Vienna -- formerly the center of an empire -- is an art, music, and cultural mecca. You will love the quiet pace of Vienna and the friendliness of its inhabitants. 

The Prunkhsaal (Grand Hall) of the Hofbibliothek (National Library) is a gorgeous Baroque repository of "the most important collection of books beyond the Vatican."

The Fine Arts Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum) www.khm.at has one of the finest and best-curated classical art collections in the world. This museum also offers an evening buffet from one of the best caterers in Vienna every Thursday evening as well as a Sunday brunch. For more info and reservations go to www.gerstner.at.

The Albertina has Albrecht Dürer prints and rotating exhibits.

Palaces

  • The Belvedere Palace has an excellent collection of Klimts.
  • The Schoenbrunn Palace (located at the edge of town) has beautiful gardens and salons.
  • The newly re-opened Liechtenstein Palace is an airy summer palace with a great Rubens collection.
  • Hofburg Palace is classically impressive.

Architecture

  • Karlskirche -- a fabulous Baroque church with influences from all over Europe.
  •  Secession Building -- represents a departure from classic art to embrace the new
  • Hundertwasserhaus -- unique apartment house

Churches

  • Votive Church
  • Stephansdom -- you can take an evening tour, take an elevator to the top of the steeple, or just pop in for a look.
  • Kirche am Steinhof
  • Minoritenkirche -- impressive mosaic of the Last Supper

Sightseeing Sights of Vienna

Vienna Sightseeing