Sights to visit in Vienna, Austria (II)

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Sights to visit in Vienna, Austria (II)

The diversity of Vienna makes it appear in a completely different light, depending upon what one wishes to experience: a cultural tour can be just as exciting as a culinary trip or a weekend of fun, music and dance. Check out the most important sights to visit in Vienna, Austria:

 

5. Museumsquartier (Sights to visit in Vienna – District)

This district is home to the Leopold Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in addition to countless other facilities such as galleries, restaurants, cafés and museums. It is divided into different sections, for example, the Architekurzentrum (Architecture Centre). This is where visitors can enjoy the art, take a stroll and spend some time in the ambience which is a mix of Baroque and modern styles. In the evening the nightlife scene awakens and the district becomes a lively place for both young and old citizens.

Location:

Museumsplatz 1

1010 Vienna

Austria

Underground line U2 to Museumsquartier station, line U3 to Volkstheater station

Prices:

Free

 

6. Imperial Crypt (Sights to visit in Vienna – Monument)

The Imperial Crypt under the Capuchin Church, endowed by Empress Anna, houses the remains of the Habsburg rulers. The eerie, dark and impressive vault is arranged in ten different sections. A total of 146 people have been laid to rest here. The crypt recounts the centuries of history of the Habsburg dynasty.

Location:

Tegetthoffstrabe 2

1010 Vienna

Austria

Underground line U1, U2, U3, U4, Strabenbahn D, J, 1, 2, 62, 65, Badner Bahn, Bus 3A, 59A bis Karlsplatz, Bus 3A bis Albertinaplatz

Business hours:

Daily: 10 am – 6 pm

Closed: 1st and 2nd of November

Tours of the crypt are possible after arrangement.

Prices:

Full: 5 EUR

Reduced: 4 EUR

Children (up to 14 years): 2 EUR

 

7. Albertina (Sights to visit in Vienna – Museum)

The Albertina in the Hofburg Palace ranks as one of the largest graphics collections in the world. Over one million works, including 60,000 drawings, are stored in the warehouses. Amongst them are Albrecht Durer’s Young Hare and The Praying Hands. For conservation reasons the most famous pieces are not always on display, however valuable special exhibitions occur regularly. The restaurant Do & Co Albertina is also located in the gallery.

Location:

Albertinaplatz 1

1010 Vienna

Austria

Underground station Karlsplatz

Business hours:

Daily: 10 am – 6 pm

Wednesday: 10 am – 9 pm

Prices:

Full: 11 EUR

Reduced: 9 EUR

Seniors and Wien Card User, Students: 8 EUR

Children (up to 19 years): Free

 

8. Vienna Old Town (Sights to visit in Vienna – District)

Vienna’s Old Town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Three epochs in history can be experienced here, visible in the impressive buildings such as St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace and the State Opera. Not only the buildings make the place so alluring, it is the entire atmosphere which naturally developed to the way it is now: the rows of houses, the parks and green spaces, the small monuments and the large, splendid structures.

Location:

1010 Vienna

Austria

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.

Address:

Dr. Karl Lueger Ring 2

1010 Wien

Austria

Metro station: Rathaus

Train stations: Rathausplatz, Burgtheater

Opening Hours:

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.

Address:

Schwedenplatz

1010 Wien

Austria

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.

Address:

Josefsplatz 1

1015 Vienna

Austria

Metro station: underground line U1, U3 to Stephansplatz

Opening Hours:

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.

Address:

Michaeler Platz 1

1010 Vienna

Austria

Underground line U3 to Herrengasse station

Opening Hours:

Daily: 9 am – 5:30 pm

July and August: 9 am – 6 pm

 

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