Things to Do in Vienna

Things to Do in Vienna, Vienna, Austria (B)

Vienna might be one of the most boring cities in the world, but it’s definitely one of Europe’s most stunning. It’s the quintessential high school field trip destination, probably because it’s historical but a lot less fun than all its neighbors. So why would you ever go there and what can you do on your visit?

The center of Vienna is both the most beautiful place you’ll ever see but also the most sterile uninteresting neighborhood on earth. Full of tourists and tacky European shit like horse and carriage rides, Vienna’s historic center is a spotless array of beautiful gardens, elaborate building facades, and busy pedestrian streets. Many of the city’s parks, like Volksgarten and Stadtpark, were once the site of classical concerts by greats like Strauss (whose golden statue can be found in the latter) and Schubert. Today, they’re perfectly green spaces full of fountains and ornate statues.

You’ll also find a few iconic churches dotting the streets of city center including St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which offers both audio and guided tours in addition to tower and catacombs visits, and the baroque St. Peters Church. If you don’t care about churches for the beautiful architecture, you may be interested in a free concert which are frequently held in St. Peters. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Things to Do in Vienna
Guide Location: Austria » Vienna
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ana Montano
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.gnometrotting.com/things-to-do-in-vienna/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • St. Peters Church
  • Café Central
  • Schoenbrunn Palace
  • Belvedere Palace
  • Salm Braeu Brewery and Distillery
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum
  • the Hofburg
  • Sisi Museum
  • Neubau
  • Mariahilf

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