According to the report prepared by the research company named Mercer, 230 cities that offer the most livable conditions in the world were determined. Vienna, the capital of Austria, came first, leaving 229 cities behind. And it has achieved this for the 6th time in the last 10 years. I will try to introduce such a city. It will be difficult.
Vienna Travel Guide
About Vienna Transportation
Vienna Airport – City Center Transportation
Bus: A special transportation service called Vienna Airport Lines.You can buy a ticket for 13 Euros for a single round trip of 8 Euros.
Metro: You can go to Stephanplatz by subway. One way ticket costs 2 Euros.
Train: CAT (City Airport Train) I think the easiest way to get to the center from the airport. You can reach the city in 15 minutes. It leaves at 6 and 36 minutes of every hour. Even for 1 minute it does not go off. You have to be punctual. The ticket fee is 12 Euro one way. The round trip is 19 Euros.
Taxi: Vienna is a safe city. Taxi drivers are also more intentional than other cities. You can reach the center with a fee of 35 40 Euro. It can be advantageous when you board 3 people. But still the train is going faster than a taxi. If your luggage is heavy, taxi can be evaluated in crowded groups.
Metro: Vienna metro is really the best in Europe I think. It has a nice system consisting of a total of six lines and providing access to almost all of the city. For zone 1, the red colored U1 and green colored U4 lines are very frequently used and important. The heart of the city is on Stephanplatz Red U1 and orange U3 lines, while Karlsplatz is on Red U1 green U4 and purple U2 lines. You can reach Schonbrun, one of the most beautiful palaces of Europe, on the green line.
Places to visit in Vienna
The summer palace of the Prince of Savoy Eugene. It is considered one of the favorites of the Baroque architecture of Vienna. Apart from its waterfalls, lakes, statues, lakes and gardens, it really has a magical world in itself. Belvedere is a magnificent building built in 1716. The palace passed to Maria Theresa after the prince’s death and was used by the Habsburg dynasty like Franz Ferdinand, who triggered the First World War after the assassination he suffered in Sarajevo in 1914. Oberes Belvedere is the best place to start your walk in the garden. If you say you can’t get enough to watch the sunset from here, this is the place.
There are many places to see on and around Karlsplatz. It is a branch of Kunsthalle Wien in Museums Quartier and hosts themed exhibitions on current trends in contemporary art. It has a huge terrace with a terrace. One of the most important Baroque churches in the city is Karlskirche. Entrance is paid.
Before passing through the narrow, cobblestone Naglergasse and returning to the traces of the Middle Ages, please pay attention to the beautiful Judendstil facade of EngelApotheke in Bognergasse. This street leads to the Freyung triangle, where Palais Harrach and the Scottish and Irish Benedict priests formed an edge of the Schottenkirche, which was founded in the 12th century. To the south of Freyung lies Herrengasse, the main road east of Innere Stadt, lined with impressive Baroque and Neo Baroque palaces and buildings. In the same place, Palais Ferstel, which combines the elegant shopping bazaar Freyung Passage from the 18th century and the restored Cafe Central, the leading café of Vienna before World War I, is remarkable.
The defeat in the war brings the end of the Habsburgs. But it is still like the first day with the palace. One of the most impressive among these palaces is Hofsburg, which has been home to Austrian rulers since the 13th century.You can visit every day between 09.00-17.30.
Burggarten, the garden of Hofburg, was arranged for the imperial family in the 19th century. The two monuments in the Bahche are dedicated to Franz Joseph I and Mozart. You can also see the lemon holder made in the Judendstil style by Friedrich Ohmann from the early 20th century. There is also a very nice cafe and butterfly garden (Schmetterlingshaus) in Limonluk. You can visit the butterfly garden between 10.00-17.00 on weekdays and between 10.00-18.30 on weekends.
This palace takes its name from a water source located here. When the Turks destroyed the hunting pavilion here, it was built as a summer palace for the royal family. The famous Vienna Congress was held in the big gallery. Six-year-old Mozart gave a concert in Aynalı Salon. The Duke of Reichstadt, the son of Napoleon and the grandson of Emperor Franz I. died at the age of 21 in this palace. I suggest you walk in the back yard and go to Gloriette on the hill. The view is really amazing. Also, the oldest zoo in Europe is located in Schönbrunn Palace. You can go to this palace by the U4 line of the metro. The entrance to this palace, which you can visit every day, is 9 Euros.
It is the heart of Vienna. I compare it to Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia. A structure that does not fit in the city. The bell tower, known as Steffl, is 137 meters high with its observation platform at the top. In the northeast, you must climb 343 steps to the hill where the view extending to the Czech Republic and the southwest to the Semmering Alps is seen. The big main gate is named after Riesento from the big bone found here when it was built in the 13th century. The calf bone of a giant drowning in the flood of Noah was assumed, and then hung on the door until it turned out to be the shin bone of a mammoth. The number 05 stands out on the inner wall of the main entrance of Stephansdom. This number was the secret code of the Austrian resistance movement that started in 1944 against the Nazis. 5 represents the fifth letter of the alphabet, E. OE is the first voice of Österreich, the word Austria. There is a beautiful view at the top of the North Tower. You can also go here by elevator. The 20-ton bell you will see on the hill is used only on special days. A ceremony is held at 10.15 on Sundays and holidays. It is held at 09.30 in July and August. There is a different atmosphere. If you can bring an equivalent, I say experience.
Attracting the attention of tourists, the colorful and strange Hundertwasser Haus has not been widely accepted by architectural purists. Although not the most beloved in Austria, it belongs to the best-known artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The 52 flats, which attract attention with their wavy exterior, are decorated with brightly painted tiles, ceramics and onion domes. Do you believe if I say there are trees in it?
It is one of the most fun spots in Austria. You reach Wurstelprater, an old amusement park filled with roller skates, discos, shooting areas, restaurants and beer lounges. This park is open every day from 10.00 to 00.00. Riesenrad also has a share in Prater. This turntable was built in 1897 and is 65 meters high. It is one of the oldest and largest whirlpools in the world and the view is excellent. There are also many adrenaline and entertainment areas in this park.