A waltz in Vienna
There are so many ways and so many reasons to travel to Vienna. You may be just fond of the capital of the Habsbourg Empire and wish to visit the fairy palaces and parks where the memories of the unforgettable Sissi are still alive. Or maybe you may wish to tour the Secession Vienna and admire the wonderful masterpieces of Gustav Klimt and Art Nouveau. Finally, you may be a disciple of psychoanalysis and Sigmund Freud work wishing to pay a tribute to the father of psychoanalysis, there are really so many good reasons to leave on a trip to Vienna. But there is no need of all these cultural motivations to spend an elegant holiday in the Austrian capital, you may just want to leave to Vienna to dance a waltz on a boat cruising on the Danube at night and this is a very good reason or maybe even the best of all reasons indeed for a trip in the capital of old Mitteleuropa. Rent a holiday apartment in Vienna or a holiday house on the banks of the Danube and enjoy a wonderful moment of sheer culture and pure joy for the week-end in the capital of Austria.
Vienna and the legend of the Habsbourg Empire
Vienna owes most of its fabulous palaces, parks, art collections and museums to the glory of the Habsbourg family who led the Empire for centuries, mighty symbol of power all over Europe. Tour the Schonbrunn Palace and all its buildings, one of the most important and worldwide known monuments in Austria. Built in a baroque style to rival the French palace of Versailles, Schonbrunn is the place of birth of Emperor Franz Joseph who also spent there the last years of his life. Inside Schonbrunn, visit the wonderful private apartments of Maria Theresa where the young 6 years old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart used to play piano for the members of Habsbourg family as well as the private apartments of Sissi where you can still find the gym equipment tools of this athletic empress fond of horse riding, climbing and sheer athletics, Sissi was indeed extremely careful about her thin and fit body. You will hardly be able to tour the whole of Schonbrunn palaces in one day if you consider that there are 1441 imperial rooms in the palace itself without taking into consideration all parks, gardens and outbuildings. After a whole day spent visiting imperial palaces and museums of fine arts have fun at the Prater Park and admire all Vienna from the unusual vantage point of the Giant Wheel built in 1897 before going back to your apartment rental or accommodation which are such an ideal way of spending a holiday in the Austrian capital. If you are looking for a low-cost vacation, don't forget that there are many rooms for rent in Vienna which will allow you to spend a fabulous holiday within a reasonable and unexpansive budget. There is no special need to organize your trip to Vienna with a large notice, you will always have the opportunity of a last minute accommodation booking in Vienna.
Vienna, cradle and headquarter of psychoanalysis
Sigmund Freud moved at number 19 of the Berggasse in Vienna in year 1891 and lived, worked, wrote and received patients there for a period of 47 years until 1938 when he was obliged to move to London to avoid nazi laws against the Jews. His house has become the Sigmund FreudMuseum Foundation covering the whole history of psychoanalysis. Within the actual rooms where Sigmund Freud lived and worked, you will see the private collections belonging to the father of psychoanalysis and the largest psychoanalytic library of the world with its 35.000 volumes. All along the visit you will discover images, photographs, drawings, personal objects and sculptures giving to this interesting museum a very private character which clearly reminds to its visitors that Vienna is not only the capital of the Habsbourg empire but also the capital of the psychoanalytic movement which started in this very building of 19 Berggasse to spread all over the world bringing a new hope to release human beings from moral pain and unfair psychological backgrounds. Visiting Vienna is even more interesting with a holiday apartment rental in the centre of the town.
Vienna and Gustav Klimt
In year 1905 Gustav Klimt and an important number of artists and architects including Otto Wagner, Oscar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele gave birth to a new idea of art which would be based on decorative arts elements to implement and magnify paintings and architectures. Visit the Belvedere Palace collection with Gustav Klimt Masterpieces “Judith” and ‘”The Kiss” and the Secession Museum. The huge Beethoven frieze painted by Gustav Klimt in 1902 is composed of three wall paintings for a total of 34 metres length by 2 metres height, masterpiece of the artist dedicated to Beethoven. Rent an apartment in Vienna for your trip and after a whole day spent in museums, historical 1900 cafés and typical restaurants in the centre of the town you will just adore dancing the waltz on a boat cruising on the waters of the longest river of Europe, Vienna and the Danube will bewitch you.
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