Armchair travel invites you to take a trip to Vienna, Austria. It's artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the MuseumsQuartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.
Use the suggested links to take you to some of the famous parts of the city.
First, you need to get your flight to Vienna. Please watch this Lufthansa Flight Safety Demonstration. Safe journey!
(VR) Vienna, one of the finest and most famous cities in the world, stretches out to the eastern part of Austria at the bottom of the Alps and on both sides of the Danube River.
(Spotify) Classic Chamber Music, an album by The Vienna Chamber Ensemble
(360 experience) Good for a viewer, it will automatically take you through the key sights, and you can look around in each one (admittedly with loads of berks looking at the camera (d'oh!)
(Blended VR) A panorama and images and you can choose the sights you want to see from a map
(Video) Old Viennese coffee houses are part of the fabric of the city. Tour guide Margarite Stickler shows us around her favourites
Vienna is a city with its own musical genre - the Wienerlied. Here is an example with some explanation. If you like it (?), search Spotify for Roland Neuwirth.
(VR) The beautiful Upper Belvedere houses the impressive collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.
(Video) Dr . Weidinger, a curator at the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, Austria, discusses the significance of Gustav Klimt's most famous painting "The Kiss."
A quick back-story to the artist.
(Spotify) Featuring some of the best classical music from Vienna, Austria.
Schönbrunn Palace is a former imperial summer residence located in Vienna, Austria. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country.
This museum of fine arts is one of the foremost museums in the world, with rich holdings comprising artworks from seven millennia.
The Austrian National Library is the biggest library in Austria. And it's pretty stunning!
Home to one of the largest collections of modern Austrian art, featuring artists such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and Richard Gerstl.
The museum is home to world-famous and unique objects, such as the 29,500-year-old Venus of Willendorf, the Steller’s sea cow, enormous dinosaur skeletons and a large collection of meteorites
(360° video) At the end of May, the Vienna Philharmonic gave its traditional Summer Night Concert in the Baroque Schönbrunn Palace Park. We have captured the grand atmosphere of this evening.
(Video Time Lapse) As a farewell, here's a very up-beat run through a day in Vienna
(Blog) As international locations go, Vienna has long had its own special hold on writers, film makers, location scouts, set designers, and actors. Here are ten favourite films set in the City of Dreams. Also: Mayerling (1968), Klimt (2006) and The Woman in Gold (2015) - I have the DVD for that