Vienna – An Old But New City

Vienna, the capital city of Austrian Republic, is a city of great charm, luxury and gaiety. Its name is associated with music forever. Great musicians namely Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and many other popular figures associated to music worked and lived there. Music lovers from all over the world take cheap flights to Vienna to listen to the concerts conducted by various organizations. The most famous Vienna Mozart Concert in historical costumes will be held between 26th May 2012 and 31st October, 2012. Since Vienna is situated in the center of European countries and its international airport is in the outskirts of the city, hence it is easy for the travelers to fly in and out of the city without hassles.

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There is lot to see in this old but new city. This city boasts of 27 castles, 150 palaces and more than 100 museums to visit. Some of the important places to visit are:

Anchor Clock – History says that this Clock was built sometime between 1911 and 1917 and is situated on the oldest square. It forms a bridge between two parts of a building and it is embedded with mosaic ornaments. Main attraction of this clock is that twelve historical figures move across the bridge singly or in pair umzug wien. At noon, every day, all figures parade accompanied by music from various eras.

Belvedere Palace – This palace was built by famous baroque architect J.L. von Hildebrandt, for one of the princes of Vienna. This magnificent palace lies in the middle of a splendid park. This palace is now converted into a museum featuring Austrian paintings.

Danube Tower – To enjoy the beauty of the place, people visit this 352 meters high tower. If you are little daring, you can plunge into the sky from this tower because this is the highest bungee center of the world.

The Prater – It is the one of the most important spots in Vienna for fun and fair. It is situated in the center of the city. From the giant Ferris wheel and 200 feet above the land, you can have a panoramic view of the city. This place is most suitable for jogging and cycling. One can just relax in the expansive park, or take a stroll in the forest land or green fields.

Besides the above, there are umpteen numbers of places one can spend time leisurely, like St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Ring Boulevard, Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna Opera House, and Imperial Palace etc.

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