Vienna Attractions Guide


Here are some Viennese sites that you definitely should not miss out on your visit: Kunsthistorisches Museum or the Museum of Fine Arts: this is one of the greatest art museums in the world and is situated in a palace that is considered to be a work of art in itself. Just like the very popular Louvre, those who are very much into art may end up devoting a whole day in this museum just to see the various treasures that can be found inside. The Museum of Fine Arts is considered as the “mother of all Austrian museums” as it is definitely mind-boggling and contains a world-class exhibit of the Habsburgs’ art collection that features the works of Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Brueghel, and Bosch. If you really want to soak in the culture of these masterpieces, a single visit simply won’t do. So for serious art lovers, make sure to devote some time for this museum in your Vienna travel itinerary. Schönbrunn Palace: one of the most visited sites in Vienna, this enchanting palace has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List back in 1996. Vienna Museum: this place thoroughly documents the rich history of this Austrian city and is split into different branches with a main branch located at the Karlsplatz. Naschmarkt with Flea Market: this Saturday flea market is open from 6am to 4pm. There are various local knickknacks – both used and brand new, that are being sold here. Try to keep an open mind as your browse through the goods on sale. You never know what kind of treasures you might end up finding here like lovely pocket watches or various other unique items that showcases Vienna’s rich heritage. After getting your fill of the flea market, make sure to also check out the nearby Naschmarkt at the food stall end to enjoy local snacks and dishes. Bestattungsmuseum: this is a museum which has been devoted to coffins as well as mortuary science. Compared to other European countries, Austria has a higher suicide rate which may have triggered the country’s morbid fascination with things that are related with death. Jewish Museum: this is a place which documents the history of Vienna’s rich Jewish residents such as Zweig, Freud, Mahler, and Schoenberg. There are three sites to explore – two museums and the main synagogue. Here you will find the Stadttempel which is the only historical synagogue in the city of Vienna that was able to survive World War II. Guided tours are available but make sure to call ahead of time. Mariahilfer Straße: this is actually the biggest shopping avenue in all of Vienna wherein you will find a great selection of local stores and various flagship brands. This place stretches from the Museumsquartier then to the Westbahnhof. You can easily go here by taking the subway through stations Museumsquartier, Neubaugasse, Zieglergasse, and Westbahnhof.

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