Vienna in 3 days
Once in the Austrian capital, music lovers rush to the Vienna Opera, sweet tooths dream of trying the Sacher cake with aromatic Viennese coffee, and fans of architectural sights buy a city map and start looking for the most important sights on it, photos of which are in everyone's album self-respecting traveler. All the pleasures can be combined within the framework of the project "Vienna in 3 days", while there may be time for pleasant shopping, because all conditions have been created for fashionistas in the capital of Austria.
City from the UNESCO lists
A respected organization has long included the sights of Vienna in its honorary lists, according to which all the old quarters of the Austrian capital are protected as a unique cultural heritage.
One of the most important architectural masterpieces, built in the early 18th century in the Baroque style, is the Schönbrunn Palace. This is the summer residence of the Habsburg monarchs, built in the western part of the city. The main attractions of the palace are a park with fountains and statues made by the best sculptors of Europe of that time, pseudo-Roman ruins and a local zoo, which, by the will of fate, turned out to be the oldest in all of Europe..
The former imperial menagerie deserves to be included in the Vienna in 3 Days program as a separate item. It was founded in the middle of the 18th century and the breakfast pavilion became the main building of the zoo. In all directions from the rotunda, thirteen aviaries radiate like rays. At the behest of the emperor, entrance and acquaintance with exotic animals were free for everyone. Today, the most visited and beloved inhabitants of the Schönbrunn Zoo are giant pandas..
Everyone in the garden!
The Leinz Zoo is no less popular for walking. This is a preserved part of the famous Vienna Woods, now organized as a protected area. Here you can find wild animals living in natural conditions.
It is quite possible to get acquainted with marine life in Vienna in 3 days, despite the fact that the city is far enough from any of the seas. For an excursion along the seabed, you will have to visit the House of the Sea, built into a military anti-aircraft tower. The structure has survived since the Second World War, and in modern aquariums within its walls, more than 10 thousand marine inhabitants of various species are kept and presented to the audience..
Of no less interest for nature lovers are the Botanical Garden of the University of the Austrian capital and the Prater public park, after a walk through which it is so pleasant to visit one of the legendary Viennese pastry shops and enjoy tasting strudel or coffee with whipped cream..