Exploring Vienna: Heritage coupled with Modernism: through Sights, Sounds, and Tastes.
If you love music, art, and culture, Vienna is a must-visit. This city has an extremely rich history which features names such as Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud in it! Vienna is also known for its beautiful imperial palaces – Schönbrunn, The Hofburg and Belvedere. Wanna be lost in the beauty of Europe and not spend a hefty sum? Well take a look at this and perhaps you finally find what you have been looking for, all this while!
In a city with so much to offer, it’s easy to get confused on what to see and what to miss. So, here’s a list of top 5 places that you must cover on your visit there –
Schönbrunn Palace – This is the former summer residence of the Habsburgs which was originally constructed in 1696 as a hunting lodge. It has a number of impressive imperial ceremonial rooms and magnificent gardens. Also located within the palace grounds is Tiergarten which is the oldest zoo in the world!Sounds cool, no? Click here to see our best Austria packages and get set go!
- Naschmarkt – A large number of vendors come to Naschmarkt to sell their goods. Here you will find a large variety of eatables being sold, everything right from fruit, meat, dairy products to other local food items is available here. This market is generally open from around 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. during weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and is considered one of the largest of its kind. All this makes this open air market a great way to peep into and get to know the everyday life of the people of Vienna. Always thought about how life is like in the ‘developed’ continent? Go explore it yourself, choose from the wide range of packages specially made for you!
- St. Stephen’s Cathedral – St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the most important religious building in all of Vienna and is one of the city’s most recognisable symbols. This magnificent cathedral has beautiful altars, side chapels and cathedral treasure that includes a number of the cathedral’s most important artefacts. A masterpiece, eh? Look at it for yourself and know what’s so special about it. Choose from the great packages custom-made for you.
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- House of Music (Haus der Musik) – Vienna has long been a city that has been associated with music. This is where brilliant performers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss, lived, composed and performed. Hence, this museum at Vienna sure promises to be extremely fascinating. It showcases the works of some of the most elite musicians and also explains the evolution of sound and the mechanics behind our ability to hear. If you’re into music, this is a place you surely must not miss. Does music give you goosebumps? Wasn’t it always, always there? I think these are reasons enough to explore ‘House of Music’, and if you are still not tempted, take a look at these packages and we are sure you won’t be able to stop yourself!!
- The Giant Ferris Wheel – This is one of the well known symbols of the city and was added to the city’s skyline in 1897 to mark the 50th year of Emperor Franz Joseph’s accession to the throne. As it is open all year round, when on this 65 meters tall Ferris wheel that turns at a speed of 2.7 kms/hr., one can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city on the Danube anytime of the year! This Ferris Wheel has also featured in countless Hollywood films and hence, one can say enjoys a celebrity status of sorts. Glitz and Glamz, eh? Well, this sounds pretty fascinating! If you too like us can’t wait to be here, we suggest take a look at these amazing packages and your dream holiday is just a call away.
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Vienna is a city which is extremely rich culturally and has something to offer to everyone. Whatever be your taste, be assured that visiting Vienna will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make! So when are you planning to travel to this beautiful city of Austria? Hurry and plan your trip right away. Click here to see an amazing package especially curated for you.