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Vienna: Entry Tickets for Upper, Lower or Belvedere21

1. Vienna: Entry Tickets for Upper, Lower or Belvedere21

The Belvedere in Vienna is one of the leading museums worldwide. Its famous art collection includes works ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. The unique complex, with its two palaces of the Upper and Lower Belvedere and extensive gardens, is one of the most stunning Baroque architectural marvels in the world. Highlights include the world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings as well as prominent works from the periods of Viennese Biedermeier, Austrian Baroque, Vienna around 1900, and French Impressionism. Now, for the first time in decades, the museum will once again host large-scale special exhibitions that you can admire on your visit. In the 18th century, the Austrian general Prince Eugene of Savoy commissioned the renowned Baroque architect Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt to build the complex. After the death of Prince Eugene, Empress Maria Theresa acquired the entire complex and transformed the Upper Belvedere into an exhibition venue for the imperial collections – making it one of the first public museums in the world. The Lower Belvedere, formerly the residence of Prince Eugene, is home to illustrious exhibitions. The Baroque gardens of the Belvedere rank among the most beautiful in the world. The main garden is situated between the Lower and the Upper Belvedere and extends over three large terraces. The Belvedere park is also home to the Botanical Garden and the oldest Alpine garden in Europe. The modern pavilion of the Belvedere 21, by architect Karl Schwanzer, is a stage for contemporary art.

Relive Vienna's Past: Historical Multimedia Exhibitions

2. Relive Vienna's Past: Historical Multimedia Exhibitions

Experience fun and action for the whole family and travel through 400 years of Vienna's history. Lose yourself In the extensive cellars of the St. Michael's monastery, on this journey into Vienna's past. Through the use of the latest in entertainment technology travel through time, going back to the days of the ancient Roman camp of Vindobona up to present-day Vienna – a thrilling experience for the senses. Get to know some of the most important people in Viennese history and listen to what they have to say in the portrait gallery. Visit the 5D cinema, where spectacular effects give you the impression of really living in ancient Vienna. Witness imperial Vienna and learn about the nobility of the Viennese court. Meet the imperial family personally, and create your own impressions of the royal highnesses of the past. With the help of new technology and VR glasses, have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a virtual reality and to experience the course of Viennese music history in a special simulated world. With Enemy Aircraft!, feel as though World War II is raging all around you and you find yourself inside a bomb shelter. In Austria is free!, listen to the moving speech by Chancellor Figl within the battered remnants of Vienna, and feel the sigh of relief from the citizens of Austria. Finally, enjoy a special treat: simulated flying over the roofs of Vienna. Your journey ends with a beautiful virtual horse-drawn carriage flight over present-day Vienna.

Vienna: Skip-the-Line Tickets to Leopold Museum

3. Vienna: Skip-the-Line Tickets to Leopold Museum

Visit the magnificent Leopold Museum, a unique treasure trove of Viennese Art Nouveau, the Wiener Werkstätte, and Expressionism, with a skip-the-line entry ticket. Visit the Leopold Museum in MuseumsQuartier Vienna and experience the most important and largest Egon Schiele collection in the world as well as masterpieces by Secession founder Gustav Klimt. Admire the impressive artworks and embark on a journey to Fin De Siècle Vienna, when artists such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and Oskar Kokoschka turned the world upside down and broke away from old traditions. The new creative movement began with the Vienna Secession and presented itself in Art Nouveau. They gave the old Habsburg Empire a final flourish and made Vienna one of the hottest cultural centers of the time. The Leopold Museum also houses a variety of objects created by artists of the Wiener Werkstätte - from Josef Hoffmann to Kolo Moser - which are considered unique milestones in international design history. The modern architecture of the Leopold Museum, a light-flooded cube of white shell limestone whose color is reminiscent of the bright buildings on the Ringstrasse where you can still admire Art Nouveau, stands in strong contrast to the historic ambiance of the imperial stables. The light-flooded atrium not only offers views of and into the building itself, but also impressive and unexpected views of the city of Vienna. The museum's panoramic windows offer a wonderful view of Vienna's city center with Maria-Theresien-Platz and the Hofburg.

Vienna: Tickets for Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide

4. Vienna: Tickets for Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide

Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide: At the Mozarthaus Vienna, visitors can explore the only Vienna apartment of Mozart’s that has been preserved, where he lived from 1784 to 1787 and composed more music than anywhere else. Around this flat, a comprehensive presentation of the times in which Mozart lived and of his most important works, spread over three exhibition levels, awaits Mozart fans, young and old, from all over the world. The exhibition is focused on the great composer’s Vienna years, which represent the peak of his creative achievement. Make sure to get a free Audioguide to discover Mozarthaus Vienna. In addition to the permanent exhibition, a special exhibition also takes place in the Mozarthaus Vienna, which changes each year and is included in the price of admission. Every Sunday an additional, 30-minute free tour of the highlights of the Mozarthaus Vienna is available (only with valid entrance tickets).  Music Combo Ticket: Mozarthaus Vienna and Haus der Musik: Together with the interactive Haus der Musik, the Mozarthaus Vienna offers the “Mozart & More” combo ticket, ideal for music fans. Embark on a journey of discovery into the world of Mozart and music. The Haus der Musik in Vienna is a modern, interactive sound museum located in the historic city center. The 6 floors of the historical palace invite visitors to try out making music themselves. The Haus der Musik combines the past, present and future of music in an inspiring and exciting way.

Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum Day Admission Ticket

5. Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum Day Admission Ticket

Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum was built by Emperor Franz Joseph to house the imperial collections. See works from ancient Egypt and classical antiquity and through the late 18th century. In the Picture Gallery admire masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrandt, Raphael, Vermeer, Velázquez, Titian and Durer. At the Kunstkammer see works by goldsmiths such as Benvenuto Cellini. The collection includes sculptural masterpieces and filigree works in ivory by top artists of the day. Marvel at the magnificent building itself, with its imposing staircase that features a series of paintings on which Gustav Klimt collaborated.

Vienna: Admission Ticket to the Museum of Illusions

6. Vienna: Admission Ticket to the Museum of Illusions

Explore over 70 exhibition pieces at The Museum of Illusions. Suitable for the entire family, train your brain and trick your mind with the mind-boggling puzzles. Defy gravity in an inclined room. Grow and shrink your family and friends in the Ames room. Experience what it feels like to lose the ground underneath your feet at the vortex tunnel. Have your smartphone or camera ready, as there are numerous unique photo opportunities throughout the museum. Break your mind over tricky wooden games and train your brain to think creatively.

Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Tour

7. Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Tour

Discover the Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex on a guided tour. Explore the residence of the Habsburgs for over 600 years and thus the centre of the Holy Roman Empire with a knowledgeable guide and stay in a well-organized group. Avoid crowded groups to fully enjoy this attraction with commentary from the guide. Walk inside this magnificent Castle and discover the Conference Room, used for the ministerial conferences which were chaired by the emperor. See the private bedrooms of the imperial couple, their Saloons for guests, Elisabeth's Dressing Room, and much more as the whole interior includes 24 different rooms. Also see the Silver Collection with valuable porcelain and crystal glasses, which provides insights into the court dining culture of the imperial dynasty. The Sisi Museum presents over 300 personal items that belonged to Elisabeth like her dresses, parasols, gloves, and beauty preparations. It shows her beauty cult, obsession with being slim and athletic performance.

Vienna: Imperial Treasury in the Hofburg Palace

8. Vienna: Imperial Treasury in the Hofburg Palace

Discover the fascinating treasures of the Habsburgs in the oldest part of the Hofburg Palace – the Swiss Wing. See the most precious jewels – among them one of the largest emeralds in the world – that testify to the former power of the Habsburg dynasty. Other highlights are the treasure of the Order of the Golden Fleece as well the collections of 15th-century Burgundy and the cradle of the King of Rome (Napoleon II). Admire the charming jewelry of Hapsburg empresses and princesses and parts of the original jewelry of Empress Elisabeth. Discover legendary treasures such as the Holy Lance from the 8th century, the largest cut emerald in the world, the world's largest agate bowl – known as the Holy Grail – or the horn of a unicorn.

Vienna: Chocolatier Workshop with Chocolate Tastings

9. Vienna: Chocolatier Workshop with Chocolate Tastings

Become a real chocolatier at our museum and chocolate workshop, where our team will provide you with everything you need from cookware, ingredients, and recipes to craft the tastiest chocolate. No previous cooking experience is needed to guarantee you get the most out of this delectable opportunity. You will be spoilt with various flavors, smells, and tastings while you create 3 unique chocolate bars. With various professional tools, you will temper your chocolate to perfection and make the original "Xocolate" drink, the first chocolate drink as created by the ancient Aztecs.  After the workshop, you will receive the official Chocolate Museum Vienna signed certificate, before being let free to visit the rest of the interactive chocolate museum. Here you can journey deep into the jungle, the homeland of the cocoa plant and learn about cocoa cultivation, while also seeing sculptures of famous historical figures made from pure chocolate.

Vienna: Sigmund Freud Museum Ticket

10. Vienna: Sigmund Freud Museum Ticket

Skip the line at the Sigmund Freud Museum and visit Berggasse 19, Vienna's most famous address. See all the private rooms where Sigmund Freud worked and lived for half a decade and changed our minds by developing the ground-breaking science of psychoanalysis. Use the same entrance Freud and his patients used to enter the house take the historic steps to enter the mezzanine, where the Freud family lived. Marvel at the preserved spatial structures, which reveal an authentic experience of the birthplace of psychoanalysis, and the various exhibits highlight the professional stations and biographical facettes of Freud’s professional and family life. Admire special printings, rare first editions, offprints, and presentation copies provide insights into the geneses of Freud’s theoretical work. Walk through Anna Freud’s adjacent living and practice rooms, which are dedicated to her work of combining psychoanalysis and pedagogy. The private rooms of the Freud family show Freud’s life as a family father and his career path as a young physician and neurologist. Go up a newly-built staircase connecting all floors of the museum and displays information in order to recount the history of the house and its occupants, also depicting the period following Freud’s expulsion, a time fraught with Nazi violence when “Jews were collected” at Berggasse 19. Explore a separate section on the gallery of the foyer is dedicated to Freud’s flight into exile in London with his closest family, to his brother Alexander and the fate of his sisters Rosa, Marie, Pauline and Adolfine, and their murder in the Nazi extermination camps. Step inside Freud’s former office and see the permanent exhibition “Hidden Thoughts of a Visual Nature” – a presentation of selected works from the Sigmund Freud Museum's collection of conceptual art, including works by John Baldessari, Joseph Kosuth, Susan Hiller, Franz West, Haim Steinbach and others. End your visit at the museum’s shop and café. Browse thorugh the book and gift selections, have an original Viennese coffee, or taste the unique Sigmund Freud Original beer, brewed in Vienna.

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What people are saying about Vienna

My husband and I have gone on many Jewish walking tours in both Europe and Israel. I have to say Lisa Marie was one of the most interesting and informative guides we ever had. It was 95 degrees and we were outside , but she was riveting! I have already recommended her to some friends that are planning on visiting Vienna next spring!

did not expect this type of tour, really liked the different approach from a human point of view, the fact that the guide is an historian really brings a meaningful aspect - I truly recommend it

Beautiful surroundings with a journey into the past, successful connection. A bit difficult to find, get there early. Gladly again

I loved the experience. It gives a lot of interesting things to do and explore.

great experience for music lovers and lovers of science