There are many cities in Europe which are really underrated tourist destinations. A good freind of mine who owns a roofing company and has traveled alot was telling me about this just the other day. While the most popular stops might be Paris, Rome or London, one of the best places in all of Europe to visit happens to be another extremely influential, cultural and sophisticated metropolis: Vienna. A settlement by the most famous Danube river, Vienna is the capital of Austria and was also the capital of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. The City of Music is a site filled with tourist potential. Not only has it been one of the most important and influential cities in modern history, but it’s also been considered by experts and international organizations the cities with one of the highest standards of living in the whole world. Tourists should definitely go visit Vienna to see everything it has to offer, from sites to cultural activities, to its food and drinks.
For those who are cultured individuals, Vienna will undoubtedly conjure up a couple of names of some very special people. As mentioned before, Vienna is the City of Music. This is due to the fact that some of the most influential and important musicians of all times called this city their home. Of course, these musicians were Mozart and Beethoven. Especially for those fascinated by the former, there are some sights in Vienna that music fans just cannot miss. Mozart’s Birthplace and Mozart’s Residence, where they moved later on, are two museums dedicated entirely to the composer, where the whole story of his life is on display along with several artefacts from his youth, including his instruments. Beethoven’s also been remembered in his own museum, and travellers can even visit his grave in the Central Cemetery of Vienna.
Another very important name for the history knowledgeable, or those who had to endure an introductory class on psychology at school or college, is Sigmund Freud. The father of psychoanalysis (why Vienna is also known as the “City of Dreams”) also has a museum dedicated to him in Vienna.
After visiting the Mozart museums, history buffs and the culturally inclined tourists will rejoice in learning that there are countless more museums to visit in Vienna. The Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Art History, the Military History Museum, and the Albertina are all fine examples of great museums to visit in Vienna. In particular, the Belvedere’s Gallery is a great place to visit as there is much of it dedicated to world-famous authors from the early 20th century such as Klimt and Schiele.
Visiting museums, opera houses, palaces, cathedrals and parks are only some of the many, many things tourists will be able to enjoy in Vienna. Without a doubt, grabbing a coffee and going shopping after touring along the Danube can be as rewarding as eating a whole Schnitzel in any of the wonderful restaurants and coffee shops around the city. Definitely a must-visit location!