After a Corona-related break, there is good news for culture fans: on May 19, the State Opera was allowed to open its doors again! With appropriate safety measures, six premieres can take place in front of an audience in the coming weeks (until the end of the season on June 30)! From "Carmen" and "Faust" to "Macbeth" and "Der Barbier für Kinder" (The Barber for Children) - there's plenty to marvel at and listen to.
The Kunsthistorisches Museum is only a few steps away from the Neue Burg, which also houses some of the museum's collections. The KHM is world famous for its impressive collections. A visit to the Kunstkammer (Chamber of Wonders) is an absolute must to admire the rare piecers from the Habsburg treasury. However the picture gallery,with works by Raphael, Rubens, Rembrandt and many others, is also very impressive.
Situated opposite the Kunsthistorisches Museum, this museum is the architectural mirror image: in the Natural History Museum there is plenty to find out about prehistory, anthropology, ice age and co. One of the highlights is the Venus of Willendorf. The digital planetarium is also very impressive. Even more so is the view of Vienna's old town from the roof of the building - absolutely breathtaking!
Formerly a greenhouse, today the Palmenhaus in Vienna's Burggarten is a popular café. Here, around the corner of the State Opera and the Albertina, you can recharge your batteries (with a Viennese melange of course) while looking into the green Burggarten. Those who like it colorful after their coffee break should visit the Butterfly House with its 500 free-flying butterflies right next door.
A Käsekrainer (sausage with cheese in the filling) with a slice of brown bread and a spicy pepperoni. At Bitzinger's sausage stand there is all this with Viennese tradition. Here, not only Austrian quality is important, but also the Viennese dialect, which has many strange expressions for ordering the different kinds of sausages!
You may wonder why you do not have to go downstairs to get into the Augustinian cellar. This is because the street level has changed fundamentally over the centuries. Quite in contrast to the menu, which continues to rely on classical Viennese dishes. Seasonal specialities, the famous Viennese wine and fresh "Opernbräu" beer guarantees an authentic evening. By the way, Bitzinger's Sausage Standnext door also belongs to the restaurant.
A true oasis of peace is the Burggarten. Whether for a leisurely stroll or just to calm down: the Burggarten is known for its relaxing atmosphere. It definitely will not be boring in the park, because there is a lot to see. Here you will also find the monuments of Mozart, Emperor Franz I and Franz Joseph.
Museums, palaces, theatres, cafés and other important institutions rub shoulders with each other here.
Around the Ringstrasse and in the Burg- and Volksgarten there are lots of statues or artists and other famous personalities. The imperial couple is a very hot tip. You are only allowed to walk past quickly if you are hungry. ;) Otherwise you should take your time and become an art connoisseur.