A VIBRANT CITY WITH LOTS OF MYSTERY
Austria’s capital Vienna impresses thousands of visitors (and locals) with its beauty, rich culture, and history. This alone may not be unique among European cities; however, there’s much more to Vienna that makes it such a vibrant place to visit. Its charm can’t be described with words but should be experienced firsthand. Vienna boasts attractions for all types of interests: enjoy its architectural highlights, immerse yourself in its royal dynasty and castles, take a bike ride along the Danube, stroll from one art or historical museum to another, or go shopping and have a subsequent picnic at one of its many public parks.
TOURISM OUTSIDE (OR INSIDE) THE BOX - ESCAPE ROOMS IN VIENNA
Once you are done exploring the vast amount of tourist attractions you may feel like you don’t want to leave this city just yet. There are still many things to do, that is off the beaten tourist track and indeed: this is where the fun begins. American poet Maya Angelou puts it this way: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Joining a tour group and getting background knowledge about a historical site is insightful, but there are also things you can do in Vienna, that may force you to step out of your comfort zone and experience the city in a more interactive way. “Where do you find these kinds of experiences,” you ask?
ESCAPE THE TOURIST PATH AND GET LOCKED UP IN VIENNA!
Visiting an Escape Room is perhaps the most reliable way to embark on a unique adventure and get a thrilling adrenaline rush as a bonus. Vienna features plenty of carefully designed rooms that leave you scratching your head and arguing with teammates. Recent years have seen a massive rise of popularity for these interactive adventures. Whether you’re teaming up with family, friends, a group of co-workers or complete strangers – once you leave that room you will feel a special bond to your teammates. It is truly one of the most effective teambuilding exercises out there.
As I´ve mentioned in my previous blog post the first real-live escape rooms were established in Japan and while Escape Room culture has become a global phenomenon, contemporary local experiences can be tailored specifically towards an individual location. Many Escape Rooms offer experiences that are unique to local entertainment culture. Cyprus – for instance – often features Escape Rooms covering the Neolithic period – an era, that is historically significant in Cyprus. While Escape Rooms in Vienna often don’t offer as much of a cultural insight as the local, national museum does, they enable you to interactively immerse yourself in local history and culture. For example, the Escape Room “Mission Belvedere” at Nowayout or “The Opera” at First Escape – both popular Escape Rooms in the city center.
One of Europe’s most stunning palaces Belvedere is located in Vienna and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The assembly of Upper and the Lower Belvedere, and its huge garden area were constructed in the 18th century. Nowadays, the Belvedere houses also exhibit a stunning collection of worlds famous international artists, such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Max Beckmann, and many others. The highlight of this museum evidently is the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, which attract art lovers and tourists from around the world. Imagine you could take this fantastic masterpiece home as a gift to your family… – sounds impossible? One Escape Room is the only chance to steal this relic, leaving the world in shock! Secret doors, lasers, and contemporary riddles have been prepared to test your skills. This is “Mission Belvedere” – well worth a try with your favorite partner in crime!
Vienna is also known all over the world for its music and opera. Vienna’s State Opera is one of the most beautiful and pompous opera houses in the world. A visit is a staple on many visitors' to do list during their stay in Vienna, but let´s be honest: the opera is not everyone’s taste. If you’d like to experience Vienna´s Opera in a more entertaining – even “teenager-friendly” – way, the popular Escape Quest “The Opera” at First Escape is what you need!
ESCAPE ROOMS IN VIENNA - A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE THAT LEAVES YOU TRANSFORMED AND EXCITED - FOR THOSE RAINY DAYS
Do you fancy trying something different today? Are you looking out the window at Vienna’s unpredictable weather taking a turn for the worse? Then hop into one of Vienna’s iconic red trams and head over to one of these Escape Adventures. Our platform offers lots of other Escape Room locations, each featuring different rooms and scenarios – many with exciting links to Vienna’s glorious (and less glorious) past. Check out online reviews that mention specific rooms to make the most out of your experience.