Awarded the “Best City To Live In” by Mercer for 9 consecutive years, Vienna is an elegant city that has so much history, culture and attractions to experience.
#1: Immerse in the home of classical music
This is after all the world’s music capital where the works of Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss and other classical composers flourished!
Vienna is also home to the world renowned Vienna Boys Choir and Vienna Philharmonic. You could also visit Mozarthaus in Vienna, a museum focussing on the composer’s life in Vienna during his 10-year stay there.
There is also always a reason to visit Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), which is arguably one of the world’s leading opera houses.
#2: Admire the Baroque architecture and history
The well-maintained Baroque architecture in the city is literally #instagram haven for all social media enthusiasts! It is almost difficult to find a corner at the street that is not photogenic. For example, we were taking a walk at Graben, the famous shopping street in the city and we came across a magnificent column which was actually the Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column)- a memorial for the Plague victims in the 17th century.
I will always have fond memories of our daily brunch at Naschmarkt. The food market was such a pleasant place with stores and stores of fresh produce, delectable snacks and many different casual brunch cafes to enjoy and relax.
Also, keep a lookout of the traffic light signals at Naschmarkt! There were different from the others we encountered in Vienna.
#4: Museum-hop in the city
With the history of Vienna tracing back since the Roman Empire, and its growth in the 11th century, many historical and cultural artefacts are well preserved in the city, giving rise to an assortment of museums and galleries in Vienna. Most of the prominent museums are housed in the Museumsquartier at the 7th district.
#5: Cafe culture