What to do in Vienna
TU Wien is within walking distance of Hofburg Palace (the former imperial residence), important music venues including the Vienna State Opera and the Musikverein (home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – from where the New Year’s Concert is annually broadcasted around the globe), of beautiful churches such as the splendid Baroque Karlskirche (St. Charles’ Church) and Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral), which is located at the very city center, of major museums including the art nouveau Secession, the Albertina Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthistorisches Museum), the Museum of Natural History (Naturhistorisches Museum), the newly built Museumsquartier hosting modern art, and the Belvedere (a complex of two Baroque palaces housing an art museum), as well as Europe’s largest open market – the Naschmarkt – with variety of international restaurants.
Further away from the city center, popular sights include Schönbrunn Palace (the former imperial 1,441-room Rococo summer residence) and the Wiener Prater with the famous Giant Ferris Wheel. In case the weather is nice one can go for a swim at the Danube Island or just stroll along the countless bars at the “Donaukanal“.
An extensive account of travel information for Vienna can be found on the official webpage of the a Vienna Tourist Board. The webpage of the city of Vienna offers all sorts of information on Vienna including tourist information.
We also recommend
- this NYTimes.com Travel article on how to spend 36 hours in Vienna,
- this BBC Travel article covering everything from Viennese palaces to Heuriger, as well as
- these CNNGo TV videos exploring young artists’ and athletes’ favourite places in Vienna.
(Information taken from the website of the biggest event in the history of logic the “Vienna Summer of Logic“)
- September 8–10: international street art Buskers Festival on Karlsplatz