Vienna free of charge: opportunities for Ukrainians

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Vienna free of charge: opportunities for Ukrainians

Vienna free of charge: opportunities for Ukrainians

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A large number of our fellow citizens have now temporarily settled in Europe due to the war. They have been under a lot of stress for more than a month. Psychologists, in view of this, suggest concentrating on pleasant and interesting things, devoting time to leisure to stabilize the psycho-emotional state. Below is a selection of free opportunities that are sure to help those staying in Austria. Namely, in its fabulous capital - Vienna. And if you currently live in another city in this country, you will always be able to come here.


CITY TOURS


Vienna Walking Tour. On this resource you will find a walking tour that will introduce you to the history of the city and its most significant sights. Guides can be thanked with "tips", and so the tour is completely free. Time and place of the meeting - 11:00, Stephansplatz.


PrimeTours. Another sightseeing tour, starting from Helmut Zilk Platz twice a day - at 11:00 and 15:00.


MUSEUMS


Few museums in Vienna are free at all, but if you visit the city on the first Sunday of the month, you can make your walk completely free. The following are the best of them, in our opinion.


HGM (Arsenal Facility, 1). The exposition of this museum is dedicated to the history of the Austrian army and military affairs as such, and has 1.2 million exhibits. The review period is 400 years.


Clock Museum (Schulhof, 2). In the heart of the Austrian capital, you can see perhaps the most powerful collection of watches in Europe. Seven hundred clocks from around the world on three floors of the building, many of them are valuable and unique in one way or another.


Roman Museum (Hoher Markt, 3). On the site of modern Vienna there was once the settlement of Windobon, which until the 5th century AD served as a camp for Roman legions on the borders of the empire. Here is his history and the exposition of this museum.


Hermesville (Lainzer Tiergarten). The Villa Museum of the Austrian Empress Elizabeth, the bride of Franz Joseph I, currently displays documents, private photos, original furnishings and personal belongings. The former owner called this estate "Dream Castle", and it is difficult to disagree with her.


Beethoven Museum (Probusgasse, 6). The Ludwig van Beethoven Apartment Museum will show how the outstanding composer lived, whose life was inextricably linked with this city. It was here that he created many of his ingenious works.


Museum of Money (Otto-Wagner-Platz, 3). A unique opportunity to descend to the foundations of the real National Bank of Austria, which has been transformed into a museum, the exposition of which is dedicated, in fact, to its subject - money. You will be able to see one of the largest collections of coins and banknotes from around the world. By the way, the entrance is always free.


CONCERTS


Vienna is called the music capital of Europe - indeed, music permeates every street and every moment of being on it. The number of different festivals and concerts is simply amazing, and it is not necessarily classical works - there is plenty of modern music here as well.


Concert at a summer night. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra holds a large free concert every year in May or June near the Schönbrunn Palace in the park. The approximate date is the night of June 16. However, since it is given in the open air, if the weather is bad, the event may be postponed.


Festival on the Danube Islands. Fans of modern music could not help but hear about this festival - it is one of the largest in Europe. To get to it, you need to register in advance on the site - quarantine restrictions, that's that.


St. Peter's Cathedral (Peterspl. 1). On weekdays at 15:00 you can listen to a free concert of organ music in this most beautiful church in Vienna.


Church of St. Augustine (Augustinerstraße, 3). If you come here for mass at 11:00 on Sunday, you can listen to an organ concert with works by Schubert, Mozart, Weber and other composers. The church itself is magnificent and beautiful - it is the family church of the Habsburgs, and it is located near the Hofburg.


St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansplatz, 3). This cathedral is the main, in fact, Austrian one. As soon as you visit it, and you are outside the area where tickets for a concert of classical music are sold, you can listen to it for free. Such a life hack.


Schönbrunn Gardens. As you get acquainted with the sights of Vienna, of course, the Schönbrunn Palace complex will be is a must. However, the palace will not be free to walk, but the entrance to the gardens around it is completely free. It is enchanting: fountains, statues, magnificent flower beds and long quiet alleys, there is even a maze, and when you get to Gloriette Hill, you will see an amazing landscape.


Volksgarten. Landscape park on both sides of the Hofburg. Be sure to visit it when the roses are in bloom - you've never seen so much beauty!


Setagayapark (Gallmeyergasse, 4). A tiny corner of Japan in the heart of Vienna! This is a Japanese garden with streams and ponds, with decorative sakura, Japanese maples, azaleas and other beauties. You should also take a look at the tea house, the fountain and some authentic stone sculptures. However, it is open to visitors only in the warm season.


Lainzer Tiergarten (Lainzer Tor). This nature reserve on the outskirts of Vienna is a real, but very beautiful forest. When walking there - be careful, wild animals can happen.


Mount Kahlenberg (take bus 38A). There are vineyards around this mountain, there is a forest, and the view of Vienna from it is considered canonical. It is one of the favorite places of rest among locals.


Other attractions in Vienna


Rathausplatz Film Festival. In summer, a music festival is held near the town hall: at night you watch movies on a huge open-air screen, and during the day there is always music and local delicacies.


University of Vienna (Universitätsring, 1). The University of Vienna is famous for its very original and beautiful architecture, especially since you can walk here to your heart's content, because the entrance is always free for everyone. There is a library on the territory - a prototype of the one seen in Harry Potter.


Zentralfriedhof (Simmeringer Hauptstraße, 234). Vienna's oldest and largest cemetery is itself a work of art. There are many chapels, crypts and very beautiful monuments. The graves of Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms and Strauss can be honored.

Wiener Staatsoper (Opera Ring, 2). Entrance to the Vienna Opera, of course, is paid (although symbolic - only 3 euros, but you have to come in an hour and a half). However, from April to June, all her performances and concerts are broadcast live on the screen right in front of the building - enjoy!