Right in the middle of
Vienna’s 3rd Landstraße district
: This is one of the city’s up-and-coming entertainment areas and Ruby lives behind the Secessionist-style façade of the renowned former Sofiensäle music hall. It’s a great neighbourhood to explore.Vienna is one the most musical cities in the world.
This is partly due to the vast number of great composers and musicians who were born here or lived and worked here. Visiting Austria's capital therefore means experiencing the works of Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, Johann Strauss (both father and son), Liszt, Brahms, Bruckner and many others in venues like the Staatsoper and MusikvereinFew cities can boast the imperial grandeur of Vienna
, once the centre of the powerful Habsburg monarchy. Lipizzaner stallions performing elegant equine ballet, the angelic tones of the Vienna Boys' Choir drifting across a courtyard, outrageously opulent palaces such as Schloss Belvedere and Schloss Schönbrunn
, and the monumental Hofburg complex – as a visitor today, you feel grandeur everywhere in Vienna.