Sights to visit in Vienna, Austria (I)
Classical music, "Weiner Schnitzel" and the Vienna Opera Ball – these are the things often associated with the city on the bank of the River Danube. For those who have been there, one visit is never enough. Cheap Travel Hunter brings you the most important sights to visit in Vienna, Austria:
1. Burgtheater (Theatre)
The Burgtheater is the largest German-language theatre, and one of the most important theatres in Europe. In its early days it was located at Michaelerplatz, until it was finally moved into Vienna’s Ringstraβe in 1888.
Popular with Viennese locals and guests in equal measure, and one of the most amazing sights to visit in Vienna, Burgtheater impresses visitors with its first-class productions. Tickets usually sell out quickly.
Dr. Karl Lueger Ring 2
Metro station: Rathaus
Train stations: Rathausplatz, Burgtheater
Performances: daily at 3 PM; Fri – Sun also English-language performances
2. Schwedenplatz (District)
With the Rotenturm Gate of the city wall, this square was once the connection point between the city of Vienna and the Danube. To this day it is still an important transport hub and one of the most important sights to visit in Vienna, Austria.
Schwedenplatz is famous as part of the “Bermuda Triangle” nightlife district. It is home to the famous “Eissalon am Schwedenplatz” ice-cream parlor, the equally renowned small stage “Theater am Schwedenplatz”, the club “Flex” and many other pubs or places of interest.
Metro and train station: Schwedenplatz
3. Austrian National Library (Library)
The largest library in Baroque style in all of Europe can be found here, in Vienna. The Prunksaal (Austrian National Library) attracts thousands of visitors; with a length of almost 80 meters and a height of some 20 meters, it is an impressive space. The frescoes on the ceiling make the library hall one of the most beautiful of its kind. Numerous museums can also be found in the building. A universal admission ticket is offered to visit these. Individual tickets are also possible.
Metro station: underground line U1, U3 to Stephansplatz
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
4. Sisi Museum (Museum)
A special museum is housed in the Imperial Apartments of the Hofburg Palace, Vienna: the Sisi Museum. Here, visitors are shown how the famous empress lived. Personal items and pictures illustrate the life of the young lady, who was murdered in 1898. The museum intends to educate and not simply show her lovey, carefree life as it is often conveyed. This is definitely one of the most interesting sights to visit in Vienna, Austria.
Michaeler Platz 1
Underground line U3 to Herrengasse station
Daily: 9 am – 5:30 pm
July and August: 9 am – 6 pm