The art collection of the Albertina ranks among the most important in the world. The splendid classicist palace has housed numerous unique exhibits, from the late Gothic period to contemporary art, since 1805.
Opened in 1891 the Museum of Art History houses, amongst others, the famous Treasury and the Picture Gallery that emerged from the collections of the House of Habsburg and is one of the biggest and most important of its kind today.
The Vienna Secession was founded as an association of visual artists in the fin-de-siècle period and continues to be a leading exhibition venue for contemporary art in Vienna.
With around 60 institutions on a total area of 60,000m² the MuseumsQuartier Vienna (MQ) is one of the biggest cultural complexes in the world. In addition to exhibitions in various fields of art and culture the MQ’s cosy cafés and courtyards also invite guests to linger.
The gallery presents works of art on three floors with a total of 300m² . Its focus is on 19th- and 20th-century Austrian painting but contemporary art can also be found here.
The City Palace of the Princes of Liechtenstein is an architectural jewel in the heart of Vienna and can only be visited as part of a guided tour.
With a total area of 2,3 hectares (5.7 acres) Naschmarkt in the 6th district is Vienna’s biggest inner-city market. With top-quality products and a diverse restaurant scene it is a delight for all the senses.
The eatery in Bognergasse 5, 1010 Vienna, has been a centre of great taste and culinary delights for centuries.
Trześniewski is a Viennese restaurant chain that has been serving open-face sandwiches, delicious spreads and desserts since 1902.
Fabios is the favourite Italian hangout of Vienna’s rich and famous: Tuchlauben 6, 1010 Vienna.
The Bristol Lounge is a modern ‘all day dining’ restaurant in a historic setting: Kärntner Ring 1 (1010 Vienna).
This hands-on interactive museum is a place of playful exploration, experience and learning for children, offering (amongst other things) animation, sound and art workshops and an adventure ground and play area for the youngest.
The innovative, interactive sound museum encourages visitors to experience music, sound and vision in new ways, offering them a host of sound games and experiments to try out for themselves.
With a collection comprising a total of 30 million objects, including huge dinosaur skeletons and the world’s biggest meteorites show, the Museum of Natural History is one of the leading nature museums in the world and one of the biggest museums in Austria.
Located in Burggarten park the Butterfly House offers a unique biotope with waterfalls and exotic plants for a wide variety of brightly coloured tropical butterflies.
The Vienna State Opera also offers an extensive programme for children in a venue specially designed for a young audience: the Children’s Opera Tent on the roof terrace of the opera building.
The Vienna State Opera, the ‘leading house on the Ring’, is one of the best known opera houses in the world. It is located right vis-à-vis from the Hotel Sacher. Guided tours in various languages are offered every day.
This urban entertainment theatre is a must for musical lovers. Currently showing: ‘Der Besuch der alten Dame’ (The Visit of the Old Lady).
Music lovers around the world cherish the Musikverein as the heart of Viennese music culture, a centre of the international concert scene, and an eldorado of classical music. The New Year’s Concert on 1st January is a world-famous highlight.
Dommusik St. Stephan probably dates back as far as Mass has been celebrated in St Stephen’s Cathedral. It consists of the Vocal Ensemble, the Cathedral Choir of St Stephen’s, the Choralschola, and the Cathedral Orchestra.
The palace in the heart of Vienna served as the residence of the Habsburg monarchs for several centuries. Since 1945 it has been the seat of the Austrian Federal President. The vast complex also houses the biggest part of the Austrian National Library as well as various museums.
The Sisi Museum in the Hofburg presents a host of personal items that provide an insight into the true personality of Austria’s tragic and often misunderstood Empress Elisabeth, also known as ‘Sisi’.
The Imperial Treasury in the Hofburg is part of the former collections of the House of Habsburg-Lothringen and houses precious insignia and jewels. It is divided into the Secular and the Ecclesiastical Treasury.
The Spanish Riding School is the only institution in the world that has cultivated classical equitation in the original Renaissance tradition of ‘haute école’ for more than 440 years.
Constructed in neo-Renaissance style by August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll, the Vienna State Opera opened on 25 May 1869 with Mozart’s "Don Giovanni".
The Neue Burg is a part of the Imperial Palace surrounded by the imposing Heldenplatz. Amongst others it houses parts of the National Library and the Weltmuseum Wien.
Opened in 1891, the Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most famous museums in the world and houses the art treasures of the imperial family Habsburg.
Opened in 1889, the Naturhistorisches Museum owns one of the largest natural scientific collections in the world. The stone-age "Venus of Willendorf" is one of the museum’s most important exhibits.
The Parliament in Greek style, built by Theophil von Hansen from 1874 to 1883, with its famous Pallas Athene fountain is considered as one of the most beautiful and important buildings on the Ringstrasse.
The office of Vienna’s mayor was erected in the Neo-Gothic style by Friedrich Schmidt from 1872 to 1883. The events held on the square in front of the City Hall throughout the year attract thousands of visitors.
The Burgtheater in Vienna is Europe’s second-oldest theatre, built from 1874 to 1888 and features performances with the best actors of the German-speaking theatrical world.
The MAK opened its doors in 1871 after three years of construction as the first museum on the Ringstrasse. It was designed by Heinrich von Ferstel in Renaissance style.
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