Ah, Vienna. This wonderful and magical city survives on over 14 million tourists per year while 2 million lucky people have a chance to live and work with Vienna every single day. Here’s a challenge: how many famous places in Vienna can you name?

For those who don’t know a thing or two about Vienna, here are some quick facts you need to know (very useful for pub trivia quizzes):

  • Vienna invented the snow globe in 1900 and the PEZ candy in 1927.
  • It’s known as “the city of dreams” and “the city of music” – move over, New York.
  • Vienna produces its own wine.

Need any more reasons to visit the city?

Here are 5 completely magical places in Vienna!

1. Austrian National Library

Austrian National Library is one of those places in Viennayou’d never expect to stay hours in, but you do. Levels of books, fantastic architecture and that “je ne seis quoi” atmosphere all historic libraries own. You’ll want to learn. You’ll want to read. You might even want to sleep in there (not allowed, closes at 6pm on most days). It’s the real life library from Beauty and the Beast and if that doesn’t make it magical, I don’t know what does.

2. Stadtpark

You need to visit Stadtpark twice – once during summer and once during the winter. Featuring sunsets, river canal views, colorful trees, fountains and statues, the 28-acre park will definitely relax your mind, bring a new perspective and help you stop and smell the roses – literally. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself thinking “Are we still in Vienna?”

3. Christmas markets


All. of. them.. Just trust me on this one. Vienna features 11 (yep, that’s right, eleven) Christmas markets and they’re all equally unique and special. With tastefully decorated stalls featuring anything from ornaments to delicious food and mulled wine, visiting Vienna’s Christmas markets will be the highlight of your entire year (and a perfect ending).

4. Saint Stephen’s Cathedral

(For ?? ⬇️) Viyana'ya kaldığımız yerden devam edelim isterseniz. Fotoğraftaki görkemli gotik yapı Viyana ve Avusturya'nın en önemli yapıtlarından birisi olan Aziz Stephan Katedrali. Bana özellikle mozaik döşeli çatısı çok ilginç geldi. Boncuk işlemesine benzemiyor mu??? ___________________________________ Let's continue from where we left about Vienna. This gothic structure in the photo is the St Stephan Cathedral, one the symbolic structures of Vienna and Austria. I found especially the mosaic tiles on the roof interesting. Don't you think they look like beads??? #vienna #viennanow #igersvienna#topviennaphoto#ViennaGoForIt#vienna_city#viennablogger#wonderlustvienna#austria#viyana#avusturya#igersaustria#wien#BirKucukGezginViyanada#viennastravel#stephansdom#ststephancathedral#katedral#gothic#architecture

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Saint Stephen’s Cathedral is one of Vienna’s sights that everyone is familiar with but don’t hold that against it – there’s a good reason behind it. While it might be overcrowded and full of tourists, Saint Stephen’s Cathedral is one of those breathtaking places in Vienna you should definitely add to your list.

5. State Opera House

Inside the Vienna State Opera House ??#vienna #opera #ballet #giselle #stateoperahouse #austria

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