|Subject: Austria, Vienna|
Here's a list of ideas of some
things to do in Vienna:
1) Visit some of the composers' museums - there are several (Mozart's memorial rooms are located on the Domgasse, just behind St. Stephan's Cathedral) 2) Take a walk through Nashmarkt (located along the Weinzeile), a market which is loaded with interesting stalls and beautiful produce; on Saturday mornings, there is also the flea market right next to it 3) Visit the Hundertwasser museum (KunstHausWien) 4) Visit the biazarre complex that Hundertwasser designed; have a drink at the original-looking bar in the center of the complex 5) Take a tour of the U.N. center (called VIC - Vienna International Center) 6) Visit the amusement park at the Prader and take a ride on the Riesenrad - the largest ferris wheel in the world - for a view of the whole area 7) Go to Grinzing one evening for dinner (touristy yes, but lovely) 8) Visit the Musical Instruments section in the Kunsthistorisches museum (amazing some of those instruments!) 9) Take a guided tour of the Opera House - it's gorgeous! 10) Go see an opera or ballet at the Opera House 11) Visit Schonbrunn; take a walk in the gardens all the way up to the Gloriette, the monument at the top of the hill, for a view of the entire city 12) Visit the Hofburg imperial apartments 13) Attend a training session at the Spanish Riding School 14) If you can read German, visit the Crime and Punishment museum - gruesome, but interesting 13) Visit the cemetery (Zentral Friedhof) to see the many fabulous tombs and memorial stones of composers and other famous people (believe it or not, this is in the guide books!) 14) Take a walk through the beautiful parks (Stadtpark and Volksgarten) 15) Ride the #1 Tram which runs along the Ringstrasse to have an overview of some of the major sites, and hop off to visit some of them 16) Visit the clock museum 17) Go to St. Marx's cemetery to see Mozart's pathetic grave 17) Go to Trznewski's (sp?) just off the Graben for some delicious, open-face sandwiches
You can pick up a street map (free) and a pamphlet listing all the museums, opening hours, etc. at the Tourist Office. It used to be on Kaertnerstrasse, but I think it moved recently.
As for the ride on the Danube, I went a few years ago (1-1/2 hrs), but personally I found it boring.
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