If you’ve never been to Europe before and you’re considering making it the next place you go while on vacation, one destination that you absolutely must put on your itinerary is Vienna. Located in the central part of Europe, Vienna is a place that is quite picturesque with plenty of things to do from skiing and boat riding to enjoying fabulous restaurants, parks and even strolling through the world’s oldest zoo.
If this sounds like something you would like to hear more about, we have provided you with a list of what we consider to be the five must-see attractions in Vienna. Check these out below:
Walk through the Museumsquartier. One place that is a favorite among tourists and natives alike is Museumsquartier. Not only is it a wonderful space for lounging, people watching and enjoying a bagged lunch, it’s also the place where you can stop and enjoy three art spots too: the Leopold Museum, the Kunsthalle Wien and the MUMOK. Being that the Leopold Museum has so much to view on its own, you might have to make it a two-day visit. However, trust us when we say that it’s one place that you don’t want to miss while visiting Vienna.
Take your children to the Tiergarten. If you’re planning on taking a family vacation, it’s an absolute must that you go to the Tiergarten. It’s the oldest zoo in the world and was founded back in 1752. Although the layout continues to be reminiscent of the 18th-century central octagonal pavilion, these days, it is revered as being a center for both species and nature conservation. (ZooVienna.at)
Enjoy the eateries. It’s always a pleasure to experience eating foods in another country and when it comes to Vienna, we simply can’t recommend just one place to go. If you’re looking for a sugar fix, try 12 Munchies. If you’re a coffee connoisseur, Cafe Sperl is a coffee spot that you will like. For an authentic Italian experience, we recommend Il Sestante. If you’d like a meal in the middle of the night (or early in the morning), stop by Cafe Europa. And for great architecture, CORBACI is a must-see.
Visit Mozart’s home. Something that Vienna is known for is great classical music. In fact, thanks to the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, it is actually considered to be a haven for rising classical stars. It’s for this reason that while you’re in Vienna, you might want to check out some of the free concerts that are offered on campus (MDW.AC.at). You can also learn about the many concerts happening in the area by going to the website ConcertVienna.com. But also don’t forget to visit Figarohaus. It is Mozart’s oldest remaining residence and it’s a museum filled with a lot his art, sheet music and musical instruments, along with many interactive audio-visuals. (MozartHausVienna.at)
Try a little Xocolat. Are you a lover of all things chocolate? If so, you’re going to enjoy every moment of the emporium known as Xocolat. It serves as both a boutique as well as a workshop where you can watch the people who are employed at the emporium work. Workshops are affordable and offered through appointment-only. (Xocolat.at)