The city of music – Vienna
Written by Plexus Radio on 18 March, 2018
Who is the most shining city in Austria? The answer is that simple. No doubt, it is Vienna. It is the capital and the largest city in Austria with a population of around 1.68 million. It is also the cultural and economic centre of the country. In the year of 2005, Vienna was also ranked the first in terms of the quality of life among the other 126 cities in the world.
Vienna is a name which is always related to artists, musicians such as Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms, Mahler and Schönberg, and if Vienna is a person, it must be born with the personality of elegancy and splendid. It is a paradise for you to indulge yourself in numerous museums, castles and palaces.
Austria is located in the east of Austria, close to Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. At the same time the city headquarters many international organizations such as the United Nations and OPEC. The climate of the city is a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. Four distinct seasons you can experience in Austria: Spring, summer, autumn and Winter.
The most spoken language here is not Austro-Bavarian, like in other regions of Austria; instead, it is Austrian German.
What to see
If you want to know a city deeply, museums are the best places you should visit. In Vienne, there are approximately 100 art museums in the city which in total attracts eight million tourists each year.
The Museumsquartier or the Museum district is not a museum but a place where situates a lot of museums and art institutions. The Leopold Museum and the MUMOK are just situated here. If you are interested in them, a combination ticket can be offered. Besides, Museumsquartier is more like a place where for you to relax and meet friends. A lot of cafés are along the road. Even if you are not an artist, you will be enchanted by the heavy atmosphere of art.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, in English is Museum of Fine Arts, is one of the world’s great art museums. It is also considered as the mother of all museums in Austria. The museum per se is built in a palace. It is beloved place for art fans who would like to indulge themselves here all days. It preserves a world-class exhibit of the Habsburgs’ art collection, including Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Bosch, and Brueghel. Collections about ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art can also be found here.
The next place you should go is Schloss Schönbrunn, which is designated as the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1996. It is a palace in fact which include Habsburg summer palace. You fantacy about palace can be fulfilled here perfectly. When you still have time left, go to visit the Zoo Vienna which is the oldest zoo in the world.
Renting a good car with the best price in Vienna is conveniently available. Car rental companies like Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Budget Dollar, National Sixt, Thrifty and Eurocar will take care of your need.