Vienna’s most famous attractions, without a doubt, are its music venues. The stately Wiener Staatsoper, on the Ring, offers opera and ballet, and you... Read More
Vienna’s most famous attractions, without a doubt, are its music venues. The stately Wiener Staatsoper, on the Ring, offers opera and ballet, and you’ll find classical music at the Musikverein and the Wiener Konzerthaus. And there’s more than meets the eye at the Konzerthaus—downstairs is Brut, a cabaret performance-art theater that is decidedly modern and avant-garde. Art defines this city as well. For 20th-century modern art lovers, the 21er Haus and the Schloss Belvedere, as well as the Leopold Museum in the Museums Quartier, are can’t-miss institutions. Between the cafés in Leopold, the rotating exhibits at the Kunstahalle, and the modern art at the MUMOK, you can easily spend days wandering the Museums Quartier (MQ for short). But don’t get stuck there—on the other side of the ring is the MAK, the museum of applied arts. Stop there for the shopping at the very least, then grab a coffee and strudel at Café Pruckel, across the street. Another great site to visit in Vienna is the Naschmarkt, a mile-long area of produce shops and restaurants. And in the Second District, the Prater amusement park and the Augarten are some of the most family-friendly places around.