Vienna is known around the world as the city on the Danube. Boat Cruises go around the 21km-long Danube Island, which was originally created as a flood defence passing the modern skyline of the city as well as “green Vienna”. Vienna has impressive archaeological buildings such as Belvedere Palace, Schonbrunn Palace and Hofburg Imperial Palace as well Figarohaus housing the Mozart Museum.
The city has a rich history from being the centre of a huge Empire to a small nation state, moving on to its Nazi past and role in the Cold War Vienna bears the scars of 20th Century events. It is also home to Sigmund Freud and the birthplace of psychoanalysis making its appeal diverse and rich in tradition.
The Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthistorisches Museum) ranks among the richest and most important art collections in the world including paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Raphael, Titian, Velazquez and Bruegel. In addition, for art lovers, there is the Ca' Pesaro - International Gallery of Modern Art and Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s very first architectural project
For added atmosphere visit in December when the beautifully decorated Christmas Market is in full swing with handmade gifts and seasonal treats gifts and seasonal treats.
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