Vienna – The City That Revives Past And Present
The capital city of the Republic of Austria is Vienna. Few cities are there that takes you to both the past and the present city of the world. Among them, Vienna is one of them. Though Vienna is one of the dynamic cities of Europe you will forget it once you enter the city and start visiting the grand palaces of emperors with magnificent interior architectural work. Along with it, other things to see are the opera house, numerous museums, the parliament, the squares, the parks, and many more. If you can walk around the city you can enjoy the beautiful attractions.
If you have decided to visit Vienna, firstly make sure you decide your accommodation within the city as it will help you to visit the spots more easily.
Where to start from?
Start your journey from St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom). This church is the seat of the archbishop of Vienna. The interior has a gothic architectural style of work. The exterior is built with limestone. The main entrance is termed as Giant’s Door. The unique thing is that the church has 23 bells. Among them the largest one is known as St. Mary.
From this church take a right turn and visit the Staatsoper (State Opera House), the world-famous opera house. You can either take the help of a guided tour who will tell you about the history of the opera house and the main hall or get hold of a ticket for any of the musical shows of the opera house to enjoy the live show.
After this comes Hofburg Palace, also known as the Imperial Palace. The church has three museums having the historical collection of the daily life of the imperial court. Near the palace, a lot of coffee shops are there where you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee with a beautiful view of Hofburg palace.
should be your next stop. This museum has an octagonal dome. The frontage is made of sandstone. It contains some of the remarkable collections of the Habsburg emperor.
Schonbrunn Palace (Schloss Schonbrunn)
The palace is located a bit outside the city. The entrance of the park is free but for the interior part, a ticket is needed. The place is popular mainly because of its beautiful garden.
After this, dine in any of the popular restaurants of Vienna to enjoy Viennese cuisines like schnitzel. It’s best if you taste chicken schnitzel. To save money checks out the streets of Alsergrund district. Definitely check out the cake that is most popular among dessert items. If you are joining any dining invitation, make sure you don’t leave the plate until everybody does.
As their custom goes Vienna people mostly prefer to dress conservatively. Though the streets do have a spirit the people over here prefer to live a conservative life.