Vienna, Austria travel tips

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Art lovers should not miss the Belvedere Palace, which houses the world's largest collection of Klimt paintings.

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For a great stay in Vienna, book a room at the Hotel Imperial.

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For a lovely stay, book a room at the Hotel Sacher.

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At Mozartplatz, you can see characters from "The Magic Flute," who watch over the square.

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If you have an interest in Mozart, be sure to visit his piano, which is located in the Art History Museum.

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Visit the Saint Marx Cemetery, where Mozart is buried, although the exact location of his grave is unknown.

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If you have a somewhat morbid side, visit the Kriminalmuseum, which details the city's most sensational crimes from the Medieval period to the present. Be prepared to see some grisly exhibits.

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The gardens of Schloss Schonbrunn are an attraction in themselves, and include a zoo, replicas of Roman ruins, and an orangery.

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There are numerous cafes in the Schloss Schonbrunn palace complex, bu the cafe in the Gloriette offers the best views of the palace.

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An absolute must-see in Vienna is the Schlss Schonbrunn, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs. Enter through the main gate and head towards the left wing, where you can purchase tickets.

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One of the most striking landmarks in Vienna is Hundertwasserhaus, a whimsical, fairy tale-like house. The building is made up of private residences, which can't be visited, but you can enjoy the building from the shops on the ground floor or the several cafes in the complex.

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If you hope to attend an opera at the Staatsoper, be ware that prices can vary widely, from 2 to nearly 200 euros. It is also possible to get standing room only tickets on the day of the performance.

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The Museumsquartier can be overwhelming. The easiest way to manage--and see--all of the museums is to enter through the large main courtyard, where you can get a map to guide you through the complex.

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When visiting the Museumsquartier, bear in mind that each of the museums in the complex has a different opening time.

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Be sure to visit Karlskirche, an impressive church built between 1715 and 1737.

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When visiting the Belvedere, go next door to Salm Brau for a hearty Austrian meal.

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Among the treasures you'll find in the Hofburg Palace is the crown of the Holy Roman Empire, which was crafted around 962AD.

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When visiting Hofburg Palace, remember that the Vienna Boys' Choir sings mass at 9:15am in the Imperial Chapel. Tickets must be booked in advance.

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Be sure to visit the Musemsquartier, a large museum complex with major collections of modern art.

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Don't leave Vienna without visiting Hofburg Palace, the former imperial palace.

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