"For the Culture Vultures and Chocolate addicts" Vienna by mallyak

Vienna Travel Guide: 7,579 reviews and 19,136 photos

Culture capitol of Central Europe

Vienna is located at the heart of Europe. Although the Habsburg Empire is long gone, this city on the Danube has not lost its imperial grandeur. Wide boulevards are lined with Baroque palaces. Come for high culture and indulgent chocolate cakes.
Anyone who takes an interest in art, especially of a decorative nature, will fall in love with Vienna. Its numerous imperial residences and pre-war townhouses are relics from a northern european post-Renaissance design binge that incorporated styles ranging from roccocco to jugend stil, and everything in between. Still fashion-conscious, today Vienna boasts a youth culture that is tasteful to the max and surprisingly welcoming. While you may find yourself a bit chilled by the older generation, come to Vienna with an eye out for new bars and clubs and you're sure to be inducted into some extremely civilized, extremely innovative nightlife.

Vienna’s main sites are located at the center of the city, within walking distance of each other. But no one should be fooled into thinking these can all be seen in one day; Vienna has a nearly inconceivably large collection of art and imperial relics. Vienna's museums are well-stocked with treasures thanks to the dedicated patronage of the Hapsburgs in years past and the many art schools in the area.

One of the great capital cities of Europe, Vienna has been home to the rulers of the Austria-Hungarian Empire and masters of classical music. History, art and beauty oozes from every street corner and alley way. So discover St. Stephen's Cathedral, enjoy the Vienna Woods, or a just stroll through the narrow lanes of this unforgettable city.

  • Last visit to Vienna: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 16, 2008
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    You are fortunate to have seen such a wonderful city of art and structures of fame. WE always like it there. Your pictures and comments are very well done

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Kashi, lovely little page with great tips about Vienna. Although I have visited the Austrian capital twice, I missed a trip by the Ringstrasse tram.

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    I'm going to visit Vienna soon. Ciao!

  • abi_maha's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Hi kashi, the torte sounds yummm...wish you's added a pic of it! Another great page, prob with visiting your pages is that they make me want to travel!! :D

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Kashi- excellent tips and pictures. That Hundertwasser building is amazing! I sent the tip & pics to my daughter, who is an architect. She will be very interested.She is big on that kind of stuff.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Hofburg Imperial Palace certainly looks great. Vienna is in our list of one of the "must-visit" cities in Europe. You have certainly enjoyed your trip to Europe. ~ho & pang

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    You do have 5 star tips anywhere I look. I want to go back to Vienna and see Belvedere --- I only spent 3 days there so I have to go back! And yes, I will be in UK this Sept 2009...

  • Rupanworld's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2008 at 11:34 PM

    Nice tips as usual. Looks like you had a hurricane trip like mine. Wait for my page and excuse me for being so lazy.

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Europeans really know how to preserve heritage. Belvedere palace, Sconburn palace and Hofburg were never damaged in WWII. Germans made those their HQ. Birth place of Marie Antoinette is worth seeing! You really got your every penny spent back!

  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Nice pages . Yes looks like we were there at about the same time . Thanks for visiting my pages as well.

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