Weekend in Vienna

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Vienna, the capital of Austria, is an ideal place to spend an unforgettable weekend visit the old town, or their incredible palaces such as Schönbrunn, and interesting museums such as the Belvedere.

Vienna

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To get to know Vienna (if it is a Saturday), we recommend starting the route on the antiques market Naschmarket (Kettenbrückengasse Metro station), where we can find any type of object imaginable new or used. After stops in antiquities, began the food market, with many bars and stores with fruit and fancy products.

After this pleasant walk, we arrive at the Secession museum containing some of the works of Klimt. The author is consistently named across the city, highlighting the Kiss masterpiece. Three streets above are the fabulous cultural center Museumquartier, and before the Museum of Natural History and the Museum, separated by a garden (which during the Euro will be covered and occupied by a tent).

If we continue from the main street Museumquartier Babenbergerstraze reach the palace gardens of Heldenplatz, called Burggarten, we recommend a walk in the park and back to go out the exit where the statue of Goethe. At the next corner you will find the Vienna Opera, where you can take guided tours, if you go in the morning, you can choose it in Spanish. Once we leave the Opera, and we are at the heart of Vienna (Ringstasse), an interesting route is to follow the pedestrian street to Stephansplatz, where the vast cathedral of Vienna.

Weekend in Vienna

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Vienna’s cathedral, also called Stephen, is a building that was begun in the twelfth century Gothic style, and a tower that reaches 140 meters. Do not miss seeing his beautiful roof and details that can be heard in each of its corners. Also stress your body and the many chapels have. He is currently in restoration of the facade.

The vast cathedral of Vienna

Photography by Matthias Ripp

Then we can go to go to Am Hof, a place where living vestiges of the walled Roman city with a beautiful church Michaelerkirche, and the entrance to the Hofburg Palace. A warning, during the summer, or dates on which it is very hot, you’ll notice that the accumulation of carriages with horses creates a very strong smell of manure. This is one of the main gates to the palace where they lived among other monarchs of Empress Sisi.

The route to Vienna

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At this point, almost the beginning of the route, one possibility is to find a cafe to enjoy a typical Viennese coffee and some of the delicious cookies prepared, or even any of the cakes they may have.

During the day Sunday, we encourage you to visit Schönbrunn Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe. After touring the gardens (it’s free), and perhaps visit the Habsburg estates where they lived, and if the visitor is more like walking, we recommend you reach Karlsplatz underground and visit the beautiful church Karlskirche, a church-century XVIII but with two spectacular Column of Trajan in the Roman times.

Karlsplatz 20 minutes of walking we reach the Belvedere Palace. A small palace with beautiful gardens, where we can enjoy another museum in Vienna. Maybe in this museum is the largest collection of works by Gustav Klimt, in addition, you can also enjoy paintings by Monet and Van Gogh, among other works of painters.

Do not miss the city of Vienna, and enjoy it by making a weekend getaway!

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