Vienna: a symphony of intellectuals

Vienna is a city of the past; filled with personality and charisma that brings it to life. This cultural capital of Europe; once home to the dominating Habsburg Empire lets you relive the ages while appreciating the musical genius of Mozart and Beethoven and the scientific wonders of Sigmund Freud.

Vienna: a symphony of intellectuals | Chasing Krista | Vienna, Austria

Schönbrunn Palace
During the Habsburg Monarchy, Vienna thrived and with a visit through the Schönbrunn Palace, you will be able to relive this golden century. Filled with 1,441 rooms and over 300 years of history, the Palace deserves a whole day to wander around and frolic through the halls pretending you are a princess.
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Even the backside of the Palace, where the gardens are sprinkled with snow, the whole area is breathtaking.

Vienna: a symphony of intellectuals | Chasing Krista | Vienna, Austria

 

Vienna: a symphony of intellectuals | Chasing Krista | Vienna, Austria

Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)
Fun Fact: one of the most respectable and busiest opera houses in the world and you can get tickets are cheap as €7. If you have the time, I would recommend seeing a show.

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Hofburg Imperial Palace
The city inside a city; located in the heart of Vienna, the once home of the dominating Habsburgs empire now holds more than 2000 rooms, 18 wings, and 19 courtyards.
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Today the Hofburg Palace currently houses the President, sectaries of state, a museum and the Spanish Riding School. You can also walk around to explore what life was like for those that reside in the Palace; such as Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife.

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral
The original cathedral was over 800 years old before being damaged during World War II, but the Austrians re-built it and ever so beautiful. The Renaissance and Neo-Gothic influence make it one of the most striking churches in Vienna.
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FOOD – I wish I could take more photos of food and have more fabulous recommendations. but in all honesty, I love food, probably more than anything else in the world (besides my mommy) so normally I just gobble it up before I get a chance to take a photo.

 


You can’t leave Vienna without paying tribute to one of the greatest musical composers our world has had the chance to hear: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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Until next time Vienna ✌🏽 .

Vienna: a symphony of intellectuals | Chasing Krista | Vienna, Austria

5 Replies to “Vienna: a symphony of intellectuals”

  1. I haven’t been to Vienna yet but I am a sucker for history and beautiful, old buildings! I can’t believe the opera tickets are so cheap- thanks for the tip!

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