Top Tours & Activities 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!
Things to Do in Vienna
Top Attractions in Vienna
- 1Wachau Valley
- 3Spanish Riding School
- 4Vienna International Airport
- 5Hofburg Palace
- 6Schönbrunner Gardens
- 7Schonbrunn Palace
- 8Vienna State Opera
- 9Vienna Volksoper
- 10Wiener Musikverein Concert Hall
- 11Vienna Rathaus
- 12St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna
- 13Austrian Parliament Building
- 14Danube-Auen National Park
- 16St. Charles's Church
- 17Millennium Tower
- 19Belvedere Palace
- 20Belvedere Palace Museum
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What People Are Saying About Vienna
Even though only a morning exercise, I loved it: Just watching those magnificent creatures moving so gracefully and precisely around the arena. The information provided beforehand when booking online prepared me that photography wasn't allowed, which was helpful. Also being in Vienna for such a short time, being able to "jump" the queue due to prebooking gave me more time to stand and watch the horses and riders with fascination. It has been something I've dreamed about doing since young and so, "It was a dream come true".
This was a great introduction to Vienna and the information I learnt stood me in good stead for the rest of my stay in this great city. Horst Herrer was an excellent guide.
A very easy and comfortable trip on the Danube from Vienna to Bratislava. It gives a nice perspective that you would never get by road or rail travel with great accommodations. I would highly recommend this excursion. The travel around the city is quick and lunch was very good. You have free time to shop and dig a bit deeper into Bratislava which worked out well.
The tour was insightful... The guide was so good- she enjoyed what she was telling us all about. I highly recommend this tour! Thank you, Andrea, for making Vienna come more alive for us... Learned a great deal in the 2 1/2 hours....
Learned so much about the rich history of Vienna from our guide. Would recommend this to people visiting vienna.