Must-Sees in Vienna
Right in the heart of the city, the Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral casts its shadows through narrow cobblestone streets. The palaces and parks of the Habsburg era – Schönbrunn Palace with the Gloriette and the zoo, Belvedere Palace, and the Hofburg palace – give the city an imperial air, enriched by beautiful buildings from the Art Nouveau period.
Vienna’s history dates back to the first post-Christian century, when the Romans established the military camp Vindobona. Today’s cityscape is characterised by the abundance of Baroque buildings created mostly under the rule of Empress Maria Theresia (1740 – 1780) and Franz Joseph (1848 – 1916), who was largely responsible for the monumental architecture in the city’s centre. Learn more.