Admission is free to the final resting place of the great and good of Vienna; the central cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) in the south of the city was opened in 1874 and now extends roughly over one square mile (2.5 sq km) and contains around three million tombs and memorials, giving it the distinction of being one of the largest graveyards in the world.
This month, one lucky traveler will win 2 tickets to the Ultimate Vienna Experience! Read on to find out more…
The Habsburg Royal dynasty left its mark on Innsbruck as it did in many of the cities in central Europe for nearly a millennium. To explore the legacy of the Habsburgs in Innsbruck is to understand the family’s awesome wealth and power.
From a cast of many characters, the Royal House of Habsburgs were emperors, kings and European leaders for almost a millennium, but none were so universally loved and feted as Empress Sisi, who became almost a legend in her lifetime and was regarded with the same adoration as an early-day Princess Diana. Now you have the chance to see Empress Sisi’s wardrobe in an exhibition at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna.
Vienna has more than its fair share of heavyweight museums, Baroque palaces and ornate churches to explore but also offers a rich choice of excursions for outdoors enthusiasts. Cycling in Vienna Woods (‘Wienerwald’ in German) is one of the great pleasures of getting out and about in this lovely city.