Top attractions 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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+43
- Best time to visitAny time of the year!
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What people are saying about Vienna
Our guide, James, was really great and made the trip such a memorable day. The route you go on is not a hugely demanding cycle but takes in some breathtaking scenery from Domäne Wachau. You only visit two vineyards, but actually it's plenty and gives you an opportunity to spend a little more time in the beautiful Dürnstein. The organised lunch was excellent. My only regret is not bringing swimming stuff as the river was really inviting. If you're spending more than a couple of days in Vienna, I highly recommend this as a day trip to get out of the city and see some of the Austrian landscape.
Great venue which provided an intimate setting for the wonderful Viennese music. Talented singers and dancers. Loved the humour elements. Don’t be put off by the Viking Rep stating it was for their customers only that night! We had purchased our tickets and were legitimately there. Such a good evening
Great musical experience. If you enjoy listening to classical master pieces, then you will not be disappointed.
Jan is an awesome tour guide. Very knowledgable, easy going and he made everyone very comfortable and feel taken care of. This is not an easy task as we are a large group of 16. The view along the way is spectacular. Weather is hot, but we managed to have a great day! Couldn't thank Jan, our Viking tour guide, enough.
A very pleasant journey on the boat, with an excellent meal. After the main course we could go outside to enjoy the sunset and views on Vienna. It was quite hot inside where the meal was served. A bit of airco would have been really nice. It was fun to have to go through the lock between the Danue and the canal (2x). The pirce of the meal and the additional drinks was very reasonable and good value for money.