About for Vienna
Austria‘s Imperial capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. Vienna is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm.
Vienna is divided into 23 districts (Bezirke), each distinct in reputation and purpose. The old town, officially the Innere Stadt (1st district, with St Stephen’s cathedral at its heart), is surrounded by the Ringstrasse, a splendid boulevard begun in the 1850s and not quite finished by the time the Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed in 1918. Beyond the Ring lies districts 2 to 9, which are in turn surrounded by a much larger ring road, the Gürtel (belt). The Viennese often prefer to shop, drink and eat in their own district or a neighbouring one than venture into the city centre.
This grand city of Europe is a centre of museums, coffee houses and palaces – check out what you could be getting up to in Vienna.
- Ride a tram round the Ringstrasse
- Listen to music at the State Opera House
- Indulge yourself in one of Vienna’s famous coffee houses
- Climb Stephansdom tower (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
- Visit the Hofburg Imperial Palace
- Watch morning practice at the Spanish Riding School
- Wonder at the curiosity of the Hundertwasserhaus
- Get down and dirty on the trail of ‘The Third Man’
- Amuse yourself at the Prater
- Go for a cruise on the Danube
- Discover Schönbrunn Palace
- Find Klimt in Belvedere Palace
- Marvel at the antiquities in Kunsthistorisches Museum
- Spend a day in the MuseumsQuartier
- Find Vienna’s Rathaus (Town Hall)