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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent tour with a wealth of interesting information

We did the free walking tour and enjoyed it so much that we decided to do this one too. We had a different tour guide for this one but she was also extremely informative with a great ability to present information in a really interesting way. I came home and have already read one of the short stories by an author she mentioned - and ordered one of his books! I would thoroughly recommend the tour.

Hitler's Vienna: 2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour Reviewed by Clunie, 04/13/2018

Excellent tour with a great guide with a personal touch!

Patrick, thank you for the awesome & friendly tour. From coffee to chocolates to sausages to baklava and more, I definitely had a variety of tastes from different neighborhoods and markets of Vienna. Definitely will recommend to friends.

Vienna: Food, Coffee and Market Tour with Local Reviewed by Tamara, 04/10/2018

The bike tour was a great way to get a lay of the land. .

The guide was passionate and very knowledgeable. Loved the stops along the way and the opportunity to get off the bike and experience the sites. A very enjoyable opportunity to get the lay of the land and a brief historical insite into the sites of the city.

A definite must, super tour and great fun.

At 51 years old, my partner and I were rather sceptical about our ability to ride a Segway. However after 15 minutes practice with the folks at City Segway Tour Vienna, there was no stopping us! The tour itself was expertly supervised, our guide was very informative conducting the proceedings both in German and English, we also had an electronic guide which described the various stops. We had a fantastic time and thoroughly recommend this unique way of touring the city.

Vienna: City Segway Tour Reviewed by Rikki, 04/06/2018

This is a great way to know Vienna in a fast-paced approach.

Herbert is a phenomenal tour guide. He’s engaging and very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend this tour to any newcomer to Vienna.

Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Sightseeing Tour Reviewed by Fides, 04/05/2018