Top Places to see in Vienna

Top Places to see in Vienna

A Century ago, let’s say around 1913 Vienna was the center of attraction in Europe.It was the capital of Austro-Hungarian Empire and the city was flourishing with intellectuals, writers, painters, and revolutionaries. Very few people know that it was during this time when Hitler, Trotsky, Tito, Freud and Stalin all lived in the same city “VIENNA”.These names who would change the destiny of the world in the coming few years.

Vienna is a city of Incredible architecture, its city of Legend Mozart and is paradise for sweet food lovers.

Top Places to see in Vienna

1.)Hofburg imperial palace

Top Places to see in Vienna

Hofburg palace

The Hofburg imperial palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in Vienna. Built in the 13th century
it has been home to some of the Europe’s most powerful kings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2.)Sacher torte Cake

Top Places to see in Vienna

Sacher torte Cake

Your trip to Vienna would surely be incomplete if  you haven’t tried the Sacher torte Cake.It’s plainly a chocolate cake filled with apricot Jam and served with homemade Cream.Invented in 1832 by Mr Franz Sacher this dessert took Viennese food industry by storm and since then it’s been one of the cult foods to try in Vienna.Rumour has it that its recipe has been kept in a secret locker in Hotel Sacher for last 200 years.

Where; Cafe Sacher

Address: Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Wien, Austria
Phone: +43 1 514560

3.)Wiener Melange

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Viennese Coffee

Wiener Melange is the Viennese version of Cappuccino.It’s basically one shot of espresso with steamed milk and a little honey in a large cup.It’s goes best with Sacher Torte Cake.

Where; Cafe Sacher

 4.)Belvedere Palace Vienna

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Belvedere Palace

The Belvedere palace is actually divided into 2 parts;the lower and the upper wings.Constructed in the 18th century, it served as a summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy.It also has a pretty garden which is only open in summers.

The Entry is 14 Euros.

 5.)Cafe Central 

Top Places to see in Vienna

Cafe Central

Imagine a cafe where Adolf Hitler, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Tito, Sigmund Freud and Joseph Stalin use to have coffee.It’s hard to believe but if you go by the history books, cafe central did play the host to all of these legends and that too in the same year 1913.No-one knows if Hitler bumped into Stalin, or Tito met Trotsky but they all visited Cafe Central .

Where; https://www.cafecentral.wien/en/

6.)Graben

Top Places to see in Vienna

Graben

The street is one of the most famous streets in Vienna with lots of cafes and buildings.Its great place to spend your evenings in Vienna.

7.)St Stephens cathedral

Top Places to see in Vienna

St Stephens Cathedral

The cathedral is a ravishing looking gothic cathedral built in the 12th century.I find this cathedral totally hypnotizing because it’s really hard to take your eyes off its stunning architecture.In fact the interior of the church is more fascinating.

It’s one of the top places to see in Vienna.


8.)Wiener Rathaus

 

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Wiener Rathaus

This is gothic style building constructed in the 1880s. The Rathausmann {statue} that sits on the top of the tower was a kind of knight in renaissance style armor. Today this building houses the mayor of Vienna and also  hosts the meetings of city council.


9.)Vienna state opera house

Top places to see in Vienna

VIenna Opera House

I’m a huge fan of opera and Vienna state opera house is like my second home.Every visit of mine I have managed to see a performance.The first performance in this place was by Legendary Mr. MOZART .The opera house also has a small cafe where you can sip a cup of tea.

Its surely one of the top places to see in Vienna.


10.)Austrian parliament

Top places to see in Vienna

Austrian Parliament

Just across the Hofburg palace sits the Austrian parliament with Pallas Athena fountain in front of the main entrance.Pallas Athena was the goddess of wisdom. If you see the Statue closely, you can see that in her right hand she holds a small statue of Nike the goddess of victory and her left hand  she has a spear.


11.)Naschmarkt

Top Places to see in Vienna

Top Place to see in Vienna

The Naschmarkt is Vienna’s most popular market.Whether you want to go out for lunch or some pre-party drinks this place has always something to offer you.You can also buy some fresh organic fruits, vegetables, exotic herbs and meat from around the world.It has small cafes offering you local beer and food at a very cheap price.

12.)Apple Strudel

 

Top Places to see in Vienna

Apple Strudel

Vienna is a paradise for sweet foods and traditional Viennese Apple Strudel tops the list.
Its a thin round pastry filled with baked Apples, butter and vanilla sauce.
I tried this in the famous Cafe Mozart named after the Legend MOZART.

Where;Cafe Mozart

13.)Austrian Schnitzel

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Schnitzel

Schnitzel is the national delicacy of Austria.It’s a huge cutlet of meat mostly pork or Veal coated with bread crumbs and then baked in homemade vegetable oil.I had the wiener Schnitzel at the legendary joint Figl Muller.
Figl Muller is a popular joint famous for servings huge Austrian Schnitzels.
Tip : Book your table 24 hours before.

Where; https://www.figlmueller.at/en/

14.)Schnapps

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Cafe Central

Schnapps is an Austrian Fruit brandy and is a favorite among the Locals.It’s been in Austria for centuries.It’s a great drink to keep you warm in Winter.It comes in different flavors, try having the Pear one.

15.)Schönbrunn Palace 

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Schönbrunn Palace

Its a huge palace with approximately 1500 rooms and was a summer residence to the Austrian Emperors in early 18th century. The Palace premises consists of various gardens, a zoo, some ancient roman ruins and an alluring Neptune fountain. You need at least half a day to see the Schonbrunn.It’s the most visited site in Vienna.

Tip:Take the Low priced Imperial Tour, its worth the money and a time saviour.

 

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