Vienna

Vienna

Vienna, called Wien in German, is the capital of Austria.  It is a popular tourist attraction throughout the year with nearby ski resorts in the winter months and endless cultural sites in the city center open throughout the pleasantly warm summer months.


Interesting Tidbit

It is astounding how many cultural virtuosos hail from the city of Vienna.  The brilliant painter Gustav Klimt created his most famous piece The Kiss in Vienna, the brilliant Sigmund Freud developed his controversial psychoanalytic theories in Vienna, and the most revered classical composers including Mozart, Beethoven and Mahler all lived and worked within the inspiring city limits.

Hot Spots

Vienna is a cultural wonderland for museum enthusiasts.  Located throughout the city are an impressive number of museums showcasing fascinating exhibits ranging from art to architecture to medicine and music.  The Vienna Museum, Mozart’s House and the Hofburg Palace are must-sees for any art lover.  Within the Hofburg is the Schatzkammer where the most opulent jewels and treasures of the former royal Austrian family are displayed.

 

The city also houses remarkable religious buildings from the Karlskirche to the Stephansdom to the Wotruba Church.  Each structure displays its own charms and magnificence with contrasting architecture and design.

 

Those looking for some thrilling excitement should visit the Prater, Vienna’s famous amusement park with rides for children of all ages.  The rowdy Prater also boasts tranquil corners in the Green Prater, where the former royal hunting grounds have been converted into spacious walking grounds.

 

Land-Based Casinos

Casino Vienna, located in the city center, is a three floor casino that transforms your Vienna trip from fun to unbelievably exciting.  Whatever your favorite casino game, you can find it at the Casino Vienna.  This elegant gaming establishment caters to every desire with generous gifts and affordable dinner packages.  Classic casino games including poker, slots, roulette, punto banco and blackjack provide thrills, chills and amazing payouts to ensure that you have the most memorable of Viennese vacations. 

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