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Things to Do in Vienna

Activities to Do in Vienna

Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, See Wiener Riesenrad, Walk the Ringstrasse, Visit Hofburg Palace, Visit Palmenhaus, Take a visit to Sigmund Freud Museum, Explore Jewish Museum and many more.

This is an endless number of amazing things to do in Vienna on your trip to the beautiful and culturally rich country of Austria. This capital city offers you some of the richest historical archives and destinations to be explored and admired. Visitors can also explore the amazing museums of Vienna that will take them back in time and surely amaze them with their royal interiors. Apart from exploring the country’s history, the city also offers a plethora of amazing activities like river diving, rafting, kayaking, and much more, that you can indulge in on your visit.

Some of the best things to do in Vienna that one cannot miss out on include taking a ride on its popular Giant Ferris wheel, admiring the views of the entire city; admiring the astonishing artwork “The Kiss” at the Belvedere and spending some peaceful time by the Danube River and at the Royal Gardens. The visitors can also watch a ballet performance at the iconic Vienna Opera House and take a Waltz lesson to add on a twist to their trip. Also, do not forget to take a wine-tasting tour of one of the best vineyards in the city and try on the rich collection of chocolates that they have there!
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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
Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens
Schonbrunn translates to "beautiful spring" and this monument was once used as the summer residence by the Habsburg rulers. Now, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most frequented places to visit in Vienna and is a sprawling complex of staterooms, triumphal arch – the famous Gloriette, the Maze, Privy Garden, Orangery Garden, and Children's Museum.The best way to explore Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens is with tour passes and tickets as they prove to be more economical.Location: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, AustriaTiming: 09.30 AM - 05.00 PM Thursday - SundayEntry Fee: Starts 16 Euros for  Imperial Tour (shorter tour of  Schönbrunn Palace)
The Vienna Zoo
Also known as Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Vienna Zoo tops the list of places to visit in Vienna when you are holidaying with kids. This is one of the world's oldest zoos and the best place on the planet to see giant pandas, Siberian tigers, orangutans, elephants, and 700 other species of animals live in action. The zoo is a part of  Schönbrunn, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Location: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

Timing: 9.00 AM - 5.30 PM Mon-Sun

Entry Fee: 22 Euros for adults; 11 Euros for children between 6 and 18 years; Free for children less than 6 years
Karlskirche
Originally named as The Rektoratskirche St. Karl Borromäus, Karlskirche is a magnificent church in Vienna that fascinates tourists with its intricate dome paintings. With a huge elliptical copper dome at the center and twin enormous columns at the front, Karlskirche is one of the marvelous places to visit in Vienna.

Apart from the grandiose architecture that the church is famous for, this 18th-century baroque church is also popular for the classical concerts that it hosts all around the year.

Location: Kreuzherrengasse 1, 1040 Wien, Austria

Timing: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM Mon- Saturday; 12.00 PM - 7.00 PM Sunday

Entry Fee: 8 Euros
Hundertwasserhaus
Designed by the famous Austrian architect, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the colorful exteriors of this apartment have made it one of the signature places to visit in Vienna. While the vibrancy of the apartment’s exteriors makes it an instant head-turner, the houses here have about 200 trees and shrubs making them even more heavenly and lively.

Tourists can enjoy the modern architectural exemplar of Hundertwasserhaus only from the outside.

Location: Kegelgasse 36-38, 1030 Wien, Austria

Timings: 24 * 7
Vienna City Hall

Discover the regal charm of Vienna City Hall, an iconic landmark in Austria. This majestic building showcases stunning Gothic and Renaissance architectural elements, reflecting the city's rich history and cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of its halls and courtyards as you explore its significance as a political and cultural center. A must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and travelers seeking to experience the captivating essence of Vienna's municipal legacy.

The National Theater
With another name as Burg theatre, the National Theater in Vienna was originally constructed in 1740 and is one of the prominent monuments in Ring Boulevard. The current building dates back to the nineteenth century. The theatre's exteriors look splendid with arches and meticulously crafted facades.

Tourists can go on a guided tour around the theater or enjoy a live show. As you stroll through, the portraits that adorn the walls are sure to surprise you.

Location: Universitätsring 2, 1010 Wien, Austria

Timing: Subject to show timings

Entry Fee: Starts 5 Euros per seat
Austrian National Library
Originally named as the Imperial Court Library, the Austrian National Library is one of the best tourist places in Vienna that has an amazing library hall for bookworms.

Visitors can also visit the four museums located within the library complex and check out the rarest collection of books, archives, maps, and atlases. While at the library, do not miss seeing the two exquisite Venetian baroque globes present at the library hall.

Location: Josefsplatz 1, 1015 Wien, Austria

Timing: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM Tuesday - Sunday
 St. Peter’S Church
St. Peter's Church or Peterskirche is a Baroque Roman Catholic parish church that is situated at the center of Petersplatz Square. The church looks chic and features a foyer, mini chapels, and a high altar area.

Despite being compact, St. Peter's Church is one of the most scenic tourist places in Vienna that poses fascinating backdrops for candid pictures.

Location: Peterspl. 1, 1010 Wien, Austria

Timing: 07.00 AM - 08.00 PM Mon - Fri; 9.00 AM - 9.00 PM Sat and Sun
The Imperial Crypt
The Imperial Crypt also referred to as Kaisergruft, Kapuzinergruft, or the Capuchin Crypt is actually a burial chamber beneath the Capuchin Church. The Imperial Crypt is one of the eeriest tourist places in Vienna for a reason -  it has the remains of about 150 Habsburg royalties.

The coffins of the royalties were mostly designed by sculptor Balthasar Ferdinand Moll. The hearts of the royal members were preserved in silver urns and are kept in Herzgruft or "Heart Room”.

Location: Tegetthoffstraße 2, 1010 Wien, Austria

Timing: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM Sat and Sun; 10.30 AM - 5.00 Monday - Friday

Entry Fee: 8 Euros for adults; 4.80 Euros for students and children
Donauturm
Built on the northern bank of the Danube River, the Donauturm Tower is one of the breathtakingly beautiful places to see in Vienna. Refurbished in 2018, this is the tallest structure in Austria. Express lifts take tourists to the split-level viewing platform and the 360 degrees view of the Vienna city and the adjacent Danube River is sure to surprise you.

A level higher above the viewing deck has a restaurant that has floor-to-ceiling glass windows to enjoy unhindered views of the city, river, surrounding hills.

Location: Donauturm Platz 1, 1220 Wien, Austria

Timing: 10.00 AM - 12.00 AM Mon-Sun

Entry fee: 14.50 Euros for adults
Kärntnerstrasse
A paradise in Vienna of upscale shopping and fine dining, Kärtner Strasse is a pedestrian-only street that is lined with high-end fashion boutiques and plush restaurants. This street was known as the "Strata Carinthia Forum" during the Roman Age and during the Second World War, many noble buildings here were destroyed.

Today, the street has evolved into a great hangout spot. The international flagship stores are certainly one of the best places to see in Vienna.

Location: From the Stephansplatz out to the Wiener Staatsoper at Karlsplatz on the Ringstraße

Timings: Shops are usually from 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM Mon-Fri
Wiener Riesenrad
Wiener Riesenrad is a Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel that takes you an alluring ride giving panoramic views of Vienna city. The giant wheel is located at the entrance of the Prater amusement park. It rises to a height of about 64.75 meters.

The Ferris wheel takes you on an amazing circular journey in wooden cabinets with dining options and has become the symbol of the city.

Location: Riesenradplatz 1, 1020 Wien, Austria

Timing: Open from 10.00 AM every day

Entry Fee: €12 for adults; €5 for children aged 3-14 years; Free for Children under 3
The Demel Café
Founded in 1786, The Demel is a famous pastry and chocolate shop that has been serving lip-smackingly delicious cream cakes, scones & strudels for more than 100 years.

With a very pleasing ambiance and soothing interiors, The Demel Cafe is one of the iconic places to see in Vienna that is crowded by both tourists and locals alike.

Location: Kohlmarkt 14, 1010 Wien, Austria

Timing: 10.00 AM - 12.00 AM Mon-Sun
Natural History Museum
One of the largest non-university research centers in Austria, this museum has an astounding collection of celestial bodies like the "Tissint'' meteorite. The 29,500-year-old Venus of Willendorf is another huge draw at the museum.

Other collectibles that fascinate visitors are the Steller's sea cow and dinosaur skeletons. The Digital Planetarium at the museum plays informative and interesting outer space clips.

Location: Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria

Timing: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM Mon-Sun

Entry Fee: 12 Euros for adults

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Reviewed: 11 Mar 2023
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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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Reviewed: 11 Mar 2023
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Reviewed: 13 Feb 2023
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Peter Wright
Reviewed: 23 Nov 2022
5.0/5
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
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