Things to do in

Vienna

Immerse yourself in historic opulence, exquisite architecture, and some of Europe’s coziest cafes.

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Top 10 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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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 Rathaus

    4. Vienna Rathaus

    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!

  • Vienna State Opera

    5. 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!

  • Madame Tussauds Vienna

    6. Madame Tussauds Vienna

    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!

  • St. Stephen's Cathedral

    7. St. Stephen's Cathedral

    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.

  • Leopold Museum

    8. 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

    9. 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.

  • Jewish Museum

    10. Jewish Museum

    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.

Frequently asked questions about Vienna

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Planning Your 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 (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +43
  • Best time to visit
    Any time of the year!

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What people are saying about Vienna

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 33,601 reviews

Highly recommend this mini tour and what I recommend the most is Stephen like the church ;) he really made my day in Vienna, I didn’t know where to begin my journey to explore and that’s was the best start I could do. Go see Stephen and his knowledge of where he was born and grew up.

It was a gratefull experience..full o historic and leisure time..our guide held us to underdtand all about Hallstatt

It was such a lovely experience! Loved getting to see and hear so much history of beautiful music

Amazing concert, what a beautiful evening. While in Vienna , a classical concert is a must!!!

It was a fantastic concert in the most amazing environment