Vienna, the ancient capital of Austria-Hungary is beautiful, opulent and baroque cultural displays a fascinating way, which is known by travelers for centuries. This city has managed to retain the charm like few of his past. But the big surprise for many visitors it comes to discovering the face young and creative city that harmonizes with the nostalgic and pleasant atmosphere of the palaces and traditional cafes. To know the most vital and authentic Vienna, just a little break classic tourist circuit, which usually pass in the historic (First District), surrounded by the magnificent Ring Avenue, which today is largely pedestrian.
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A traditional breakfast in a cafe is best to start the day. Here in the city of Vienna, people used to spend hours enjoying a melange (coffee with milk to “Vienna”), tasting pastries and reading the press. All this also ideal before beginning the tours around the city.
Cross the elegant Stadtpark (Nouveau park), then move in front of the Konzerthaus.
Lothringerstrasse, is a concert hall, in place so it is not surprising that at night a concert this high level, whether classical, jazz, ethnic … In addition, November is celebrated here the contemporary music festival of modern Vienna. Because the tourist is in one of the world capitals of music, fans should not stop the program also consult the Musikverein where Bösendorferstrasse, is a chamber that exposes the extraordinary Vienna Philharmonic, and from where each one is transmitted January New Year’s concert.
Prinz-Eugen-Strasse, is a set of magnificent Baroque buildings. House the largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt and also offer from the top of the gardens on a splendid old city and the hills of the Vienna Woods, with its vineyards and taverns, the places are Heuriger which is reached by tram in 20 minutes.
At noon the cosmopolitan Vienna cited Naschmarkt Market, a delightful market. Wienzeile, s / n. Open Monday to Friday from 6.00 to 19.30 and Saturdays until 17.00. Posts Restaurants and restaurantes close at 2300, is located near the central plaza of San Carlos behind the Secession exhibition hall is a building that strikes a harmonious modernist simplicity. The market is full of stalls offering delicacies from around the world and many secluded restaurants, including Umar, one of the best fish and seafood, or Amarcord, a cafe-restaurant and bar bohemian atmosphere, meeting artists, located on the corner of Schleifmühlgasse, known for its contemporary art galleries. On Saturdays, as an extension of Naschmarkt sets the Flohmarkt, the antiques market and the sale of second hand. For purchases must also be closer to Mariahilferstrasse. It is the busiest street in the trendy neighborhood full of interesting windows. Here you can also visit the gallery Westlicht. Tuesday to Friday from 14.00 to 19.00. Thursday, until 2100. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11.00 to 19.00. Admission is 6.50 euros, giving a lot to talk thanks to the great exhibitions of contemporary photography.
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Can best be perceived by the encounter between modernity and the past of the city is in the Museum Quarter, the Museum Quarter. This museum is located in the heart of the Vienna avant-garde, was created in the grounds of the old stables of the court. The Museum Quarter, not only focuses festivals and cultural institutions such as the Leopold Museum, with works by Egon Schiele exposed on the other hand the Museum of Modern Art, the Kunsthalle and the Museum of Architecture, also serve as meeting places and activities for a creative audience, mostly young and even children. In fact, the Zoom and the Theatre Museum Dschungel are totally dedicated to children. There are also bars and restaurants, but one of the best options is the Glacis Beisl, specializing in Austrian cuisine.
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Finally in the winter evenings the streets are empty, but filled with plenty of space in the city center, in the historic surroundings. To pause to rest on our tour of the city, nothing beats going to a very special bar, Rote Bar This is located next to the Museum Quarter, tucked away on the first floor of the theater Volkstheater, we discover there a velvety atmosphere, romantic and, of course, theatrical. Fans go to the Floridita sauce, while jazz lovers enjoy the live sound of the club Porgy & Bess. Those who are here to stay am going to stop the decadent charm Jenseits bar.
Vienna Bon voyage!