Centuries after master composers such as Mozart and Strauss played in the city, Vienna still lives up to its reputation as the capital of classical music, with opera houses and concert halls inspiring aficionados with glorious performances all-year-round. But where did Vienna’s music-soaked culture that’s so ubiquitous today originate from?
With boundless museums, galleries and concert venues, Vienna is a thriving hub for anyone who wants a little culture in their lives. From temporary exhibits inspired by modern life from up-and-coming artists to displays of famous artwork that date back centuries, here are all the best cultural and art events happening in Vienna, Austria in 2019.
Mozart’s infamous Requiem in D minor is a masterpiece shrouded in mystery, making it all the more fascinating, compelling and emotionally stirring. The story of the creation of the work involves a shady commission, numerous composers and a blanket of deceit, purely in the interest of financial gain. It all began in July 1791, when a stranger turned up at Mozart’s door with a slightly odd request.
The Ultimate Guide to the Best Vienna Coffee Houses 0
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Vienna coffee houses spread throughout the city. So when you feel the need to take a break from sightseeing and relax with your favourite caffeine fix and a delightful slice of cake, it can be tough to choose where to go. So you don’t waste your time on an average Viennese coffee or acceptable slice of sachertorte, here’s the ultimate guide to the very best Vienna coffee houses.
With so many incredible buildings to admire, cafes to visit and concerts to experience, you could easily spend months in Vienna and never do the same thing twice. But since months-long holidays are a luxury most of us can only dream of, sometimes we have to squeeze as much as possible into a single weekend. If you’re planning on spending a couple of days in Vienna and want to make the most of your fleeting visit, here’s how we recommend you use your 48 hours.
From the city’s oldest green space which guards one of Austria’s most photographed statues to lesser-known gardens where flowers bloom as far as the eye can see, here are the best parks in Vienna to enjoy this spring.