Austria is a fantastic country to visit. It offers visitors beautiful vistas, classy cities, great food and a warm welcome. You could potentially stay anywhere in this stunning country and have a good time. But, there is one place you really should not miss, when you go, and that is Vienna.
This capital has a long and rich history, but, its residents also know how to move with the times. So, it is a place that really does have something to offer all kinds of visitors. Here is an overview of the types of activities, sights, and sounds you can enjoy while you are there.
The performing arts
The Viennese people love the performing arts. This relatively small city has several theatres and opera houses. The list of performances you can buy tickets for is a long one. However, it is still wise to buy your tickets before you travel.
Go behind the scenes
If you like to find out how things really work, book yourself on some special tours. Amongst the best is the behind the scenes tour of the Wiener Staatsoper, which is one of the city’s opera houses.
Enjoy a tasty food tour
Located within the city there are numerous small food production companies. They are rightly very proud of what they do, so many show visitors how they make their amazing products. If you wanted to you could spend the whole week taking their tours and workshops. Amongst the best are the Xocolat-Manufaktur Workshop and the Apple Strudel Show at Café-Restaurant Residenz.
If you would rather sample some of the city’s traditional favorites, simply book yourself a traditional food tour. There are plenty available, so it is really easy to find one that suits your tastes.
Eat with a local
Better still; eat in the home of a local resident. This is by far the best way to get a better understanding of the style of food the Viennese like to eat.
Enjoy stunning works of art
Vienna is home to some of the world’s most famous works of art. If you want to see The Kiss by Gustav Klimt you will need to go to the Upper Belvedere. Or, visit the Academy of Fine Arts to see The Last Judgment Triptych by Hieronymus Bosch. However, if you visit before 2020 you will need to go to the Theatre Museum, instead. That is when the restoration of the Academy of Fine Arts is due to be finished.
Visit the city’s wonderful parks
If you want to get some fresh air, head towards one of the city’s parks. There are several for visitors to enjoy. Perhaps the most popular one is the Prater. It has a wonderful old-fashioned funfair located within its boundaries.
Enjoy Vienna’s stunning buildings
Vienna has always attracted the best architects in the world. There are some wonderful buildings there. The beautiful Schonbrunn Palace, which was originally constructed in 1696 and St Stephen’s Cathedral are just two examples of buildings that have been beautifully preserved.