Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Guest Post: Things To Do And See In Vienna

The last time I took a trip to Vienna was when I was 13. It was on a school trip and to be honest, I remember little of what we saw. Thankfully I was given the chance to re-explore this magnificent city a few days ago.

I originally planned to fly out for the weekend for a friend’s wedding, yet after researching the many attractions available, I decided to spend the week in this highly photogenic land. Before I was due to leave, I spent a few days in the library. They have a massive selection of travel guides on display, all of which made planning an itinerary that little bit easier.

I discovered Vienna is home to a number of contemporary masterpieces, Art Nouveau and Baroque palaces – no wonder my good friends have chosen it as a wedding destination! Taking a minute to breathe in the sights and sounds of this city is a phenomenal experience in itself and if you want to visit this region, you can book your flights online.

There is a wide variety of plush architecture to discover in Vienna and the Belvedere is one such establishment that is renowned for its exquisite ornamental detail. On the inside, theatrical hallways, picturesque gardens and memorable museums can be found. The Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna is another building to showcase a variety of quality architecture. The University gardens are said to be some of the most impressive in Europe.

The Kunsthistoriches Museum welcomes over 600,000 visitors per year but this doesn’t come as much of a surprise when you consider the works displayed here.

Another renowned museum in Vienna is the Leopold, an establishment enjoyed by those that share a love of culture. As well as a stunning collection of Austrian art, works from Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka also feature here.

Vienna’s cityscape is awash with a number of exquisite masterpieces, one of which includes St. Stephen’s Cathedral. This 12th century church boasts a Gothic Romanesque stature and one that adds to the city’s beauty. Due to its status and the fact it has been at the centre of some of Austria’s most important historical events, it’s one of the most visited landmarks in the area.

The city hall, also known as the Rathaus, is another Neo-Gothic wonder and one that boasts both an imposing tower and a stunning interior.

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