A city escape game is a classic escape game or escape room, that is being played in the whole city. The players have to solve a series of riddles in order to reach their final destination.
How is a city escape game being played?
The players use the WCT mobile app. They begin from a specific attraction of the city. After they solve the first riddle, then through the app they navigate to the second attraction of the city. The same way, they reach the last attraction of the city.
Are the riddles difficult?
The riddles are both easy and difficult. The game provides a help system through the mobile app. If the players do not use any level of hints, the city escape game becomes really challenging. With the use of 3 levels of hints, the game becomes accessible to all the levels of players, either amateurs or experienced escape game players.
What else does the game offer?
Except from the riddles related to the most important attractions of the city, the game also offers a self guided tour of the city. The players will learn interesting information about the attractions they visit and also information about the city, food and way of life of the locals.
Why city escape games are the new must-do ?
A city escape game is an outdoor activity and as a result it is a safe activity. The players move on their own pace, they start playing any time of the day and the time is with them and not against them! They can stop any time for lunch or for a coffee, they can take amazing photos of the beautiful sights of the city , even pause the game to rest and continue the next day ! They can also visit any of the attractions on their own will.
Is it suitable for all?
Absolutely yes! It is recommended for families, couples, group of friends, companies and students! It is a great team building activity and a great chance to spend valuable and creative time with your companion. The total walking time is usually 45 minutes, but the teams walk 5-10 minutes from one destination to the other, so in the end the players do not even notice the total walk time!
Why a city escape game?
The players can make the best walk of the city playing and learning. The players discover hidden gems, narrow streets and beautiful corners of the city. They take photos , taste the local foods and visit beautiful cafes. They become one with the local lifestyle. It is a self guided activity and the players customize it according to their taste!
World City Trail is the biggest city escape game in the world! Visit our website and choose between 50+ city escape games across Europe and Australia! WCT mobile app is the no1 way to discover a new city or rediscover yours!
Barcelona is a romantic city! No wonder, with all the narrowed streets in the beautiful old town of El Gótico, the cities beach front, a delicious cuisine and so many romantic restaurants and bars it is considered one of the top romantic cities in the world.
Top 10 romantic restaurants in Barcelona
World City Trail, the most interactive way to explore Barcelona has collected the top 10 romantic restaurants in the city after visiting 632 different places.
Slightly off the radar, this cozy wine bar used to be a book shop for many years. It is really amazing how it transformed into one of the best romantic restaurants in Barcelona city.
Many elements from that time have been beautifully preserved, such as the book shelves on the walls that are now filled with wine bottles, the colorful floor tiles and the exposed brick walls. The friendly staff is happy to share the fascinating secrets that the place holds.
Looking at the menu you will see an array of dishes to share, perfect for an intimate evening. The menu has 15-20 options with 3 or 4 daily specials not on the menu. The ingredients are local and the dishes are a nudge to the classics, but with plenty of innovation and surprises.
Dishes to try
If the mussels with vermouth and orange are on the menu make sure you order them. And save room for dessert! The brioche with chocolate, raspberry and meringue is mind-blowing, as is the pistachio tiramisu that is the talk of the town for those who are in the know.
What used to be a car mechanic’s shop is now a gorgeous space where a cool Brooklyn vibe has swept in, with a few Moroccan accents. So different, very attractive and sets a tone for the evening. The food is deliciously Italian, and the menu changes every couple of months to display seasonal ingredients. Make sure to order cocktails too, they’re great.
Dishes to try
The carpaccio starter, the octopus starter, the beet root gnocchi and the quail. The menu changes quite frequently so don’t necessary expect these dishes to appear on your menu.
The door to this Japanese restaurant looks rather anonymous, and inside you will find a mere 15 seats, all along the bar that surrounds the talented chefs. Make sure you go for the tasting menus, it’s a wonderful experience.
Dishes to try
Exquisitely prepped squid, turbot, red prawn, tuna, fatty tuna, spicy tuna, unagi and more with phenomenal freshly ground wasabi.
Looking for a very unique experience to celebrate something special? Direkte Boqueria has only 11 seats (all of them around the chefs), and two different tasting menus to choose from. For a few hours you’re taken on a magical journey with local and Asian flavors. It is unforgettable.
Dishes to try
Foie Gras Kakigori, the Grilled Beef Head, the Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt and Smoked Eel, and the Yogurt, Mango, Passion Fruit, and Mezcal for dessert.
A fantastic choice when you want to have that rural masía experience and at the same time want to visit a romantic restaurant in Barcelona. This large old building is covered with vines, and has a large garden with huge trees, chicken, and a few tables and chairs should you prefer sitting outside on a sunny day. Inside it’s decorated with vintage furniture and old farm objects. Families gather here to celebrate birthdays and even weddings take place here.
Dishes to try
The most popular dishes in such places is usually from meat, but Can Travi Nou slightly depart from the standards, here come for the lobster with chickpeas, cod with garlic foam, rice with rabbit and artichokes. They serve on grilled steaks of veal and lamb ribs. A snack is served octopus, grebeshki, blood sausage and anchovies. From November to April, fried onions kalsots. And the local desserts, which allocated a separate menu, just blows your head.
This exotic Raval outpost is a wonderfully charming bar and a romantic restaurant that has it all: brunch, cocktails, and dinner, in two different variations. Chaka, the downstairs bar and restaurant, is casual, while the upstairs gastro bar Khan is an intriguing surprise with tasting menus.
Dishes to try
The food menu in Chaka consists of dishes to share, following the theme of exotic flavors from around the world: aguachile from Mexico, Yam Neua from Thailand, Piaju with Piri-Piri from Mozambique, Zeiton Parvadeh from Iran and much more.
Whilst twisting through the winding streets of Barri Gòtic, you might just come across the fabulous building that houses the 4 Cats restaurant.
Built by Puig I Cadafalch, one of Gaudí’s contemporaries, it is famous as the place Pablo Picasso used to frequent. With an exquisite modernist interior and boho chic decor, you’ll be enchanted before the food has come.
Dishes to try
Menu choices include either tapas or a la carte, so you can come for something lighter or the main event. In true Catalan style, there’s an emphasis on great seafood, cheeses, good wine and elegance. There are also some delightful surprises, like mini doughnut tapas filled with roasted chicken and caesar sauce. There are also the best patatas bravas in town- dished up in their own quirky way, on fancy patterned tiles!
The perfect place when you are looking for something unique. This romantic restaurant in Barcelona has 360-degree views of the city, they are truly unbeatable. It is located by the sea, in a tall building that rises 24 floors, just next to Las Ramblas.
Dishes to try
Seafood is in focus on the menu at Marea Alta. You will find raw dishes, seafood stews made with local recipes, but also innovative and exciting items such as the grilled oysters that we devoured. Grilling and smoking are the main techniques used here, and they certainly use them well.
One of the best romantic restaurants in Barcelona. Most tables are far from each other so you get plenty of privacy, and the tables are big so you don’t feel cramped. Their sommelier is amazing, and they bring you a BOOK with all of their wines (they also do beer pairings and have a huge set of beers available). The food is very local and very comforting.
Dishes to try
Try the tuna tartare with gazpacho ice-cream, served with tiny pops of red caviar. The Catalan foam cream desert is so light, yet full of flavour and contrasting textures. Last but not least do not omit to indulge yourself with the barley risotto which comes with the duck.
This cozy, cool romantic restaurant in Barcelona is lovely for a date ! Their menu consists of many great dishes to share.
The interior decoration is already promising. The big letters in the back spelling out Gula sets the tone, as does the bar by the large windows by the entrance. The lighting is perfect, not too bright to be annoying and not too dark so you can’t see what you are eating.
Dishes to try
In essence, the menu is split into 3 sections: tapas, ‘sandwich tapas’, and small dishes. Everything in delicious. Amongst others try the codfish croquettes, the oxtail toast sandwich, the mutton empanadas, the calamari sandwich, the beef taco, or the picanha.
When the decision was made to move the Federal Government to Berlin, it was time to reawaken the Reichstag building from its long years of slumber on the Mauerstreifen, the military zone between the two sides of the Wall.
The building has since been completely modernized, and today’s visitors to the Reichstag can look out from the building’s glass dome to get a bird’s eye view of the hustle and bustle in the city.
Without a doubt, the Brandenburg Gate is Berlin’s signature attraction. Built in 1791, it was just one of many old city gates around the city of Berlin which, at that time, was still a manageable size.
The decorative Pariser Platz was laid at the foot of the gate and is now home to many of the city’s important buildings. For example, the Hotel Adlon with its wealth of history and the Akademie der Künste (Academy of the Arts).
Berlin Television Tower (Fernsehturm), must see Berlin View
Panoramastraße 1A, 10178 Berlin
Tickets: 18,50 €
Despite celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, the 368-meter-tall Berliner Fernsehturm (Berlin Television Tower) has lost none of its appeal to visitors to the city. Since opening in 1970, Europe’s third-tallest freestanding structure has attracted over 60 million visitors. Most of them drawn for the spectacular views over Germany’s capital.
Originally constructed to mark the prowess of communism (it’s located in the former East Berlin district), the landmark can be picked out from pretty much every corner of the city, making it more significant as a symbol of the city’s reunification in the 1980s.
Be sure to include the structure’s observation deck in your visit, and if you’re able to linger awhile, book a reservation at the 207-meter-high revolving restaurant.
EAST SIDE GALLERY, Must see art and Events in Berlin
The colourful East Side Gallery is the largest open-air gallery in the world and features a series of striking artworks on a stretch of the former Berlin Wall.
Stretching for over 1.3 kilometers, the East Side Gallery is the longest single segment of the Berlin Wall still remaining.
Right after the wall fell in 1989, 118 artists from 21 different countries painted this section of the wall. The artworks make a political commentary on events during the time as well as spread messages of love and peace.
CHECKPOINT CHARLIE, Must see for movie and history lovers
Very close to the Brandenburg Gate is the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Spanning a total area of approximately 19,000 square metres, 2,711 concrete slabs are arranged in a wave-like pattern.
The terrain is unevenly inclined and the pillars are of varying heights. The design is extraordinary and the memorial is a powerful tribute to the Jews that lost their lives as a result of the Holocaust.
There is no set direction that visitors should walk through the memorial and as you get lost among the narrow alleys, an eerie claustrophobia sets in. There is also an information centre under the site where visitors can learn more about the victims of the Holocaust.
There’s a true sense of occasion arriving at the palatial Hotel Imperial, the fairest of all Vienna’s grand hotels, built for the Prince of Württemberg in 1863. Here you can experience a slice of royal life and Michelin-starred dining right on the city’s monumental Ringstrasse boulevard.
One of the best luxury hotel experience you can have in Vienna
This is what people who stayed in the hotel have said
“The Imperial on the Ring is convenient to all Vienna. Impeccable service. Capable concierges. Luxury all the way. No complaints except bathroom floors need heaters. Cafe for breakfast is quick and efficient”
Outstanding hotel!!. We arrived at 2pm to be greeted by the best friendly reception staff I’ve ever encountered. They saw from my son’s passport that it was his birthday, we were upgraded to a suite, and about 3 minutes later a bottle of champagne arrived! We later dined in the hotel restaurant, excellent. ONE OF THE BEST HOTEL STAYS OF MY LIFE.
Our no 2 choice for best Hotels in Vienna, suited for families
In the shimmering, postmodern Haas Haus, Do & Co makes a spectacular leap between old and new Vienna, with front-row views of St Stephen’s Cathedral, a happening lounge-bar gazing out over the city, urban-chic design, flawless service and phenomenal food. It’s an all-round class act.
“Probably our holiday highlight for 2019! Hotel with the great location, close to shopping and good restaurants. Spacious and comfortable room. Very friendly staff. Great excitement and really enjoyable stay.”
“The hotel is in very condition, and for the right reasons is part of the design hotel group – nice interiors, functional and quiet rooms, good beds and amenities, nice roof terrace restaurant , good service … and great location for a stay in town.”
Our number 3 choice for best hotel because of the nice location
Sharing the same square as the Albertina, Opera House and Sacher Hotel, this property is a favourite among the hotel offerings in the city centre. It is remarkable what happens to a youth hostel in the hands of Sir Terence Conran. The transformation has succeeded on every level.
Stayed for 3 nights and absolutely loved it! Beautiful design hotel. Perfect location, close to all the sights. Wonderful staff – everyone was friendly & courteous & made us very welcome. Comfortable and clean rooms with fantastic free wine, water & soft drinks! Impeccable attention to detail. Would love to stay again. Highly recommended.
“Perfect location, lovely rooms, impeccable staff …. what else is there to say? The hotel is also attached to a very nice restaurant, which is very practical for breakfast (although there are many coffeehouses also in the area). The only very small drawback is that there is no real lobby… but the positives of this hotel experience far outweigh that detail.
We very enthusiastically recommend this boutique-type hotel.”
Our number 4 choice for best hotels is suited for business travelers
“Embrace Vienna’s rich musical heritage at this graceful, imaginatively designed boutique hotel, facing Theater an der Wien, where Beethoven once lived while composing his opera Fidelio. The rooms are unique and the welcome is incredibly warm, with free afternoon tea and weekend chamber music concerts.”
“A nice small hotel near to the citycenter and near to the nachmark very clean and quiet friendly staff breakfast was good you can walk around to find many shops in kartner street and mariahilfer street.”
“Great stay in Vienna at Hotel Beethoven. The hotel was centrally located and walking distance to most main attractions. It was also close to public transportation when places were not walking distance. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great!”
If you are into luxury our no 5 choice for best hotel is the way to go.
In Vienna’s heart on Am Hof square, Park Hyatt occupies the former HQ of the Bank of Austria. The opulent marble and chandelier-lit interiors manage the delicate act of fusing historic character with contemporary design. With a gold-kissed spa, season-driven cuisine and flawless service, it’s five-star all the way.
“We stayed in a beautiful room decorated in fine Viennese decor and with perfect lighting as well as storage space. We felt completely at home in the room and did not want to leave! The restroom was floor to ceiling marble, including the tub, so we felt like true Viennese royalty as we relaxed after long nights at a Viennese ball. The Park Hyatt is the perfect property to really explore Vienna and absorb the city’s finest luxury offerings! Will definitely be back on our next trip!”
Best hotel in Vienna for people who like modern design , this one sentence whould be enough to describe it
Inside this stylish hotel you’ll find a world of contemporary design, artwork and quirky details. Beds are big and dressed in crisp linen; breakfasts organic and plentiful.
“Wonderful boutique hotel very central and manned by extremely friendly and efficient staff members. Rooms are comfortable and very clean. The breakfast is definitely a plus. The hotel is located at walking distance from many major sight seeing places like St. Stephen’s church, the KHM, Albertina, Spanish Riding School just to name a few. It feels homey like a pied-à-terre in Vienna.”
“If you like top quality hotels but not the multinational sterile corporate’s – then this is perfect. In terms of grandeur or facilities it will be beaten by others, but in terms of a small, interesting, friendly, comfortable, good value hotel this is as good as it gets. Interesting rooms, friendly and helpful staff, perfect cooked to order breakfast, good location, clean quiet and comfortable. Perfect in every way – just so long as your top priority is not trying to impress others on instafacetwitter!”
No 7 in our best Vienna hotel list, is in the most convenient location
In the beating heart of Vienna’s first district, this architecturally innovative boutique hotel hides a subtly glamorous interior replete with Wiener Werkstätte-inspired designs.
It’s a swish, urban escape for sightseeing as well as sunset cocktail sipping on the roof terrace that peeks cheekily across to Stephansdom.
“This hotel is close to everything! We walked to everything we wanted to see, and had great dining options nearby. The owner also makes fantastic wine, especially the red. The rooms are lovely and even have round windows big enough to sit in and people watch.”
“We stayed at Topaz hotel. Very kind and thoughtful staff. beautiful room, specious bathroom. Great location. Very recommended!
Breakfast is very good – tasteful big selection..
After breakfast the hotel has complementary coffee,tea and snacks all day, it’s very nice :)”
Our last hotel in the Best Vienna Hotel list is for people who stay longer and want the local point of view
Tel: +43 1 514560
Price: From 327€ (1 room, 2 adults)
This cool hotel in a cool neighbourhood offers a different, more local Vienna experience than a city-centre stay. The award-winning restaurant is popular with guests and non-guests alike, and there’s plenty of stylish lounge space in which to recline with a glass of something Austrian and soak up the casual-chic vibe.
“What a wonderful experience at this expertly managed, historic and iconic property. It has everything that one could want in a city property! Great service – including daily refreshed amenities. The breakfast is excellent; dinners at different venues great.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!”
“The hotel Sacher is the most beautiful hotel in Vienna. The restaurants and bar are exquisitely appointed and, at Christmas, even more special. The service is a bit clunky at times but the staff aims to please. For example, they have a “Culinary Service” desk which can only help you find restaurants within the hotel and the bartenders won’t rush to make you a drink even if the place is packed. That said, it’s worth the money to stay here. Ideal location too.”
World City Trail , the most interactive way to explore Zurich, has collected the 10 Zurich attractions you must visit ! Zurich is Switzerland’s centre of economic life and education. It is located in the heart of Europe and offers all the modern amenities of a metropolis, keeping its natural beauty. Zurich has for years ranked among the world’s top cities in terms of quality of life. It is a boutique city that offers everything that implies, either in small or exquisite format.
Built in 1898 by Gustav Gull , it is one of the most impressive buildings in Zurich, standing on an island! The island was created by the two rives, Limmat and Sihl. The museum contains a rich section of Gothic art , wooden sculptures, paintings and curved altars.
The main downtown street and one of the world’s most expensive shopping streets. It starts at Bahnfoplatz, the central station’s square and ends after about 1.5 km at Burkliplatz. Bahnhofstrasse includes shops by the most famous brands worldwide.
The greatest views of the city ! The best place to take photos and take a break to the beautiful little park. The place is listed as a Swiss national heritage site, due to its Roman roots. The hill sits atop the remains of a glacier!
Located just next to Lindenhof hill, on the site of a former Roman castle, it was built on the site of a temple of Jupiter. The church clock of St. Peter has the largest tower clock face in Europe. It is one of the most importan Zurich attractions you must visit.
The Rathaus was built from 1694-1698. It is an integral part of the medieval town on the right side of the Limmat river, separated by the Hirschengraben from the uphill to the east, and delimited by the Belevue and Central squares to the south and north.
Another beautiful square and a great place to take photos of the river view. It is named after Arnold Bürkli. In this square, Flea market takes place. Rarities and antiques are being sold here. This is also a popular place to acquire second-hand jewelry, as well as other valuable items.
It is a Protestant church and the most important in Zurich. It took 120 years to build, from 1100 to 1220. It is said that it was commissioned by Charlemagne. The twin towers are the most recognised landmark of Zurich. An interestingmuseum of Reformation is being housed in the church. Maybe the most important of Zurich attractions.
World City Trail created a route connecting all of these important attractions and you just have to solve the riddles using the no1 mobile app and unlock more info about the attractions. Play, learn and walk through the best attractions of the city and find out the best way to explore this beautiful city!
Palma is a resort city and capital of Mallorca (Majorca), in the western Mediterranean. The city is great for summer vacation as it combines incredible beaches and important history. World City Trail the biggest city escape game – city tour in the world ,has collected the 10 must do in Palma de Mallorca !
The Ferrocarril de Sóller is a railway which operates the electrified ,yellow tracks running between the towns of Sóller and Palma on the island of Mallorca and also stops at smaller towns between them. It was firstly constructed by Siemens. The route begins from north of the capital , continues through the mountains and many tunnels and ends to the railway station of Soller. It is a very nice place to start your walk and maybe you can buy a ticket and do one of it’s famous routes!
The Plaza de España in the city of Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, is a public space, the nerve center of communications in the Mallorcan capital, since the Intermodal Station is located there.
Many streets and squares converge on the square: Juan March and Alexandre Rosselló avenues, Parque de las Estaciones and Eusebio Estada street. Where the Palma walls used to be located is the Plaza de la Porta Pintada, which connects with San Miguel and Olmos streets.
The space occupied by the Plaza Mayor in Palma de Mallorca is that of the old convent of San Felipe Neri and some neighboring houses. Until 1823 the square was the seat of the Inquisition. Once the headquarters of the Inquisition was demolished, it took ten years before the works began on the first wing, which was completed in 1838.
The works continued until well into the 20th century, with the construction of an underground car park and some commercial galleries.It has a rectangular ground plan and a porticoed perimeter, on which three or four-story buildings stand.
The church of Santa Eulalia is a religious temple of Catholic worship under the invocation of Eulalia de Barcelona in the city of Palma de Mallorca. It has been an Asset of Cultural Interest since 1931.
This temple, built in the 10th century, is of historical relevance within the Kingdom of Mallorca, since in it, Jaime II on September 12, 1276, swearing the privileges of the Kingdom of Mallorca.
The San Francisco de Palma de Mallorca Convent is a complex made up of the minor basilica of the same name, the cloister and several attached buildings. Construction began at the end of the 13th century.1 On February 4, 1881, the convent’s Gothic cloister was declared a National Monument. The construction of the basilica began in 1281, it took 100 years to complete the vault. The church was proclaimed a minor basilica on May 14, 1943, by Pope Pius XII.
Monti-sion Convent is a Jesuit convent located at Monti-sion Street, no. 22, from the city of Mallorca. In 1561 the Society of Jesus arrived in Mallorca commanded by Jeroni Nadal. The Jesuits occupied what had been the previous headquarters of the first General Study Lul·lià, before it was the site of the Major Synagogue. In 1571 Bartomeu Coch began work on the new church, financed by Ramon de Verí. The great influence of the Jesuits, in the sociocultural world, made them enemies with the royal power.
The cathedral is 121 metres long, 40 metres wide and its nave is 44 metres tall. Designed in the Catalan gothic style but with Northern European influences, it was begun by King James I of Aragon in 1229 but only finished in 1601. It sits within the old city of Palma atop the former citadel of the Roman city, between the Royal Palace of La Almudaina and the episcopal palace. It also overlooks the Parc de la Mar and the Mediterranean Sea. This is one of the most important things to do while in Palma. A very impressive building that won’t let you down.
The “Plaça de la Reina”, built in 1863, is located at the end of the Paseo del Borne west of the cathedral in the historic center of the island’s capital, Palma. In the middle of the square is a round fountain surrounded by a flowerbed in honor of Joan Alcover. There are also some ombú trees in the complex that are otherwise only native to South America. Furthermore there is a stand for the coachmen from Palma. It is a very nice square where you can take a break.
La Lonja de Palma de Mallorca is one of the masterpieces of Gothic architecture in Mallorca. It was built by Guillem Sagrera between 1420 and 1452 and was the headquarters of the College of Merchants. This old fish market is a great place for nice photos!
Sa Feixina park
Very Tranquil Quiet Space to have a walk around or sit and Relax, lovely fountains and Monument with lovely detail. Nice to have a break away from the traffic. It is lovely in the summer time, very popular with the locals at the weekend.
What about if you had the chance visiting these places solving riddles, learning everything about them and walking around beautiful Palma? World City Trail offers a famous Palma city escape game – city tour! Have a look!
One of Vienna’s oldest museums, this remarkable collection is housed in an opulent 19th-century building designed to showcase the riches of the Imperial collections.
The permanent exhibit is one of Europe’s most extensive and sweeping collections of fine art, nearly matching the breadth of those at the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. It’s probably best to focus on two or three wings at most in a single visit.
Start by exploring the Egyptian and Near East Collection, with its sarcophagi and coffins, mummies, ancient sculptures and scrolls. Next, take a stroll through the Greek and Roman antiquities section, whose riches include Bronze-age ceramics from third-century Cyprus, an Amazonian sarcophagus and delicate antique cameos.
The Picture Gallery, meanwhile, houses one of the Austrian capital’s most breathtaking collections of paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries. Dutch, German and Venetian masters from Titian to Rubens and Van Eyck grace the halls of this stunning wing.
The museum is also home to eclectic and niche collections, including antique musical instruments, coins and a royal armory.
“A not to be missed stop if you are visiting Vienna. The collection ranges from Roman Empire era to the most recent ones”
“One of beautiful and gorgeous museums
Highly recommended for visit with children A visit is approximately 2-4 hours”
Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum),
Vienna’s fascinating Natural History Museum was opened in its current form during the 1870s, a period that saw great public enthusiasm for the sciences and the creation of numerous natural history collections around the world. But its earliest origins date even further back, to the mid-eighteenth century, when the “Enlightenment” swept across Europe. Today, it still retains some of its quirky and occasionally creepy old-world charms, but it’s also firmly moved into the 21st century.
From hulking dinosaur skeletons to the world’s largest and oldest collection of meteorites, displays on the origins and evolution of humans and a remarkable prehistoric exhibition featuring objects dating to some 30,000 years ago, the permanent collections are captivating for all ages.
There’s also a recently opened Planetarium to assuage the curiosity of space enthusiasts: here, enjoy virtual journeys to the very edge of the Milky Way.
“Lots of interesting things to see. Somehow what comes first to my mind is the ~70kg gold. This is definitely worth checking out. They have a lot to see. Maybe even too much. This is a place where you could spend a week, taking it slow. One afternoon seemed like not enough”.
“The museum is amongst the most splendid of buildings The city of Wien. It houses one of the largest natural history collections on the world.”
Home to the globe’s most extensive and important collection of Austrian art, the Leopold Museum is brimming with masterpieces — from the likes of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Koloman Moser, Oskar Kokoschka and many others. Part of the extensive Museumsquartier, a vast complex of museums, exhibition spaces, restaurants, cafes and theaters, the Leopold collections merit a morning or afternoon — especially if you want to understand the history of Austrian art and its radical evolution.
Remarkable works to beeline to within the collections here include Klimt’s moving (and chilling) “Death and Life”; stirring self-portraits by Schiele and Kokoschka, breathtaking landscapes from all three; and an underrated collection of furniture and other objects from the “Wiener Werkstatte”, or Vienna workshop.
Can’t get enough of the turn-of-the-century period and its bold new aesthetic vision? If so, we also recommend taking a trip over to the nearby Secession. This iconic white-and-gold building represents the artistic movement of the same name, spearheaded by Klimt and several fellow artists during the end of the 19th century. It’s home to Klimt’s breathtaking Beethoven Frieze, an epic and yet oddly minimalist mural created in 1902 as a visual “manifesto” of the Secession art movement.
“If I had known what a fantastic museum this is, I would have visited earlier on or taken more time for it. The Leopold Museum has one of the best and most extensive collections of expressionist art that I have seen. Its exterior may not be as iconic as, for example, that of the KHM, but its art is highly impressive. Unmissable, especially for those who appreciate expressionist art.”
Despite the very many great museums in Vienna, the Leopoldo Museum remains my favorite.
It hosts a very large section on the exceedingly talented Egon Schiele and another on the World Famous Gustav Klimt. They also do an excellent job explaining how the Secession Movement came about in Austria and the contributions by its various founding members.The Leopold also hosts excellent visiting exhibitions. This time round there was one in German Expressionism and another on Schiele was to open tomorrow.I will need to go back again tomorrow.
PS the Leopold Cafe on the 2nd floor is excellent for a bite n a drink.
Another museum nestled within the Museumsquartier complex, the Kunsthalle Wien is an essential stop for anyone interested in getting a sense of Vienna’s vibrant contemporary art scene. The enormous building hosts a constant stream of temporary exhibits that showcase local and global artists, as well as artistic movements that span different media. From photography and sculpture to painting, video installations and performance art, there’s something on the program for everyone, no matter your preferred medium.
Opened in 1992, the Kunstalle also includes an onsite library dedicated to contemporary art, cafes frequented by arty locals and curious tourists, and a gift shop stocked with art books, prints and other items.
“Museum within MuseumQuartier exhibiting a series of changing contemporary art. There’s a pond outside the museum that’s great to hang out and enjoy the energy. There’s even art installations that is made to sit and hang out. Pretty cool.”
“It is very difficult to evaluate a venue where there is only temporary exhibitions. This was my second visit to the Kunsthalle and it was very good. They had a free exhibition about political populism. Some of the exhibits were mesmerizing, in particular the blue box with this crazy video. My suggestion is to check out the agenda before coming. Definitively, it is a place worth to check out in Vienna, if you want to see more contemporary art.”
Boasting masterpieces from most of the greatest painters and artistic movements of the past 600 years, the Albertina is beloved by locals and tourists alike. The permanent collection includes paintings, drawings and sculptures, photography and even a section dedicated to architecture.
Masters from Michelangelo to Rembrandt, Picasso, Monet, Chagall, Schiele and Klimt, and many others make up the stunning permanent collection. Millions of items of fine art are regularly circulated and exhibited in thematic exhibits throughout the year.
In addition, the Albertina also hosts some of the city’s most-anticipated temporary shows, partnering with prestigious museums from other cities to curate exhibits on topics including Impressionism, Expressionism, contemporary film, architectural drawings and countless others.
“Really glad we included a visit to the Albertina. The collection is huge. The modern and contemporary exhibits were well worth the visit. An impressive collection of Katzs. Strongly suggest going.”
“Impressionism ,expressionism and classical paintings are displayed in a very good order and as they have a very good audioguide ,it is a most enjoyable museum ! One of the museum not to miss in Vienna!”
One of the most lovely spots in Vienna for architecture, art and a good dose of fresh air, the Belvedere is a beloved institution in the Austrian capital. It’s well worth getting away from the city center to come explore this vast cultural complex — listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The palace, constructed in the early 18th century by the Prince Eugene of Savoy, is a work of art in its own right, worth exploring through a guided tour if time allows. The gardens — free to visit — are equally lovely.
Meanwhile, the permanent art collection is as sweeping and impressive as they come, spanning everything from medieval painting to Baroque sculptures, masterpieces from 19th and 20th century Europe artists and even contemporary photography. Klimt’s world-famous painting, “The Kiss”, is one of many highlights within the collection.
Temporary exhibits are held in the lower part of the Belvedere, including the Orangery. You can also enjoy a pleasant meal or afternoon tea at one of the onsite cafes and tearooms.
“Must visit in Vienna, one of the most popular attractions. Beautiful palace and gardens. The museum is inside the palace offers a great works of Gustav Klimt among other pieces of art. Worth a visit for couple of houres with friends or family with kids. Highly recommended!”
“One of the most romantic places I’ve even visited. The Belvedere palace is full of masterpieces and is a masterpiece itself. The Kiss – the most famous painting of the most significant Austrian knight of the brush – is exhibited in Belvedere. I believe the museum is a must-to-visit place in Vienna.”
Milan. The city of fashion, design, art and commerce. A metropolitan Italian city that has the second-largest economy among EU cities.And you can sense it. It’s Christmas and while I’m walking through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, I’m gazing the store windows. Armani, Prada, Dior. For sure, my pocket doesn’t have enough money to buy something, but the Christmas decorations are so beautiful that I can’t resist to stop and admire!
An outdoor game that offers The best walk of Milan !
I’ve started playing World city trail this morning and I have already visited 4 famous spots of Milan and solved 4 riddles. The last one was a tricky one. But, I’ve made it to solve it and immediately the app informed me that the next riddle was waiting for me at the Duomo. Although the navigation of the app was showing me the way, I decided to rest a little bit in one of the cafeterias of the Galleria. I ordered a coffee and a piece of a Christmas Italian sweet called “Panettone”. During my stop, many people were passing by. Others were running, others were walking calm. You could tell who was a tourist and who was going to work. You could feel that you where in a metropolitan city, where time never stops.
The best walk of Milan sent me at Duomo!
I finished my sweet and reopened World city trail app. After a little bit, I arrived at one of the most beautiful spots of Milan. The Duomo. A big square with an enormous cathedral in the middle. The unique gothic architecture of the cathedral was breath-taking. And the Christmas decorations in the square were giving you a sense of magic. At the main door of the building, there was a huge line of people waiting to enter the cathedral. Although I wanted to see the interior, I decided to leave it for another day. Firstly , it’s not necessary for the game and secondly I’ve found out that near the Cathedral there’s a Christmas market with hand-made crafts and food.
Sense of Christmas having The best walk of Milan !
I read the next riddle and started walking through the Christmas market with a smile on my face. I knew that, for today, World city trail would guide me not only to the famous spots of Milan, but also to the hidden ones…
Each one of the places above had something to offer. A very impressive castle, the most famous theatre in Italy, a hidden piazza, an ancient church , an ancient and very impressive gate of the city and one of the most beautiful canals! The best of it , was that each place had a hidden riddle that must have been solved in order to unlock the next destination through the mobile app of the game!
Milan is a multicultural city and a must visit destination for all ! Follow these tips and have the best walk of Milan!
Today is the day! I woke up early with a smile on my face. Immediately, I put on some cozy clothes and a good pair of shoes. Then, I took my bag, my cell full of battery and went out in the street. The World City Trail app, which offers the Rome escape game , says that I have to start from Piazza Navona. Perfect! It΄s not far from my hotel. In a few minutes I was there. Without any doubt, it was one of the most beautiful piazzas that I have ever seen.
Playing Rome escape game helped me to understand the vibe of the eternal city!
The architecture of the Baroque buildings was mesmerizing. Also, the fountain in the middle was creating the sense of being part of a Hollywood movie! I wondered a little bit around and then I decided to press the play. And here it was. My first riddle. At once, I transformed in the female version of Sherlock Holmes who was wondering in the streets of Rome. Sat on a bench, near a guy who was playing the guitar and started thinking, along with the music which was helping me to concentrate. Fortunately, the first one was easy to solve. But, I felt so proud of myself, for solving it! Right away, the game showed my next stop. Pantheon. I started walking so I could reach and solve my second riddle. There was an in app navigation system, so i found it easily. Wandering at the streets of Rome is so special. You could see everywhere, small osterias and restaurants, offering the menu of the day. Gelaterias that were making the tastiest gelato that you could ever taste.
This city game includes a photography tour and a city tour!
Every street had something ancient that deserved to be photographed. Every building had something to tell. The time passes so fast and easy, while walking here. I arrived at the Pantheon using the navigation of the escape game app without realize it and, clearly, the place was full of people. Flags of every colour were up in the air to guide the many tourist groups that were here. You could hear languages from all over the world explaining the history of this amazing building.
The Roman style temple is so well-preserved, that if you close your eyes you can still see Romans and Emperors walking by. At the end, I decided not to enter inside the temple. The game does not require that! Today, is the day dedicated to wandering around Rome. And I have many riddles that are waiting for me to solve.
But first, Miss Sherlock has to make a stop from Rome escape game and eat a delicious cone full of chocolate and pistachio ice-cream! I can take a break whenever i want and ”taste” the Rome! Colosseo i am coming!
During my last trip to Rhodes island, I got to explore the Rhodes old town for a few hours with the World City Trail app. A self-guided, escape game tour, that is self-paced and takes you around the most amazing locations and important historical sights of the Old Town.
How cool does that sound?
What is World City Trail Rhodes old town?
World City Trail is an online, interactive, escape room and self-guided tour app through which you can discover and explore the best parts of a city on foot or bike at your own pace.
Rhodes old town was the first location they ever offered, so I was incredibly happy to get to try the original game from where it all started.
The game is suitable for small groups but you can also complete it solo, like me!
During my walk I stopped at locations I simply would have skipped by if it wasn’t for the app and the short but catchy bits of historical and cultural info were just what I needed to be able to imagine I was travelling back in time and to another period.
What can visitors expect from World City Trail Rhodes old town?
I played the Rhodes World City Trail escape game and discovered the old town by myself.
All together it took about 2 hours but if you want to stop and visit each one of the places mentioned, I would estimate a bit extra.
Just the Palace of Grand Master, for example, could take a few hours if you were to wander around each room and get lost in the grandeur and history of the place.
How are the riddles of Rhodes old town game?
The riddles start off easy and then get progressively trickier. But don’t worry. You get lots of help (if you choose to use it) so there is no way you will be stuck in one location breaking your brain trying to move to the next level.
One of the parts that I loved the most was the prompts to talk to a local or ask for help to solve the riddle.
Rhodes was one of the friendliest places I have been too in a while so I have no doubt that if you are comfortable with asking for directions, you will have plenty of support.
To give you an example, I had to cut my visit to the museum sort and the lady at the counter was so disappointed I didn’t get to see all the artifacts that she offered me an extension for the next few days so I could come back and see more!
If on the other hand you are the type of person that likes a challenge and will not press that “hint” button whatever happens then you can also solve it on your own.
How many other locations are on offer? (at this time)
At the moment, there are three locations offered in Greece and more than 17 other countries, with new places constantly being added.
You can do a treasure hunt in Antalya, Amsterdam or Athens, Berlin, London, and so many other cities.
In the future, and as soon as borders upon up again, I am planning to explore more cities this way.
What is the process like?
The process could not be simpler.
After you pay to access the city escape game-city tour of your choice, you are prompted to download the app if you are an android user or play it online for any phone like android, iOS and more. Then add your information and given extensive details on how it works and what to expect.
The game works offline as well as online and there is also a reminder to bring with you a battery pack just in case you start to run low. I used the online mode so I could open the Google Maps navigation and get to some of the locations faster but if you want a more extreme adventure style, then you can embrace the “get lost” mood and wander around in search of the hidden clues!