Vienna is home to a number of extravagant architecture styles, be it futuristic buildings at Wohnpark-Alterlaa, the gothic Stephansdom Cathedral, the famous modernist building Postsparkasse, the iconic Hundertwasserhaus apartment house or the magnificent palm house Palmenhaus in Schönbrunn park. Take the time to explore the architectural wonders of Vienna!
Each year, from late November all through the month of December, Vienna hosts some of the most magical, festive Christmas markets. These beautiful markets take place in various locations throughout the city, including on Maria-Theresien-Platz, at the Karlsplatz square and outside Schönbrunn Palace. These world-famous markets offer a prime reason to visit Vienna during the winter! Check out our blog post on the Christmas markets here.
Nachsmarkt in Vienna is one of the major food markets where foodies can pamper themselves with fresh greens, local delights and plenty of fine eateries. Nachsmarkt is also a fun spot to just hang out or enjoy a refreshing glass of freshly brewed beer!
You have to try the traditional veal escalope Wiener Schnitzel with its crispy crust, a few drops of lemon juice and a side of potato salad. There’s a variety of Schnitzels one can indulge in – try the pork Schnitzel at the famous Figlmüller or the gypsy Schnitzel at Schnitzelwirt. Mouth watering, isn’t it?
For the most spectacular view in Vienna, visit the Prater amusement park with its myriads of attractions and carousels. Prater is the oldest amusement park in the whole of Europe! The Ferris Wheel is beloved by tourists and offers a unique way to enjoy the Viennese skyline. The full season usually runs from mid-March until the end of October.
Vienna is rightfully called the capital of classical music, due to the many world-famous composers of Viennese origin over the years. If you are a classical music enthusiast treat yourself to one of the concerts or balls hosted year-round by the legendary Vienna Philharmonic orchestra!