Top 10 Destinations in Austria

Planning for Austria tour this vacation. Depending on the interest of the visiting person there are different tourist destinations available.

1. Vienna 
Vienna is the best option for starting the Austria tour. Now Vienna is the largest developed area found in Austria. But the visitors are interested in the historic core of the city. The emperor Franz Joseph planned to make the city more beautiful and modern. The city ring road was also a part of this development. Most of the important tourist attractions in Vienna is found along Ringstrasse or in between this and Donau Canal.

2. The Hofburg
This was the first palace of the Habsburgs who were the rulers of the place. This is the living symbol of their reign which lasted for more than 600 years. The court of Hofburg was considered as one of the most important and powerful centers of European politics. This is also called as the Winter Palace of Austria.

3. The Schonbrunn
The history of Schonbrunn is smaller as compared to that of the Hofburg. But it is great in beauty and elegance than the Winter Palace. This pa;ace is also called as the Summer Palace. This was built in 18th century when Empress Maria Theresa took the initiative to revitalize the property.

4. The Stephansdom

This is the city’s most famous cathedral. St. Stephan’s is famous for its Gothic type elements in the Romanesque style. Steffel, the high tower is the most noted architectural characteristics of the cathedral. It’s most striking and colorful roofs with a number of tiles that are arranged in a geometric projection is another specialty.

5. Karlskirche
This can be viewed from the Ringstrasse and is located at the south most part of the Karlsplatz. The country was affected by plague for a period of ten years and this happened during the reign of Emperor Charles VI. The king then decided to build up the church as a dedication to Saint Charles Borromeo to eradicate plague from the place.

6. St. Peter’s Church 
St. Peter’s Church

This famous church is only a short walk away from the Stephansdom. Regarding the footprint this church appears to be very tall when viewed from outside. The interior really stuns all the visitors since its interior is Baroque extravaganza.

7. Jesuitenkirche
This is also called as the University Church. This was built in the early 17th century and it is in the form an invitation that the emperor gives to form an active role in the religious life and also as a member of the University’s academic faculty.

8. The Staatsoper
This is Vienna’s monumental opera house that was built as a part of extension of the Ringstrasse. During the bombing section of the Second World War the Opera house was destroyed. Then it was reconstructed to preserve it as the largest Opera house in the world.

9. The Musikverein

This is the head quarters of the Society of Friends of Music, which is located in Karlplatz. This also belongs to the famous Ringstrasse group of buildings. This is also the centre of the Viennese nusical culture.

10. The Concert Haus

This concert house is also important as the Musikverein and Staatsoper as far as the music culture of Austria is concerned. Make your Austria holidays filled up with music effects by visiting the different opera houses which will be an extremely different experience for the visitors.
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