Vienna

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.
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    Imperial Architecture

    Vienna’s imperial grandeur is the legacy of the powerful Habsburg monarchy. Their home for more than six centuries, the Hofburg palace complex, incorporates the Burgkapelle (Imperial Chapel), where the Vienna Boys’ Choir sings Sunday Mass, and the famed Spanish Riding School, where Lipizzaner stallions perform elegant equine ballet, along with a trove of museums, including in the chandeliered Kaiserappartements (Imperial Apartments). Other immense palaces include the baroque Schloss Belvedere and the Habsburgs’ 1441-room summer residence, Schloss Schönbrunn, while 19th-century splendours such as the neo-Gothic Rathaus (City Hall) line the magnificent Ringstrasse encircling the Innere Stadt (inner city).

    Top sights in Vienna

    Spanish Riding School

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    St. Charles's Church

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    Schonbrunn Palace

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    Kursalon

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    Wiener Musikverein Concert Hall

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    Prater

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    Vienna Volksoper

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    Saint Peter's Church

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    Top 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 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!

    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.

    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 (€)

    Country Code

    +43

    Time Zone

    UTC (+01:00)

    Best time to visit

    Any time of the year!

    What people are saying about Vienna

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Fun, interesting ride around central Vienna
    This was a three-hour ride around central Vienna. The guide stopped at many of the city’s significant sites and gave us a great overview of historical Vienna and today’s Vienna. Her explanations were both understandable and entertaining. The pace of the ride was easy, and the guide made sure that no one was left behind. Much of the ride was on dedicated bike lanes or where there was little car traffic, so there was never any feeling of being unsafe. It did rain while we were on the tour, but the guide had us take shelter in a little cafe on the Judenplatz where we had hot drinks. Luckily the rain subsided after about 15 minutes and we were on our way. My wife and I agree that this bike tour was a highlight of our time in Vienna.

    Classic Vienna: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour reviewed by Gary

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A brilliant day, marvelous food, accompanied in the evening with a mu
    A brilliant day, marvellous food, accompanied in the evening with a musician. As English speakers with limited German, we were a bit worried that we wouldn’t get the most out of a German-speaking tour, but they translated some of the descriptions into English and we were able to book ahead for an English tour in Bratislava when on the boat. We met a lovely Austrian couple who spoke good English too and so spent the day chatting with them too. Would thoroughly recommend this trip

    Vienna to Bratislava Full-Day Danube Boat Tour with Meals reviewed by Helen

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ One of the world’s greatest horse experiences.
    The Lipizzaners can live until the age of 24 so there is a mix of young horses in training and older fully trained on show. That also applies to riders and makes it interesting to witness the different development stages. Initially, it may seem repetitive but the longer you can stay the more meaningful it becomes. Highly recommended.

    Vienna: Spanish Riding School Morning Exercise reviewed by Angel

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Interesting to observe how the training session is organized.
    The arena was very busy. The ticket advised staying 20 minutes. However many people stayed much longer making it difficult to find a place where a good view could be accessed. I feel some management by the facility is needed to make observation more accessible and fairer.

    Vienna: Spanish Riding School Morning Exercise reviewed by julian

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