Any first-time visitor to Vienna will probably depend heavily on the main road (aptly named “Ring Street”) that circles around the historic city center. It's a good reference point for the directionally challenged, and it's also a great place to get oriented and see some of the main sights. You can even hail a horse-drawn carriage to really get in the Viennese mood. If you want to take a leisurely stroll and see some of Vienna's best landmarks, start at the Schottentor Universität U2 station and head counterclockwise toward the Vienna State Opera. You'll pass the towering Rathaus, the splendid Burgtheater, the graceful Parliament Building, and much more.
Built in 1744 on the ruins of a fortress, the Albertina museum was once a Habsburg palace. The... Read more