Sights worth seeing!
The city’s arts and culture scene comprises countless theaters, museums and opera houses – with the Burgtheater and Vienna State Opera warranting particular mention owing to their top international standing. Meanwhile the MuseumsQuartier complex has a distinctly young and hip vibe. Its numerous bars and exhibitions are a magnet for gays and lesbians, particularly during the summer months. And in Löwenherz, Vienna can also boast a book store which is exclusively given over to gay and lesbian literature.
Then there’s the mind-boggling scale of the museums on offer. You’ll find museums dedicated schnapps, textiles, undertaking, the graphic arts and even torture, among many. For music aficionados there’s the unmissable museum of Kunsthistoriches, Leopold, the Liechtenstein Palace and, for equine magnificence, the Lipizzaner Museum.
Make sure to see the Kunst Historisches Museum, the stately fine arts museum with its unmatched collection of pieces by Breughel, Titian, Rembrandt, and Rubens. Among the best historical structures is the Schönbrunn Palace, where you can explore the history of the Habsburg rulers.
Art and culture have long traditions in Vienna, including theatre, opera, classical music and fine arts. The Burgtheater, the Akademietheater, Volkstheater Wien, and the Theater in der Josefstadt are nobtable examples. Many smaller theaters are less mainstream, with modern experimental productions and cabaret.
The works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss can be heard at various venues around town including the Palais Liechtenstein. Mozart became a celebrated composer here, with a wide circle of friends, giving concerts at the houses of the Viennese nobility. His last surviving residence (1784 to 1787) Mozarthaus Vienna, is open to the public at Domgasse 5. This grand apartment was home during his happiest years, when he wrote his most popular opera, The Marriage of Figaro.
The Vienna Boys Choir sings during Sunday Mass at Hofburgkapelle, the Hofburg Chapel, at the Imperial Palace, from mid-September to the end of June; also now and then at MuTh, Vienna‘s new music and theater venue, and the Konzerthaus Mozartsaal.