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[Europe Travel] Austria: Vienna

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Vienna is the capital of Austria. Vienna is famous as a city of music, but it is also a famous tourist destination. Vienna has been ranked among the “easy cities in the world” for many years and is also a highly regarded city from all over the world. In the era when the Habsburgs were in great power, it was also called the “city of music”, and Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and others were active. There are many tourist attractions in this city.

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Location

Vienna is a city located in the eastern part of Austria.

History

Vienna originated from the construction of military camps during the Roman period. Vienna began its full-scale development when the Babenberg family, who ruled Austria, came to Vienna in 1155. Vienna was then ruled by the Habsburgs and prospered as the capital of the Austrian Empire. However, the Austrian Empire was dismantled by World War I and became a permanent neutral nation after World War II.

Climate

Vienna has a marine west coast climate. Summers are warm, but winters are very cold. Temperatures range from 0 ° C to 25 ° C throughout the year.

Language

German is the official language in Austria.

Security

Vienna is relatively safe. Please be careful as there are many pickpockets aimed at tourists. Also, keep away from areas with many immigrants as they are insecure.

Race

Austria has many Germanic descents, but since it was originally a multi-ethnic country, many Eastern European descents also live there.

industry

Vienna is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations, so the tourism industry is very active. The financial industry is also developing.

religion

Catholics make up 66% in Austria. Others are Protestant, Islamic, and Jewish.

currency

The euro is used in Austria.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Schonbrunn Palace

Schoenbrunn Palace, a World Heritage Site. There used to be Marie Antoinette and Mozart. Only guided tours can be visited inside the palace. There are many attractions such as a zoo, Gloriette and a cafe on the premises.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Kunsthistorisches Museum

The famous museum in Vienna. Not only paintings, but also ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman sculptures, coin collections and crafts collected by successive emperors.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Austrian National Library

Austria’s famous library. There are 200,000 books in storage from the 1501 to the 1850s. Many exhibitions are also held, and it is popular with many customers.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Albertina

Habsburg family museum. It is now a museum with a large collection of many world-famous paintings. Large-scale exhibitions are also held.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Vienna Opera house

An opera house with one of the best history and traditions in the world. Performances are held almost every day during the season. It is a very popular place with many performances by world-class artists.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Belvedere Palace

Belvedere Palace was built by Eugen of the Austrian Empire. Today, it is a gallery displaying medieval and contemporary Austrian art.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Leopold Museum

This museum boasts a leading collection. Various exhibitions and projects are held throughout the year. It attracts many tourists and locals.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Sisi Museum

A museum in the royal palace in the center of Vienna where the Habsburgs lived. At the same time, you can see the Habsburgs’ residence in the emperor’s room.

Sightseeing spot 9 : St. Stephen’s Cathedral 

A temple in the center of Vienna. You can visit the temple for free, but there may be masses and concerts, so in that case the part you can enter may be limited. The towers on both sides of the temple can be climbed to the top.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Stadtpark

It is the oldest city park in Vienna. There is a statue of Johann Strauss with a violin. It’s a place where the locals are sunbathing and jogging.

Sightseeing spot 11 : MozarthausVienna

The house where Mozart lived from 1784 to 1787. If you like classical music and Mozart, this is a must-visit spot. You can see how his life was at that time.

Sightseeing 12: Prater

An amusement park opened in the Prater Forest. It also has a history of becoming the venue for the World’s Fair in 1873. Trapeze is very popular.

Sightseeing spot 13 : Naschmarkt Market

The Nashmarkt market is a famous market in Vienna. It is a place full of shops dealing with ingredients from all over the world and restaurants using fresh ingredients.

Hotel

Vienna has plenty of accommodation. Vienna International Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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