Vienna, capital of Austria has many good tourist attractions. As a country and a city of art, especially the music art, often times making the city of Vienna called as the city of music, more specifically, often called Walzer Stadt (City Walza). So many world renowned composers began his career in Vienna, whether active in the Staatsoper, Volkstheater, Musikverein, Philharmoniker, or a member of the choir famous children’s, Wiener Sängerknaben. Additionally, Vienna is also known as the city of theater. So many big and small theater grow and thrive in Vienna. As city music and theater town, not surprisingly, Vienna or Austria so much visited by people from various countries. The subsequent impacts, Austria now has a lot of the old city with interesting attractions.
Viennese architecture reflects the best forms of various ages, ranging from the Gothic period, baroque, and modern. Vienna people, like take a walks, either on the main street, parks or tourism forests. Various attractions are designed in order to support the activities of a walk. They appreciate the calm and pleasant life.
Here are famous tourist attractions in Vienna you must see:
1. Schloss Schonbrunn or Schönbrunn Palace
Schloss Schonbrunn is a castle / imperial summer residence, a relic of the famous king, the palace and its gardens illustrate a touch of success aspirations of the royal Habsburg (monarchs). Schönbrunn name means “beautiful spring”. The palace was used as a world heritage site by UNESCO for its beautiful architecture and its gardens. This palace is amazing, with beautiful architecture of the building, its building textures that seem luxury adorned with statues of horses and tigers at various angles, neatly landscaped garden decorated with colorful flowers, large shade trees that lined very neatly.
2. Stephansdom (St. Stephen Cathedral)
It is a gothic style church located in downtown Vienna. Renowned for its architecture of south tower, as the highest point of the cathedral constructed for 65 years, from 1368 until 1433.
3. Ringstrasse or Ring Boulevard
It is a road that has been made since 1857 on the orders of Emperor Francis Joseph who want the old city walls torn down to create a comfortable atmosphere of the imperial city. Horseshoe-shaped, Ringstrasse covers downtown, roads, footpaths, 4 rows of white-flowering chestnut trees and ended up in the area Donaukanal.
4. Hofburg Palace
Hofburg Palace is home to the influential people in Austrian history, including the Habsburg Dynasty (this palace as a winter palace), the Austro-Hungarian empire and is now the official residence of the President of Austria. At Hofburg palace area, there are also a national library building or the Imperial Library (Hofbibliothek / Prunksaal), riding school (The Spanish Riding School (Hofreitschule), the horses / stables (stallburg and Hofstallungen), The Halls of the Imperial Treasury (Schatzkammer), National Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum & Kunsthistorisches Museum) and the National Theatre (Burgtheater).
5. Karntner Strasse
This is a shopping center and sightseeing, stretching from the town square in front of Cathedral Stephansdom Stephenplatz, united with the Ringstrasse near Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), past the Hotel Sacher, famous Viennese chocolate cake, Sachertorte.
6. Belvedere Palace
Belvedere Palace, the majestic and stunning palaces and architecture not less beautiful with Schloss Schonbrunn. Baroque style, this palace features carved, gates, gardens, Orangerie (orange groves) and a large pool. The palace is also the residence of the renowned Austrian King of Prince Eugene of Savoy. The palace is now used as the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum.
7. Justizpalast (Palace of Justice)
This is the Supreme Court building and the Austrian Parliament. Built from 1875 to 1881 by the initiative of Alexander von Monteforte Wielemans, with Neorenaissance style.
8. Rathaus or City Hall
The Rathaus was designed by Friedrich von Schmidt in the Gothic style, and built between 1872 and 1883. On the top of the tower is the Rathausmann, one of the symbols of Vienna. Vienna mayor that also served as governor of Vienna province is stay here.
9. Palais Augarten
Palais Augarten, a palace built 18th century, used as a school of Wiener Sängerknaben or Vienna Boy’s Choir, Austria choral groups in 1948. Palais Augarten is a Baroque palace, despite extensive damage suffered during World War II, the palace has been maintained almost in its original appearance, and many of the original furnishings can still be found there.
10. Lainzer Tiergarten
It is a wildlife sanctuary located in the Wienerwald. Its history began in 1561, when the area was opened by Emperor Ferdinand I as a hunting Austrian imperial family. Here is home to thousands of wild animals such as wild boar, spotted deer, red deer, birds and wild goats