Are you one of those nerds that usually knows a bit about everything? Here’s our selection of the 5 top spots in Vienna where you can learn about sports, music, architecture, art and literature. Take notes!
SPANISCHE RIDING SCHOOL
cool - culture - music - €€-€€€
A Spanish Riding School world-renowned for its famed Lipizzaner horses. Baroque music accompanies their demonstration of the equestrian art of "haute-école" dressage. It’s more ballroom than stable!
PORGY & BESS JAZZ CLUB
live music - club - restaurant - €€€
Formerly a disreputable cinema, today this first-rate music and jazz venue offers an ambitious program of events with live gigs almost every night.
UNIVERSITAT OF VIENNA
culture - historic - tradition - FREE
It provides an insight into the interiors of the oldest university in the German‐speaking cultural area. Highlights: Arcade Court in the shape of a "Campo Santo", the Main Ceremonial Chamber and the Great Reading Room of the University Library.
BANK AUSTRIA KUNSTSFORUM
culture- artsy -tradition - €
A private venue owned by the Bank Austria that organizes important exhibitions especially of classic modernism and avant-garde paintings of post-war years.
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRIA
culture –historic -tradition - €
This is the largest baroque library in Europe. Sections of the library include the State Hall, the Map Collection and Globe Museum, the Papyrus Collection, the Esperanto Museum, old and precious prints and a Music section.