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Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Places of Interest

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

The Gothic cathedral in the city center was the site of Mozart's funeral in 1791. Its lace‑stone spire has become Vienna's signature, and is one of the foremost places to visit when taking in the city. Guided tours available.

The State Opera

Once conducted by Mahler and Strauss, it stages top performances of the classic operas. Frequent tours of the crystal and red velvet interior are available at EUR 5.00, and offer a fantastic way to enjoy the sights of Vienna and its cultural riches.

Imperial Palace

This enormous complex is a bold symbol of the power that the Hapsburg monarch once held in Europe. The decorated suites of Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Elisabeth can be viewed. Also on the grounds are the Imperial Treasury with its display of Crown Jewels and the Imperial Chapel where reservations are required two months in advance to attend the Sunday Mass with the Vienna Boys Choir.

Spanish (Winter) Riding School

In the baroque riding hall, the graceful Royal Lipizzaner white stallions train and perform, and you can witness this extraordinary spectacle, please note that performances must be booked at least three months in advance (from EUR 25.00).

Schönbrunn Palace

Empress Sisi’s former summer residence. This baroque complex contains an enchanting park, the Palm House, the Gloriette and a zoo.

Art Nouveau

"To the Age its Art – to Art, its Freedom." This is inscribed above the portal of the Secession, one of the most famous art nouveau buildings dating from around 1900. Inspired by this motto, eminent painters, architects and designers created fascinating art which is admired all over the world to this day.