Vienna City Hall and Rathaus Park

Vienna Rathaus or City Hall

Vienna’s Rathaus is More Than Just the Council Chambers: Vienna’s magnificent City Hall is called the Rathaus. Rathaus is a German word which literally translates as “council house” or city hall or town hall. However, to the ear of an English speaker ‘Rathaus‘ might seem deeply ironic or unfortunate. But accidental associations with the character […]

Liechtenstein Museum – Vienna’s Princely Collections

Liechtenstein Museum - Vienna

Liechtenstein Museum has the World’s Most Important Private Art Collections: Named after the princely House of Liechtenstein, one of Europe’s oldest noble houses, the Liechtenstein Museum holds one of the world’s most important private art collections, with masterpieces of European art spanning several centuries. For generations, the House of Liechtenstein had consistently and systematically acquired […]

Schönbrunn Palace – a Baroque Work of Art

Schönbrunn Palace - Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace – Once the Summer Residence of Hapsburg Rulers: The former summer residence of many a Hapsburg ruler, Schönbrunn Palace, is one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria. This Baroque work of art remains one of Vienna’s top tourist attractions. It’s not hard to see why. First used as hunting grounds, the […]

Vienna, the City of Music

Mozart in Stadtpark, Vienna..

Vienna has what many travellers want: Vienna is one of the cultural capitals of Europe with a cultural calendar that’s packed with concerts, festivals and balls throughout the year. For music alone, there are hundreds of concerts annually catering to locals as well as music lovers from all over the world. Vienna is certainly the […]

Vienna, the Waltz Capital of the World

Vienna Opera House

Dance out your Dreams at one of Vienna’s Balls: New Year’s Eve brings on the best of Vienna’s ball season and from January up to Lent the Austrian capital transforms itself into the waltzing capital. Famous for its classical music, waltzes and its grand ballrooms, Vienna is the premier city in the world for waltzes. […]