St. Charles, Vienna, Austria

Vienna is described as Europe's cultural capital. It has a unique charm, vibrancy and flair. With its imperial traditions and a modern architecture, cosy taverns and coffee houses you will enjoy the very special Viennese charm this city has to offer.

Schloss Schönbrunn is a former imperial summer residence. The luxurious Palace with its beautiful gardens, the Gloriette Monument, the Palm House and the Zoo attract many visitors each year.

The impressive Hofburg (Imperial Palace) was the base of the Habsburgs for over six centuries and is a remarkable repository of culture and heritage.

The Baroque Belvedere Palace today houses the Österreichische Galerie (Austrian Gallery), which displays the largest collection of works by Klimt (The Kiss) and Kokoschka as well as famous paintings by Schiele. Vienna’s prime landmarks are the Gothic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral), the Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater and the Spanish Riding School with their world-famous Lipizzaner horses.

Vienna has many celebrated composers who lived and worked here including Strauß father and son, Mozart, Haydn and of course Beethoven. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world’s finest and the Staatsoper is one of the world’s leading Opera Houses with the Vienna Boys’ Choir being one the world’s most famous.

Museums and Galleries have an international reputation including the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Museums Quartier with the Leopold Museum (Schiele), Museum Moderner Kunst (Museum of Modern Art) and Kunsthalle rank among the city's most important cultural venues. Vienna has so much to offer and a very special ambiance that you will want to come back again.

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