Vienna: A Step Back In Time

January 15, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Destinations

Whether it is a family holiday or just a passing visit on your travels, Austria is full of unique areas to visit. The popular capital city of Vienna in particular offers plenty of history, culture, and culinary delights that would be sure to provide a little bit of something for everyone.

Situated on one of Europe’s longest rivers – the Danube – Vienna offers a range of attractions that are worth discovering, no matter your reasons for visiting the City. Depending on the time of year you visit, there are festivals taking place, celebrating both the music and film formats, and are enjoyed by many interested locals and tourists alike.

Vienna has become world known for its musical history, particularly classical music; being the city where the famous symphony orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, were to originate from. Vienna is also host to the graves of two well known classical music composers, namely Beethoven, at Zentralfriedhof Cemetery and Mozart, at St.Marx Cemetery. Whilst visiting a cemetery might not be to everyone’s taste, the graves of two of the world’s popular classical composers are located in very peaceful and scenic grounds and provides an enjoyable walk for all individuals.

Situated amidst the shops and museums of Vienna are the Wurstelstande or sausage stands as they are typically known to the locals. Fairly inexpensive to buy, you will find a varied range of sausages that are prepared by the locals and offer an opportunity to take a bite out of Austria’s culinary culture during those long sight-seeing walks around the city.

No matter how young or old you are, the zoo is an enjoyable visit for all, particularly when it is immersed in history, and the Tiergarten Schonbrunn is the oldest zoo in the world having been constructed in 1752. Situated within the grounds of the famous Schonbrunn Palace, it is one of the few zoos worldwide to have giant pandas as residents.

Take a further look around Vienna and you will discover the grand architecture on display throughout the city, with architecture taking inspiration from Roman and Baroque periods, as well as modern architecture and Art Nouveau styling. Some of Vienna’s buildings rank among the best known examples of Art Nouveau in the world; among them The Secession building and the Kirche am Steinhof. Meanwhile, one of Vienna’s most popular attractions, the Hundertwasserhaus, was designed to counteract the clinical, sterile look of Vienna’s modern architecture and features uneven floors and a roof covered with earth and grass, while large trees adorn the rooms.

Such is the beauty of Vienna that it attracts thousands of visitors every year, and as you might expect hotels in Vienna are often busy with tourists looking to sample the culture and romanticism which the city offers.

Daniel Collins writes on a number of topics on behalf of a digital marketing agency and a variety of clients. As such, this article is to be considered a professional piece with business interests in mind.

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