Amazing Places in Vienna You Didn't Know Existed

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Take a trip off the typical tourist track and explore the lesser known sites of Austria’s capital like a local. Lovers of gore may like to take a trip to Vienna’s Medical Museum and, nature enthusiasts may like take a romantic stroll through the beautiful Vienna Woods, where you can catch a glimpse of natural wildlife and wonderful views of the city’s skyline.

1. Amalienbad Swimming Pool and Sauna

Swimming Pool

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From its underwhelming exterior, nobody would guess that this swimming pool was anything but unspectacular. Bulky, grey brick, graffiti-covered walls, in a vibrant yet run-down neighbourhood of Vienna don’t give any hints to what lies inside. However, stepping through the doors reveals a relic of Art Deco and Art Nouveau architecture, a striking example of ‘Red Vienna’ style. Built in the 1920s, this place has four diving boards symmetrically staggered and wooden doors of the changing rooms on either side. The sauna is also recommended — a cabin covered in multicoloured mosaic, acting as the perfect escape from the bitter winter.

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