Vienna: Finding architectural treasures
If there’s a city in Europe that you can describe as ‘Majestic’, that’s Vienna, the capital city of Austria. Full of great and regal buildings, with amazing and wide avenues and beautiful places to visit, the city know as ‘The City of Music‘ irradiates culture and history.
You can enjoy the peace of breathtaking places as the Belvedere Palace, with absolutely perfect gardens and wide spaces to walk and get lost. It’s a Baroque style palace built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy… not bad at all to be a place to spend a couple of months.
Of course, you can’t speak about Wien without mention the geniuses of music that were born in Austria. Mozart, Schubert, Haydn or Strauss made from Vienna the European city of Music. You can see statues of all of them in many corners of the city, like the one inside the Burggarten, the Imperial Palace Gardens.
Or the golden monument of Johann Strauss, situated in the Stadtpark (City Park), being one of the most popular photographic subjects in Vienna. It’s like an altar, always full of beautiful flowers to honor one of the biggest composers in the history of music.
Another ‘must see’ is the Schönbrunn Palace, an amazing palace with imperial ceremonial rooms and magnificent gardens all over the complex. It was the summer residence of the Habsburgs, even bigger than the Belvedere Palace, with marvelous fountains and extremely care gardens full of colors.
One of the most impressive fountains is the Neptune Fountain, with many sculptures like Triton and Thetis surrounding Neptune, the god of the sea.
But Vienna is not only the city of royal buildings, there are many modern places where you can see stoning buildings like the Hundertwasserhaus, an unique apartment house designed by the famous Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser that is considered as one of the most charming places to visit in the Austrian city.
Colors and shapes that break with whites of the old Vienna, the green of the great gardens, but over the building. Very different, but quite charming too.
And, of course, the most typical dessert of Austria… The Sacher–Torte… a gorgeous chocolate cake that will blow your mind, even more if you have it in the authentic Sacher Café, with all the history you can breath among its walls. We went to the one located in the Philharmonikerstrasse, the heart of Vienna.