This romantic city is rich of culture, shopping and nightlife. Visit the famous Schönbrunn Palace or the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and follow the footsteps of Sissi. Discover the cities musical history: Vienna has been synonymous with music for centuries, and was home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss. Their Wiener Philharmoniker is one of the world's top orchestras. This could be one of your most romantic and cultural Eurovisions ever!
The city is truly living up to it's slogan: "Vienna is different". There are so many contrasts in this imperial city, where history and culture walks hand in hand with nightlife and modern ways of living. Vienna has a very open mind towards gays and lesbians.
Vienna Top-5 must see list
- Historic Centre of Vienna
- Schönbrunn Palace
- St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)
- Schönbrunn Zoo
- Imperial Palace - Hofburg
Shopping and Tradition
If you are more into established stores, you are sure to find something in Vienna which fits you and your budget. There are three main shopping streets: Kohlmarkt, Graben and Mariahilfer Straße. Here you will find everything from local specialty stores to the big chains like H&M, Forever 21, Nike and other brands.
Austria's most-visited sight
A perfect place to relax is the beautiful Schönbrunn Zoo, right next to the Schönbrunn Palace. The zoo is the world's oldest existing zoo and has been named Europe's best.
If you are around between the different parts of the city, you can walk or take one of the beautiful, old trams or use the metro. It's easy to get around, and if you buy a day pass or a City Card it is also quite cheap.
It's cheap to eat in Vienna. Typically you can get both starter and main course for 10 euros.
Another classic Vienna-dish is a wiener sausage. One of the city's best wiener sausage – at least according to Conchita Wurst – can be found at Bitzinger Wurstel, located right next to the opera house. Here are often long queues to buy one of the delicious sausages. But it goes fast, and it's worth the waiting.
Diverse urban life for gay & lesbians
The city is both friendly and open, and you will find something for everyone. You clearly sense that
Do not expect a district for the gay and lesbian nightlife. The bars and clubs are namely scattered over most of the city, with a slight predominance around Naschmarkt.