Aug 14, 2018 · A Wealth of Museums. Be sure to visit one or more of Vienna’s more than 100 amazing museums. The Kunsthistorisches Museum Wein is Vienna’s national gallery of art and one of the world’s great art museums. Travel Maestro tip: Don’t miss the collection of old musical instruments.
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- Wiener Riesenrad. What is it? Standing proudly at the entrance to Prater amusement park, the Riesenrad ferris wheel is to Vienna what the London Eye is to London.
- Walk the Ringstrasse. What is it? Wrapped around Vienna’s historic city centre, the Ringstrasse – or the Ring as it’s more commonly known – was the result of a Habsburg-era initiative that sought to connect the suburbs to the imperial centre.
- Hofburg Palace. What is it? Back in the days of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the ornate Hofburg Palace was its beating heart. Today it’s the official residence of the country’s president, as well as being home to many of Vienna’s top museums, attractions and galleries (and some pretty famous dancing horses, too).
- MuseumsQuartier. What is it? The MuseumsQuartier, or MQ as it’s more commonly known, offers everything from the world’s finest Egon Schiele collection, to an array of trendy bars, cafés and restaurants to a sculpture park-cum-mini golf course.
- The Hofburg. For more than six centuries the seat of the Habsburgs - and the official residence of every Austrian ruler since 1275 - the Hofburg is perhaps the most historically significant of Vienna's palaces.
- Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens. The spectacular 18th-century Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn) is worth visiting not only for its magnificent architecture, but also for its beautiful park-like setting.
- St. Stephen's Cathedral. Vienna's most important Gothic edifice and the cathedral church of the archbishopric since 1722, St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) sits in the historic center of Vienna.
- The Spanish Riding School. Dating back to the time of Emperor Maximilian II, the superb Spanish Riding School (Spanische Hofreitschule) was established after the ruler had the famous Lipizzaner horses introduced to his courtesans in 1562.
The "top ten" of Vienna's tourist attractions in this period included the Schönbrunn Palace, Tiergarten Schönbrunn, the Albertina, the Wiener Riesenrad, the Hofburg Palace museums, the Belvedere, the Kunsthistorisches and Naturhistorisches museums, the KunstHausWien and the Donauturm observation deck.Rank 2009PlaceVisitors(2006)Visitors(2007)1Schönbrunn Palace Suburban palace of the ...2,507,0002.590.0002Tiergarten Schönbrunn World's oldest ...2,270,9962,453,9873Wiener Riesenrad The Ferris wheel in ...620,000620,0004Albertina Museum of classical graphic ...725,759557,307
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Vienna Vienna is the capital of Austria, the cradle of classical music, the home of the rich Habsburg heritage, and one of the world's most livable cities. The city center is skyscraper-free, pedestrian-friendly, dotted with quiet parks, and traversed by electric trams.
Mar 08, 2020 · If it is your first visit to the city, limit yourself in the main to the historic centre contained within the grand baroque boulevard known as the Ringstrasse. The old masters and ancient artefacts...