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About Vienna

Tourist places in Vienna are plenty in number, along with a shower of shopping centers, nightlife, and monumental history. The city is the capital of the Republic of Austria and part of Europe’s list of “Most Visited Sites”. The banks of the river Danube is where the city is located, and its location is one of the major reasons as to why the city is graced with beautiful History, and charming environment. The Habsburg Empire had its heart in the city of Vienna, and it served as a portal between the west and east parts of Europe. Vienna is very important to the culture and commerce of the Republic of Austria.

There are many visitors and tourist coming in from all over the world to witness the greatness of the city.The cosmopolitan feel Vienna gives off has refrained from letting its charm and first world vibes going away with time. The streets and roads are adorned by the cafés, and architecture dating centuries back, the fiakers or horse-drawn cabs, are a major attraction, besides the chocolates, and delicacies that come along with the city.The pastries, the concerts of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss, the great artist of Classical music, the waltz presented to us by the Viennese, everything adds up to all that Vienna has given to Planet Earth, and all that it will keep giving to it.

The historical beauty of the city’s monuments, the personalities it has given to us, has offered Austria a great share in the life others. The culture the walls, and streets have carried down through generations, and centuries, the refinement of all that is pretty, the activities, all the things to do here has come together to make sure that no one visiting the city faces a lack of happiness and looking forward to the next day here.

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral
A magnificent piece of Gothic and Roman architecture, St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. Famed as one of the monumental places to visit in Vienna, the cathedral’s imposing height, mosaic roofs, elaborately designed exteriors, towers that soar 446 feet up, and the 18 altars inside the cathedral make it the iconic attraction of Vienna."Location: Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, AustriaTiming: 06.00 AM - 10.00 PM Sun; 07.00 AM - 10.00 PM Mon-SatEntry Fee: Free for the cathedral; Audio tour cost €14.50 for adults and €3.90 for children
The Hofburg
This medieval castle from the 13th century had been the residence of the Austrian sovereigns for more than 600 years. Featuring an expansive complex with 18 wings, 19 courtyards, and 2600 rooms, this majestic palace castle is undoubtedly one of the astounding places to visit in Vienna.Tourists can stroll through the pedestrianized areas and visit top attractions like the Habsburg Palace and Spanish Riding School. Today, the castle is where the President of Austria resides.Location: 1010 Vienna, AustriaTiming: 10.00 AM - 05.00 PM Thursday - SundayEntry Fee: Adults: 15 Euros for audio guide; 18 Euros for guided toursChildren: 9 Euros for audio guide; 10.50 Euros for guided tours
Kunsthistorisches Museum
Located in the heart of Vienna City, this historical museum is Celebrating its 130th birthday this year (2021). Kunsthistorisches Museum is one of the finest tourist places in Vienna that has an enviable collection of 17,000 Egyptian sculptures, coffined mummies, Greek and Roman antique jewelry 600,000 coins and medals, and the famous Kunstkammer Wien cabinet.The Renaissance and Baroque art pieces displayed here are a true feast to history and art lovers.Location: Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien, AustriaTiming: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM Tuesday - SundayEntry Fee: Starts 12 Euros per person
The Vienna State Opera House

Discover the enchanting Vienna State Opera House, a cultural gem in Austria. This historic landmark is renowned for its grand architecture and world-class performances. Immerse yourself in the opulent ambiance as you witness captivating opera and ballet performances by renowned artists. A must-visit destination for music lovers and travelers seeking a glimpse into Vienna's rich cultural heritage.

The Belvedere Palace
This museum complex in Vienna has two sections - Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere; both having a fascinating collection of artworks. While Upper Belvedere features a permanent collection of Austrian art from medieval times.Lower Belvedere is more like a temporary exhibition destination that has an amusing show of collectibles used by the Prince. For history and art lovers, The Belvedere Palace is one of the remarkable places to visit in Vienna.Location: Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien, AustriaTiming: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM Tues-SunEntry Fee: 16 Euros for Upper Belvedere; 9 Euros for Belvedere 21
Sisi Museum
Housed in the Stephan apartments, Sisi Museum has a mind-boggling collection of personal things used by Empress Elizabeth and many beautiful portraits of her. Some of the interesting things on display include the summer dresses worn by her, the 23-piece travel toiletries set, her milk glass with travel case amongst the 300 other pieces of stuff.

If you are a fan of this legendary Queen,  Sisi Museum is definitely one of the no-miss tourist places in Vienna.

Location: Michaelerplatz, 1010 Vienna

Timing: 10.00 AM - 5.00 Pm Thursday to Monday

Entry Fee: Admission with audio guides is about 15 Euros per adult

Vienna FAQ's

Which are the best places to visit in Vienna?

1. Schonbrunn Palace: Schonbrunn Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces you will ever see, it is filled with Rococo ceremonial rooms and looks lavish, both from the outside as well as inside. It is an 18th-century summer palace that every tour guide will recommend to you when you visit Vienna. Outside the palace, there are two gardens with a maze which is a joy to be playing at. You can spend a lot of time here and still feel like spending more, the atmosphere of the place is so amazing. It is also good for jogging if you believe in exercising and staying fit, even while on your holidays.

2. Hofburg Palace: Hofburg Palace is another beautiful palace in the city of Vienna. It is a complex of many palace buildings and also includes a silver museum which tourists usually frequent. The palace is a huge part of Vienna's history and there are various gardens here that decorate the palace and make it look even better. It was the residence of Habsburg rulers before the past few centuries. A section of the palace is used by the Austrian government whereas the other section is open for tourists to visit and check out the stunning palace.

3. St. Stephen's Cathedral: The St. Stephen's Cathedral is a Medieval Roman Catholic where people come to pray and worship. Besides, it has also become a huge tourist attraction owing to its marvelous architecture. Inside the Cathedral, there are ornate, many catacombs and also a treasury museum which tourists love to visit. The authorities have maintained it very well and it looks very clean even from the outside despite so many people always being there. Although the entrance to the church is free, if you want to climb the tower you need to pay a small amount which is totally worth the view you get from the top.

4. Prater: Prater is a park in the middle of the city which is open for all 24 hours and is frequented by tourists as well as locals. There are some old amusement rides in the park but the major attraction is the huge giant wheel for which the park is famous for. It exists since the year 1897 but feels as new as built in this century. A lovely park where you can choose to spend your time if you are planning to have some leisurely time in this city.

5. Belvedere Palace: The Belvedere Palace is a complex of many 18th-century baroque palaces where you can find artworks from the middle ages to the present day. There is a Klimt collection inside the palace as well and it is world-famous, this collection makes the Palace one of the most interesting places to visit in Vienna. There are two large gardens and a lake in the back which makes the palace look perfect from the outside. The artworks here are amazing but you aren't allowed to use the camera or there may be a penalty imposed on you so beware.

6. Kunsthistorisches Museum: The Kunsthistorisches Museum is a 19th-century museum that has lavish interiors as well as home to Habsburg's art collections. You will also find a lot of antiquities here which tell a lot about the history of Vienna. People who love to watch paintings will have a great time here as it houses some of the most iconic paintings made by world-class painters. Even the antique collection is loved by tourists and visitors because they look so unique. Everything is properly organized inside the museum so that it facilitates the visitors to properly view everything the museum is famous for. 

Which are the best things to do in Vienna?

1. Visit a Flea Market: If you are from a developed country and live in a modern city, you must have never seen a flea market and how shopping happens there. Vienna has many flea markets in the city and you will have a great time visiting there. Even if you don’t plan to buy something specific, just enter the market and see the vibe and the culture it has. If you intend to buy anything from the flea markets, keep in mind to bargain heavily as the first price said by the vendors is usually very inflated. There are many popular flea markets famous for their own particular specialty.

2. Walk Through a Musical Park: Musical parks are those parks where music concerts and other events usually take place in Vienna. If you are looking to just walk around, the musical parks would be a great place since the ambiance and the surroundings are awesome. In the process, you will also get to know more about the people here as you can interact with them while on your walk. For a tourist, a walk in a foreign city is the most amazing leisurely activity one can do.

3. Indulge in Local Cuisine: Most of the population of Vienna includes bureaucrats and students, who mostly eat in restaurants. Thus, there are several amazing places throughout the city where one can expect a sumptuous meal of local cuisine here. It also has a culture of street food but most of them are hygienic and well-maintained so you can even have your lunch or breakfast at such a place. The canteen of the Akademietheater is another lovely place to try out the local cuisine, the variety of food available here is amazing.

4. Hop on a bicycle and roam around the City: Vienna promotes cycling for the various benefits it provides, there is a public rental scheme run by the government. With just a small fee, you can rent a cycle or you can also head to one of the 61 docking stations in the city to get a cycle and pay there.

For tourists, there is a special kind of card available at a discounted rate which is known as the Citybike tourist card. One of the most amazing policies they have here is that if you return the cycle to another docking station just within an hour, there is no rental charge and it is completely free. 

When is the best time to visit Vienna?

The best time to visit Vienna is from April to May during the spring season while the temperatures are mild and the tourist crowd is also decent. You can also plan a visit during the months of September to October if you like a lesser tourist crowd and a milt season.The summers from June to August are jam-packed with tourists and usually the most expensive months as well.

How to reach Vienna?

By Plane: Vienna International Airport is the most important airport of Vienna. It caters to both International and Domestic flights. Bratislava Milan Rastislav Štefánik Airport is another airport which is important and located at a distance of about 54 km away from the Vienna International Airport.

By Train:
Trains are also international and domestic. The trains connect Venice to many places such as Budapest, Zurich, Munich etc. these stations are very accessible and should be posing any problems to anyone.

What is the local food of Vienna? Which are the best places to taste this food?

The local food of Vienna is as tasty as it gets, with the pastries, the curries, and everything that comes before, after and between them. The best places to eat this local food are:

1. Wiener Schnitzel
2. Wiener Würstel
3. Kaiserschmarrn
4. Apfelstrudel
5. Goulash
6. Sachertorte
7. Tafelspitz

The best places to enjoy the local cuisine are:

1. Bier And Bierli
2. Tunnel
3. Kräuterdrogerie
4. Erich
5. Alt Wien
6. Eis-Greißler

What is the best public transport to commute around Vienna?

The winding, one-way of Vienna is beautiful but might be slightly confusing for visitors traveling for the first time and alone. Therefore, public transport is the best option. The best mode of public transport to commute around Vienna are:

By Rail:
S-Bahn, RegionalBahn, and RegionalExpress are all expresses that connect The entirety of Vienna.

By U-Bahn:
these are the underground railways of Vienna, corresponding to metros and subways, and are a very convenient method of commuting around Vienna.

By Tram:
these are the slower methods of transportation, more for sightseeing, observing, and absorbing, and less for getting somewhere in a hurry.

By Bus:
This is the cheaper mode of transportation, the bus fares start from 1 euro.

By taxi:
Meter Services are available, pedicabs, and horse-drawn carts to provide you with a sense of the Victorian era, are available, and prices are negotiable, and should be negotiated while traveling to the airport.

By Car:
the transit of Vienna mostly does not require personal Car services, so walking on foot should be enough to move you from one place to another.

By Bicycles:
cycling is extremely convenient, and a suggested way to transport yourself in Vienna. The place has separate bicycle lanes, running along parks and rivers, and these have a way to make you reach your destination in half an hour, almost everywhere you go.

What is the local language in Vienna and which are the most commonly used?

The people of Vienna are very sweet and nice, but there are certain formalities and etiquette that one has to follow while in the city. On not following them, one can be heavily reprimanded, so here is the basic structure of the Viennese language:

1. Grüß Gott: Hello
2. Danke schön: Thank You Very Much
3. Guten Appetit: Happy Meal
4. Tschüß: Goodbye

Which are the best shopping places in Vienna and what are they famous for?

The city is dotted with the best of the best of shops, and souvenirs bought from these shops would be cherished by friends and family for all their life. The best shopping places in Vienna are:

1. Ringstraßen-Galerien: Art and Music
2. Donauzentrum: Largest shopping center loaded with restaurants with the best cuisines
3. Wien Mitte The Mall: Eateries
4. Manner Shop: Chocolates, biscuits, foodies
5. Xocolat: Chocolates of all types
6. Dorotheum: Artwork and Jewelry
7. Brunnenmarkt: Wide array of options
8. Flea Market at Naschmarkt: Local products and trinkets

How is the nightlife of Vienna?

Over the years, the nightlife of Vienna has blossomed and flourished. The nightlife in Vienna is perfect for ages ranging from young adults to borderline senior citizens. This, does not, however, refrain senior citizens from going out to have some fun.

Which are the best places for a wine tour in Vienna?

The wines in Vienna are famous for their richness, and their age. The best places of go wine tasting in Vienna are:

1. Wachau Valley Wine Tasting
2. Budapest Wine Tasting
3. Melk Abbey Wine Tasting
4. Bitzinger’s Augustinerkeller Wine Tasting
5. Schlumberger Cellars Wine Tasting
6. Nussdorf and Grinzing Wine Tasting

Vienna Reviews

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Jihye Hong
Reviewed: 11 Mar 2023
I liked Renee Magritte, so I went to the information that his painting might be there. I saw his paintings, but it was amazing and nice to have access to various prints. Picasso's work also had many works, and it was especially good to see paintings other than Monet's representative brightness. It w... Read More
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Jihye Hong
Reviewed: 11 Mar 2023
You can see everything about technology. Divide it into parts that you want to see. You can be surprised by the vast amount. Each part has a large amount, so there are many things such as life, industry, music, space, and photography.
Jihye Hong
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Jihye Hong
Reviewed: 13 Feb 2023
Was awesome  and very big Zoo , friendly staff and people 😍
Peter Wright
Reviewed: 23 Nov 2022
Easy booking, rapidly confirmed. Skipped the line and arrived a few minutes early. Belvedere upper houses some fine art as well as contemporary and medieval art pieces (from the Renaissance). Highly recommend a visit of about 1.5 hours. Xmas market in front of house was also delightful and the gluew... Read More
Peter Wright
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Ori Swisa
Reviewed: 20 Nov 2022
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Raya Ayman
Reviewed: 31 Dec 2022
I really liked and enjoyed every moment of it!
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