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Spanish Riding School


Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria

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The Spanish Riding School in Vienna with its famous Lipizzan ballet can be experienced live in the baroque ambiance of the Imperial Palace Hofburg. Admire riding skills of the highest order – from pirouettes to caprioles. It is the only institution in the world where the classic equestrian skills has been preserved and is still practiced in its original form. Many years of training fuse horse and rider into an inseparable unit. It is an unforgettable experience by the precision of movement of the Lipizzan horses in perfect harmony with the music.

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Imperial Burial Crypt


Tegetthoffstrasse 2, Wien A-1010, Austria

webkaisergruft.at phone+43 1 512 68 53

It is located beneath the Capuchin Church and is intended for members of Austria’s former Habsburg dynasty, who have been laid to rest in the crypt since 1633. 149 Habsburgs, including 12 emperors as well as 19 empresses and queens, have their final resting place here. The magnificent double sarcophagus of Maria Theresia and her husband, Emperor Franz I. Stephan von Lothringen, is a work by Balthasar Ferdinand Moll.

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Schönbrunn Palace


Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

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The former summer residence of imperial family is one of Europe´s most impressive baroque complexes. It contains an enchanting park with the Maze, Palm House, Gloriette and ZOO. The land had been in the possession of the Habsburgs since 1569, when the wife of Emperor Ferdinand II. had a summer residence built there in 1642, which she called "Schönbrunn". Today, the palace is part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage due to its historic importance, its unique grounds and its splendid furnishings.

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Belvedere Schloss & Museum


Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien, Austria

webbelvedere.at phone+43 1 795 57 134

The Belvedere is a Baroque complex consisting of two palaces (the Upper and Lower Belvedere), the Orangery, the Palace Stables and museum. The garden boasts by decorative fountains and cascades, sculptures, and monumental iron gates. The palace complex was built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy in years 1714–1723. The Upper Belvedere features the world's largest Klimt collection, including the famous paintings "The Kiss" and "Judith". Masterpieces by Schiele and Kokoschka, as well as works of French Impressionism and the Vienna Biedermeier era round out the exhibition. Prince Eugene’s apartments and staterooms are located at the Lower Belvedere.

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Donauturm (Danube Tower)


Donauturmstraße 4, 1220 Wien, Austria

webdonauturm.at phone+43 1 263 35 72

The Tower was built 1964 and with a height of 252 meters, it is one of the tallest buildings in Vienna. Take the express elevator up to the observation platform - 150 m above ground and enjoy a panorama view of Vienna - day and night. There is also a rotating café, with home-made pastries, at 160 m above the ground and a rotating restaurant. Bungee jumping also takes place at the tower.

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Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery)


Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, 1110 Wien, Austria

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The main attraction of this large cemetery (over 2sq km with over 3 million interred here), which opened in 1874, is that it is the final resting place of some of the greatest musicians in history including Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Salieri, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss Sr & Jr, among others. There is also a monument to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (he is actually buried in St Marx Cemetery).

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Giant Ferris Wheel


Riesenradplatz 1, 1020 Wien, Austria

webwienerriesenrad.com phone+43 1 729 54 30

The Giant Ferris Wheel was built to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I. in 1897, and has since offered visitors of Vienna the possibility to enjoy a splendid panoramic view while an unforgettable round trip experience. The Wheel is open almost all year round and proposes public tours, but it is also possible to book private tours, and even to combine them with catering services such as banquets, buffets and romantic candlelight dinners.

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Vienna Concerts - tickets on-line



webvienna-opera.com phone+43 1 512 3457

ViennaConcerts.com is a ticket e-shop where you can buy tickets to opera, musical or other culture events which are taking place in the State Opera, Vienna Royal Orchestra, Vienna Mozart orchestra, Volksoper Vienna and other theatres. Also you will can buy here a ticket for dinner with classical music or to the famous horse show in the Spanish Riding School.

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Summer Film Festival (July 3-September 3th)


Rathausplatz, Vienna

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The traditional Film Festival in Vienna is held every summer since 1990 and it is one of the largest cultural and culinary festivals in Europe. Thousands of tourists and locals, who love music, are comming in front of the Vienna City hall (Rathausplatz) to see a telerecording of rock, jazz or pop concerts, operas, operettas or ballet. The technical production, with full HD, a 300 sq. metre screen and a first-class sound system, is always of the highest standard. Music brings generations and the most diverse kinds of people together. Millions of guests from all over the world have been visiting the open-air spectacular for the past quarter century to enjoy first-class music and the ultimate in international gastronomy. The admission is free.

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