Elegant Vienna

Elegant.

This is the very first word that springs in my mind when thinking about the Austrian capital.

Museums, grand palaces,beautiful streets…everything screams: regal.

Vienna’s history is in fact long and varied,starting with the Roman empire.

Don’t plan to spend less that three full days:you will have a lot to do.

My favourite spots:

 

  •  Belvedere Palace Museum

Historic building complex formed of two Baroque palaces: The Orangery and the palace Stables.

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It houses the greatest collection of Austrian art and, most of all, the world´s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings!!

As discusses in this post, The Kiss by Klimt is one of the paintings that you must see once in your life.

 

  • Vienna City Park

A charming green spot for a break from the city.

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  • The Albertina Museum

Located in the heart of the city centre. It hosts beautiful masterpieces from Picasso to Monet.

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I truly enjoyed spending time in this museum.

There was also a special exhibition dedicated to Edvard Munch which I found very moving.( I had the pleasure to see the real “The Scream” in Oslo)

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  • Hundertwasser color house

A must to do for any architecture lover!

It is located in the Landstraße district on the corner of Kegelgasse and Löwengasse.

You will feel joyful just looking at it.

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  • Sisi Museum

You can’t possibly think about Vienna without recalling the beloved Empress Elisabeth.

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The visit lasts around 2 hours if you include also the Imperial Apartments.

You will look at beautiful portraits of the Empress as well as her personal objects.MorePlanesThanTrains-Vienna

Fun fact: Sisi used to spend 2 to 3 hours to wash and dry her hair!

Talk about taking care of oneself 🙂

For shopping lovers there are unmissable veeery long streets: Kärntner Strass and Mariahilfer Straße.

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Make sure to stop along the way and try the most famous Austrian culinary specialty: the SacherTorte.

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If you can spare a day more, I totally recommend to jump on a train and head to Bratislava, Slovakia.

We didn’t regret it!

Goodbye wonderful Vienna..

xxx Valentina

6 comments

  1. Beautiful photos! Vienna is one of the places on my list of “would like to visit someday.” I will say, I would love if you augmented your comments on the photos so we can hear more about your experiences in each of these places.

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