Austria’s capital has it all when it comes to architecture. There’s everything from Gothic to Baroque, Art Nouveau to Modernism, and imperial to contemporary buildings lining the streets. So, it’s no wonder Vienna is often named as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Be sure to visit the Schonbrunn Palace, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg Imperial Palace and St Charles’s Church to see what all the fuss is about.
Along with a beautiful cityscape, Vienna is also known as the City of Music – having produced composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss – so no visit would be complete without seeing the opera house, Staatsoper. Inside, ballet, opera and musical performances are held but be sure to spend some time outside taking in the Neoclassical architecture.
When you’re done looking at buildings, be sure to walk the charming cobblestoned streets that crisscross the city. And don’t forget: the best way to experience Vienna is as the locals do – with a slice of cake.