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City Guide Vienna, Austria

Visiting Vienna

Vienna is a city full of surprises. For every breathtaking building you expect to see, there are another two beside it that you don’t. Due to its passionate relationship with classical music grand theatres and ornate opera houses adorn the city centre, but it is also a city bursting with bars and clubs that would feel at home in the hippest of cities. And while it was the seat of the Habsburg Dynasty for so many years, you can live like a king here without upsetting your bank balance.

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Vienna City Reviews

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    Anonymous

    Vienna is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and impressive European capital cities. Make sure to include it in your list while travelling in Europe. Vienna is quite a modern and hectic city, just like any other big city nowadays, but it still keeps its old charm and romantic style concerning its buildings, monuments, public squares, gardens and parks. There are many places worth going sightseeing and many places worth a visit, as museums, galleries and theatres.

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    Anonymous

    Free concerts in the park

    Vienna has a FANTASTIC music- night-life. Do a little research to find out when and where they show free operas, have free concerts in the park, etc. Didn't plan ahead this time, and really missed out. MUST DO for nature lovers: The Park at Schloss Shonbrunn.

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    Anonymous

    Nice place but too modern

    Nice place but too many modern decoration in the ground floor of old buildings. The music atmosphere is not so strong as expected, especially when comparing to Salzburg. But still a wonderful city.

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    eaf3br

    Vienna a must to go in Europe

    Vienna is are incredible city people are very good, the building are amazing as well the gardens and the palaces. Without a doubt a must be back city. Everything on it is amazing and the country is famous for their palaces, operas and mainly all cultural stuffs.

    Insider Tip:Visit the Palaces, BOTH of them, some people forget that there are two. At Schönbrunn Palace try to get there early there are a lot to cover, recommend the Classic Pass if you are not a fan of zoo. The Sisi shop inside is a good place to buy souvenirs. Even if you are not a fan go see an opera at Opera House, it is just amazing the inside it self worth it. There are standing ticket for about 4-5 euros, just be there around 2 hours early to get them. Shops are near the Opera house.

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    Anonymous

    Gorgeous

    Great place! Clean and easy to use public transportation. Beautiful parks and museums everywhere. Good food and friendly people!

Austria: Itinerary

With a history spanning over 2,000 years, Vienna has the architecture and attractions to make for the perfect break away. Restaurants serve top quality food, museums to interest everyone and a lively enough nightlife to keep you up until the early hours. All in all, the Austrian capital has something for everyone.

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