The city of the waltz, music, balls and art – Vienna travel blog
Magnificent historical city whose streets are hiding stories from the past and you can still hear waltz melody of the famous composers. Here, you can walk in the footsteps of the great thinkers, watch acts of the great artists and in the same time be a part of aristocratic surrounding.
The capital city of the glorious Austro-Hungarian Empire. Home of Habsburg monarchy which wanted to create the most spectacular city in the world. Therefore, you must visit the Hofburg palace where Austrian monarchy lived nearly 600 years, but also the Schönbrunn palace, royal summer residence.
Vienna’s symbol is one millennium old cathedral of the St.Stephen. Perhaps the best way to experience the panorama of Vienna is from the top of the cathedral. Another, slightly simpler, if you go to an amusement park, the famous Prater, or you may choose the highest building in Vienna - DC Tower is 250 meters height. The last, but not the least option is Danube Tower with its unusual restaurant that’s spinning around so no matter where you sit you will see unique 360˚ Vienna’s panorama.
The Ring Road is a circular road where you can find beautiful galleries, museum but also luxurious private houses. Stephansplatzis the center of the town. Here, you will have the opportunity to walk and have deep thoughts as it once did Freud and Einstein.
Vienna has a unique culture of coffee enjoyment. Therefore, the coffee that you order here will be something you will experience the first time. In Vienna the pleasure of sense last for hours, we could say that you are consuming the time and place, and the coffee is what you pay. Perhaps because on these tables some great works were written, which left an unusual energy in space that you will certainly feel. And, then you realise that is time for the sweet piece of the famous Sacher cake.
The inhabitants of this beautiful city are truly food and drink hedonists. Slopes of Vienna are hiding tradition of making red wines and its best taste you will feel eating the famous “Vienna schnitzel” while your view is spreading over the hills covered with vineyards.
A hundred years ago, an artistic and cultural revolution was born in this city. It was something that changed the future forever and create one of the brightest cities in the world – Vienna. Freedom of thought was given birth in every cafe, and a new wave in music and psychology are built into the centuries-long cobblestone. Museum Quarter reveals works by Monet, Picasso, Matisse … while classical music gets the finest tones into the Vienna State Opera, where Strauss’s, Mozart’s and Beethoven’s compositions brought to life.
Every year, on the last day in December, exactly in the midnight, Vienna is covered by magic, after we hear the Pumerin bell hard 22 tons. That is the moment when all the streets become the greatest ball room in the world. Everybody starts dancing a waltz like they are on a royal court. It is a real rarity to feel dancing energy emitted by thousands of people.