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Vienna Austria Part 1

Stay: Radisson Blu Vienna. This boutique hotel is in a great location and within walking distance to many important sites.


The Hofburg Palace is the former imperial palace in the centre of Vienna. Built in the 13th century. There are many museums and libraries here. Most noteworthy are the Hofburg Imperial Apartments, the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Spanish Riding School. There is a beautiful café in the Kunsthistorisches Museum.


Walk to the City Hall Square in July and August for the Music Film Festival. There is a huge screen set up outside for evening films plus the area has a wonderful food court with plenty of seating and many stalls serving delicious food. Free admission to the films.

Explore the area of Stephansplatz where St Stephens Cathedral is located.

See a concert at the Cathedral in the evening.

St Stephen’s Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna. Built 1339-1365 this Romanesque and Gothic cathedral is the most important religious building in Vienna.

Concert tickets can be purchased online and printed in advance. Get there early as there is always a line before the door opens.

Café Central

Right across the street from the Radisson Blu hotel.

The beautiful coffee house was built in 1876 and was an important meeting place for the intellects of Vienna. Their specialties are the pastries and coffees.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Originally built in 1891 to showcase the Habsburg family’s art collection.

The Belvedere houses a collection of Austrian art and is listed at a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Schonbrunn Palace

This Baroque palace has 1441 rooms and was used as a former imperial summer residence for the Habsburg monarchs during its 300 year history.

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