During your cruise to Vienna, a walk through the city’s historic streets and visits to the Gothic and Baroque buildings that line it are a necessity. Belvedere, which consists of 2 palaces built in a Baroque style, was built as a summer house for Prince Eugene of Savoy. Tours around its early modern period ground are always available, so you have the chance to admire the architecture, interior design and visit the museum within, which includes masterpieces by Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.
For art lovers, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wein is a 1 minute walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The museum was first opened in 1891 and was built by Emperor Franz Joseph for Habsburg’s collection of art. The museum is home to masterpieces by artists like Raphael, Rubens and Bruegel and boasts a collection of artworks from ancient Egypt up to the late 18th century. Covering 5 different millennia means a walk through the museum is more like a walk through the history of art.
If you have the chance, you won’t regret attending a performance at the State Opera. Opened in 1869, it has hosted numerous performances by well-known composers and musicians. It is estimated that it produces roughly 60 operas and over 350 ballet performances per year, so each day you may be able to attend a different performance.
Vienna is also famous for its shopping opportunities, so don’t forget to make your way to Kärntner Straße, which dates back to 1257.
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