Day 1 in Vienna
Visit Café central: If you are planning a trip to Vienna, keep coffee high in your preferred beverages’ list. Kick-start your day 1 in Vienna with an espresso locally known as kleiner Brauner at Café Central. What’s special about Café central? Hold your breath, it was the one-time haunt of Trotsky, Freud and poet Peter Altenberg. Admire the glittering chandeliers, marble pillars and arched ceilings of the café while sipping your cup of coffee and before heading to the most famous landmark of Vienna —Stephansdom.
Visit Stephansdom: Locally known as Steffl, which means Little Stephan, Stephansdom or St Stephen’s Cathedral is a 12th-century church and now the most prominent architectural masterpiece of Vienna. The most striking part of the cathedral is its famous tilted roof with a row of chevrons on one end and the Austrian eagle on the other. Spend some time gazing at the brilliance of its Gothic architecture, history and artisans, who brought the cathedral into existence. Once you are done, head to yet another breathtakingly beautiful historic monument in Vienna—the Hofburg Palace.
Visit Hofburg Palace: Currently, an official residence and a part of the workplace of the President of Austria, the Hofburg Palace once housed some of the most powerful Royalties in European and Austrian history, including the Habsburgs. Devote your time and gaze at the splendour of imperial living at the magnificent Hofburg Palace . Don’t miss the official quarters of Franz Josef I and Empress Elisabeth—fondly called Sisi. The museum named after the Empress has the sparkling jewellery and clothes at display. Check out her gowns, the Pullman coach and the fitness room. Don’t blame us for not warning you but a 2680-carat Columbian emerald can make your heart skip a beat. Make sure, you book ahead to Lipizzaner stallions doing their morning exercise at the Spanish Riding School.
MUMOK: After a medieval experience, late in the afternoon, post lunch head to Museum Moderner Kunst or the Museum of Modern Art to admire the city’s finest collection of 20th-century art. Revolving around nouveau realism, fluxus, pop art and photo-realism, the museum represents the theme of Viennese Actionism through approximately 9000 works. The museum also represents artists like Max Ernst, Picasso, Paul Klee, René Magritte, and Alberto Giacometti.
Spend the evening café hopping: After a brush with the glorious past of Vienna throughout the day, take it easy in the evening. Take a stroll around in the city, explore vibrant cafes and witness the city dazzle at night to call it a day.