A memorable visit to Vienna

This capital-city of Austria is rated as number one city as for as quality of life is concerned. Though once the city was the capital of the Holy Roman Empire which controlled substantial part of Europe, the end of the First World War saw Hungary separated from Austria. The difficulties it faced during the World War II have been left behind and in the last few decades it has regained its stature in the realm of music and culture.

Schonbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace and Albertina are breath-taking sights.  They are representatives of the great imperial legacy the Empire once had. The last named has over 65,000 paintings and is a delight for the laymen and scholars alike. The city attracts a very large number of tourists from all over the world and particularly from Europe. The majesty of palaces and countless parks in this city on the banks of Danube make people throng to Vienna for relaxation. Apart from the monuments of the past, it has a number of attractions for the present day tourists in the fields of music, theatre and culture.

The UNESCO has granted the status of Heritage Site to a part of the city. That gives in indication about the unique legacy it has inherited from the past.

As the home city to Mozart, Beethovan, Schubert and Johann Strauss, you can imagine what impact it would have on the aesthetic susceptibilities of the lovers of European Classical music. These names are identical with the best in Western Classical Music and their impact on succeeding generations has been immense. There are programmes almost everyday to glorify the immortal musical renderings of the above four. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is known for its outstanding work throughout the musical world.

Operas, theatres and countless balls are also specialities of Vienna. The city bustles with cultural activities and is a source of inspiration to budding artists and dilettantes as well.

Hofburg and Sisi Museums, among others of similar variety, stand out in preserving the traditions of the past so that the present could assimilate and applaud the worth of the mankind in evolving subtle niceties of life.

Vienna is also a seat of learning with great facilities from Arts, Sciences, Medical, Engineering, Fine Arts etc. There are higher centres of learning sought after by many Europeans.

There is no dearth of great food and wine in Vienna. While conventional pleasures theatre and music are there, there is also the great spirit of modern pop music, dance and night life assiduously followed by the youth and the touring public. Apart from special Viennese food, tourists are treated to a variety of European dishes and delights of the palate. The sumptuous food and drinks make the visitor unburden the weight of the soul, as it were and plunge into the delights of dancing.

Vienna Marriot Hotel, Austria Trend Park Hotel, Radisson SAS Palais, Hotel de France are some of the top ranked hotels in Vienna. But there are literally hundreds of decent inns and hotels offering the comfort and luxuries one is accustomed at very attractive rates in Vienna. Provision is there for arranging business or educational conferences, group tourist packages. Transport is no problem either.

It is not often that one comes across a heritage site with the most modern amenities as well. Vienna is one such place where you can have the best of the past and the present. The parks, monuments, leisurely strolls, music, dance, food and relaxation will make a holiday in Vienna a memorable one.


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