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Vienna Travel Information

Home of the famous composer Strauss, the waltz and the Boys Choir, Vienna is rich in Baroque art and architecture. Magnificent buildings house fabulous museums, art galleries, theatres and music halls, whilst the splendid St Stephen’s Cathedral, the impressive Vienna State Opera House and the majestic Imperial Palace are breathtaking.  Discover the city in a horse-drawn carriage or sample the famous Sachertonee and delicious strudels at an open air café.  Further afield the wine taverns of Grinzing and the legendary Vienna Woods are alternative attractions to Vienna’s beautiful music and laughter.

Walk in the footsteps of the Habsburgs, visit the splendid baroque Schönbrunn and Belvedere Palaces, or stroll along the magnificent Ring Boulevard and take a look at the heart of the former vast Habsburg empire, the Imperial Palace. Get a sense of the luster and glory of the old empire by visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Spanish Riding School, the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater, as well as the sarcophagi in the Imperial Vault.

You may want to visit this landmark of Vienna in the footsteps of the immortal movie “The Third Man” or simply enjoy the view of the city from almost 200 feet up. One thing is certain – only when you have taken a ride on Riesenrad are you really in Vienna!

The Giant Ferris Wheel is open year round and is one of the most frequented attractions in the Danube metropolis. Ferris Wheel Square was redesigned in 2008. Now this entrance to the Prater amusement park is a nostalgic theme world reminiscent of the Prater in the year 1900.

The most beautiful boulevard in the world is home not only to many of Vienna's best-known sights, such as the Imperial Palace, the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Natural History Museum, the Vienna State Opera and Parliament. Magnificent palaces, extensive parks and important monuments also line the "display window" of the former Danube monarchy.