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
- 2Spanish Riding School
- 3Schonbrunn Palace
- 4Vienna International Airport
- 5Hofburg Palace
- 6St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna
- 7Vienna State Opera
- 8Vienna Rathaus
- 9The Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery
- 11Belvedere Palace
- 12Belvedere Palace Museum
- 13Wachau Valley
- 14St. Charles's Church
- 16Madame Tussauds Vienna
- 17Imperial Treasury, Vienna
- 18Vienna Zoo
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What People Are Saying About Vienna
Very beautifil Kursalon program. Exellent musical performance. The dinner at the Intercontinental was a disaster. Poor attitude from the waiter with the vouchers because the Kursalon restaurant is under renovation, to the food that was inedible.
Fun evening of amazing music and performers. First Chair/Conductor very engaging and so glad he translated his German into English as most of audience didn't know German. Enjoyed the Christmas focus and also any background comments he gave us helped us to appreciate the piece of music better. The Kursalon very special place.
I spend 3,5 hour seeing everything in the church, and I was supprised when I got an audioguide in Norwegian. I really recomanded to spend time in the church with an all inclusive ticket. The South tower was great, but the 343 steps to the top was very narrow. People walked both ways all the time, so it was a challenge to pass on the way up or down. It is best to arrive early in the morning before it gets to crowdy. Go for it :-)
For the price, it was nice tour. Skipping the line is good idea, but once you enter, there will be more lines you can not skip. Although I opted for the tour in english, the guide was speaking french (besides english), and it was very confusing for the most of the time.
Our large family group enjoyed the horses. Commentary was in both German and English.