About Vienna Downtown
Vienna is deemed a city full of music and a refreshing combination of medieval architecture and elements of the newer generation. With cafes, restaurants, museums, and more, Vienna is radiant with its variant offerings. The same can be said for Vienna Downtown. The State Opera House, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Hofburg, and Belvedere Palace are some of the must-visit attractions in the city.
Places to Visit in Vienna
The most popular tourist attraction of Vienna, the “Schonbrunn Palace” was built between 1696 and 1712 by Emperor Leopold I. The palace is famous for its magnificent architecture and beautiful park-like setting, for which it has also been designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Spanish Riding School
Dating back to 1562, the Spanish Riding School is indeed one of the most adventurous tourist attractions of Vienna. Since 1735, the Spanish Riding school had been offering public performances on the grounds of the Hofburg Palace.
Belvedere complex holds one of the most popular and historical attractions of Vienna, the Belvedere Palaces; both the Upper and Lower Belvederes comprise beautiful marble halls, ceremonial staircases, marble galleries, and historical statues. The Belvedere complex looks mesmerizing at night as it is all lip up. Apart from this, the complex also offers a panoramic view of the city of Vienna.
Hofburg Imperial Palace
Hofburg Imperial Palace has been the official residence of every Austrian Ruler since the 13th century. Being one of Europe’s most powerful royalty, the Palace covers an extensive area of 59 acres, that features 18 groups of buildings with 19 courtyards and 2600 rooms. At present, the Hofburg Imperial Palace serves as a museum; though, not all but the most notable parts of the Palace are open for public. The Imperial Buildings, the Sisi Museum, and the Silver Collection are the most beautiful and notable attractions of the palace.