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"The streets of Vienna are paved with culture".
- Karl Kraus
Great personalities, magnificent architecture and art from all eras - the federal capital offers excitement literally around every corner. That is why Vienna rightly bears the name "European Capital of Culture". We have put together a selection of the most interesting places from all facets for you:

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Along with Schönbrunn Palace and the Giant Ferris Wheel, St. Stephen's Cathedral is one of Vienna's most important landmarks. The bells of the over 130m high cathedral ring as scheduled only ten times a year on special occasions.
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Vienna City Hall:

The City Hall is the seat of Vienna's municipal government and administration. The town hall square and premises are regular venues for markets, balls and other events. The interiors can be visited by the public even without registration.
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This park forms a bridge between the MuseumsQuartier and Heldenplatz. On its sides are the Natural History Museum to the northwest and the Art History Museum to the southeast. In the center of the square is the eponymous statue of Maria Theresa.
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Museum Quarter

The MuseumsQuartier is home to around 60 cultural institutions, making it one of the largest cultural centers in the world. Its courtyards are home to the Leopold Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Zoom Children's Museum, among others.
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Hofburg (Imperial Palace):

In der Wiener Hofburg befindet sich der Amtssitz des Österreichischen Bundespräsidenten. Der Gebäudekomplex beheimatet außerdem die Nationalbibliothek, die Spanische Hofreitschule und mehrere Museen, darunter die Albertina, das Sisi Museum und die Kaiserliche Schatzkammer.
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State Opera:

This is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. More than 300 performances take place here every year, always accompanied by the State Opera Orchestra. Parts of this orchestra form the body of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Karlskirche Church:

The unique design of the Karlskirche with its domes and round towers makes it a special attraction. The fountain at Karlsplatz invites you to linger and is a popular place for events.
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The striking building with its golden dome is one of the oldest houses for contemporary art in the world. The Secession cultural association offers 10 to 15 different exhibitions of exclusively contemporary art every year.
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The history of the Vienna Nachmarkt dates back to the 16th century. Here on Wienzeile there are over 100 permanent and temporary stalls for culinary experiences in all variations.
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With just one auditorium and 254 seats, the Filmcasino has endured for over 100 years. In addition to films, it regularly hosts readings, discussions and inclusive events.
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House of the Sea:

The striking silhouette of the former flak tower now houses an Aqua-Terra Zoo. On eleven levels, visitors get an insight into life below sea level. Cultural events such as concerts and cabaret are held regularly in a separate hall.
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Schönbrunn Palace:

As one of Vienna's most important landmarks, a visit to this former imperial residence is almost unavoidable. And if the sight of the magnificent halls makes you dizzy, the gigantic palace park offers a relaxing compensation at any time of the year.
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Belvedere Palace:

Together with the Lower Belvedere and the modern Belvedere 21, the palace (Upper Belvedere) forms a cultural ensemble with a high-class art exhibition. The themed rooms are dedicated to Austrian art in transition from the Baroque period to the present day.
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Museum of Applied Arts (MAK):

The MAK offers an extensive collection and regular new exhibitions of applied art from all walks of life. For example, architecture, design and contemporary art can be experienced.
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Founded in 1991 by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Kunst Haus Wien is the home of Museum Hundertwasser. Commonly known as the Hundertwasser House, the house itself is already a work of art, with exhibitions of original graphic and applied art on display inside.
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Viennese Prater:

Vienna's largest amusement park is home to the world-famous Ferris wheel, which is still a popular attraction after 125 years. To compensate for over 100 rides and attractions, the 4.4 kilometer long Praterallee offers strolling opportunities in the 6 km² park.
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You can get typical Viennese cuisine here like nowhere else. The beer garden, which dates back to the 19th century, serves specialties of all kinds in the Prater.
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This striking building on the Danube Canal is the oldest public observatory in Austria. Observations of stars, moon and planets are well possible here despite the bright city lights. The building also houses a cinema and a puppet theater.
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Zanoni & Zanoni:

Founded in 1971 by Italian Luciano Zanoni, this ice cream parlor has become an integral part of Vienna's ice cream culture. In addition to ice cream, you can also get all the amenities of a classic café here, such as breakfast and small meals.
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Horticultural Cinema:

As one of the last single-seat cinemas with 736 seats, the Gartenbaukino has been in the first district since 1960. With premieres and screenings by local film producers, it is one of the most important cultural venues for film in Vienna.
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Café Central:

The traditional Café Central looks back on almost 150 years of history. Its famous visitors include Leon Trotsky, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Polgar, Stefan Zweig and Adolf Loos. The distinctive interior design and furnishings have been the charm of this establishment since everyone.
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The Marian column at the courtyard commemorates the end of the Thirty Years' War in 1645. In the square there is an art and antique market with several stalls. On occasions, there are also events and functions held here.
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Sigmund Freud Museum:

The museum at the former home of the "father of psychology" is dedicated to his life and research in an exhibition. There is a library on the premises, and special exhibitions and events are held regularly.
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Flex Café:

Famous or infamous - Flex Café on the Danube Canal is unmistakably part of the core of Vienna's youth culture and a central part of nightlife. The club offers live music from classical music to the latest DJ technology.
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The Kahlenberg rises up to 300 meters above the city and forms the border with the district of Klosterneuburg. The part of the Vienna Woods a popular recreation area and the hiking trails allow a view over the whole of Vienna on a clear day.
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By the way: Did you know that Vienna is the only Austrian province without an explicit national anthem? However, due to their international fame and cultural significance, the Danube Waltz and Radetzky March are considered unofficial anthems.
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