Vienna – A City Of Culture and Style!

In my mind Austria has been an elitist. With its rich and gilded palaces, ostentatious public buildings, green and manicured parks, public areas and Kaffeehaus, Vienna is definitely soaked in culture, style, and snobbery.

The largest city in Austria, the Capital is bewitching with its churches, castles, and natural beauty. The Donauturm Tower; the St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom); the Schnoburnn Castle (I discovered why it is the most famous tourists’ attraction in Austria); the Naschmarkt (this flea market is a maze of shops and offers some really beautiful items, spices etc); the Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere); the Hofburg Imperial Palace; and Museum Quarter (MuseumsQuartier Wien) with its outstanding views of Vienna its truly a trigger happy photographer’s choicest destination in Vienna are truly divine!

Vienna has a very high quality of life, a stable political environment, and a flourishing economy and earned the #4spot on the International Quality of Life survey and the #1 spot in the EU list of capital cities. The three things, in my opinion, that have propelled Vienna to such dizzying heights of stardom are related to its layout, culture, and lifestyle. For starters, the layout of Vienna is very convenient and traveller friendly. With old town as District 1; the Ring Road encircling it and the Gurtel Road making up for District 2-9, it’s easy to find your way around Vienna.

The second most important aspect is the culture. Much to my delight, Vienna loves its coffee culture, and I love my cuppa too! In fact, I often heard Viennese say “Let’s go for a coffee.” Despite the rude incursions by American Coffee Giant – Starbucks, and several Italian espresso bars, the Kaffeehauses of Vienna still make a mean cup of coffee. It’s the favourite pastime in Vienna and I fell in love with the idea too.

And finally, the obsession with death and the burial in Vienna is fascinating to say the least. The site is the Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery), the mourning music and lyrics combination is Schrammelmusik, and the Sterbevereine (funeral insurance societies) organize the funerals for the dead with dead people’s life savings. So a visit to the Bestattungsmuseum, a mortuary science museum is a must.

Go on, dip into some Mozart, relax your soul, and enliven your senses in Vienna!