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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

Fantastic day exploring the city and eating some delicious food!

We had a great time on the food tour! We were able to taste a number of things that we never would have been able to try if not for this tour. My favorite part about the food tour is that you end up walking through a LOT of the city. This helped us gain an understanding on where everything was so to benefit the remainder of our time in Vienna. I would definitely recommend this tour and would say that you get your money's worth!

Vienna 4-Hour Food Tour Reviewed by Danielle, 05/12/2018

Beautiful Church , and great setting for the concert

Wonderful experience, lovely music , and the talented musicians played for the full 70 mins , no interruptions Church was heated as stated And in great location in city centre

Vienna: Classical Concert in St. Anne's Church Reviewed by Sharon, 05/12/2018

Fantastic, informative & hugely enjoyable

Our guide James was superb, very knowledgable & personable. We met some great people, saw some great places & drank some perfectly great wines too.

Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting Reviewed by Leanne, 01/12/2018

Good place for a classical music concert, excellent players

I was a bit afraid of a program, which contained just parts of a longer compositions, but probably this is a good solution for a so diverse public. Players were real professionals and I enjoyed the concert very much.

Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church Reviewed by Anne, 20/11/2018

Fabulous Four Seasons in a beautiful setting

We enjoyed this so much! Stunning setting for an absolutely delightful performance - just perfect for our first trip to Vienna!