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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

Good location, Nice Vibe, Good tour leader

The tour was a long Journey 700km round trip. Our tour guide Peter was Helpfull and patient. He brings us to the 3 spots and give us the flexibility to mix and arrange which are the most suitable for us (As this is a private tour). He also asked his friend about Vegetarian resto for us at Salzburg. However if I can add something about Peter, He can be more pro-active in communicating about the itinerary and explain the tourists about all the history in every spots. It gives us more knowledge about places we go. Nevertheless, Hallstaat such a beautiful Place but far out of the city and Salzburg is a small city with it's charm and Mozart heritage.

All the hall was clapping standing! All was perfect!

I am not a professional musician and I can't judge the quality of voice and play like a master. I love operetta and ballet, love visiting opera plays and ballrooms. For me, this concern is what you need if you want to enjoy an amazing evening with beautiful music, beautiful voice, and beautiful dancing. Thanks so much for the perfect organization and perfect event! The concert hall is perfect itself and very easy to find by walk. A lot of people were dressed in cocktail dresses and classic costumes (which is perfect). Chinese people were dressed as usual: jeans and sports shoes. I would kindly suggest to wair your lovely dress/costume (or at least smart casual style!) and be a part of this amazing atmosphere because it is a shame to be in old dirty jeans and sit in front of the high-quality musicians who are in classic costumes.

Excellent show - combination of music, dance and opera

Music and performers were all great, although I got seat category B which are closer to the stage, would not recommend it as it's a side view. You would be better in regular C seats.

It was great to see the morning exercise

I ride horses, I love horses, I do volunteer work in a horse therapy club ,for me it was great to see the morning exercise. The ticket price is reasonable

Vienna: Spanish Riding School Morning Exercise Reviewed by claudia, 02/10/2019

Lovely concert, fun atmosphere and great music.

The concert was excellent and they played some very memorable pieces. The hall was beautiful and the whole experience was very enjoyable. Some reviews say it is a bit touristy, but to be honest the performance was very professional and all the musicians, singers and dancers did a fantastic job. A good price for a night's entertainment.