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Art and culture are embedded in the soul of Vienna: imperial splendour, world-class museums, opera and classical music heritage. Modernist legacy and a cosmopolitan flair add delicious contrast to the old-world charm. Walk down the parks and grand palace-lined Ringstrasse, experience the centuries-old cafe tradition and admire the astonishing architecture of a buzzing modern capital filled with history.

To Do & To See

Plenty of things to do and see

Stephansdom, Vienna

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

The religious and geographical centre of Vienna is St. Stephen's Cathedral. The most prominent Gothic masterpiece of the city, with its stunning tiled roof and stone interiors, actually retains many artworks from different periods: the Romanic towers, the Baroque altar and the Renaissance decorations.Book a complete tour of the cathedral, visit the deep catacombs or make your way up the 136 m (448 ft) tall towerWhen the Pummerin — the largest bell in Austria — rings on New Year’s Eve, it is even broadcast on TV.

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Facade of Vienna Staatsoper - Opera House

Vienna State Opera

The Vienna State Opera is one of the most distinguished opera houses in the world. The magnificent building on Ringstrasse was constructed between 1861 and 1869 by August Siccardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll as Hofoperntheater (Court Opera). You can catch a glimpse of what goes on backstage and admire the architectural magnificence of this neo-Renaissance masterpiece with one of the 40-minute guided tours .

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Concert hall Musikverein in Vienna

Musikverein

Vienna’s classical concert offering is dominated by the Musikverein — the home of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra founded in 1842.Millions of music fans around the world consider the Musikverein to be one of the most traditional concert houses, paying host to artists of the very highest calibre. From its Golden Hall, the annual New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic is broadcast to the world on television.The Vienna Mozart Orchestra regularly performs Mozart’s famous works while dressed in period costumes.

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flamingoes at the Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna

Schönbrunn Zoo

Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna was established back in 1752 by the Habsburgs and now remains the oldest operating zoo in the world. The wide areas create a comfortable space for the animals and the staff of experts make sure they are very well attended.The administration of the zoo places significant focus on conservation and animal welfare.We recommend allocating around 4-5 hours to visit for your visit and check the feeding schedule.

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Madame Tussauds Wien at theme park Wurstelprater

Madame Tussauds Vienna

Madame Tussauds is a world famous wax museum and tourist attraction. The Viennese branch is located inside the Wiener Prater amusement park. Get up-close to the biggest celebrities of past and present. Take a selfie with movie stars like Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig and Robert Pattinson; meet old-time Hollywood idols like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn; pose for the camera with royals, composers and politicians from Austria and the world over.

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aerial view of the Museumquartier Vienna

MuseumsQuartier

Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier (MQ) is one of the ten largest cultural districts in the world, combining exhibition spaces, cafes, restaurants and bars. At the edge of the Old City, in the former imperial stables, it unites facilities highlighting different fields of art with restaurants, coffeehouses and shops in an area of 90,000 square meters with a combination of Baroque buildings and modern architecture. This has created a colourful and diverse local scene against the backdrop of significant museums and collections.MuseumsQuartier houses MUMOK, Leopold Museum, Kunsthalle Wien, ZOOM Kindermuseum, Tanzquartier, Architekturzentrum Wien, Q21, monochrom and Modepalast.

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