Nothing can compare to the culture and heritage of Austria more than its Hofburg Palace, home base of the Habsburgs from 1273 to 1918. The oldest section is the 13th century Schweizerhof (Swiss Courtyard), named after the Swiss Guards who used to protect its precincts. The palace now houses the Austrian president offices and raft of museums.
The Museums Quartier
The Museums Quartier is a remarkable ensemble of museum, café, restaurants and bars inside former imperial stables designed by Fischer von Erlach. This breeding ground of Viennese cultural life is the perfect place to hang out and watch or meet people.
Explore Danube Valley day trip from Vienna and discover the exquisite landscape of Austria’s UNESCO World Heritage listed Wachau Valley on this day trip from Vienna along the famous Danube River. Travel by coach through the gorgeous Austrian Countryside dotted with imposing castles, abbeys, sloped forests and wine villages, and take a scenic boat ride down the Danube to the town of Melk to visit its impressive Benedictine abbeys..
The Staatsoper is the premiere opera and classical music venue in Vienna. Productions are lavish, formal affairs, where people dress up accordingly. In the intervals, be sure to wonder around the foyer and refreshment rooms to fully appreciate the gold and crystal interior.
Vienna is the city of breweries and despite the cold you should try some good craft beers. Going to bars or tour around breweries will give you a chance to warm up after your day. Because the beers in menus are changing and are a little different depending on the place you visit, drinking beer in Vienna isn’t just normal night of drinking but more of interesting experience. More about the brewery in Ottakring (CLICK)
Vienna Highlight Bike Tour
Enjoy the Vienna Highlight Bike Tour for a fun way to see Vienna top sights in an enjoyable and healthy way on a 3-hour bike tour. Ride through the city’s historic streets with a professional guide, catching views of top attractions like the opera house, Hofburg Palace and the City Hall.
Haus der Musik
Vienna has long been a centre for musical achievement, after all, the famous composures, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss and Hayden were all from or lived in the city. While there are a number of small museums dedicated to each composer, the Haus der Musik not only explores the city’s musical heritage, but also provides and interactive experience for all visitors of all ages. Additionally hours to the museum are from 10:00-22:00 daily.
The Albertina is a museum in the Innere Stadt (First District) of Vienna, Austria. It houses one of the largest and most important print rooms in the world with approximately 65,000 drawings and approximately 1 million old master prints, as well as more modern graphic works, photographs and architectural drawings.