Vienna Travel Guide
Vienna is always evolving – and yet remains true to itself. Every visit reveals something new and familiar, on both sides of the Danube.
A personalized way of exploring the city from district to district is a mixture containing many different highlights.
The best place to start are the must-sees most Vienna travel guides would recommend to visit:
- The historic centre of Vienna with the St. Stephen's Cathedral
- The Ringstrasse and its imperial buildings
- The Schönbrunn Palace
- The giant Hofburg and all its museums
- The Vienna State Opera with daily performances
- The Belvedere Palace and the biggest Klimt collection in the world
- The Secession with the prominent "Krauthappel"-Dach
- The skyscraper at the Donaucity and the UNO-City next to it
- and many more
Once the famous buildings are checked off, many other destinations are waiting to unveil the secrets of the city.
Art & Culture in Vienna
Besides all the imposing architectural highlights from the Barock and Art Nouveau era, Vienna offers a wide choice of cultural pinnacles. Museums of nature, science, art, history or scurrilities on the one side and a very active music scene on the other will keep tourists busy for days and nights.
Tip: Book tickets for popular events online in advance.
Travelling with the family
If the trip to Vienna includes the whole family, many opportunities for every age of life await in the Austrian capital. How about a visit to the oldest amusement park in the world? The „Wiener Wurstelprater“ is one of many locations, that make children’s hearts leap for joy. Other destinations offer interactive museums, an action & fun paradise on the Danube Island, the world famous zoo and much, much more.
Shopping in Vienna
Travelling to Vienna is a perfect occasion for some serious shopping. Luxury stores, souvenir shops, malls, antique stores, candy shops: the city has many spots for every kind of shopping fever. Some of them are the old city centre, the Mariahilfer-Straße („Mahü“), the Golden Quarter or the shops at the Kohlmarkt.
Vienna for Nature Lovers
More than half of the city’s surface is covered in meadows, woods or waters. No matter where you are, there is always an opportunity to leave the urban area behind and disappear into the Viennese wildlife to relax a little. Facilities like the Green Prater provide a great place to breathe easy in the middle of the stunning nature.
Vienna wouldn’t be Vienna if it hadn‘t some exeptional aces up its sleeve. Insider tips include a visit to the Snail Farm, the Madhouse Tower, the Funeral Museum or a trip through the sewer. For all travelers who like to see the „other“ side of one of Europe’s most fascinating cities.