Whether this is your first visit to Vienna or you have been here before – this city always finds ways to surprise and delight you. Just take in its atmosphere, which is rich in history and tradition, yet also fresh and upbeat.
The city center is a small universe in itself: discover historical palaces face to face with modern facades, elegant boutiques next to popular fashion stores, and antique shops lining up across from stylish designer hotspots.
Art permeates Vienna’s very essence – get a feel of it during a city walking tour, or while visiting one of Vienna’s many museums. Must-sees include the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Albertina, and the museums located in the trendy Museumsquartier (MQ). Sights not to be missed are St. Stephen’s Cathedral right in the heart of the city, Schönbrunn palace, and the Giant Ferris Wheel at the “Prater” fairground.
Fans of classical music and opera lovers may jump at a chance to spend an evening at the Staatsoper, the Konzerthaus, or the Musikverein. More modern fare can be found at Vienna’s jazz bars, world music pubs, and dance clubs.
When it comes to food, you should definitely try famous Austrian dishes such as “Wiener Schnitzel” (breaded escalope of veal) or “Tafelspitz” (prime boiled beef). Your stay isn’t complete without treating yourself to coffee and a slice of cake at one of Vienna’s coffeehouses, or trying some organic ice cream.
If you are interested in sightseeing tours or more touristic information about Vienna, please visit the Tour & Concert Counter in the registration area. Useful information on Vienna as well as an event calendar to be found online at www.wien.info