Vienna is absolutely stunning in the spring! I’m freshly home from an amazing trip there and I want to share with you some of the cool things that I experienced.
There are so many things to do and see in Vienna but my favorite is the music. Vienna is commonly referred to as the city of music; it is bliss for classical music and opera lovers. I enjoyed getting dressed up and visiting the Vienna State Opera House, one of the best opera houses in the world, for a performance of Tristan und Isolde. I had a wonderful seat in the balcony and never got bored waiting for the show to start because it was so hard to stop looking at the incredible ceiling.
When you think of Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart must come to mind. Did you know that the Vienna State Opera House was opened in 1869 with a performance of his “Don Giovanni”? There is a magnificent statue honoring him just inside the entrance of the Burggarten.
The most noticeable landmark in Vienna is St. Stephen’s Cathedral which towers over the city with its 370 feet tall steeple. The tower room contains 13 bells and you can walk up its 343 steps for an outstanding view of the city. Construction began in the 12th century and It was rebuilt during the 13th – 15th centuries. Parts of it were destroyed during WWII but it has been restored to its full glory!
For a kaleidoscope of colors and ornamental design, make sure to pop in the St. Perskirche. It’s alluring on the outside but inside is an array of colors that entertains the senses, taking your breath away.
There are so many lush green parks in Vienna that are perfect for strolling with a yummy local ice cream in hand. Everything is so colorful, especially with the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Vienna is very bike-friendly as there are tons of bike paths so it’s nice to rent a bike to explore the city.