Posted: 20/12/2016 at 23:19
We had week there in September and thoroughly enjoyed it. The TV series shows you most of the must-see places such as the Belvedere and Schonbrunn Palaces. Lots of wonderful art galleries and museums to see such as the Albertina and Leopold with everything from Hieronymus Bosch to Picasso as well as the obligatory Klimt. The Academy of Fine Art has an amazing collection including exquisite flower paintings by Rachel Ruysch, probably the finest flower painter if the Dutch Golden Age. The National Library is well worth a visit too. Unless you are a huge fan of modern art of the most pretentious kind don't bother with Mumok, bit of a "saw you coming" experience.
We bought the Vienna Pass to access lots of the sights but you need to work fairly hard at your sightseeing to get the best value. It included a short cruise on the Danube which was interesting and we returned via the famous Ferris wheel in Prater Park (featured in The Third Man).
Some photos from our trip here http://www.pbase.com/steephill/vienna
I would happily go back for another week as I think we barely scratched the surface. Make sure you bring good strong footwear as you can cover a lot of miles on hard surfaces.
Last edited: 20 December 2016 23:20:27