Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces set the stage for Vienna’s artistic and musical masterpieces.
Glamorous, stately, fairytale-like, the romantic capital of Austria hides the secret of its classical charm in the banks of the Blue Danube, the palaces and the baroque gardens.
Vienna the place of Mozart, of empress Sissi, of opera, is the central Europe metropolis that knows how to steal the visitors’ hearts.
Walk down Kohlmarkt pedestrian area. At Kärntner Strasse, the street of artists, you can enjoy aspiring Amadeuses playing the grand piano in the middle of the street.
You will admire Hofburg Palace, spectacularly illuminated at night, where Ringstrasse, the most important boulevard of Vienna ends to a vast square. The atmosphere of the imperial era comes to life in the majestic buildings of the State Opera and the National Library. At the City Park, Stadtpark, look for the gilded statue of Johann Strauss and take the boat for a trip in the waters of Danube, that inspired the king of waltzes.
Aside from the numerous palaces, opera houses, the city still has many unknown sides that await to be discovered. Visit the Museumsquartier, Schoenbrunn palace, and the Stephansplatz, and don’t miss the opportunity for brief excursions to the stunning Alps. Mariahilfer Strasse is the longest and busiest street of the city, full of delicatessens and chocolatiers, boutiques with avant garde creations, vintage stock shops, shops with textiles and environment friendly materials.
Christmas Vienna celebrates the Holy Night in a dream and fairytale atmosphere. The lights of the Christmas Adventzauber market at the City Hall square are lit in mid November and the wooden stalls are filled with vintage toys, handmade Christmas decorations, mistletoe from the forest slopes of the Alps, baked apples and warm wine. Tchaikovsky’s Christmas fairytale comes to life in the imposing building of Vienna’s Opera House with performances of the “Nutcracker” over the holidays. Traditional Austrian melodies, carols sang by Viennese choruses, literature and painting works inspired by Christmas contribute to the festive atmosphere at the Museums’ District.
In this district, between the Museums district and Gumpendorfer Strasse, you will find perfumeries that continue an art since the time At bohemian Spittelberg district there are many cool concept stores, studios and tasteful small shops.
Romantic yet aristocratic, Vienna is the ideal destination for all those who love history, art and music.
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