Vienna is a stunning city filled with history of music, architecture, lush parks and historical gardens. Some of the world’s most iconic composers, Austrian or otherwise, have spent time in Vienna, which led to the creation of grand opera houses and concert venues.

Discover the State Opera House, the Parliament, City Hall, Imperial Palace, and the Cathedral. Visit Schoenbrunn Palace, formerly a summer residence of the Habsburg monarchs and an important cultural monument in Austria. Walk along Vienna’s longest shopping street, Mariahilfer Strasse, or take a guided tour of Melk Abbey, one of the world’s most famous monastic sites.

Mauthausen Memorial also offers guided tours, teaching groups about the devastating happenings at this former Nazi concentration camp. Death tolls for this camp are unknown, but estimates range from 120,000 to 320,000.

At the Central Cemetery, pay respects at the tombs and memorials of famous composers like Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, and the Strauss family. Explore Mozarthaus Vienna, the only remaining apartment that Mozart lived in from 1784 to 1787. At the House of Music, interact with multiple exhibits about the earliest use of instruments to present-day music.

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