The Best Travel Destinations in Vienna

Vienna is the Capital of Austria located in the center of Europe. It is situated on the banks of beautiful Danube River. The location of the city add more charm and attracts its visitors. This metropolitan city is a hub of entertainment, historic sights, rich culture, stunning architecture, and much more. The most popular attractions and sights that should be part of a visit are given under.

  • The Hofburg

The Hofburg Palace was constructed in 13th century, since then it has played an important role in the Austrian Government. It has been home to many powerful royalties like Hapsburgs. Nowadays, it is a museum and residence of the Austrian president. The complex has gone through many stages of construction in different royal periods. The complex has 18 groups of buildings, 19 courtyards, and 2,600 rooms. The main public attractions are, The Imperial Apartments (kaiserappartements), The Sisi Museum dedicated to Queen Elizabeth, and The Silver Collection or the butterfly house. Other attractions include Imperial Chapel (Burgkapelle), The Natural History Museum, The Austrian National Library and the Hofburg Treasury.

  • The Spanish Riding School

The Spanish riding school is a traditional finest institute for classical dressage. It is a riding school for Lipizzan horses. The school offers public performances called classical dressage to people. The school trains both horses and riders for performances. The school was constructed dated back to 1562, in the time of Emperor Maximilian 2. Many stallions have performed at the winter riding school. It is a must-see for riding lovers or art lover. It is one of Vienna’s top attractions, it offers best performances with thrilling audiences.

  • St. Stephen Cathedral

St. Stephen Cathedral, also known as Stephansdom, dated back to 12th century. It was a parish church in the beginning, but in the 13th century, it was replaced by a Late Romanesque. In the 14th century, it was reconstructed in Gothic Style and the addition of Choir, Chapels of St. Eligius, St. Tirna, and St. Catherine were made. South Tower (steffl) was built in 15th century. The Church was destroyed completely in WW2, but was rebuilt. Now it is a church for Catholic archbishop. It is a landmark of Vienna, high as it talks to the sky. There are 18 altars, small chapels, tombs, and catacombs.

  • The Vienna State Opera House

Vienna State opera house is rich in opera and architecture. It is one of the best opera houses in the world, located in the center of the Innere Stadt district. It was constructed in 1869. The exterior of the building is built in a Neo-Renaissance style while the interior is decent and peaceful. The interior highlights are Grand Staircase, The Schwind Foyer, and The Exquisite Tea Room.

  • Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

This significant building was constructed in 1800’s. It is a landmark that dominates Vienna city. The design of the building is Neo-Gothic style. It is home to many offices of the government. The building has five towers, the middle tower is the highest tower and has The Rathausman statue. Complex highlights are, Schmidt Halle, Two Grand Staircases, Assembly Hall, The City Senate Chamber, Heraldic Rooms and Mayor’s reception room.