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Vienna is Austria’s capital and largest city
Vienna is Austria’s capital and largest city located on the east part of the country. Undoubtedly one of the most charming European capitals, Vienna is one of the world’s leading cities with the best quality of life in the world. The imperial capital is elegant and cosy with beautiful parks and statues of great musicians.
Starting in the morning, visit the baroque-stylef Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where Mozart played as a five years old kid for the Empress Maria Theresia. The extraordinary imperial park houses the world’s oldest zoo!
Most buildings of interest are in the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The most outstanding among them are the Stephansdom Gothic cathedral - where Mozart got married, the Imperial Palace Hofburg, the Kapuzinerkirche church where the Imperial Habsburg family is buried, the pedestrian Kärtnerstrasse and Der Graben. Have a look at the magnificent Opera, the Parliament, the City Hall and the sumptuous Burgtheather.
Dedicate the second day to discover the modern Vienna, to visit one of its numerous museums and meeting other facets of the city.
Attend a morning equitation exercise in the Spanish Riding School and a concert of the Vienna Boys Choir. Throughout the year, except during the summer, you can attend an opera or ballet at the State Opera or listen to a concert in the magical Grosser Saal hall at the Musikverein.
In the evening, enjoy a casual dinner with popular music in one traditional tavern in the neighbourhood of Grinzing (take tram 38). Have a glass of the Gruner Vertliner or Gemischter Satz wine accompanied by a Viennese speciality such as Tapfelspitz (boiled beef) or Wiener Schnitzel topped by a Kartoffelsalat (potato salad).
Some of the most popular streets for shopping are: Kärntner Straße, the most famous shopping street in Vienna. This street has the most expensive and exclusive shops in Vienna; Mariahilfer Straße, the longest shopping street in Vienna with small boutiques and big department stores, many snack-bars, cafés, old Viennese coffeehouses and restaurants.
Vienna Tourist Office
Albertinaplatz, Ecke Maysedergasse 1010 Vienna
Tel: +43 1 24555
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Getting to and from Vienna
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Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Vienna can be found.
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