November 19th, 2007 – by: LeighTravelClub
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
during which time he composed all his famous works.
– 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.
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
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. www.hunderwasserhaus.at
CENTRAL CEMETRY THE LAST RESTING PLACEOF Brahms, Strauss,
Beethoven, Mozart (memorial plaque only) Shubert and Helmut Qualtinger.