Vienna, Austria, is highlighted as a top travel destination for 2024 by Nora Walsh of The New York Times. Visitors are encouraged to dive into Vienna’s storied past at the Wien Museum, unraveling the city’s rich history, art, and cultural legacy. With its imperial grandeur, musical heritage, and vibrant classical music, art, and coffee culture, Vienna offers a captivating experience for travelers.

After a three-year, 100-million-euro makeover, the Wien Museum, dedicated to Vienna’s history, recently reopened with a free permanent exhibition that chronicles its hometown’s rise from a Roman military camp to an imperial capital to a city that consistently ranks among the world’s most livable. Along with additional floors, there’s a new entrance, a plaza, a Viennese restaurant, and a terrace overlooking Karlsplatz, a square with connections to the painter Gustav Klimt. Fans of Johann Strauss, who composed “The Blue Danube,” an unofficial anthem of the city, can waltz over to the House of Strauss, a sparkling new museum opened on October 25, what would have been Strauss’s 198th birthday.

Extra: EuroGames, a major LGBTQ+ event in July, will attract thousands of queer athletes competing in various sports, including ballroom dancing, tennis, and basketball.

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