Vienna has ample historical buildings and museums which indicate its rich historical background. These historical buildings and museums attract most of the tourist’s attention. They include Stephansdom which is St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the two most well-known museums, Kunsthistorisches Museum famous for its Fine Arts and another one is Albertina. They are located in the Innere Stadt. The city also has a Ring Road (German: Ringstraße). It is a circular road encompassing the Innere Stadt district of Vienna and one of its main highlights.
Its architecture is a typical indicator of the historicist style called Ringstraßenstil (Ring Road Style) of the 1860s to 1890s. Underlying the style of the Renaissance as indicated by plans by Heinrich von Ferstel, the MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art is the main historical centre structure on the Ringstraße. One of the monuments of the UNESCO World legacy list, The Schloss Schönbrunn castle, is situated in the Outer West.
Do not missed in Vienna (City of Dreams)
If you are visiting Vienna during the Ball season, then make sure that you don’t miss glamorous balls in the city. The most commonly known balls are the Opera Ball in the State Opera or the ball of the Wiener Philharmoniker. Many balls are arranged by the professional societies like e.g. the Kaffeesiederball by the Vienna Coffee house owners. The pages of the Vienna City Council have the display of the ball logbook.
Another thing is classical concerts. Daily up to three dozen classical Vienna concerts take place in the city. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year’s Concert is the most famous concert among all of them. There are also lots of open-air film festivals during summer. Along with the ImPulsTanz Festival which is all about dance and performance.
What to eat
Viennese restaurant menus offer a mystifying variation of terms for dishes, usually never heard by the visitor. Anyway cafés that have any unfamiliar benefactors whatsoever normally have an English menu: and the serving staff, who doesn’t communicate in English can also understand this term “English menu”. Having a small bilingual dictionary would help you to understand the menu and order your food. Not only salty but sweet dishes are served as the main course. The Viennese restaurant has large servings with a lot of vegetarian options and extra charges for bread. They offer special daily deals mentioned on the chalk-board or sometimes on a printed insert in the regular menu. These deals may not be mentioned on the English menu, so check it by your own self.
Traditional street food
Traditional street food is also famous in Vienna which is sausage in all shapes and sizes and you can buy them from a traditional snack bar known as “Würstlstand”. Along with that local snacks also include some ex-Yugoslavian and Turkish varieties such as sandwiches of Greek and Turkish origin with roasted meat, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and yoghurt and/or hot sauce known as the Döner Kebap. If you want to buy any eatable in less the one euro, then take away an Austrian sandwich from any supermarket. In these markets, the freshness and quality of the sandwich are better than the sandwich stand on the street.
Another way to get food on a budget is the bakery. There are hundreds of bakeries around Vienna that sell anything from cinnamon rolls to pizza at a good price. They also sell coffee and espresso.
You can also haves an ice-cream experience at number of place in Vienna such as Eissalon am Schwedenplatz, Eis-Greissler, Zanoni & Zanoni Gelateria, Tichy, and Bortolotti.
Vienna’s is famous for its Kaffeehäuser (coffee houses). Your trip to Vienna would be incomplete without having coffee from any of these coffee houses. You can sit, enjoy and relax and take sips of the world’s richest and lively coffee that would take you back to traditional baroque of the 19th century. There are dozens of varieties of coffees available such as Kleiner Schwarzer, Großer Schwarzer, Kleiner Brauner, Großer Brauner, Melange, Verlängerter, Kaffee Verkehrt, and Einspänner.
Vienna is not a quite city it has a variety of cafés, bars, clubs, parties and festivities which usually works late hours along with the number of casinos. Generally well known, however, are bars (some with an ostensible cover charge) with a DJ and little dance floor. These are very agreeable and there are bounties to meet anyone’s melodic taste, many are open the entire night.
In short, Vienna is a city that has plenty to offer with its museums filled with masterpieces, its streetscapes, street art, summer beach bars, local food, carnivals and coffee houses. It is one of the safest places in the world with no slum or the district to avoid. You can go to any part of the city during any part of the day without any risk.
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