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Top 10 things to do in Vienna

Vienna still bears the hallmarks of historic opulence, proudly displaying some of the most exquisite architecture in Europe, as well as many of Austria's top attractions. Here are the best things to see and do between your sausage and schnitzel!

Hofburg Palace

Hofburg Palace

Vienna's ornate Imperial Palace was the center of the Habsburg dynasty's power for seven centuries! Visit its chapel on Sundays for High Mass to see the Vienna Boys' Choir perform.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

The picturesque grounds of Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburgs' former summer home, boast a gloriette, palm house, zoo, and even artificial Roman ruins. Few tours offer so much bang for your buck!

Albertina

Albertina

Home to the most valuable collection of graphical illustrations in the world, the Albertina is located on the grounds of the Hofburg Palace, making it the perfect follow-up tour!

Vienna Rathaus

Vienna Rathaus

The Neo-Gothic town hall is one of the city's most famous landmarks, but the administrative building also houses the historic Rathauskeller – one of the best restaurants in Vienna!

Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera

The Vienna State Opera is home to one of the world's best and most prolific opera companies. You may well go on every day of your trip and never see the same show twice!

Madame Tussauds Vienna

Madame Tussauds Vienna

Visitors to this established family favorite can mingle with some of the most famous figures on the planet. At the Madame Tussauds Vienna you may also discover few Austrians you might not recognize!

St. Stephen's Cathedral

St. Stephen's Cathedral

From the huge church bells in its tower down to the famous bodies in its catacombs, the unmissable St. Stephen's Cathedral stands out as one of Vienna's best sights.

Leopold Museum

Leopold Museum

Located in Vienna's Museumsquartier, the Leopold exhibits one of the largest collections of modern Austrian art, including famous works by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt.

Mozarthaus

Mozarthaus

Mozart only lived in this house for three years but, as Mozarthaus is his only surviving residence, its central location makes it perfect for this comprehensive exhibition on his life and works.

Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum

The Jewish museum offers insight into the eventful history of Jewish life and culture in Vienna. It's actually spread across two locations: Dorotheergasse and Judenplatz.

Planning Your Vienna Visit

How many days?

You could see the sights of Vienna in three or four days but, if you can, it's worth booking longer in order to fully experience its exhibitions, concerts, and highbrow cultural life!

How to get around?

Vienna's public transport network is excellent. With buses, trams, trains, and relatively new metro lines, hiring a car will be more hassle than it's worth! Taxis are affordable and the city's bicycle friendly too, so consider renting two wheels for your stay if you've got the legs for it!

Good to know

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +43
  • Best time to visit
    Any time of the year!

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What people are saying about Vienna

Zoo great - online booking needed hardcopy tickets printing

The Zoo was a great day out - we booked online prior to our visit and when the tickets were sent there was small print on them to say that electronic versions of the tickets were not accepted and we needed to print them out. As we don’t normally take our printer on holiday with us we were a bit stuck and decided to go anyway. When we arrived at the Zoo we walked past the big queue for tickets and asked the man at the barrier what we needed to do - he directed us to the back of the queue as the online tickets needed to be converted into a Zoo ticket - when we finally got to the cashier we were told that we needed to email the electronic tickets to their email address (3x) so that they could print them out and convert them into Zoo tickets this took about 10 minutes in front of a massive queue and we were taking up one of the 3 available cashiers! In hindsight I would pay at the zoo as there are no benefits of avoiding the queue and it in fact makes things harder to book online.

Schönbrunn Zoo Tickets: Vienna Reviewed by Anonymous, 08/18/2019

Despite the rain, we had a fantastic day.

The trip was very enjoyable. We got off at Dürnstein which is a lovely town and we climbed up to very interesting ruins of a castle where Richard the Lionhart was once held captive. The ruins offered us beautiful views of the Danube and town below. We were served non stop food on the cruise which was very good. I enjoyed the experience of going thru the 2 locks and the scenery along the way. The day was a little long for my granddaughter who is very active and 8 years old. It rained heavily so we were indoors most of the day. Myself, I really enjoyed the experience and would recommend it highly.

Vienna to Wachau: Full-Day Boat Cruise on the Danube Reviewed by Anonymous, 08/05/2019

Wonderful knowledgable guided tour around the buildings and statues.

We were the only two on this mornings tour and had our guides attention most of the time. A lovely place with lots of noteable poinrts shown and explained clearly. An early start meant less tourists, always nicer and cooler too. Highly recommend this tour.

Walking Tour: Vienna at First Glance Reviewed by Anonymous, 08/19/2019

One of the highlights of my trip to Austria.

Very well organized, the company had thought of everything. Christina was friendly and very knowledgeable. The views and tastings were amazing, we never would have found the spots if we hadn’t of taken part in this tour.

Small-Group Wine Tasting Bike Tour to Wachau Valley Reviewed by Georgina, 08/20/2019

Is this the easiest airport to city transport in Europe?!

Well sign-posted, online booking or ticket machines aplenty, simple, easy and quick. What more can one say! Just wish every capital city would learn from Vienna’s example!

CAT Transfer: Vienna Airport – Wien Mitte Station Reviewed by Anonymous, 07/19/2019