Vienna is old, Vienna is new and so varied - from the magnificent Baroque buildings and “golden” Art Nouveau to the latest architecture.
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Until 1918, Hofburg was the center of the gigantic Habsburg empire. Today, Hofburg is the official seat of the Austrian President in Vienna. Here you will find more than two dozens collections of international status. You will also discover cafés, restaurants, squares and parks to while away the time. Welcome to an imperial march through history, art and luxury, welcome to Hofburg.
The most important treasury in the world indeed: Here, in the oldest part of the Imperial Palace (13th century), you find not only the Emperor’s Crown of the Holy Roman Empire (app. 962) and the Austrian Emperor’s Crown (1602), but also the Burgundian Treasure from the fifteenth century and Treasure of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
Visit Empress Sisi’s former summer residence. This baroque complex contains an enchanting park, the Palm House, the Gloriette and a zoo. Spend an entire day at Schönbrunn: visit the show rooms with a "Grand Tour with Audio Guide," admire the splendid Bergl Rooms, and stroll through the “Labyrinth.”
The oldest zoo in the world has in recent decades turned itself into one of the most modern and - by general consensus - one of the most beautiful zoos in the world.
Spanish Riding School
The Spanish Riding School in Vienna with its famous Lipizzan ballet can be experienced live in the baroque ambiance of the Imperial Palace. Admire riding skills of the highest order – from pirouettes to caprioles.
Art History Museum
Here you can see what the Habsburg Emperors collected - such as the world’s largest collection of paintings by the famous Bruegel in the picture gallery, marble statues and gold treasures in the antiquities collection, or mummies and grave goods from the empire of the Pharaohs in the Egyptian-Oriental collection.
See Gustav Klimt's legendary painting "The Kiss" as well as major works by Schiele and Kokoschka for yourself. You’ll be delighted by the magnificent ba-roque palace complex and its extensive gardens.
Albertina has not only the largest and most valuable graphical collections in the world, with works such as Dürer’s “Hare” and Klimt's studies of women. Its latest exhibition collection presents masterpieces of the Modern, spanning Monet to Picasso and Baselitz. As the largest Hapsburg residential palace, the Albertina dominates the southern tip of the Imperial Palace on one of the last remaining fortress walls in Vienna.
Vienna’s exciting art complex near the Imperial Palace offers not only renowned museums such as the Leopold Museum, with its numerous works by Schiele, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Kunsthalle: a lively array of restaurants, cafés and bars make this museum district even more attractive. See and be seen is the motto – and above all: enjoy...
An amusement park for many, place of nostalgic dreams for some, oasis of greenery for almost everyone – and the location of the Giant Ferris Wheel, one of Vienna’s most famous symbols. The Vienna Prater is in season from March to October. But the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel and a few other attractions are open all year round.