14 August 2017, 4:52 PM
Travel to Vienna in Austria, the epicenter of sophistication.
Home to famous classical music composers
Lovers of music visit here each year to experience the Vienna State Opera, the home of classical music. Music to the Austrians is culturally sacred as famous composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, and Josef Strauss all lived and worked in Vienna during their lifetimes. During the 1700s and 1800s, Vienna was the classical musical capital of the world! Read our Travel Editor's tips on the wonderful places in for Austrian music lovers.
Travel on Vienna's Ring Tram
Once in Vienna, the best way to familiarize yourself with this majestic city is by riding on the Vienna Ring Tram. This 30 minute trip takes you through the Old City and along the Ringstrasse, the main boulevard in Vienna. While on the tram, you can see the magnificent Vienna State Opera, Imperial Palace, Parliament, City Hall, and much more. The Vienna Ring Tram departs on a lap of the Ring every 30 minutes from Schwedenplatz.
Art enthusiasts will relish visiting the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere Museum in Vienna where Gustav Klimt's legendary paintings "The Kiss" and "Judith", as well as major works by Schiele and Kokoschka, are on permanent display. Gustav Klimt is one of Vienna’s favorite son’s and a globally renowned symbolist painter. Visitors will learn about Vienna and Austria through his artworks. It is a superb gallery that is a must see for art lovers.
Explore Vienna's many antique stores.
Collectors of fine gold and silver are drawn to travel to Salzburg and Vienna. Austrians are known for their brilliant handcrafted silver design and production. Choose from jewelry, tea sets, candlestick holders and ornaments at many of the Silver Factory and store outlets across Vienna. Before leaving Vienna, travelers can delight in riding on the Giant Ferris Wheel, called the Riesenrad, which offers spectacular views and photo opportunities from the city, over the Danube River, and into the Austrian countryside. Set in the Prater, this park offers amusements for all the family to enjoy.