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Vienna’s Cultural Hotspots

January 27, 2014

If you’ve been hit by wanderlust and you’re curious about the sights and scenes in Vienna, there are several places that should be on your must-see list. From museums to theater, Vienna’s thriving cultural scene makes the Austrian city the perfect place to get lost and explore.

 

Museums to See:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

This grand museum is comprised of two buildings. The KHM Wien is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Neue Burg is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are six exhibitions open in the museum – a library, a collection of Roman and Greek antiquities, Kunstkammer Wien, a picture gallery, the Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection and a coin collection. Full of Austrian and European history, this is a great place to learn about the past. The Kunsthistoriches Museum (KHM) is located at Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Leopold Museum

A museum of artwork by contemporary masters, the Leopold Museum is open Wednesday through Monday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Whether you’re interested in art by Gustav Klimt, or graphic art, or in collections including African, Asian and Oceanic art or art from the Interwar period, you’ll find everything you’re seeking at the Leopold Museum. The museum is located at MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria.

 

Theaters to Experience

If you’re looking for the kind of escape that only the theatre can bring, you have several options. Whether you’re looking for a theatre that concentrates on plays and drama, or a location that also features concerts and discussions, you’re in luck.

Vienna’s English Theatre

The oldest English-language theatre in continental Europe, Vienna’s English Theatre was founded in 1963. Performances light up the stage year-round. Whether you’re looking for comedy, drama, English or American fare, Vienna’s English Theatre features performances that will satisfy. The box office is open on performance days from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays and public holidays from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It is located at 8., Josefsgasse 12.

 

Volkstheater

A location where concerts,  cabarets, theater and parties are held, the Volkstheater opened in 1889. The location  provides performances of Austrian, German and internaltional classics, comedies and musicals.  With 970 seats, the Volkstheater is the largest theater in German-speaking countries. The Volkstheater is located at Neustiftgasse 1, 1070   Wien.

 

Sporting Locations

While the theater and museums in Vienna are great for intellectual stimulation, for those who enjoy more active pursuits have options as well. Consider these sporting venues.

The Hohe Wand

For skiing afficianados, during the winter months, the Hohe Wand offers eight runs for skiers of all skill levels. During the fall, spring and summer, the Hohe Wand Nature Park is a beautiful location for hiking and observing nature.

Indoor Swimming Pools

If you’re not a skier, sightseeing doesn’t fit your interests this trip but you still want to stay active, there are indoor swimming pools all around the city.  For example, the Amalienbad Pool is located at Reumannplatz 23 100 Wien, while the Hütteldorf indoor pool is located at Linzer Straße 376 1140 Wien.

Vienna is one of the most romantic and culturally rich cities in the world. Plan your visit carefully with Trekeffect and squeeze in as many attractions as possible – there are no limits to what you can find!

April Bamburg

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April Bamburg
April Bamburg is a freelance writer specializing in community news, travel writing, press releases and other blog posts. She dreams of traveling the world and getting lost in Italy, Turkey or even Scotland.