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
- 2Vienna International Airport
- 3Spanish Riding School
- 4Schonbrunn Palace
- 5Hofburg Palace
- 6St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna
- 7Wachau Valley
- 8Vienna State Opera
- 9Vienna City Hall
- 10Belvedere, Vienna
- 11Vienna Volksoper
- 12The Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery
- 13Vienna Rathaus
- 15Wiener Musikverein Concert Hall
- 16Belvedere Palace
- 17Belvedere Palace Museum
- 20St. Charles's Church
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What People Are Saying About Vienna
The guide was nice with a lot of knowledge and sense of humor. We saw many important sites and gave us the opportunity to meet the city center
Our food tour was well thought out, had great local foods, and definitely gave us the "inside" story on Viennese food. We have gone back to several locations and enjoyed more! Our guide was very knowledgeable, pleasant, and definitely made the tour very worthwhile.
There is so much to see in Vienna. This was a great tour to start with as it gives the locations of all of the important buildings with some history. The Palace was wonderful and the tour guide did a great job.
We saw a variety of practices ranging from young to experienced horses and riders. Audience members with riding experience will have the greatest appreciation for what is being shared. Do not plan to take pictures.
Wish to reccommend this activity to tourist, especialli first time arrive in vienna