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Some places to visit in Vienna.

Full of old-fashioned grandeur, Vienna brims with nostalgia for a gentler bygone age. Vienna is Austria’s cultured capital renowned for its leisurely lifestyle and fine buildings. This historic city exudes charm and elegance – its imperial buildings are reminders of the great wealth and influence of the Hapsburgs.  

DID YOU KNOW  - Mozart spent the last ten years of his life in Vienna, during which time he composed all his famous works.

SCHONBRUNN PALACE – Summer residence of the Hapsburg dynasty the palace is set in beautiful grounds. You could easily spend an entire day at Schonbrunn Palace, which takes it’s name from the a beautiful spring where it is now sited .   


LEOPOLD MUSEUM  - Home to the largest collection of Schiele paintings in the world and works by Klimt, Koroschka and Gerst.


SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL  - at the Imperial stables, performances run from February to June and September to December.

STATE OPERA HOUSE  - Take in an opera have a guided tour around the State Opera House during the day.

FERRIS WHEEL IN PRATER PARK   - For an idea of Vienna’ size take a ride on this Ferris wheel. Built in 1896 by a British Engineer. Made famous in the film ‘The Third Man’.

ST.STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL     -  It’s 390’ spire is visible from all over the city. Take a guided tour of the catacombs.

KUNSTHAUSWIEN  houses the work of  the late Friedensreich Hundertwassar, Austria’s 20th-century artist, architect, ecologist and philosopher. The museum, with it’s colourful façade, towers and grassed–over roof, is located in Untwere Weissgerberstrasse.

CENTRAL CEMETRY  THE LAST RESTING PLACEOF Brahms, Strauss, Beethoven, Mozart (memorial plaque only) Shubert and Helmut Qualtinger.

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