Austria is one of the most beautiful countries in central Europe. This is truly a small pearl: here you can find everything – various landscapes: magnificent Alps with ski resorts, wonderful landscapes of thousands of lakes, rivers and waterfalls, vast forests and fragrant meadows; cozy environmentally friendly resort towns under the protection of UNESKO, medical resorts with healing thermal springs, luxury of palaces and parks, rich cultural – especially musical – traditions.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the symbol of Vienna is the main attraction of the city. Stephansdom is an active temple, therefore every day there are divine services, on major church holidays – solemn services, they are announced by a large church bell – Pummerin.
Hofburg is a grandiose architectural ensemble that unites 18 buildings and 19 palaces built at different times in different architectural styles, including Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Biedermeier, historicism.
The palace and park complex of Schönbrunn is one of the most visited sights of Vienna. In December 1996, the UNESCO international organization put the whole complex on the Cultural Heritage List, taking even the zoo under its protection.
Prater located in the city between the Danube and the Donaukanal, in the place where there used to be forests and meadows. Vienna Prater is a modern world of entertainment, offering more than 250 attractions, including a Ferris wheel, a 117-meter chain carousel and a roller coaster indoors.
Belvedere Palace – this Viennese palace, deservedly considered one of the best examples of baroque style in the world, was built by the order of Prince Eugene of Savoy, one of the most outstanding Austrian generals of the XVII – XVIII centuries.
Ringstrasse or simply Ring, is considered the focus of Vienna’s attractions and is a horseshoe-shaped tabloid semi-ring formed by two alleys 6.5 km long and 57 m wide. Along the Ring there are many unique historical monuments and simply interesting buildings, including the Town Hall, the Stock Exchange , University, State Vienna Opera, Burgtheater, Parliament building, museums.
The Vienna Opera is the largest opera house in Austria, the center of musical culture. The building, which currently hosts the Vienna State Opera, was built in 1869 by the architect August Sikkard von Zikkardsburga; his interior was designed by Edward van der Nüll. For a long time it was believed that this building is one of the best theater buildings in the world.