The mighty Habsburg dynasty shaped the face of Vienna for several centuries, and the year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Emperor Franz Joseph. Two years after his death, one of the world’s most illustrious dynasties, which had ruled over parts of Europe since the 13th century, was lost forever. A raft of special exhibitions is to be held this year to encourage visitors to follow in the footsteps of Imperial Vienna.
Category: Things To Do
November 18, 2015
Vienna is the home of classical music and world-renowned composers such as Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, Brahams and Haydn all lived here during their illustrious careers. In winter when the city’s famous social season gets underway, there are nightly concerts in a variety of splendid venues across town. Here are five of the best classical concerts in Vienna.
October 7, 2015
Autumn hits Vienna in October, when the temperatures begin to drop, the summer visitors are long gone but there are still sunny days without the bitter cold experienced over Christmas. It’s also the time when the famous Vienna social season starts, with theatres, opera houses and concert halls introducing their new offerings and museums and galleries opening new shows. Here are the best ten things to do in Vienna in fall.
September 2, 2015
The lovely Renaissance Weikersdorf Castle is 16.25 miles (26 kilometers) south of Vienna in Baden, an elegant town famous for its spas and manicured public gardens. Visiting Weikersdorf Castle from Vienna gives a luxurious taste of imperial Austria.
August 12, 2015
Vienna’s Baroque Schönbrunn Palace was built as the summer residence of the Habsburg Imperial Family and its sprawling, ornate gardens were opened to the public in 1779, making them the first public park in the world. Touring Schönbrunner Gardens in Vienna easily makes for a day’s sightseeing.
August 5, 2015
Mauthausen-Gusen was a cluster of concentration camps located throughout Upper Austria but with the main camp two hours west of Vienna near Linz. Visiting Mauthausen from Vienna is possible as a day trip and essential to understanding Nazi inhumanity during World War II’s Holocaust.