Most of us think about Vienna as an amazing and elegant city, but why does we feel that way? Do we only have museum strolls as a leasure option? Let’s take a look at a list of possibilities available in Vienna.
Because of its location, Vienna has the ideal weather for beautiful juicy green nature almost all year long. Vienna’s parks are perfect for day excursions or just having a relaxing break from the city. With this guide, we show you the best and most interesting green areas in the Austrian capital.
|Vienna’s first public park has been opened in August 1862, constructed in the style of an English landscape garden and designed by Josef Selleny and Rudolf Siebeck. Originally, the park was just a part of the city’s first district, and therefore on the left side of the River Wien. But one year later the park was extended, and another part was built the other side of the river. Today, this park is the one with the most memorials and sculptures in Vienna, like of the Viennese musician and composer Johann Strauss.
This city is the capital of music. More famous composers have lived here than anywhere else and the music is really in the air, so to conclude: it's the home of waltz, operetta and musicals. The city's theatres and concert halls offer all types of music from classical to progressive throughout the whole year. Opera fans will meet international stars here at Vienna State Opera and even jazz lovers will get pulsing jazz life. The pop and rock concerts give unforgettable live music experience to the visitors. Volksoper Vienna
is the main stage for operetta, musicals and ballets. Well known performances can been seen every day.
The Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum - which were built as a mirror of each other - was opened in 1891 near the Imperial Palace to house the extensive collections of the imperial family and still have the most important art collections in the world. Numerous major art works of European art history, among them Raphael’s "Madonna in the Meadow," Vermeer’s "The Allegory of Painting," the Infanta paintings by Velazquez, masterworks by Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer, Titian and Tintoretto are housed in the paintings gallery. The Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection contains fascinating treasures from mysterious cultures long past.
Its art gallery preserves many masterpiece of western art history, including Raphael’s Madonna in the green, Vermeer’s The painter, Velazquez’s images of the Habsburg family 's children, Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer and Tintoretto’s masterworks, even the world's largest Bruegel collection. With its vast array of eminent works it is considered one of the most eminent museums in the world.
As the largest Habsburg residential palace, the Albertina dominates the southern tip of the Imperial Palace on one of the last remaining fortress walls in Vienna.
||The Albertina not only has the largest and most valuable graphical collections in the world, with works such as Dürer’s “Hare” and Klimt's studies of women. On permanent display in the Albertina's new exihibition collection are the most exciting art movements of the last 130 years: from French impressionism to German expressionism to the Russian avant garde and the present.
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