9 Places You Must go to When Visiting Vienna

By Dubem M.

Vienna is the capital of Austria located in the centre of the country. It has been the site for several historic events ranging for battles of World War I to important territory for the Ancient Roman Empire. It is one of the most culturally developed cities in Europe, as it is the centre for musical, political, and cinematic revolutions.

Vienna has been dubbed one of the most historic and beautiful cities in the world. It flawlessly transitions from urban city to rural beautiful fields full of tulips and sheep. The city is highly influenced by its Roman and Celtic roots in history, and, as it has aged, it has shifted its focus to its history. If you want to see a flawless merge between the past and modern architecture and designs then Vienna is the place for you.Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 4.11.31 pm.png

9. Donau Zentrum – Every tourist should know how to
get their supplies and where they should shop. This is not a problem in Vienna because Donau Zentrum is located in the centre of the city and is quite easy to find. Vienna’s amazing public transportation system doesn’t hurt either. Donau Zentrum is a neatly organized shopping complex that is made up of a few buildings that are connected by bridge structures that cross above roads and train tracks.

8. Naturhistorisches Museum Wien – This world renowned museum is house to some of the most ancient and unique objects this world has ever encountered. From the 29,500 year old Venus of Willendorf to the Steller’s Sea Cow which has been extinct for 200 years.

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7. Zoos – Though Vienna is a urban city in the middle of snow country there is no shortage of exotic animals to be found. You can find these animals Tiergarten Schönbrunn. These zoos have an amazing menagerie of animals on display. Tier Garden’s magnificent display of seals and polar bears has attracted hundreds from all over Europe and has gotten quite a lot of high rating. Additionally, its marine life exhibits leave people breathless. Its walk through water tunnels allows the visitor to truly become inspired and see the world through a fish’s eyes.Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 4.12.50 pm.png

6. Flea Market – The flea markets in Vienna have always had a various array of content to sell and buy. The market reaches its peak during the Christmas season and is composed of several stalls that are placed together. The city does not have a set place that is dedicated to a flea market area. There is an indoor market in Naschmarkt but most flea markets are distributed around Vienna. So the next time you see a congregation of stalls, take a second to look through their products. You may just find a nifty knick-knack.Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 4.13.27 pm.png

5. Schonbrunn Palace – This palace is a formal imperial summer-house.This capacious building has 1,441 rooms and is in the baroque style.It has been drawing hundreds of tourists to its location since the mid-1950’s. It’s origin can be traced back 300 years and has reflected the change of tastes and interests of the Habsburg family which owned it. The palace has also Roman Ruins on its grounds. The remnants of a Romantic movement can be seen on the outskirts of the property.Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 4.25.22 pm.png

4. The Vienna Prater – The Vienna Prater is a magnificent amusement park that has the most iconic Ferris wheel in all of Austria. Its name is derived from the Latin “pratum” which means “meadow”. The Prater is built upon the land that was gifted to a noble family from Emperor Friedrich I. The amusement park has been renowned for its magnificent miniature train that can transport the attendee from one side of the park to the other.Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 4.25.52 pm.png

3. State Opera House – Situated in the first district of Vienna, this intricate and ornate structure alludes to the beautiful and prospering era of Austrian power in the 1800’s. This world class theatre has been renowned for its marvellous and spectacular productions. One night at this venue is in the highest grossing events a tourist can attend.Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 4.26.18 pm.png

2. Hofburg Imperial Palace – Hofburg Imperial Palace is one of the historic centres of Vienna. It is also where the President of Austria lives and works. It has housed some of the most influential and powerful people in European and Austrian history from the Hapsburg family to the rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Imperial Palace has also been expanded upon and remodelled as the years have gone by. Most notably, the Italian architect-engineer Filiberto Luchese and Baroque architect, Lukas von Hildebrandt aided in its design and construction.Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 4.26.42 pm.png

 

1. Historic Centre of Vienna – This was the centre of the Celtic and Roman settlements in the Medieval and Baroque time. The building has been highly influenced by the Baroque music that was very evident and pervasive during the era. Furthermore, Vienna has been attributed as being the musical centre of Europe so it is not a surprise that the historic centre has musical aspects.Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 4.27.03 pm.png

 

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2 comments

  1. This article was very informative, and it showed many places to go visit; not just monuments but even simple supermarkets. Before reading this article I only knew about one or two of these places and it was nice to learn about more. Great job Dubem!

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  2. The article is really descriptive and now I really want to visit Vienna and I know which place to see for sure! I really likes it! 🙂

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