Published On: Thu, Mar 3rd, 2016

4 Historical trails in Vienna


Vienna, the capital of Austria, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. It has played a key role in European history for numerous centuries. Pursue this trail to discover much regarding its majestic past, which prolongs to describe the city’s character.

The Belvedere Palace

It is the 18th-century palace and one of the optimum instances of Baroque architecture. Initially constructed for the military leader, Prince Eugene of Savoy, it is yet residence to the Osterichische Galerie which exhibits Austrian art and visiting showcasing. The palace is divided into two parts, by an extensive, archetypal French garden tidily intersecting the two. Within, visitors will discover a treasure-trove of artworks and statuette. Begin with the Museum of Baroque Art in the lesser Belvedere; go ahead to the Museum of Medieval Austrian Art in the Orangery, and finish up the Gallery of 19th and 20th-century Art at the higher Belvedere. On the concluding gallery, remember to like the paintings of Austria’s much eminent artist Gustav Klimt


​This striking church is a magnum opus of Gothic architecture. Whereas there has been a cathedral at the location for the previous 800 years, contemporary cathedral was reconstructed later than WWII. Travelers can attend a service here organized seven times a day on weekdays and ten times on Sundays. Go ascend on the upper side of the towers for outstanding sights of the city. The quadrangle in facade of the church is vigorous at all times of the day, with several shops, restaurants and street artists.

Hofburg Palace

At a time the winter palace of the Austrian Habsburg reign, the Hofburg palace is a foremost cultural pivotal which abodes three museums, offices and a church. It involves the Imperial Apartments with unique décor, the Sisi museum devoted to the much-loved Austrian empress Elisabeth, and the Imperial Silver Collection. Music admirers can also lead to the weekly performances by the Vienna Boys Choir at the Royal Chapel.

Schloss Schonbrunn

The Schönbrunn palace is an extensive lavish multifaceted constructed by succeeding Habsburg monarchs. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site too and most visited historical place in Vienna. Take a glance of majestic life with a trip of the Imperial Apartments within. The rococo chic palace is bounded by well-designed, manicured lawns and the world’s earliest zoo.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.