Art, culture and legendary sausage stands

The path from the National Library to the State Opera is not just dotted with museums, art and butterflies. You will find legendary Austrian snacks , like sausages, meat loaf and little pink cakes.

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    Vienna State Opera House

    On 25 May 2019, the House on the Ring will celebrate its 150th birthday with a festive ceremony and the premiere of Richard Strauss' opera “Frau ohne Schatten”(”The Woman without a Shadow”). The following day, a giant festival with singers from the ensemble, the Vienna State Ballet, various guests and the State Opera Orchestra will take place on the square in front of the opera house. Surprise interludes are not excluded. We should all mark this day with "save the date" in bold in our diary.

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    Kunsthistorisches Museum

    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.

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    Natural History Museum

    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!

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    Palmenhaus

    Formerly a greenhouse, today the Palmenhaus in Vienna's Burggarten is a popular café. Here you can relax and drink your coffee whiile looking into the green Burggarten. There is also something for art lovers: projections by the visual art duo Luma.Launisch.

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    Bitzingers Würstelstand (sausage stand)

    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!

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    Augustinerkeller

    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 Stand next door also belongs to the restaurant.

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    Burggarten

    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.

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Ring stories

Museums, palaces, theatres, cafés and other important institutions rub shoulders with each other here.

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The many faces of Karlsplatz

Christmas market, tango studio, bar mile, stage for buskers, open-air cinema – the area in front of Charles Church is sometimes quiet, sometimes an eccentric stage and sometimes a fairground for the whole city. 
 

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Find your favourite place in the park

From park bench to tree trunk

Green areas and parks are the ideal places to get to know the quiet side of Vienna’s inner city. Whether on a picnic blanket or a shady bench, you can really relax in Vienna’s parks.

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Celebrities from bygone days around the Ring

On a monument tour

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.

 

 

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