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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!


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.


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

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    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
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  • Best time to visit
    Any time of the year!

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What People Are Saying About Vienna

Lucas was great! Very much enjoyed the tour.

Great food / culture tour of Vienna. Lucas does a very thorough tour. It is not a historical tour and that was fine.

Vienna: Food Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/05/2017

A very enlightening tour in which I learnt much from our guide.

Our guide made this a great day. The tour itself is well thought out and takes in many interesting places of this history rich valley. The visit to wineries and vineyards was fascinating. The boat trip and the end of the tour brought it to a gentle conclusion. Very enjoyable day with a great guide.

Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting Reviewed by Thomas, 10/02/2017

It was fun watching these wonderful horses and riders practicing!

The Lipizzaner Stallions' morning exercise in their Baroque training arena was a fun activity! We saw 4 groups of 5 horses, each group practiced for a half hour accompanied by the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Strauss. I suggest getting in line early if you don't want to stand, as seating is limited. Also, be sure to show your mobile ticket at the counter and get your paper ticket before getting in line.

Chris was very knowledgeable and we had a great time

Despite the rain, we very much enjoyed our bike tour of Vienna. Thank you for the apple strudel recommendation too!

Guided Bike Tour - Classic Vienna (Morning Tour) Reviewed by Virginia, 09/27/2017

This was enjoyable - the tour guide was excellent

The tour guide was excellent switching from English to Spanish for the two groups in the bus with no pause in between.

Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Tour from Vienna Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/25/2017