Vienna

In August 2007 I decided to visit Vienna, the capital of Austria. A city in which palaces and cultural buildings abound in its streets. The minimum stay is 48 hours to see the most important part of the city.

To move around this city you can use the Metro although the main areas are concentrated in the center and can be visited on foot.

The best time to visit Vienna is in the summer months although the heat can be somewhat high, the rains are present throughout the year.

These are the main places to visit in Vienna:

Vienna State Opera


The Vienna State Opera and his company are the most important in the world.

You can not miss visiting this city to buy an entrance to see and enjoy the interior of this building.

Prices range from 5 to more than € 100, making it accessible to any pocket.

Vienna Cathedral


St. Stephen's Cathedral is the most important religious building in the city and home to the archdiocese of Vienna.

It emphasizes its roof formed by more than 200,000 tiles and that was restored after the Second World War.

The entrance to the Cathedral is free.

Hofburg Imperial Palace


It is the largest palace in the city and current residence of the President of the Republic of Austria. Formerly it was the residence of the Austrian royalty, especially of the Habsburgs for more than 600 years.

It is one of the essential visits of the city and the price is € 13.

Schönbrunn Palace

The palace was the former summer residence of the Habsburgs.

It is another of the important visits of the city and you have to go through both its interior and the exterior gardens that lead to The Roundabout located on a hill with spectacular views of the palace.

There are different types of tickets from € 14 to € 18.

St. Charles Borromeo Church

Baroque style church built by order of the Emperor Charles IV who after the epidemic of plague suffered by the city in 1713 promised to build a church in honor of St. Charles Borromeo, patron of the fight against the plague.

It took more than 20 years to build, starting in 1716 and ending in 1737.

The price of the visit is € 8.

Vienna City Hall

The City Hall of Vienna is the most important Neo-Gothic secular building in the city.

It is the official seat of the mayor and where the Senate and the Regional Parliament meet.

There are free guided tours.

Prater


The Prater is a public park with the oldest amusement park in the world and the Vienna Ferris Wheel.

If you have time and the weather is good you have to enjoy this park for a few hours, where admission is free

Art History Museum

Inaugurated in 1891 it is one of the first museums of fine arts in the world.

Inside, decorated according to the content of each room, the works collected by the Habsburgs during several centuries are exhibited.

It receives more than 1 million visits a year, being the most visited museum in the city.

The price of admission is € 15.

Austrian Parliament


Built in the 19th century, it was part of the remodeling of the Ringstrasse, the most important street in the city.

Built with classic style, the construction had the purpose of remembering Ancient Greece as the cradle of democracy.

You can visit the interior for € 5.

Secession Building


It is the visible symbol of the movement of the Secession, a union of artists that emerged from the conservative Künstlerhaus.

In the interior you can visit Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze. The 34-meter-long work is an interpretation of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.

The price is € 8.50