VIENNA FOR THE SENSES
The beautiful capital of Austria – Vienna; is perfect for a multi sensory journey
If we start with the food - many would say that good taste has been at home in Viennese cuisine for centuries. But those who think only of Wiener schnitzel underestimate the variety that gourmets can expect to find in Vienna. Tafelspitz (traditional fillet of boiled beef), Blunzen (blood sausage) and sausage in general are some of the hearty classics of Viennese cuisine. These Viennese classics are hearty, spicy and piquant, and sometimes also sour. The Viennese Beisl (bistro) is a mainstay of Viennese dining and can be identified by the typical mouth-watering aroma upon entering.
Viennese pastries are also inseparable from the Viennese coffee house culture. Why not visit the Café Sacher Vienna in the famed Hotel Sacher whilst in Vienna? You can experience the famous Viennese coffee house culture the Sacher way.This offers the perfect setting to enjoy the typical and unique Viennese coffee house atmosphere - of course with a piece of the original Sacher cake.
Hero - Upper Belvedere © WienTourismus/Paul Bauer
Above - Viennese Sacher Cube at Café Sacher © WienTourismus/Paul Bauer
A feast for the eyes
Vienna is a veritable powerhouse of art – the cultural offering is incredibly diverse. More than 100 museums are waiting to be discovered. Vienna offers collections of world standing as well as real secret tips. Geniuses of the century like Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele meet the stars of contemporary Vienna. September, October and November are wonderful months to visit Vienna for this reason; every year between September and November, Vienna serves up a packed program of art events. The autumn of art takes visitors to exciting places and the most exciting (inter-)national artworks, buildings, and designs.
If we had to pick just one to start with? Why not try out the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (Art History Museum). Built in 1891 near the Imperial Palace to house the extensive collections of the imperial family it hosts a vast array of eminent works and the largest Bruegel collection in the world and is considered one of the most eminent museums in the world. Numerous major art works of European art history, among them Raphael’s "Madonna in the Meadow," Vermeer’s "The Allegory of Painting," the Infanta paintings by Velazquez, masterworks by Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer, Titian and Tintoretto are housed in the paintings gallery. The Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection contains fascinating treasures from mysterious cultures long past.
Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum) © WienTourismus/Paul Bauer