past. Whether you’re interested in the Habsburg family, Vienna’s Mozart-composed classical music, or antiques; the city has got enough to entertain you. Sites such as the museum of fine arts Vienna, House of Music (Haus der Musik Vienna), and Schonbrunn Palace tour will leave you awestruck.

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1. House of Music Vienna (Haus der Musik)

Vienna has always been a center of music. Renowned music composers like Strauss, Mahler, Haydn, Beethoven, and Mozart, composed, performed, and lived here. This fascinating House of Music (Haus der Musik Vienna) showcases elite musicians’ works in Vienna with displays of sound bytes and manuscripts. Also, the exhibitions explain the sound evolution and the mechanics behind people’s hearing abilities.Visitors say that if you are a fan of classical music ( or a fan of sound science), you should prioritize visiting the House of Music Vienna (Haus der Musik).

 

2. MuseumsQuartier

Located in the southwest part of Ringstrasse, this MuseumsQuartier is a huge cultural institution which comprises numerous large museums. If you are a lover of art, go into the Leopold Museum that houses impressive Austrian masterpiece collections from the nineteenth century till date. The Museum of Fine Arts Vienna next door houses a collection of twentieth century artworks by famous artists such as Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Rene Magritte, and Max Ernst.
 

3. Schonbrunn Palace Tour

Initially constructed as a hunting lodge in 1696, later the Schönbrunn palace became the official residence of the Habsburgs. Under Maria Theresa’s (a female ruler of Hapsburg) supervision, Schonbrunn became a paradise with large elaborate gardens and ornate rooms comparable to the palace of King Louis XIV of France at Versailles. You’ll be led by tour through the apartments which belong to Archduke Franz Karl as well as Emperor Franz Joseph, and Maria Theresa. Also, you should plan to spend some time in the gardens and the oldest zoo in the globe, Tiergarten.

 

4. St. Stephen's Cathedral Vienna (Stephansdom)

Rising above Innere Stadt street, the huge St. Stephen’s Cathedral is Vienna’s true centerpiece. Since the twelfth century, the cathedral has been on this same spot, but there are few original remains apart from the Towers of the Heathens (Heidentuerme) and The Gate of Giants (Riesentor). The gigantic structure was constructed in the 13th century and it survived the siege of Turkey in 1683. It withstood attacks from Russian and German armies during the Second World War. It remains a worship place and a major tourist attraction.

 

5. Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

The works in the Museum of Fine Arts or Kunsthistorisches Museum range from historic Greek and Egyptian objects to several masterpieces of European masters like Rubens, Van Dyke, Velasques, and Titian. The collections here are so extensive that most visitors say that the Hofburg Palace walls look barren by comparison. The structure itself, which became opened in 1891 to the public, also impresses visitors; its façade has ornate sculptures.

 

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