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Filled with architectural marvels and renowned cultural attractions, Vienna is easily one of Europe’s most breathtaking capital cities. Located on the Danube River, Vienna is the capital of Austria and is home to nearly two million residents. The area of Vienna has been occupied since roughly 500 B.C., so it’s no surprise that it boasts a long and illustrious history. If you’re planning to visit this enchanting Austrian city near the Alps, be sure to see the following must-see attractions.

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1. Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens

The Schonbrunn Palace is a glorious Baroque structure that features apartments once lived in by Empress Maria Theresa. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the palace, and its surrounding gardens are one of the city’s most-visited attractions. The palace is filled with period furnishings and masterful art pieces. For 300 years, the palace has been the summer residence for the nation’s most illustrious royals. Today, people come from all over the world to explore its undeniable grandeur.

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