Things to Expect in your Visit to Vienna

August 12, 2014 | Travel

A lot of people say visiting and travelling to Vienna is nothing out of the ordinary – that it is usual and mundane when it comes to European tours.

However, it is one of the few places in the world that you go to every year and still you can’t get enough of it. Touted as the cultural capital of the world, the capital city of Austria has more in store for you than what you originally thought.

Aside from being the capital, it is also the largest city in Austria and is at the same time one of the nine states of the country.

Being the primary city, it is home to almost two million people. It also carries the distinction of being the economic, political, and cultural center of Austria.

But enough of the usual information. Let’s go down to the highlights. First things first, why would anyone want to visit Vienna? Perhaps the facts below will be good enough reasons to contemplate on a holiday or visit…

Highlights

Widely regarded as the cultural capital of Europe, it’s no secret that the city has with it that distinctive charm and beauty that inspires any travel enthusiast to consider a trip or contemplate on going back. It’s a metropolis with a combination of historical architecture and modern convenience. There are remarkable infrastructure and the entire city is popular for being not only clean, but very safe for all travelers.

  • The city is located on the banks of the Danube.
  • Because of the huge influx of visitors from all over the world, Vienna is rightfully considered as the top urban tourist destination in Austria.
  • With a relatively moderate and mild climate and the usual four seasons, a visit to this city is ideal any time of the year. Summer temperatures are bearable at 20 to 30 degrees while winter temperatures can reach around zero degrees.
  • For first timers, they would certainly see Vienna as one of the most romantic places they’ve been. In fact, it is a dream city for anyone who wants to experience that romantic getaways in a rather historic setting.
  • If your love is sightseeing, you’re definitely looking at the right place. Medieval alleyways, imperial squares, majestic architectures, and all sorts of infrastructure and architecture in history are here.
  • Aside from architecture, Vienna is likewise home to a wide range of cultural attractions, some of which are never found in other parts of the world. Entertainment wise, you will be treated with classical as well as experimental theatre, as well as dance and film festivals, opera, concerts, exhibitions, and more.
  • If what you’re looking for is a treat for your taste buds, you surely won’t be disappointed. The city is renowned internationally for its coffee houses and traditional wine taverns. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without famous culinary specialties.

And it seems like everything is found in Vienna, including that of music. In fact, most of Europe understand that the city and Austria in general have always been associated with music for centuries. The city was once the home to the likes of Beethoven, Mozart, Johann Strauss, and Schubert.

Things You “Must” Do in Vienna

  1. Flea Market Bargain – The Naschmarkt Market is one of the most popular markets in Austria. This is the perfect place for you to shop for wines and plump, get some buckets of tulips and purple-flushed figs, or perhaps stop by for breakfast.
  2. Musical Park Stroll – Don’t forget to drop by and stroll through the Stadtpark, the largest of the Ringstrasse parks. The main entrance is dressed by wonderful stone-carved Jugendstil colonnades while if you go further north, you will see the neo-Renaissance Kursalon, which by the way is a popular venue for Strauss concerts.
  3. Beach! – Head to the banks of the Danube and you are going to be treated with a beach that’s closest in proximity to Vienna. You can take the U1 to Donauisel, walk, and look for that perfect spot. But if you’re looking for more, do downstream and be amazed by the world-famous nude spots.
  4. Fond of chocolate? You must be very excited to go to the chocolate emporium, Xocolat. Located in the stone arches of the Ferstel passage, you’re certainly in for a treat in the likes of Scharffen Berger, Enric Rovira, and Austria’s very own, Zotter. You can also go to the 9th district and find Xocolat-Manufaktur, a workshop and boutique where you can see chocolatiers in action. Get addicted to the aroma of a chocolate factory!

You see, Vienna isn’t really your typical place to go when you’re heading into a relaxing and accommodating holiday. The thing with a visit in this city is that you will be treated will all sorts of fun – talk about versatility. The experience is something you won’t be having anywhere else.

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