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Arts and Culture in Vienna

Learn about Viennese masterpieces in art, architecture, opera and textiles
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 5 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Vienna is known for galleries filled with world famous masterpieces, one of the best opera houses in the world, and festivals and... more »

Tips:  The tour includes a bit of walking, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes. Do not forget to have your student ID to take an... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Austrian Museum of Applied Arts

The Austrian Museum of Applied Arts was founded in 1864 as a Museum of Art and Industry. The museum has a collection of furniture, textiles, glass, china and silver from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Some of the featured items are: bentwood furniture by Thonet; sofas by Biedermeier; glass, china and textiles by Wiener Werkstätte;... More

Open 300 evenings a year, Vienna State Opera is called by many the best in the world. Built in Neo-Renaissance style, the State Opera opened its doors in 1869. The building was hit by a bomb in 1945 and largely destroyed; it reopened in 1955.

The main focus of the museum is the history of the Vienna State Opera. The museum collection includes... More

The Secession building is an exhibition hall built in 1897 by Joseph Maria Olbrich as an architectural manifesto for the Vienna Secession. The group rebelled against the formality and ostentation of older styles. The building features the Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt, one of the most recognized artworks of Secession style. The motto of the... More

One of the most famous places in Vienna, the Belvedere Palace was built by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt as the summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. The Belvedere consists of two palaces: Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere linked by the formal garden; Orangery and the Palace Stables.

Upper Belvedere:
The gallery houses a collection of... More

Take U4 (green) towards Hütteldorf and get off at Pilgramgasse.

Walk to Haydnhaus.

7. Haydnhaus

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was one of the most prominent composers of the Classical period. Often called the “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet,” he spent his last 12 years in this house. Some of Haydn’s most important works were created in the residence, including the two oratorios “The Creation” and “The Seasons.”

The... More