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Things to Do in Vienna

Vienna’s 450 glamorous annual balls might lead you to believe that it’s a hub of tradition and conservatism. A closer look at Austria’s capital city, however, reveals a much different picture: one of modernism, excitement, and energy!

Vienna, Austria, Europe
Vienna is the capital city of Austria. 

Historical and Contemporary Architecture

Most of Vienna’s best-known landmarks are concentrated within the small old town. St. Stephen’s Cathedral, for example, is one of Vienna’s most famous symbols, and offers visitors an incredible view over the city from its 137-meter-high viewing platform at the top of its South Tower. On some evenings throughout the week, The North Tower is also open to visitors (check before you visit), and is a great spot to get a unique view of the sunset over the capital.

A few steps from the cathedral lies the Imperial Palace Hofburg one of the biggest palace complexes in the world where you can discover what it was like to live as the famous Austrian Empress, Sisi. If you are in the mood for some art, head to the Museum Quarter, which is home to around 60 museums and galleries, as well as beautifully historic, and impressively modern, architecture.

Take a break at the famous Naschmarkt Vienna’s most popular market where you’ll find more than 100 food kiosks and restaurants. After re-energizing with a tasty meal, head around the corner to Vienna’s biggest shopping street, Mariahilferstraße.

Belvedere Palace and Schönbrunn Palace

Belvedere Palace actually consists of two separate castles, which are connected by a beautiful garden full of sculptures and fountains. Aside from being an impressive baroque castle, it's also home to one of Austria's most valuable art collections! 

Belvedere Palace, Vienna, Austria, Europe
Belvedere Palace consists of two separate castles. 
 

Finally, don’t miss out on the enormous Schönbrunn Palace, just 30 minutes from the Old Town. The baroque palace is one of the most-visited sites in Austria. Napoleon also used this impressive building as his headquarters during his occupation of Vienna in the early 18th century. The huge palace gardens feature the world’s oldest zoo, Tiergarten Schönbrunn.

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Aleksandra

24 Jul 2019
19-25 years
Poland

Schonbrunn, Old Town, prater

I was in Vienna for 2 days and I enjoyed it a lot. Even though it seems to me a little bit bloated it definitely makes a great impression. I loved especially Schonbrunn Garden and Fun Park in Prater. The second one has a great atmosphere. It makes you feel like you are a child again.

Schonbrunn Garden and Prater Fun Park Going there on Sunday - all shops are closed

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Cases.packed.lets.go

12 Jun 2019
31-35 years
Scotland

Old town

We visited Vienna with our children aged 7 and 4. We all totally loved it. We climbed the south tower of the St Stephens Cathedral, went on the Vienna Sightseeing bus, went on a horse and carriage ride and enjoyed the amusements at Prater. We were blown away by all the amazing architecture in this gorgeous city and could easily have spent 10 days there.

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Julia

13 Apr 2019
26-30 years
Germany

Schönbrunn, karlsplatz,Prater,Donauinsel,city

The most beautiful city i've ever Been!! The Atmosphere is amazing!every Place in vienna is beautiful

Schönbrunn castle + zoo Dont Drive with the horse carriages !

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Moses

7 Apr 2019
19-25 years
Austria

Kahlenberg

Perfect for a great hike

Sightseeing Sacher torte (famous chocolate cake)

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Sasha

4 Apr 2019
19-25 years
Czechia

Christmas markets

You should deffinitley visit the christmass markets in Vienna. Its very rich and beautiful. Lots of food and drinks and souveniers. You should try out somw punch and othwr hot drinks!

Concert and christmass markets No experience

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Monica Hide

27 Mar 2019
19-25 years
England

City Centre

Beautiful city with amazing architecture! So many great brunch spots too!

Seeing the Klimt paintings Be sure to research where does good coffee!

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Nora

29 Nov 2018
26-30 years
Germany

Beatiful City

Lovely City Trip. Perfect to walk around and get lost...

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