The Natural History Museum, opened in 1889, features an array of some of the oldest worldly curiosities. Containing about 30 million objects in 39 exhibition halls, the third largest natural history museum in the world has something to spark everyone’s imagination. Perhaps it will be the dinosaur displays with a life-size Allosaurus model, or the taxidermy collection of many extinct or endangered animals. Others might choose to gaze into the 258-pound topaz and Maria Theresa’s gemstone and diamond bouquet, while some will get lost in the insect collections that date back to 1793. Don’t miss the Stone Age Venus of Willendorf, one of the highlights of this treasure trove housed in a Neo-Renaissance building near the Museum of Fine Arts.
In the 19th district a Heuriger (or wine tavern) named Eckel is awaiting your palette. Go the... Read more