Vienna, Austria

Area Code 01, $1=ATS 14.33, Aug 19, 2000

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Although Vienna has many sites covering the whole city the Dr K Renner-Ring Burgring streets offer the most interesting sites.

City founded museums are free Friday morning until 12:00.

S The National Opera Theater: Just S from information office. During summer time it is closed. Only guided tour allow you to look inside. ATS140/St-120, English 10/day French 7/day, Italy 1/day, Japanese Many 10-16:00, Japanese 13,15:00
Box office: M-F9:30- 1 hr before the performance. Sa9:30-12:00. The cheapest way of see is standing rooms, ATS100-200. You can make a reservation.
S St. Stephan Cathedral: In the middle of the center. There are many elements to see. English Tour 15:45 fee ? Catacombe M-Sa13:30-16:30 Fee ?, North tower 9-17:30 ATS30
S Rathuas (Town Hall): In summer the front garden of this huge building comes alive, with many outdoor restaurants and festivities. For the last few years a free open air film festival has taken place, showing films of operas, ballets and other high culture events. The restaurants are separated into countries, for example there is the Australian section which has restaurants which sell Kangaroo burgers and crocodile meat and the Italian section which serves huge portions of Gnocchi.
S Volksgarten: 8.00-20.00. Free.
Said to be one of the most beautiful parks in all of Austria, this sums up Austria.Beautiful, clean and well cared for. Often full of Austrian couples guided tours in English take place between 10/7 to 15/9 every hour from 9.00-15.00. Cost is ATS50.
S Kunst Haus Wien: 3 Untere Weissgerberstrasse. 10.00-19.00. 80ATS, St-40ATS. Designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, this buildings resembles something in a nursery rhyme. It looks like colorful chaos with style that seems very odd yet refreshing among the grandeur of Vienna. Bright colors of red and yellow and painted over hanging walls giving the impression that it could fall down any second.Inside is the designers works of art which have a lot in common with the building it self.
S Maria hifler Strabe: This is known as Vienna party street. It is full of cinemas, music shops, pubs, coffee houses, strip clubs and night clubs. Relatively safe it is still not wise to walk alone late at night.

S Technical Museum in Wien: M-Sa9-18, Th9-20, Su10-18:00, ATS95/45 Access: Take tram #52,58 from Westbahnhof.
S Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts). 120ATS, st-80ATS, 10.00-18.00. Holding a large collection of 16th/17th century paintings, this museum has arguably the greatest collection of paintings in the world. Although pricey, it would be a waste not to come here. Highly Rec.
S Natural History Museum: Th-M9.00-18.30.W9-21.00 50ATS, St-25ATS. One of the best known museums in the world, this grand museum holds exhibitions relating to anthropology and archaeology. Inside is a nice cafe which means you can spend the whole day there.

S Schonbrunn Castle:
S Belvedere Castle:

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