You can get acquainted with Vienna in just a few days by visiting 9 places that allow you to feel the aura of the city and to be surprised by its diversity.
I suggest starting the tour with Schönbrunn, where you should go for a whole day.
Schönbrunn is a country residence of Austrian emperors. Its name in German means "an excellent source". In 1612, hunting in his estate, Emperor Matvey Habsburg discovered a spring in the forest, and decided to build his hunting estate on this place. The palace acquired a modern look during the reign of Maria Theresa, who managed to turn the hunting castle into an imperial palace.
The next day, you should go to the center of Vienna, where you should definitely visit the Hofburg Palace and the National Garden. Hofburg - the imperial palace, which served as the winter residence of the Habsburgs. Each of the emperors of the dynasty revered for their duty to make changes in the architecture of the palace and build new premises for it, so the architectural style of the residence does not differ in unity.
Leaving the National Garden through the main entrance, we get to the Ringstrasse, which surrounds the central part of Vienna by a ring. From the 16th century until 1857, on the site of Ringstrasse there were defensive city walls. Then the Emperor Franz Joseph built the boulevard with the most grandiose and luxurious buildings. Among them: the Parliament, the Town Hall, the State Opera, the Burgtheater, the University, the Palace of Justice, several museums.
After a few stops you can see another Viennese palace - Belvedere. This spectacular palace was built by Prince Eugene of Savoy, famous for being the commander-in-chief of the Habsburg army, defeated the Turks and returned Hungary to the Empire.
Then I suggest going to Prater to take a short break from architectural attractions, have fun and ride a bike. Prater is one of the largest and most popular Viennese parks. In addition to the extensive park area, there are many children's attractions and entertainment, including the children's railway. In Prater there is one of the symbols of Vienna - the famous giant Ferris wheel Riesenrad. The construction is more than 100 years old, invented and created by the end of the XIX century, the English engineer Walter Bassett.
Leaving Prater and crossing the bridge through the narrow Danube canal, we find ourselves in a traditional residential quarter with elegant houses. It is here that the Hundertswasser Residential House is located - one of Vienna's most unusual and attractive tourist attractions.
From the next morning it's best to go to Nashmarkt, admiring the food abundance of the most famous Viennese market. Naschmarkt is one of the brightest Viennese markets, occupying about 500 meters along the Linke Wienzeile street.
Have a nice trip!
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