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      Imperial Vienna

    Imperial Vienna

    A stroll around Vienna can be like a journey back in time to the days of the empire: it comes as no surprise that the historic city center is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

    • Viennese Coffeehouse Culture

      The Viennese say they looted sacks of coffee beans after the Turks withdrew following a failed siege in 1683. But it was a spy on the payroll of the Royal Court who gave the city its real taste for coffee. Born in Istanbul, he founded Vienna’s first Kaffeehaus in 1685.

      Viennese Coffeehouse Culture
    • Vienna – the world’s greenest city

      You can’t get much greener than Vienna: Among more than 100 major cities, Vienna took first place in the ranking of “The World’s 10 Greenest Cities 2020”.

      Vienna – the world’s greenest city
    Hofburg - Imperial Palace
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    The world’s most beautiful boulevard

    A trip around Vienna‘s magnificent Ringstrasse boulevard is always a special sightseeing experience whether you are on foot or taking a ride in a traditional fiacre. The magnificent boulevard is lined with parks and breathtaking buildings, such as the Imperial Palace. For more than 600 years it was the official residence of the Habsburg emperors. Today the impressive buildings contain important museums and state rooms. The Sisi Museum provides you with an insight into the private life of perhaps the most famous monarch, Emperor Franz Joseph.Visitors to the Burgkapelle can listen to performances by the Vienna Boys’ Choir on Sundays, or watch the graceful movements of the Lipizzaner horses in the Spanish Riding School.

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    Belvedere Palace
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    Belvedere Palace

    The Belvedere Palace is not only a magnificent Baroque palace but also houses one of Austria's most valuable art collections – with key works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. The heart of the Belvedere collection is formed by the 24 paintings of Gustav Klimt with his golden images "The Kiss" and "Judith". Klimt's "The Kiss" in particular is world-famous.

    The gardens of the Belvedere are a highlight of Baroque landscape architecture. A reflecting pool was created in front of the place, in which the building's façade is reflected.

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    Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna.
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    Schönbrunn Palace

    Art lovers are also drawn to Vienna’s best-known palace: At Schönbrunn the imperial family had 1,441 rooms to choose from, many of which are open to visitors. The Schlosspark contains a number of architectural masterpieces such as the Palm House and the zoo, which has been named Europe's best on three occasions.The oldest zoo in the world was built in 1752 by Maria Theresa, the most popular mother of the Austrian nation. She was so devoted to her husband Emperor Franz I. Stephan of Lorraine that she chose to share her final resting place with him. Their double tomb can be seen at the Habsburg burial crypt in the Kapuzinergruft.

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    St. Stephan's Cathedral and St. Peters church in beautiful imperial Vienna
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    St. Stephen’s Cathedral

    St. Stephen's Cathedral is the symbol of Vienna. Construction commenced in the 12th century. Today, it is one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria. The cathedral is at the religious and geographical heart of the city and the giant Pummerin bell features on television as it rings in the New Year.

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    Vienna City Card
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    Vienna City Card

    The Vienna City Card – that extra for your visit to Vienna. Whether you like to take life as it comes and create your Vienna adventure once you arrive, or to plan your city experience in advance: the City Card is the perfect companion in Vienna. Make use of the full mobility it offers, starting with free travel from the airport (Vienna City Card TRANSFER). Plus attractive discounts in museums and for sightseeing, at the theater and concerts, shopping, and at restaurants. And for families: Accompanying children travel free ...

    Buy the Vienna City Card online

    Contact Tourist Info Vienna

    Vienna Tourist Board

    Albertinaplatz/Maysedergasse

    1010 Vienna

    Austria


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