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20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Vienna

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

Not going to lie, I didn’t have much planned for my four-day weekend getaway to Vienna in mid-February. I had a week before I started my 6-week internship in London and I thought, why not visit my cousin and his wife before then? So I booked my flights with less than a month to spare, and before I knew it I was on my way to the Austrian capital.

As a classical music hub, Vienna was pretty high up on my European bucket list. Since I was five years old, I studied classical piano, which eventually included Vienna-based composers like Ludwig von Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Hayden, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert and (of course) Johann Strauss, to name a few. Although I saw an amateur orchestra play while I was there, it would be nice to visit again and see a professional performance at the opera house.

With classical music still playing a large role in Vienna’s culture scene, it’s part of the reason why Viennese balls continue to be so popular today. I wasn’t there during ball season, but from what I can gather, it seems like an occasion straight out of a Renaissance movie.

But the romance of the 1800s are not confined to elite occasions. Walking around the city, it’s easy to see what inspired these musicians and the people of Vienna all these years.

So instead of me explaining why I loved Vienna so much, I’ll let her do the talking for me.

20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Vienna

#1 Yellow buildings galore:

#2 Schoenbrunn Palace:

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#3 (Some of) The gardens behind Schoenbrunn Palace

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#4 Austrian National Library (as part of the Hofburg Palace)

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#5 Back entrance to the Hofburg Palace

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#6 The Natural History Museum in Museums Quartier

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#7 A bubble blows past Museums Quartier
Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#8 Stephansdom at the heart of the city

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#9 Column of Pest along Graben Strauss

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#10 The entrance to Michaelerplatz

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#11 Horse and carriage await you outside Michaelerplatz

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#12 The ruins of Old Vienna outside Michaelerplatz

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#13 Walking into Michaelerplatz

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#14 A guard station inside Michaelerplatz

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#15 The Austrian Parliament Building

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#16 Johann Strauss Monument in Stadtpark

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©
#17 Rathaus a.k.a. Vienna’s city hall

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#18 A winter festival outside of Rathaus in mid-February

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#19 Burgtheater across from Rathaus, behind Michaelerplatz

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©

#20 Vienna’s post office

Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©
What were some of your favourite sights in Vienna?

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Vienna may be known world-wide as a classical music hub, but it's easy to see what inspired composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit the Austrian capitol. The Full-Time Tourist, 2017 ©