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Vienna is a majestic city and the capital of Austria in Central Europe. When entering Vienna it is always visible that you enter a city of great history. Vienna is one of the most historic and known places of Central Europe. The city was habituated for much more than 1000 years and many of those years up until the end of WWI it was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Hapsburg Empire. Everywhere that you look you see the traces of that past glory – from the aristocratic beauty of the parks and the palaces to the style and feel of the whole city. This is the city of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Johann Strauss, Schoenberg, Sigmund Freud and many more exceptional people. When visiting Vienna it is recommended to pan your time very carefully as the city is so full with landmarks, attractions and cultural events, that it is very easy to miss something important. It is good idea to make an early schedule for all the cultural events that you plan to visit as the tickets are sold very quickly and reservations outside of Austria are given priority. With your arrival we recommend that you take all the necessary public transportation passes for your stay, as the public transport is very reliable and suitable for scrolling all the attractions of the city. There is quite big number of attractions and landmarks that you may wish to see in Vienna, so we would offer you to group the landmarks by area and visit one area a day, and be prepared for serious sightseeing here. The main street and the central artery of the city of Vienna is Ringstrasse – it is the street that will get you close to everything important in Vienna. Of course there are many side streets offering interesting traditional or modern cafeterias with delicious patisserie, so pay attention not to miss them. Following Ringstrasse you will get to 2 major groups of attractions – many of the museums and most of the cultural spots of interest of this magnificent city. One of the greatest museums at Ringstrasse is The Kunsthistorisches Museum with works of art by Bruegel, Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Titian, as well as Roman and Egyptian antiquities. Just across the plaza is the Naturhistorisches Museum, which has the 25,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf, one of the oldest works of art in existence. The Museum of Applied Art, has an amazing one-million piece-collection of Rococo, Baroque and Jugendstil furniture, glass porcelain, and fabric. Just off Ringstrasse is the brilliant Secession Building, one of the must-sees of Vienna, hosting the Contemporary art museum. Some of the cultural attractions that you should not miss include the Vienna State Opera, the Spanish Riding School with its famous Lipizzaner stallions, the Vienna Boys Choir, the Volksoper, and the Gothic Rathaus (city hall) which offer a wide variety of cultural entertainment at the highest possible level. Knowing what to expect from Ringstrasse, you can dive in the atmosphere of the Innere Stadt (the old city) which is the living hart of Vienna. Here we have the biggest collection of landmarks and all placed in a vast pedestrian zone, which makes the Innere Stadt one of the best places for a scroll in Vienna. Some of the many landmarks hiding in the old city are the St. Stephen’s Cathedral built in 1258, Karntnerstrasse, Vienna’s main shopping street. Nearby is the Albertina museum, which houses more than 200 000 drawings (works by Albrecht Durer among others), the Hofburg Palace, a massive complex that contains the Burgkapelle (the chapel where the Boys Choir sings Mass), the Stallburg (where the Spanish Riding School performs), the Imperial Treasuries (Habsburg Crown Jewels), and the Austrian National Library. Across the river from the old city is Prater Park, an enjoyable amusement park that dates from the 18th century. The park’s main attraction is the giant Ferris wheel called the Riesenrad and the goofy statues scattered around the park. On the other side of the old city nea