Vienna | “The soul pleasing city”
Vienna, the Austian capital city is a city of “Dreams and Music” Vienna is the city for art-lovers and history-lovers alike. Be it the controversial expressionism by Klimt and Schiele, the evergreen classical vibes by Strauß II and Webern, or the marvellous architecture by Otto Wagner, Vienna has it all!
One of the major draws of Vienna is that it combines the feel of a big city with the accessibility of a small one. A meeting point for Eastern and Western Europe. The landmarks of Vienna – the iconic Schönbrunn Palace (with more than 1440 rooms) is a must-sees for most visitors. Vienna is home to historic architectural styles that range from Gothic and Baroque to Art Nouveau, and there are also creative, modern additions by famed architects such as Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Hans Hollein.
Vienna is known as the City of Music. Its cache of incredible venues where you can catch performances today include the acoustically renowned Musikverein, used by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the gold-and-crystal main opera house, the Staatsoper, and the multistage Konzerthaus, as well as the dedicated home of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, MuTh.
It is the only capital in the world that produces its own wine- with over 1500 acres of Vineyards in its territory, most of them producing white wine. The Viennese appreciation of the finer things in life extends to its opulent coffee-house ‘living rooms’ serving spectacular cakes; its beloved pub-like Beisln dishing up hearty portions of Wiener schnitzel, Tafelspitz (prime boiled beef) and goulash; elegant restaurants; and its fine Austrian wines served in vaulted Vinothek (wine bar) cellars, and in rustic vine-draped Heurigen(wine taverns) in the vineyards fringing the city. It boasts unique coffee culture, which dates back hundreds of years. Vienna is home to historic architectural styles that range from Gothic and Baroque to Art Nouveau, and there are also creative, modern additions by famed architects such as Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Hans Hollein. Vienna weaves a pleasant melody on its own. With fun activities to be had in summer and remaining effortlessly charming even through winter, this Austrian song will provide you with some all-season listening indeed!
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