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Tiergarten Schönbrunn
Tiergarten Schönbrunn
Located on the grounds of the imperial summer palace, Tiergarten Schönbrunn is the oldest zoo in the world - and yet still frequently voted one of the world's best. The zoo was founded as an imperial menagerie in 1752, by the then Holy Roman Emperor, Francis I. It was opened to the public in 1779. The Tiergarten has an amazing array of animals (more than 700 species in all).
Museum of Illusions
Museum of Illusions
The Museum of Illusions in Vienna is dedicated entirely to tricking its visitors' senses with physics-defying optical illusions and mind-bending puzzles. The museum is accessible to people of all ages and makes a great family day out with equal parts fun and learning.
Belvedere Palace
Belvedere Palace
The Belvedere Palace is in fact two palaces: the Upper and Lower, both of which were built by Prince Eugene of Savoy. These Habsburg palaces are the centerpieces of gorgeously landscaped gardens, with tiered fountains and statues nestled in the greenery. Both palaces are filled with priceless art in the permanent collections (including Gustav Klimt's The Kiss), as well as changing exhibitions.
Spanish Riding School
Spanish Riding School
The world-famous Spanish Riding School is the training ground for riders and their Lipizzan horses - Europe's oldest breed of horse. It's located between Michaelerplatz and Josefsplatz inside the Hofburg, in central Vienna. The 'Spanish' in the title refers to the Spanish heritage of the horses. This beautiful building has been an equestrian training center for more than 450 years. Guests can enter and watch these amazing horses learn the ropes and reins, in preparation for their performances in the Winter Riding School (Winterreitschule) in the Hofburg.
Wiener Riesenrad
Wiener Riesenrad
The Wiener Riesenrad, or Riesenrad, or Vienna's Giant Wheel as it's often called, is a tall Ferris wheel at the entrance to Prater amusement park in Leopoldstadt, Vienna. It is one of Vienna's most popular tourist attractions, and not to be missed for the views it offers over the city.

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Initially envisioned as a hunting lodge for the Habsburgs, Emperor Leopold I commissioned the construction of Schönbrunn Palace at the end of the 17th century. In the middle of the 18th century, it was converted into a residence for Maria Theresa, the only female Habsburg ruler. Since then, it has played host to the leading statespeople of Europe. 44 of its 1,441 rooms are on display to the public, and it's the most visited attraction in Vienna. Its gardens have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 and have been open to the Viennese public since 1779.
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With around 65,000 drawings and more than a million old master prints, the Albertina is a mightily impressive collection of art. Located in the largest Habsburg residential palace, the collection also includes more modern works - including two significant collections of Impressionist and early 20th-century art, and temporary exhibitions. Also on display are 21 exquisite Habsburg state rooms, spread over two floors of the palace.
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Familypark is a popular theme park located in Burgenland, Austria. The park features rides and attractions suitable for a wide range of ages.
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Kunsthistorisches Museum features an extensive art collection that belonged to the once-mighty Habsburg family. It houses pieces by Caravaggio and Titian - and many other Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. Viennese classical composers once made groundbreaking music with some of the instruments in the Historical Musical Instruments section. There are also impressive collections of coins, arms and armor, as well as Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman antiquities.
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Vienna’s Stephansdom (also known as St. Stephen's Cathedral) is kind of a big deal. As the national emblem of Austria, it attracts over 1 million visitors every year. And rightfully so – at over 800 years old, it’s home to some of the country’s most interesting historical and architectural sights. The High Altar, which took seven years to build in the 17th century, is just one of 18 altars inside the impressive Gothic and Romanesque structure. The red marble tomb of Emperor Frederick III is decorated with more than 240 statues - that's 6.667 statues for every year of his reign as Holy Roman Emperor. If your tastes extend to the more macabre, visit the catacombs, built during the 1735 Bubonic plague they're, erm, 'home' to over 11,000 skeletons.
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The strange cuboid building in Vienna's fashionable Museumsquartier contains the most-visited museum in the city. The Leopold Museum has a remarkable collection of Viennese Art Nouveau, the Vienna Workshop, and of the Expressionist period. It also has the largest Egon Schiele collection in the world - plus masterpieces by Gustav Klimt. There are also revolving exhibitions and a great shop and cafe (with a great view overlooking the Museumsquartier).
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The Musikverein Wien should be music to your ears. This traditional concert hall in Vienna is often considered the crown jewel among the world's concert halls. It's located in the Innere Stadt borough of Vienna, Austria and if you're a fan of classical music, do not miss seeing a legendary concert here in honor of the greatest maestro of all, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! The building is situated close to the awe-inspiring Ringstrasse boulevard. Some say it looks like a temple, having been built in the historical style featuring columns, pediments and reliefs by Theophil Hansen in 1870.
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Built in 1964, this concrete monolith stands at 252 meters - making it the tallest structure in Austria (and among the 75 tallest in the world). Twin high-speed elevators fly you to the top and there you can enjoy two restaurants and traditional coffee bar - or simply soak in the awe-inspiring views.
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The Belvedere is a World Heritage Site, a Baroque jewel and the site of the Austrian State Treaty. One of the oldest museums in the world and at the same time a venue for contemporary art. The unique overall ensemble with the two palaces Upper and Lower Belvedere and the extensive garden is one of the most beautiful baroque buildings in the world. In the 18th century, the Austrian general Prince Eugene of Savoy commissioned the distinguished Baroque architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt to build a summer residence. Maria Theresa acquired the entire complex after Prince Eugene's death and made the Upper Belvedere the exhibition site of the imperial collections - and thus one of the first public museums in the world. The Lower Belvedere, originally Prince Eugene's residence, is home to glittering exhibitions. The modern pavilion of the Belvedere 21 by architect K
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Vienna Technical Museum showcases Austria's contributions to the development of modern technology. Interactive exhibits and multimedia shows work to demonstrate the dependence on technology in our daily lives. It is located in Vienna, Austria.
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Travel into the past of the Austrian capital with the spectacular 3D effects and visuals of the Vienna History Show. The guide will narrate insightful stories about the start of Vienna as a Roman military camp, all the way through to the Habsburgs dynasty and its musical heritage of wonderful waltz rhythms. Finally, you’ll walk into a replica bomb shelter and experience an air raid in a virtual horse-drawn carriage flying over the Vienna of today.
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Located on Domgasse, the great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived here from 1784 to 1787. This former residence is now a three-level exhibition on his life. It's in Vienna's Old Town, not far from St. Stephen's Cathedral.
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Getting around

Vienna's got a great public transport network. In fact, 53% of Viennese workers travel to work by public transport. Wiener Linien operates five underground lines, 29 tram and 90 bus lines. Fares within the city cover all modes of transit, and are available for various durations, (24 hours, 48 hours, etc). Tickets are available at machines in most underground stations or at tobacconists. You can also buy tickets on the bus or tram (which cost €.10 more than from the machines - €2.30 per ticket). There are no ticket barriers or inspections when entering public transit system, but plainclothes inspectors conduct random ticket checks.

Habsburger history

The Habsburgs were one of the most influential royal houses of Europe. In fact, they occupied the throne of the Holy Roman Empire continuously for more than 300 years (between 1438 and 1740). That means the Habsburgs held authority over the largest realm in Europe during the Renaissance, and they ruled from right here in Vienna. Their power and influence lasted until the end of WWI, when Emperor Charles I abdicated the throne (though not the hereditary titles for him and his family). Since then, Habsburgs have been carrying on in the upper echelons of European society and building business (instead of political) empires.

Wiener cuisine

Viennese cuisine is known for two dishes: Wiener schnitzel (a thin, pan-fried veal cutlet), and Sachertorte (a dense chocolate cake made with apricot jam). But don’t limit your Viennese culinary exploits to these two items; there are other rich and delicious foods that Vienna should be known for. Including sausages from the ubiquitous würstelstands (try the Käsekrainer – a deliciously cheesetastic health scare in a bun). If you’re looking for something more familiar, try Vollpension. After a Wiener Melange (the coffee to drink while in Vienna) and a slice of cake, you'll wonder why not every city has one of these. Reserving a table is highly recommended.

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Hit the high notes

As the home of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna was the epicenter of power and all its trappings. That legacy remains in the form of sachertorte, Baroque buildings, and opera. The iconic Vienna State Opera (German: Wiener Staatsoper) is the busiest opera house in the world. But just around the corner, in the Stadtpark, is perhaps the best place in the city to catch a concert. The Kursalon. In 1868 Johann Strauss gave his first concert there, and it was such a success that it has remained a concert venue ever since. Throughout the summer, the Kursalon hosts concerts of music by Strauss and the other Viennese golden boy: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. As you make your way inside look for the gilded statue of Strauss himself.

Schönbrunn Palace

Royal dynasties didn’t come much grander than the heavyweight Habsburgs. Need proof? The opulent Schönbrunn Palace was initially envisioned as a hunting lodge. They must have had a completely different definition of the word 'lodge'. Any way you look at it it's a spectacular place to visit. With over 1400 rooms in the palace (40 of which are open to the public, and vast UNESCO Heritage-protected gardens - plus a labyrinth), it's no surprise that it's Vienna's most popular tourist attraction. The Imperial Carriage Museum and the Tiergarten are also both onsite here, offering a wide array of activities. A day here is a day spent basking in the warmth of the Austrian sun (and the former glory of the once-mighty Habsburgs).

Travel through time

Vienna's got a lot of history to get your mind around. At Time Travel Vienna there's 1,300 m2 of space to accommodate your family's time traveling adventures. In just one hour you'll get to know this fascinating city - right back to its foundations as the Roman camp Vindobona. Led by a real tour guide, each trip offers fact-based insights into the city that was the home of the Holy Roman Emperor for more than 300 years and that played a key role in the outbreak of WWI. Plus, it's an actual 400-year-old monastery.

Home of The Third Man

With sharp cinematography, outstanding acting, and a unique zither-centric score, this 1949 British film noir is considered one of the greatest films of all time. The action unfolds in Vienna. Now that you're here, make like the film's protagonists Holly Martins and Harry Lime (played by Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles) and take a ride on the 19th-century Riesenrad (Ferris wheel) in the Prater amusement park. It’s the only remaining work of engineer Walter Basset (who also built wheels for Blackpool, London and Paris).

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