Unique experiences to be had in Austria’s glorious capital!
In the classical coffeehouse
They are Vienna’s answer to London’s pubs and the bistros of Paris. The hundreds of ‘public living rooms’ spread throughout the city are still the epitome of everyday Viennese culture. You can feel this especially well in magnificently renovated Central.
Visit the State Opera
The ‘House on the Ring’ helped cement Vienna’s reputation as the world’s music capital. You have the opportunity of seeing and hearing opera performances of the highest standard almost every evening.
Trotting through the narrow streets of the city centre or around the Ringstraße in a horse-drawn carriage is not only one of the most celebrated Viennese clichés but it is also a lot of fun!
The Reinprecht Heuriger wine tavern
Reinprecht in the heart of Grinzing is one of the most famous addresses where the Viennese indulge in their legendary gemütlichkeit. Sitting under vines, you will be able to savour the young wine and the high calorie delicacies from the buffet.
Plumbing the depths of the Sigmund Freud Museum
Even if nobody has to lie down on the couch, you can still feel a unique aura in the original rooms of the practice where the father of psychology cast light on the human soul.
A round on the giant Ferris wheel
Along with ‘Steffl’ and Schönbrunn, this gigantic steel construction is considered a classic symbol of Vienna. Going for a ride in one of the bright red carriages is a lot of fun especially in spring when – in the words of the song – ‘the flowers bloom again in the Prater’.
The Burgtheater – a must
The ‘Burg’, as the famous theatre on the Ringstraße is known, is the flagship of theatrical art in German. No matter whether a classical play or a provocatively modern piece, a visit is always worthwhile.
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