If you want are planning a holiday in Central Europe, you should consider visiting Vienna, even for just one day. In this mesmerizing place, you will certainly discover the beauty of medieval European cities. If you don’t have a lot of time when visiting the Austrian capital, this article is just for you.
Arriving to Vienna
If you arrive in Vienna in this period of the season, the weather will certainly be very nice, just perfect for a comfortable boat ride along the Danube. We recommend Reichsbrücke for a boat trip – it is just a 5-minute walk from the Vorgartenstraße (U-Bahn) underground station.
Naschmarkt is Vienna’s most popular market and stretches over 1.5 km. Apart from the fact that here you will find almost any kind of fruit, vegetable, spice or meat you can think of, you will also find a variety of culinary specialties, from Viennese to Italian. And let’s not forget about the unique pastries recipes!
The markets represent the souls of the cities, because they become meeting points for various international cultures. Naschmarkt should definitely be the first stop on your list.
Take the subway to the outskirts of Vienna, more specifically, to district 13, where the Schloß Schönbrunn palace is located. From the 18th century until 1918 the palace was the summer residence of the Imperial Habsburg family, and is one of the most impressive Baroque architectural works. The huge gardens were the site of the world’s first zoo.
Afterwards, take a long stroll on the hill opposite to the palace to get stunning views of the city and surrounding areas. Head over to the Gloriette building, which houses underground shelters and is one of the most luxurious buildings in Austria.
Wiener Prater is a theme park with free entry. There are more than 250 entertainment attractions here, managed by an independent operator who has rented the entire site.
The place also features a huge panorama wheel, built in 1897, which is now one of Vienna’s most important symbols.
Vienna – the city center
On your trip to Vienna, you definitely need to check out the city center. Everything is perfect here, from the extremely clean streets to the friendly and welcoming people. Also, don’t forget to visit Mozart’s house (Mozarthaus) and the stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom).
Complete your journey to a place where the Austrian arts and culture are the most heavily concentrated: the Museums Quartier, near the Imperial Palace. It is the eighth most important cultural area in the world and hosts famous museums and also a relaxing area with cafes, restaurants and bars.
Before taking this trip when you think of Vienna, you might think that you will see a city full of giant buildings and beautiful women who go to the opera in their Victorian clothes and wear sun umbrellas. Well this may not be true but you got the idea. Go visit museums and palaces full of tourists who take detailed photos of each of these buildings.
In fact, following its glorious imperial past, which has left us with a huge number of tourist attractions, the city has became a modern 21st century capital. You can feel the Vienna’s true vibe when visiting the gorgeous, renovated museums. It is a very lively and beautiful city, and we highly recommend you to check it out.