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A Perfect Weekend In Vienna

Europe has the reputation of living up to the expectations of feeding awestruck scenarios and mysterious charisma as well as a great volume drenched in deep-seated history but Vienna surpasses those expectations. Thomas Merton once quoted “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”, a citation apt to perceive Vienna.

The Music Capital of the world is heavily soaked in art and music, that created the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, Shubert and Brahms to perform their sonatas in its theaters, grand music halls and opera houses in the Golden age and has hosted talents like Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klimt in the 20th century, who are celebrated through passing ages.

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A stroll along its iconic boulevard, the grand Ringstrasse, a 4.5km tree-lined avenue, aligned  with majestic palaces and parks, puts to display the city’s wide streets lined with intricately designed buildings, opulent buildings, green spaces, imperial heritage and lavish sculptures.

The city is steeped deep in compelling history yet id also in sync with modernity if you talk about design, architecture and contemporary art. The inhabitants here are devotees of drinking and dining and Vienna is that exclusive city in the world that hosts vineyards in its metropolitan limits.

Where We Are:

Vienna, Austria, Europe

Spoken Language:

German

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Opt for Vienna card that lets you enjoy benefits like free travel on the public transportation,  discounted entry into museums, theaters as well as discounts at cafes, shops and restaurants.

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We have created an exclusive itinerary for you so that you enjoy the most perfect weekend in Vienna.

Day 1

Morning

Head start your Sojourn with a visit to the Hofburg palace complex, former imperial palace located in the heart of Vienna. The opulent architecture of the 13th century reflects power that once lay in the hands of the Habsburg dynasty rulers. Today, it acts as the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria as well as  home to beautiful gardens and museums.

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Lying behind the Hofburg palace is Burggarten, a former palace garden that houses a number of statues and an elegant palm house. Running north from here leads your way to Ringstrasse, aka the grand boulevard which is 5.3 kilometres long and circles the city center that emerged after tearing down the former city walls, glacis and military enforcement protecting the city center.

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A performance by the Spanish Riding School’s Lipizzan horses cannot be missed where these trained horses, called as Professors leaves the audience spell bound with their classical school jumps such as Levade, courbette and capriole.

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Post the amazing show, you may head straight to the St. Stephen’s cathedral after the parade and witness the gigantic and majestic views across Vienna from the tower room. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the most important religious building in Vienna, It has stood witness to many important events in the city. You will be accompanied by the resonance of Joseph Haydn, who sang here as a choir boy, and Mozart, who got married here in 1782.

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During your stroll, take a break and head to Trzesniewski for a quick snack, which is famous for its  yummy open-faced little sandwiches.

Afternoon

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In the ffternoon, check in to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, aka the “Museum of Fine Arts”. It faces the ‘Natural History Museum’ across Maria-Theresien-Platz, both flaunting similar exteriors. The museum is host to one of the world’s great art collections, with an amazing collection of classical works from many countries and different eras, including Rembrandt’s famous Self Portrai.

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Evening

With collections from eras capturing your eyes and being etched in your heart, make your way to Hoflieferanten for dinner. Enjoy its cozy ambience and a stunning decor accompanied by an impressive menu of gorgeous looking food.

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Day 2

Isn’t it amazing waking up in a city filled with overwhelming and mind-boggling beauty in every little tiring? What’s even more intoxicating are the places that are lined up for you visit on your second day.

Morning

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Stroll through the Schönbrunn Palace admiring the elegant Bergl Rooms and attend each and every detail as you step forward with a “Grand Tour with Audio Guide.” The former summer residence of the imperial family, the Palace is one of Europe’s most lavish and impressive Baroque palace complexes.

Afternoon

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With its roots dating back to the nineteenth Century, the Vienna State Opera has been featuring over 50 operas and ballet works on around 300 days per season, with repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the 21st century. Absolute music to your ears, these opera performances will make you euphoric.

Make way to the Burgtheater thereafter, which is the Austrian National Theatre, that gives you an insight into its high-quality shows, ornate Renaissance façade and dazzling ceiling frescoes.

Evening

After soaking in all that history, art and culture, breathe in the evening breeze as you head out for a stroll with your loved ones and hit the Schöne Perle for an out of the world crazy dinner and that will blow your taste buds away. Double plus? Its perfectly healthy!

Each food item is here created with organic produce. It serves everything from lentil soups, prime boiled beef to vegetarian and fish mains. With gorgeous spacious interiors and amicable staff to serve you, this place makes for a perfect ending to your weekend in Vienna.

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Drench in experiences that are hard to get anywhere else apart from this soulful city of Vienna and imprint the memories in your soul forever.

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amandeep

amandeep

A believer of 'You only live once so do whatever you love'. Pursuing Mass communication and English Hons. simultaneously, I love to take the paths less travelled by (as inspired by Robert Frost's 'The Road Not Taken' ) . A passionate writer and traveller, I have a great affinity towards food.

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