Art in Vienna

 

Leaving Salzburg, I took Westbahn train to the capital city of Austria - Vienna. However, I'll do a quick recap for Vienna trip since I only have 2 short days to explore this artistic city (which I regret, should have added another day here!). Same as in the previous two cities, I bought Vienna Pass which gives us free entry to over 60 top attractions. I had a tight schedule for such limited time, so I decided to chose these places for my first time visit: Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere, Leopold Museum, Time Travel Vienna, Sisi Museum, Albertina, House of Music, and Natural History Museum Vienna. Btw, it's getting hot in Vienna near the last week of May... 

Schönbrunn Palace and its surrounding

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Schönbrunn Palace was the former summer residence of the Habsburgs. To be honest, I never fond of history, but listening to the audio guide while touring through each room at the palace makes me curious about the story of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth.

Not only the palace, there are other sightseeing around this area as well, such as: Apple Strudel Show, Imperial Carriage Museum, Children's Museum, Marionetten Theater, Maze & Labyrinth, Gloriette, Schonbrunner Gardens, Desert House, Zoo Vienna, etc, etc...


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The Leopold Museum, housed in the Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria, is home to one of the largest collections of modern Austrian art. One of the artists who currently exhibits his works is Anton Romako. Oh I love his works and the story behind each of his paintings.


The House of Music is a modern interactive experimental museum. Five floors are dedicated to the presentation of the fascinating world of music and sound. The third floor takes us back to the days of the great Viennese composers. Each room focuses on the life and work of different composer and surrounds with the sound of his music. They are: Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss, and Gustav Mahler.


The history of the earth and the breathtaking variety of nature can be practically experienced due to 20 million objects. From insects to gemstones and minerals and pterodactyls, the Habsburgs united everything under the roof of this museum. Numerous taxidermy specimens of animals that are either extinct or threatened with extinction make the collection all more valuable.

What can I say more... Vienna is a handsome, lively city, and pleases me exceedingly.

Let's continue the journey to Budapest...