A destination in Europe that takes you on a trip to different periods when art, music, and heritage were flourishing.
Explore its imperial palaces, its classical music, and its masterpieces. Also, discover biographies of influential figures who have marked the history of Vienna such as Mozart, Freud, and Klimt.
Of my favorite cities in Europe, which is why I’ve visited it three times already. For all of you guys, who are passionate about art and classical music, this is your city! In here you’ll only breathe culture and art.
“You’ve got your passion, you’ve got your prideVienna, Billy Joel
But don’t you know that only fools are satisfied?
Dream on, but don’t imagine they’ll all come true
When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?”
With so many things to do in Vienna, I thought about summarizing in a guide the most important ones to experience.
Baroque & Medieval Palaces
In the time that the Habsburg Monarchy dominated the Austrians, Baroque Palaces were built perfuming history and elegance in the city of Vienna. Now, these treasures serve us to indulge in the real history of the Habsburg rulers and to understand how Vienna functioned back in the 1950s.
There is too much to see, from decorative walls to compelling portraits. A palace incredibly vast, given access also to a zoo, interesting fact: is the biggest zoo in Europe.
A unique combination of adventure, art and history is what stands out in Schönbrunn Palace.
There are different ticket options to access the castle, I think that depending on what you are interested in, you can choose the ideal one for you. Find here the link to the official website to review some options
Hofburg served in the imperial times as the main Palace of the Habsburg Dynasty Rulers. Nowadays functions as the official residence of the President of Austria. Built firstly in the 13 century and expanded many times after. You can find it just in the city center.
It served as the Winter Residence of the Habsburg Dynasty, while the Schönbrunn Palace was the Summer Residence.
The flourishing of the arts was due in large part to the support of the Habsburg Monarchs, converting Vienna in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe for its extensive support in art conservation. Important also to recognize the amazing Native Artists Vienna raised such as Klimt & Shield.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Belvedere catches us all by surrounding its buildings with an extensive lovely garden and more importantly by housing the most excellent collection of Austrian paints from the middle ages to nowadays.
World’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings along with the most important projects of Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.
Modern & Contemporary works by Art History Greatest Artists. Also, paintings from Impressionism and Fauvism artist who were the faces of the Modern Era.
Albertina holds an extensive collection of sculptures and paintings; being indeed a fantastic museum to visit.
It is recognized for being the first ecological museum in Vienna. Visitors from all over the world come to enjoy Friedensreich Hundertwasser exhibitions of contemporary art and photography. It’s an experience that takes you to another world; incredibly surprising and unforgettable.
For artists and creative minds who are interested in topics such as sustainability, climate change, recycling, and urbanistics.
A block dedicated to the arts, where young people and adults enjoy art, architecture, dance, music among many other things. Find in here:
- The Leopold Museum: Owning one of the largest of modern Austrian art.
- Mumok: Owning a collection of 10,000 modern and contemporary artworks, including significant works from Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso.
- Architekturzentrum Wien: A center for exhibitions of architecture and related topics, mainly the architecture and urban design of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Museumsquartier is a 60,000 m² large area in the 7th district of the city of Vienna.
There are many prominent figures in Vienna, it seems that Vienna owns the most influential composers, painters, and psychologists of times. Get to know them & join to more exciting activities offered in Vienna.
Without a doubt my favorite symbolist painter of the 20th Century. Klimt, is an icon in Vienna, mostly known for being one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession (an art movement formed in 1897 by a group of Austrian artists).
Influential Composer of the classical period. A genius since the age of 5, when he was already an expert in keyboards and violin. Born in Salzburg, he moved to Vienna to look for better positions. In 1781 while visiting Vienna he finally achieved fame.
An Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis! Known for his extreme beliefs and for being considered by other psychologists as a controversial intellectual.
There are a lot of classical music concerts in Vienna every day, as I told you before, this city breaths music! Some of the orchestras focus only on giving entertaining to tourist while others are featuring the most known compositions of greatest composers.
Daily concerts featuring the music of Mozart & Strauss
A local experience in a Concert Hall with world-class performers from around the globe.
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