Welcome to the new series of Social Media Travels. Here I will share either locals’ or other travellers’ photos and other media of places all over the world. The first city is Vienna, as I wrote earlier, I’m going there soon during my winter trip to Rijeka, Croatia.
The photos may not reflect my plans or places to see, but they caught my fancy.
Social Media Travels: #1 Vienna
Belvedere is a Baroque (18th century) palace complex with a park. It’s one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The park (garden) is said to be the oldest part of this complex. Nowadays, Upper Belvedere hosts mostly the Austrian art gallery from Middle Ages to present (and the collection of Klimt!). Lower Belvedere and Orangery host temporary exhibitions. I don’t usually like museums, but I’d like to visit as many exhibitions here as possible.
Garden is free to visit, but you need a ticket to enjoy Belvedere exhibitions. The area is huge, but whatever museum in the Belvedere area you want to visit, Tram D will take you there. More info at official Belvedere website.
Imperial Palace in Vienna. It was the winter residence of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elizabeth (called Sisi). What’s there to see? Empress Sisi exhibition, imperial apartments, and silverware collection. Hofburg is in the city centre, close to the Parliament building and Opera House.
More info at official Hofburg website.
Hundertwasser was an artist who disliked regularity, straight lines, or symmetry. You can see his art in a museum in Kunst Haus Wien for about €12.
More info on the official website of Hundertwasser Museum.
Living apartment Hunderwassserhaus (below) is around se. Both museum and the house are around 30-40 min walk from Belvedere and Hofburg museums.
What are your favourite photos or videos from Vienna? Feel free to share the links.