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The History of Opera in Vienna

The History of Opera in Vienna 0

Although both opera and ballet were born out of royal entertainments in France and Italy in the 17th century, Austria has become just as well-known for the spectacular art forms. The incredible performances were most commonly used by nobles and kings to celebrate political visits, celebrate marriages and to display their immense wealth and control.

Today, operatic performances aren’t restricted to the rich and powerful. Shows are performed all around the world, attracting thousands of people who settle down in front of a stage and prepare themselves to be awe-struck.

7 Films Set in Vienna You Must Watch Before You Visit

7 Films Set in Vienna You Must Watch Before You Visit 0

If you’re planning a trip to the city and you want to get a feel for the charisma, elegance and magic of the place before you arrive, here are seven films set in Vienna we recommend you watch.
A Look Inside the Schönbrunn Palace

A Look Inside the Schönbrunn Palace 0

One of the most beautiful Baroque complexes in Europe, Schönbrunn Palace used to be the summer residence of Habsburg rulers up until the 1950s, when it was transformed into the major tourist attraction we know it as today. The regal palace and vast gardens span over 300 years of history, reflecting the progressive interests, tastes and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.
Exploring the Magnificent Hofburg Palace in Vienna

Exploring the Magnificent Hofburg Palace in Vienna 0

Also known as the Imperial Palace, Hofburg Palace covers an astonishing 59 acres, making it one of the largest and most spectacular palace complexes in the world. Often considered to be a city within a city, the palace is made up of 18 collections of buildings, 19 courtyards and a staggering 2,600 rooms.
Where to Find The Best Schnitzels in Vienna

Where to Find The Best Schnitzels in Vienna 0

One of Vienna’s most iconic emblems, schnitzel is the city’s signature dish, made from a cutlet of meat (traditionally veal) dredged in beaten eggs, seasoned flour and delicate breadcrumbs then fried until crispy, golden brown. It’s every bit as delicious as it sounds and is something everyone should try when in Austria’s capital. But not all schnitzels are made equal. So to save your taste buds from experiencing disappointment, we’re revealing where to find the best schnitzels in Vienna.

Johann Strauss — The History of the Waltz King

Johann Strauss — The History of the Waltz King 0

Johann Strauss (sometimes known as Johann Strauss II or Johann Strauss, the younger) was an incredibly successful composer best known for his operettas and Viennese waltzes which earned him the title “The Waltz King”. He was born on October 25th, 1825 in St Ulrich close to Vienna and over his lifetime composed more than 500 waltzes, quadrilles, polkas and other types of classical dance music, as well as a single ballet.