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Vienna, Austria's capital and the cultural capital of Europe, is a city of incomparable flair and a dream for romantics and history enthusiasts alike. Music lovers can attend Vienna State Opera concerts and visit the homes of Mozart and Haydn. At Hofburg Palace-the official seat of the President of Austria and home to museums, the Vienna Boys Choir, and the Spanish Riding School-see the world-famous Lipizzaner Stallions. Also take the time to wander along Vienna's narrow medieval alleys, explore Schönbrunn Palace, and marvel at the gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral and grand architecture along the Ringstrasse. Finally, be sure to take the time to relax at one of Vienna's famous coffee houses for a sumptuous slice of Apfelstrudel!
Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Vienna. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Vienna and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Vienna insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.
Hello, my name is Eric. I was born in Vienna in 1966. After history studies, I passed my exams to become an Austrian guide. I then traveled extensively and for many years lived in Spain, where I worked as tour guide and excursion manager. A few year's ago I returned to work in Vienna with my wife and two almost grown-up children. As a 'true Viennese' I am very proud of my city, and really enjoy showing and explaining it to people from all over the world.
Ask your Local Host about a walking route to discover the fascinating older parts of Vienna´s historic city center with its legends and paths or the Imperial Route, to see classic architecture, elegant boulevards, the Hofburg Palace and other memorable sites.
Walk up to the Belvedere for splendid views over Vienna and/or visit its museum and see the beautiful painting “the Kiss” by Gustav Klimt. A must if you are here in Vienna!!!
Make your own analysis of the famed psychological pioneer in the building where he lived and worked for nearly 50 years. See Freud's personal possessions as well as the largest psycho-analysis library in Europe.
Visit the impressive Fine Arts Museum collection in a beautiful setting. The city has a wealth of museums. Ask your Local Host for suggestions according to your interests.
Visit the Imperial Crypts for a fascinating glimpse into the past.
Enjoy a carriage ride from St. Stephens Cathedral or at other starting points in the city center. Ask your Local Host for information.
Equestrian buffs will find this Viennese institution irresistible. Founded in 1572, it's the oldest and last riding school in the world where classic dressage is still practiced in its purest form. See world-famous Lipizzaner stallions go through their steps.
Families may like to spend time at Vienna's famous fun fair. Take a ride on the famous Giant Ferris Wheel or be a passenger of "Vienna Airlines" and take a spectacular virtual flight above the roofs of Vienna.
What better place than Vienna to walk the halls of music and peek into its future. Listen to what an unborn child hears in the womb, paint a picture with a palette of tones, or steer a note through a musical landscape.
A Viennese institution in the city center, this colorful market dates back to the 16th century. There are small restaurants and cafés nearby for lunch as well as the “Secession”, the Art Nouveau building famous for the Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt.
Sample the classic Wiener Schnitzel or Tafelspitz, and try apricot Schnaps. Treat yourself to Apfelstrudel, coffee and chocolate cake, or other sweet delicacies in the grand and traditional Viennese coffee houses.
Walk along the Kärntnerstrasse and/or Mariahilferstrasse … shop for concert music DVDs, crystal glass, enamel jewelry or ornaments, wool lodenware, Viennese wafer biscuits, and Mozart chocolate.
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