Home of the eponymous musical classicism, Austria's capital has a World Heritage-listed historic centre. Running around Vienna evokes memories of the Habsburg era, in a renovated city with a high quality of life.
Vienna is located in the east of Austria, on the banks of the Danube, close to the borders with Slovakia and Hungary. Nicknamed the "City of Dreams" because Sigmund Freud lived there, it is also called the "City of Music". Viennese classicism has had a considerable influence on European music. Famous names such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms, to name but a few, have lived here. During a walk or run through Vienna, you will discover the sublime State Opera House, built in the 19th century. In the heart of the city, in the Innere Stadt, you will be surprised by the gigantic imperial palace Hofburg which, with its outbuildings, occupies a large part of the first district. Within the Hofburg are the Sissi Museum, the Emperor's flats, and the Court Silver Treasure Room, where the Holy Roman Crown is displayed along with other regalia. Nearby, easily accessible during your run, is the Museum Quarter, a complex built in the former imperial stables. The Town Hall or the Austrian Parliament, as well as St. Stephen's Cathedral, are other places worth visiting, that you will glimpse on your Vienna trip.
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Around the MuseumsQuartier #1
Explore the area around the MuseumsQuartier, with bustling streets accompanied by remarkable buildings. En route, take a look at the magnificent Majolica house and House of medallions, iconic works of the architect Otto Wagner.
A Longer Stroll in Vienna
Ranging from famous museums to tranquil parks, get ready for an all-inclusive tour of Vienna's finest landmarks. Volksgarten, Stadtpark, Parliament, the City Hall, the National Library, the best museums around... you won't miss a thing!
Around the MuseumsQuartier #2
Would you like to admire a range of beautiful buildings? You will be thrilled by the Secession Building, the Palace of Justice, the City Hall, and Maria-Theresien-Platz with the museums around it!
Where else would you find a hippodrome, a stadium and a ferris wheel? Welcome to the Prater! Whether it's a range of attractions, or simply a row of trees, there is something in this park for everyone.
Vienna has always been shaped by its imperial history, but has recently become an exciting and modern tourist destination. Discover the heart of this lively city, as well as its historical heritage, passing by the Hofburg, Vienna State Opera and Saint Stephen's Cathedral.
Had enough of the city centre? Take a look at Landstrasse! Along this route, you will learn about the Hochstrahlbrunnen fountain, the Palais Hoyos, the Museum of Applied Arts and the rather unusual Hundertwasserhaus.
The Vienna of Habsburg
Power, alliance, war... take a step into the pages of history, a time of the emperors and empresses of the Habsburg Monarchy. Put your ballgowns and wigs away, all you'll need on this route is your running shoes!
The Austrian Capital
Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in the world thanks to its Baroque architecture, fascinating history, legendary traditions, and vibrant lifestyle. Choose this Smart Run for an unforgettable encounter with the city's most fabulous landmarks!