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Vienna is to Austria what Rome is to Italy. Known to be the National capital of the country, Vienna is the largest city and is home to approximately 1.9 million people. A city so mesmerising that it beautifully nurtures its people while maintaining its dignity, alluringly watering its plants of culture. Dating back to the 20th century, the city was seen to host the largest number of German speaking individuals and more inhabitants before the disaster of WWI. Currently, it is the second largest German speaking city after Berlin which still remains at number 1. If you’re a history buff, you might already be aware of the fact that Vienna is home to numerous international organisations, some fine examples of which include the United Nations, OPEC and OCSE.

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Nestled in the eastern part of Austria, Vienna shares its beauty with Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary which are some of the most tourist attracting places in the world. In the year 2001, Vienna was declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The city of music features baroque streetscapes and jaw-dropping palaces. Wrapped amidst the foothills of the Alps and the serene Carpathians, Vienna has undergone a lot of historical incarnations yet it is amongst one of the least destructed pride of rustic Western European capital. The skyline dominated by the zenith of St. Stephen’s Cathedral and by the gigantic Ferris wheel in the Prater, Vienna is so beautiful that it can not be summed up in any amount of word. 

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If you’re a foodie, you’re probably already aware of the fine gourmet and the wine that Vienna produces. With the regional culinary that sometimes stand in strong competition with the Italian or London cuisine, you might be able to taste some of the most distinctive dishes from starters to dessert. Some of the must try dishes in the city are- Wiener Schnitzel for all those who love to keep it spicy. The Sachertorte if you have a sweet tooth and want to witness the best of the city, make sure to experience the dense chocolate melting with the warmth of your mouth with this thin layer of sponged bread topped with the goodness of apricot. 

Best Time To Visit Vienna 

The best time to visit the city is between April to May and September-October that is known to be the shoulder season when the accommodation rates are cheaper and so are the air fares. The hustle-bustle of the tourists are not too much during the shoulder season which gives the travellers a perfect moment to cherish the raw beauty possessed by the city. June to August is the peak summer month which marks a high rate in the arrival of tourists all around the world. The hotels are hard to get during these months which is why they’re over expensive, asking every traveller to step a bit out of their budget. 

 

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The Hofburg

Dating back to 1275 and the time since then, this place was home to every Austrian ruler that ever came into power. Hofburg is unarguably the most historical place in Vienna and the major sightseeing attraction of the city. The sprawling complex entails numerous lavish buildings giving a sneak peek into the glorious periods that reside in the past. The gigantic complex covers approximately 59 acres of land with 18 buildings, 19 courtyard and 2600 rooms. The main attraction of this complex remains its Imperial Apartments, Sisi museum and numerous other silver collection that it boasts.

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St. Stephen's Cathedral

The superwomen Gothic edifice, St. Stephen's Cathedral is nestled in the heart of the city. It is said that the original church of 12th century was replaced by a Romanesque church in the 13th century, however the church still entails some of the original parts such as the huge gate and the Heathen Towers or Heidentürme. This church is the survivor of the disastrous WWII and is therefore seen to undergo a lot of architectural changes, only making it better and tourist-friendly while keeping the idea of its originality in mind. Dangling chandeliers with baroque interiors and artwork that can not be found anywhere, this church will secure a special place in the heart of every traveller.

Belvedere Palace

If you are in search of only the best places to visit in Vienna, Belvedere Palace is indubitably one of them. There are two alluring buildings designed in baroque architecture, the upper building referred to as Oberes and the lower building referred to as Unteres. Winter palace, Orangery palace stables and the garden are the most attractive places in the palace.

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Vienna Zoo

Dating back to 1752 when the zoo was founded, currently, this is the oldest zoo not only in the country but also in the entire world. A day trip to this zoo will rejuvenate your soul and will surely satisfy your taste buds with the royal breakfast pavilion present in the zoo. Home to more than 750 species of animals, your little ones would not get enough of this place so make sure to keep it in your list if you are travelling with your family.

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The Vienna State Opera House

Known to be one of the most renowned theatres in the world, The Vienna State Opera House has hosted some of the most famous operas, soloists, conductors and ballerinas. Built in the year 1869 this magnificent opera house is crafted in French renaissance design, the supreme interior includes a lavish staircase interlinked with the first floor, the famous paintings of opera scenes, also referred to as Schwind Foyer.

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Wachau

A picturesque landscape blessed by the Danube River, Wachau is an Austrian Valley and one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the country. Painted in a beautiful surrounding and blessed with architectural elegance, Wachau is a place that every serene seeker must visit. UNESCO in the year 2000 declared Wachau Cultural Landscape to be a World Heritage Site.

Budapest

Known to be the capital of Hungary, Budapest was initially referred to as the “Queen of Danube”. The lively cultural centre hosts a vibrant nightlife and some of the best sightseeing places to witness in Europe. Smart shops, nice restaurants and numerous other amenities are provided for the comfort of its people.

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Salzburg

An austrian city sharing its border with Germany, Salzburg is a ride of about 116 kilometers from Munich! The city is known for its Baroque architecture and the Salzburg festival! From Fortress Hohensalzburg, Mirabell Palace, Schloss Hellbrunn, and Getreidegasse, Salzburg is sure to give you a proper vacation!

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Prague

The capital of Czech Republic is home to numerous cultural attractions in the world which have survived the destruction of War, and 20th century Europe. Prague castle and Charles Bridge are two most visited places in the city. Some other places that you should include in your itinerary are the Old Town Square, Jewish Quarter and Petřín hill.

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Bratislava

The capital and largest city of Slovakia, Bratislava extracts its beauty from River Morava and River Danube. Surrounded by the serene Carpathian mountains, Bratislava is a paradise of you are a wine lover as the place features a lot of vineyards which produce pure wine. The nightlife of this place is very vibrant, go make some friends and enjoy some quality time in the city.

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Klosterneuburg

Nestled into the western bank of the Danube River, Klosterneuburg is an original site of roman fortress. The place is known for the quality woods that it produces. Castle of Klosterneuburg is one of the most visited places in the city. Book a day trip from Vienna to Klosterneuburg for a reminiscing trip.

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Carnuntum

A perfect amalgamation of history and culture, situated at a distance of 32 km from the vibrant town of Vienna, Carnuntum was initially scarred by the destruction caused by Marcomanni, the city was soon rebuilt in a better way by Septimius Severus. A day trip to the city will rejuvenate your mind and soul.

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Grinzing

Nestled at the foot of forests in Vienna, Grinzing is an alluring village with houses painted with catchy colours and surrounded by the vineyards which makes it a perfect destination for all the wine lovers out there. Make sure to visit the village during the evening to witness the magical view provided by nature while giving your taste buds wings.

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Danube

Accept it or not but places that provide serenity and the rawest beauty of atmosphere are liked by all over places that boast artificial beauty. Talking of these places, Danube indubitably tops the list. If you love sitting by the flowing stream while soaking every bit of the magnificence, make sure to visit Danube River.

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Eisenstadt

Considered to be the capital of Burgenland, Eisenstadt is a small city with sprawling landscapes of its famous historical sites such as Esterházy Palace which rules the city. In the palace, one might be able to witness the treasures collected by the Esterházy dynasty. So what are you waiting for? Escape into the beauty of nature with Rydeu.

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