Vienna – not exactly “best friend” budget tourists. But admire the marvelous beauty and immerse yourself in the history of the Austrian capital, many want. Fortunately, not for all the entertainment you have to pay, and a city rich in activities and attractions, is able to offer an alternative. Things to do in Vienna for free?
The present cluster of interesting sights – Ringstrasse. Along it are museums, historic buildings, the university, the city market, the Vienna Opera House and many monuments. And dispose of his time on the Ringstrasse can be different: to walk, slowly looking at the architecture, or take the tram and to arrange a tour. It is necessary to stay near City Hall, erected in the XIX century in neo-Gothic style. Another interesting building – Votive Church. It is considered not only the most important monuments of Vienna, but also one of the most unique Gothic monuments of the world among the religious buildings. And yet the Ringstrasse attracted the Parliament building. Greek Revival style makes it different from the other attractions of the street. It also has a statue of Athena in front of Parliament.
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Austria’s capital city, there are several beautiful parks. These beautiful green area – ideal for relaxing and enjoying the scent of flowers. Volksgarten alone has 400 species of roses, with many bushes surprise huge size. Volksgarten leave the impression of an unusually well-groomed park with a romantic atmosphere, neat flower beds, historical monuments, but most importantly – the scent of roses. And as the City Park offers picturesque meadows, numerous flower beds and exotic trees. With the task of urban oasis Stadtpark copes admirably, and is particularly well it manages this spring, at the height of flowering.
Parks in Vienna
attractions, and historic heritage. And for the true lovers of history Vienna will be a godsend. Main value is Stephen’s Cathedral. Entrance is free, except for the central part, where freely allowed only believers.
In the cathedral you can admire the towers, old facades and sculptures. You should definitely call in Heiligenkreuz Abbey. It is recognized as the oldest medieval monasteries, whose history began in the XII century. The architecture is easy to trace the features of early Gothic and Romanesque style. The latter is particularly well seen in the facades and is rare in Austria. Noteworthy Karlskirche.
This church – a bizarre variety of styles and all kinds of architectural delights. During the construction of borrowed Greek, Islamic, Italian and even Chinese elements. The church no less picturesque inside: Visitors immediately drawn look at the frescoes and painted dome.
Afford more impressions during a national holiday
If desired visit most Viennese museums for free, it makes sense to time travel to the 26 of October. In this day of national celebration here, after which many institutions open their doors to visitors free access or reduce the ticket price 3 times. In a kind of shares annually participate Municipal Museum, a museum hours and military history, interesting Folklore Museum. In addition, this day have the chance to witness the events, parades, concerts, that suit is not for tourists. And it’s always the chance to join the true culture of the country.
Feel the history in the Hauer Markt
In Vienna, there is no better place to realize the spirit of the historic city than the oldest area. It Hoyer Markt many consider the heart of the city, because in Roman times there was once a forum. Since then preserved only part of the bath, which was found during the demolition of homes and left for history. On the square you can see the unique musical clock, made of bronze and copper. At noon tourists gather around them to look at the representation of the figures of famous personalities in Austria. And in the center is a fountain Hoyer Markt Baroque, showing the Marriage of Joseph and the Virgin Mary.