Vienna: Visit The Capital Of Austria
The capital of Austria, which was for a long time the center of power of the Holy Roman Empire and the residence of the Habsburg dynasty, is a destination of many splendors. We suggest you discover Vienna and follow in the footsteps of Sissi and Mozart.
Currently the capital of Austria, Vienna occupies a crossroads position in the heart of Central Europe. Crossed by the Vienna River, which gave it its name, and the Danube River, this beautiful city attracts millions of tourists every year.
This city was the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, of the Archduchy of Austria, of the Austrian Empire and then of Austria-Hungary. Since 2001, its historic center has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical and cultural importance.
A great cultural capital
Vienna is one of the great European capitals in terms of its cultural influence in the world. It is famous for its operas and ballets, but also for its museums and its café culture.
It has long been considered the capital of classical and baroque music. Many world-famous composers have performed here for centuries, including Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, but also Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss and Gustav Mahler...
Today, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra remains a world reference and the National Opera (Staatsoper) and the Volksoper offer a very developed offer.
The city also served as the setting for a great artistic revival in the early 20th century, with the Vienna Secession and the paintings of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.
Today, the Austrian capital has more than 100 theaters and museums.
Some places to visit
Vienna is characterized by a profusion of monuments and great architectural wealth, from the Gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral to the Baroque splendor of Schönbrunn Palace, via the Imperial Palace. Art Nouveau and contemporary architecture are also well represented.
To follow in the footsteps of the famous Habsburg dynasty, visit the splendid Baroque palaces of Schönbrunn and Belvedere, as well as the Imperial Palace, former center of the gigantic Austro-Hungarian empire...
Don't miss the Sissi Museum, housed in the imperial apartments of the Hofburg Palace: you can admire many of Sissi's personal effects and the most famous portraits of the empress.