Vienna Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Vienna Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


Vienna is the capital of Austria, in Central
Europe. It is an ancient fortress city that lies nestled
on the eastern fringe of the Alps, on the banks of the Danube River. One hundred years ago, this glittering city
gave birth to an artistic and cultural revolution. It was a revolution that changed the future
and forever secured, Vienna’s place as one of the world’s great
cities. Free thinking flourished in its cafe’s and
new ideas in music and philosophy became embedded in its cobblestones. Today, visitors flock to Vienna, to experience
a dynamic art culture, set amidst historic streets where Strauss’
waltzes echo. They come to drink coffee where some of the
world’s greatest thinkers such as Einstein and Freud, spent time, and to enjoy some of the world’s
most magnificent artworks. Although there is an efficient public transport
system here, the best way to really savour Vienna is slowly
on foot. Navigate the city by following the Ringstrasse, a wide boulevard around the downtown area,
lined with extravagant palaces, galleries, museums and elegant private homes. Many of Vienna’s main attractions lie within
“the ring” and Stephansplatz is at its very heart. Order a strong coffee with cream in one of
the coffee houses here. Cafes are the very essence of Viennese culture
and have been described as places “where time and space are consumed but only
coffee is found on the bill. ” For generations, famous works have been written
at these marble tables and the meaning of life debated. Visit the Demel Bakery, the original confectioners
to the Austrian Royal Family. Order a sachertorte – a traditional chocolate
cake and relax with an international newspaper. Viennese attention to detail is not just restricted
to its master cake makers. Enjoy the visual feast of the elaborate interiors
and the mosaic roof tiles of St Stephen’s Cathedral before heading up to its gothic steeple to
enjoy the view out over the city. Vienna was home to many of the world’s greatest
composers such as Beethoven and Strauss and is known by many as the City of Music. Stroll to the Vienna State Opera, one of the
greatest opera houses in the world. Take a backstage tour and learn the story
of this building that has cast a spell over opera and ballet lovers since the 19th century. A little further along the ring is the Hofburg
Imperial Palace. This impressive palace was home to the Hapsburg
dynasty who ruled the area for centuries. It currently serves as the official residence
for the President of Austria. The palace is also home to the Austrian National
Library where you can examine ancient manuscripts
and early copies of some great literary works. Step outside the Palace and enjoy the fragrance
of the hundreds of roses in the Volksgarten – or people’s garden. Vienna in the early 1900’s attracted some
of the greatest painters of the time. Although their work at first shocked Viennese
society, they eventually gained an enthusiastic following
and wealthy patronage. Visit the Belvedere to see some of this work
including Gustav Klimpt’s most famous piece, The Kiss. Go further back in time to admire paintings
by European masters including Raphael, Rubens and Bruegel at the the Museum of Art
History. Wander across to the Albertina where you can
see original works by Monet, Picasso and Matisse. View mother nature’s masterpieces at the
nearby Museum of Natural History which houses a collection of more than 30
million specimens and artefacts. The museum quarter, once housed the Imperial
stables. Relax with a drink or just watch the people
go by in this cultural precinct which regularly features modern art installations. Venture a little further afield to discover
the Schonbrunn Palace just to the southwest of Vienna’s city centre. You can almost believe the Emperor is about
to step out onto the grounds of this 1,400 room palace that used to be the summer residence of the
Hapsburg family. Vienna has a long and proud tradition of winemaking and there are many vineyards lying within
the city boundaries where you can enjoy traditional meals like Wiener Schnitzel matched with local wines. Before you leave, the city’s outskirts, pay your respects at the final resting place
of some of Vienna’s most famous residents. No visit to Vienna is complete without a visit
to the historic Wiener Prater. Climb aboard a wooden gondola on the 19th
century Riesenrad and enjoy the timeless view over the city. As the sun sets, visit St Charles Church, widely considered to be one of the city’s
greatest buildings. Vienna at night is nothing short of breathtaking. Dine in one of the traditional restaurants and then take in a show at the elegant Burgtheater
or enjoy an open air performance in one of the squares. Vienna is a truly inspirational city. It is a city in which you can walk in the
footsteps of some of history’s greatest minds, explore monumental palaces and cathedrals, and stand before priceless artworks. So pull
up a chair, order a coffee and a generous slice of sachertorte, and let your heart be serenaded by this most lyrical of cities Vienna.

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  2. Was there in April. Great city. Great public transport. Do visit Baden, just 30 minutes by train. Great place for art lovers. Loved it.

  3. I am going, just left Rome and apart from the wonderful places to visit I found Rome dirty and loaded with aggression street beggars trying to force you to buy useless garbage…what a horrible city to walk around. The Vatican was spectacular, however. Will never go back to Rome. Prague was this week and it's spectacular..leaving for Vienna today. Looking forward to seeing it. Thanks for the great video!

  4. Vienna rivals Paris in terms of charm infact I would say it has an edge over Paris…many great thinkers and western classical musicians were produced in this city.. I always wanted to visit Europe for a historical tour..Vienna, situated in the heart of Europe can never be skipped

  5. i've visited there twice in the past 2 years and this Feb 2019 i'll be flying into Vienna to stay for 2 weeks instead of just visiting for a few days. It's my favorite city in Europe. Also very inexpensive and friendly

  6. very nice vienna l really liked the good nature of the good environment .l liked the palaces,especially the museum of Art .with great pleasure end see all the reasons so it was a very good end interesting video. l wonder who is the city mayor?❤❤❤

  7. My favorite place is Vienna ❤ for me this is the most interesting and different place with her history ❤ Vienna is art and music's mein history city❤ from Vienna was Vienn's classicoss and ithis knowing is very important for music ❤ I want to be see Picasso's art museum ❤ I interest Vienn's culture residents see ❤❤ I want be drink wine too❤

  8. vienna is truly an axtraordinary place.many musaums are still powerful and that means they ara very much respected for theis history

  9. That's why i love the cities in Europe. Everything is gorgeous and fabulous. I wish i will travel around Europe very soon and it will start from Vienna,Salzburg of Austria. 😘😘

  10. You may think, that the video just shows the absolute highlights and the best views, but the whole citycentre looks like that. Every building. And the Hofburg that was shown in the video ist sooo much bigger. In fact it's one of the worlds biggest builing complex. And last but not least: A building in Vienna that is 200 years old, is consideres as young there. The Stephans Cathedral is about 800(!) years old. Most of the palais are about 200-300 years old. Parts of the Hofburg about 600. Greetings from Vienna

  11. This is the capital of my dreams, i abundantly love its culture and historical sites…

    I will save enough budget in order to be able to enjoy each of its wonders.

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  13. if I only have one wish to be true.. it would be visiting vienna 😢❤God! I love it so much..but I don't have the money to visit it..

  14. i have always wanted a vacation tour guide video..this will help alot now dat i have seen and watched this video..thank you.

  15. The Germanic Paris. Although a lot of cities are compared to Paris, this is the only that looks like Paris.

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  17. Ahhh Vienna, so beautiful! Great video! We visited Vienna back in 2017 and we had an amazing time! Lots of culture, art, history and all the chic cafes! We even got the chance to watch our first Opera at Vienna Opera House! Impressive! We loved to visit a little outside of the touristic Old town too, as the "Hundertwasser House" and "Naschmarkt food market!"

  18. most elegant, classy and delicate, beautiful citiy ive ever seen, on a line with paris.. the people are a little bit arrogant but still warm and open hearted when you talk to them longer

  19. Houses of Viena are amazing it gives so pleasant and royal view. Grate view. Thank you. 100 likes for this video.

  20. Looks incredible but I wonder is there some sort of sinister history as to where this amount of wealth came from?

  21. this summer I will visit vienna.
    For 3 years I has been wanted to visit there.
    future I want to live musical, article city, vienna.

  22. Thank you so much Expedia for having enlightened my mind, and make me daydreaming with that marvelous place. There's not better place to have coffee with a piece of chocolate cake. I'm gonna stroll in Vienna this upcoming October, for the very first time

  23. Well made and informative. My only objection is that colors are a little bit oversaturated-pumped up, which gives unnatural look to some parts of this film.

  24. Expedia has most of Europe covered, with the exception of Athens, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan and Munich. I'm American but I enjoy watching these videos of the world's major cities.

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