The European City of Architecture, Music and Art: Vienna, Austria

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Vienna, Austria is a European city that should be in your “travel wish list” if it isn’t already. I loved this city, it is brimming with culture and arts. It is stunning to look at and it has plenty to explore and experience.

A few of the many places to visit in beautiful Vienna:

Schönbrunn Palace

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This palace with vast gardens, labyrinths, and fountains house the history of the Habsburg monarchs.

The Gloriette overlooking Schönbrunn Palace.
The Gloriette overlooking Schönbrunn Palace.

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Streusel making demonstration.
Streusel making demonstration.


Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna
Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna

One of my personal favorite places; this apartment building was built after the idea and concept of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

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The restroom inside.
The restroom inside.

Haus der Musik

Be a composer for a day at the Haus der Musik.
Be a composer for a day at the Haus der Musik.

The Haus der Musik (House of Music) in Vienna opened in 2000, and is the first museum of sound and music in Austria. I enjoyed this place immensely. The building is full of exhibitions teaching about the world of music from the earliest human use to present day. It has several interactive and high-tec presentations.  I especially enjoyed the famous composer rooms as I am a classical music fan.

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Vintage music flyers.

Attend A Live Music Orchestra

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If you enjoy classical music, you mustn’t skip this activity if you are in Vienna. There are countless places and opportunities to do this.

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The Albertina Museum

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The Albertina is a museum in the Innere Stadt (First District) of Vienna, Austria. It houses one of the largest and most important print rooms in the world with approximately 65,000 drawings and approximately 1 million old master prints, as well as more modern graphic works, photographs and architectural drawings.

And there is a lot more to do!…

Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum)
Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum)
Prater, Vienna
Prater, Vienna

The Wurstelprater amusement park, often simply called “Prater” is a large public park in Vienna’s 2nd district.

At Prater.
The weirdest stick your face thingy I’ve seen, at Prater.

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Have you been to Vienna? Did you have any favorite spots I didn’t mention?

5 thoughts on “The European City of Architecture, Music and Art: Vienna, Austria

  1. Vienna is one of the greatest cities I have ever been to…food, people, energy, and history. And to top it all the music! I am in love with Vienna…I’d go back anytime…Naschmarkt is amazing as well…love all the food and nick nacks you can get…

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