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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

Very nice evening - well worth the money

It was a bit uncertainty about the quality of our seats as the ticket could not be redeemed with the pre-booked voucher until one hour before the concert started. But we got very good tickets, so overall it was a good experience.

Vienna Mozart Concert at the Golden Hall Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 08/16/2017

Great way to cover a lot of ground. Guide (Holst) was very funny.

Good way to quickly orientate yourself with Vienna and pick out the places you'd like to go back to.

Great value for money if you pack it in and plan ahead

The Hop on Hop off buses were not disability friendly. My father and husband are both disabled. The driver would not wait for them to get off the bus and they had to get a taxi back from the following stop. This incurred an additional fee of 8 euros. Overall we did not feel the attitude of staff was particularly friendly. We often met with curtness, sharpness of tone and a rather dictatorial manner. Not being able to pick up book or tickets until the 1st day - did limit precious time. Hop on buses that go in a circular route create difficulties for passengers with mobility issues who may want to go the other way round to reach their destination more quickly

Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing Reviewed by Fiona, 08/11/2017

A fun way to explore Vienna with caring guide and amusing stories.

The shop location is very convenience which only one block away from our hotel, staffs there are very helpful and friendly. We go as a group of 10 including a guide teaching all new players how to ride the Segway and make sure everyone understand road system & safety before tour began. The group stopped by Zanoni & Zanoni for soda water & delicious banana split which was surprisingly comfy , indeed a very fruitful afternoon on our first day in Vienna, then we can decide which area interested us more to go again the next 2 days. I would suggest a morning session in summer as 2-5pm was steaming warm on the street when stop for tourist spot, the Segway move smoothly like a breeze without much effort you tour around the whole city center.

Vienna City Segway Tour Reviewed by Jo Jo, 08/09/2017

Differentiated, informative and interesting

We both enjoyed the variety of displays the museum had to offer. There were various coloured state rooms with art works on display. The were also designated rooms for the various pieces of art from a variety of artists. There was a whole area with Picasso's work. Everything was clearly displayed with clear explanations.

Albertina Museum Tickets: Vienna Reviewed by Sian, 08/01/2017