Some of my favorite Vienna cultural tips:
The Musikverein: Home to some of Europe's finest music performances, this traditional "shoebox" hall has acoustics considered to be among the best in the world. A bit to the west on the Ringstrasse you will also find the imposing and grand Staatsoper Wien. Even if you don't attend an opera, do take a tour of the historic main theater. Ask Mon Voyage about available recitals and concerts at the Konzerthaus and Schönbrunn Palace, too.
Favorite walking tours would include one with a focus on Sigmund Freud, Mozart, Beethoven, Klimt, or perhaps an exploration of Vienna's place in Art Deco history. You will find "Vienna 1900" to be a strong cultural touchstone throughout this magnificent city, in addition to its prominent displays of Hapsburg imperial history and architecture along the Ringstrasse and elsewhere.
The Christmas markets of Vienna are duly celebrated, but the Easter markets are also a delightful diversion in the spring. The markets in both seasons feature crafts, music, food and beverages, and a healthy helping of cuteness. As Napoleon Bonaparte said, when you set out to take Vienna, take Vienna!
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