Vienna Map - Vienna visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Vienna Map' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Wien.
A guide and map to the sights and attractions of Vienna, the capital city of Austria. Within this Vienna guide you will find 360° panoramas around the city linked to an interactive map. Each panorama is accompanied with some local and travel information. Explore the various museums, parks, major sights of interest and hotels within Vienna and plan your visit. Switch between the street map view to a satellite map of Vienna, or even view them with the Google Earth plugin. A full location listing is given in the Vienna index Index.
Welcome to Vienna
Vienna is the anglicized version 'Wien'. Vienna was the capital of the Austrian Empire (later the Austro-Hungarian Empire) playing a significant role in European and World politics, hosting the Congress of Vienna in 1815. After 1945, Vienna became a heavily involved in international espionage between the Western and Eastern blocs. Nowadays Vienna has a growing reputation as a popular city break destination, with good reason. Many of the major attractions (except for the Schönbrunn Palace) are found within the Innere Stadt at the city center.
While not in the center of Vienna, the Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn) is easy to get to and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The Schonbrunn Palace is one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria. The palace sits in the extensive Schönbrunner Schloßpark, famous for the Gloreitte. Also within the park is the Neptune Fountain, Irrgarten Maze, Palmhaus and W�stenhaus.
Music, Opera and Theatre in Vienna.
Vienna has a long tradition of encouraging the arts, and numerous theatre houses feature on this Vienna map. Mozart and other famous composers worked here for the Emperor and other important clients. The Burgtheater with the Akademietheater is considered one of the best theatres in the German-speaking world. Other theatres of world-reputation include the Volkstheatre Wien and the Theater in der Josefstadt. For opera there is the Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper), considered one of the most important opera companies in the Europe, located in the Innere Stadt. Nearby is also the Vienna Volksoper (Vienna People's Opera) performing operettas, dance and musical theatre.
Vienna Museums and Chruches
Thousands of visitors come to Vienna for the museums and culture. The Hofburg Imperial Palace contains the Schatzkammer (treasury) which holds the imperial jewels of the Hapsburg dynasty. As such the Hofburg ranks highly on the visitor to-do list. Also in the nearby area are the Naturhistorisches Museum (natural history) and Kunsthistorisches Museum (which contains works of art). Not to be missed is also the Museumsquartier, with the Leopold Museum, the MUMOK (Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna) and a contemporary exhibition space in the Kunsthalle Wien. Other popular museums include Upper Belvedere Palace, Karlskirche, the Heeregeschichtliches Musem (Museum of Military History), Science Museum and Lichtenstein Museum.
The most famous park in Vienna is the Prater, big enough to contain an entire amusement park, including the Riesenrad Ferris Wheel in the Volksprater the Wurstelprater amusement park, large wooded areas and open fields. The Augarten is also popular with the Viennese, where you can find an open air cinema and various walks. Vienna is also blessed by being surrounded by wooded hills on the northern edge.
Vienna - Travel Tips
Staying in Vienna apartments instead of a hotel can give you greater freedom and luxury when visiting Vienna.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Travel around Vienna is easy, there is a comprehensive public transport system made of trams, Vienna S-Bahn (surface train), Vienna U-Bahn (underground) Local Railways (Lokalbahn Wien-Baden). The nearest airport is the Vienna International Airport.