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Vienna, Austria: A Complete Travel Guide


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Vienna, the capital of Austria, is a gorgeous metropolis to go to. Filled with appeal, elegant wealthy structure, conventional espresso outlets, gorgeous palaces and different landmarks. Vienna is in an ideal location too, virtually in the course of Europe and has wonderful land connections to neighbouring cities and nations, in addition to air connections by way of Vienna Worldwide Airport. This information will present concepts on issues you would do in 24-48 hours, in addition to locations to eat, cafes and bar ideas, locations to remain, pictures suggestions and extra.

Issues to See and Do

Vienna isn’t that unfold out and plenty of sights are positioned shut to one another, making it straightforward to go to and see rather a lot in a brief time period. Under are a collection of high issues to see within the metropolis. We suggest trying on the under record after which deciding in your favourites. method is to make use of Google Maps and pin the locations you most need to go to on the map. You may then use this map as a information. If in case you have an Android cellphone then obtain an offline map, and you will discover all these markers on the map.

Out there within the metropolis is the Vienna Card which gives reductions to many sights and in addition free journey. In the event you plan to journey and go to quite a lot of sights this can be an excellent factor to purchase.


Stephansdom or St. Stephen’s Cathedral is among the oldest and most well-known landmarks within the metropolis and probably the nation. The church is free to go inside the place you possibly can see the previous gothic structure, and for superb views of Vienna head up the North or South Towers (for a small free).

Web sitewww.stephanskirche.at

Vienna Skyline from Stephansdom
Skyline from Stephansdom


Probably the most spectacular church I’ve ever seen, Karlskirche is a Roman Catholic Church that was accomplished in 1737 and the structure is an instance of baroque structure at it’s finest. The church is a good place to go and loosen up, and in the course of the spring, summer time and early autumn, there’s a water function and park within the entrance of it. You can even go to the within of the church for €eight when you like. 

Tackle: Kreuzherrengasse 1, 1040




Discover Naschmarkt

Within the sixth district near lots of the cities landmarks together with Karlskirche (above) is Naschmarkt, which is a implausible market originating from the 16th century. Additionally alongside the market are a lot of good eating places so it’s an ideal place to cease for lunch! The market isn’t open on Sundays so bear this in thoughts while you plan your go to.

Tackle: Naschmarkt, 1060

Naschmarkt, Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna’s hottest attraction, the Schönbrunn Palace, is a should do for anybody visiting the town. The palace complicated is large and you would simply spend the complete day there. On the Schönbrunn are combo tickets or single tickets and the sights on website embrace visiting the Imperial Palace and studying about its historical past, visiting the massive Zoo, heading to palm home, seeing the Vienna skyline from the Gloriette and plenty of extra.

One of many nice issues in regards to the Palace is that the principle gardens are free to enter and in the course of the hotter months there are essentially the most lovely flower decorations in inventive patterns (you possibly can see these barely under).

Web sitewww.schoenbrunn.at

Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Palace


Prater is a big park positioned in north Vienna and is residence to the cities implausible amusement park. This amusement park is free to enter and stroll round, and then you definately pay for any sights.

Throughout the park are a lot of rides which might go well with all ages. Among the high sights embrace the Wiener Riesenrad, which is among the oldest Ferris wheels on this planet courting from 1897 and nonetheless has it’s previous picket cabins. There may be additionally the Liliputbahn which is a small railway experience excellent for the children, and the Praterturm which is a 117 meters excessive swing which would offer superior views of the park and surrounding space while you spin round. Additionally, you will discover bumper automobiles, curler coasters and far more.

Throughout the park are a lot of meals choices and an excellent place is www.schweizerhaus.at which serves good beer and meals. Prater isn’t open all yr spherical although and closes within the winter. Examine on their web site upfront earlier than you go to.

Web sitewww.prater.at

Prater Park
Prater Park

Rathaus (Vienna Metropolis Corridor)

Vienna’s Metropolis Corridor, or Rathaus, is an architectural gem and is particularly spectacular at evening when it’s lit up. It was accomplished in 1883 and is a authorities constructing and the seat of the Mayor. It’s doable to have excursions of the constructing offering a have a look at the varied staterooms, halls and different components of the constructing. Head to the hyperlink under for extra info on the excursions. 

In entrance of Metropolis Corridor is Rathausplatz which is the situation of varied occasions all year long, together with one of many fundamental Christmas markets, the Vienna Movie Competition, numerous live shows, ice skating and far more. 

Web sitewww.wien.gv.at/english/cityhall/tours

Wiener Eistraum, Vienna Ice World, Rathaus
Wiener Eistraum, Vienna Ice World, Rathaus

Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Pure Historical past Museum

At Maria-Theresien-Platz are these two implausible museums dealing with one another. The Kunsthistorisches Museum is an artwork museum with a big assortment, galleries and numerous exhibitions. The inside can also be very lovely with a powerful fundamental entrance, staircase and cafe being notably good by way of structure.

The Pure Historical past Museum on the alternative facet is after all is about pure historical past, and has an enormous assortment of pure objects together with gem stones, meteorites, a dinosaur corridor and far more.

Web sitekhm.at and nhm-wien.ac.at

Museums at Maria-Theresien-Platz
Museums at Maria-Theresien-Platz

Belvedere Palace

The Belvedere is a big complicated consisting of an higher and decrease palace in addition to giant gardens. The gardens are free to enter and from the higher palace you’ll be capable to see in the direction of the centre of the town and Stephansdom. The palace was constructed as a summer time residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy who lived from 1663-1736. The constructing has a gorgeous baroque design and the attraction is now a listed UNESCO World Heritage Website. 

You should purchase tickets to enter palaces, and within the higher palace you’ll get to see a big assortment of Austria Artwork and in addition work from Worldwide Artists together with Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh. And within the Decrease palace you’ll discover numerous short-term exhibitions. In the event you go to the within you should have the chance to benefit from the structure and numerous rooms which are publicly accessible. Throughout Christmas outdoors the higher palace is certainly one of Vienna’s many Christmas Markets.

Web sitebelvedere.at


Wiener Staatsoper

The Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) is the cities most well-known opera home and is exceptionally lovely, particularly at evening. The constructing was completed in 1869 and has round 350 performances every season together with operas and ballets. An incredible expertise while within the metropolis can be to go to and revel in an Opera efficiency. At this specific venue you additionally get small screens in entrance of your seats which have English translated textual content. In the event you don’t fancy opera however wished to go to the within you even have the choice of guided excursions which are 40 minutes permitting you to be taught a number of the historical past of the venue and see a number of the operational areas of the constructing.

Web sitewiener-staatsoper.at

Wiener Staatsoper
Wiener Staatsoper


This unbelievable exterior was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and might be one of the vibrant facades on this planet! It was accomplished in 1985 and inside the constructing are residences, workplaces and terraces. If you’re a photographer or fan of structure this constructing needs to be high of your record.

Tackle: Kegelgasse 36-38, 1030


Lengthy Evening of Museums

It’s price noting that every year in October is a particular occasion referred to as the Lengthy Evening of Museums the place you pay a small charge and get entry to numerous museums within the metropolis. It is possible for you to to seek out out about taking part museums and updated information on langenacht.orf.at because it turns into accessible.

Extra Issues to See and Do

Town has tons extra sights together with the Hofburg Palace, Austrian Parliament and far more. You could find some extra concepts utilizing the hyperlinks under, together with lesser recognized and the extra standard:

Excursions and Actions

Locations to Eat

Eating places in Vienna can typically be fairly good. The nationwide dish is a Schnitzel which regularly comes as pork or veal, with veal being the dearer choice. You’ll discover some ideas of locations you would eat under based mostly. It’s really helpful to guide a desk because the extra standard locations can change into absolutely booked. Additionally, keep in mind money as not all eating places take financial institution playing cards.

  • Motto am Fluss –  One of many nicest eating places within the metropolis, Motto am Fluss is a implausible place to dine. The restaurant has a fancy and romantic ambiance, and while consuming some scrumptious dishes, you’re going to get to benefit from the views of the canal. Throughout my go to, there was very nice music taking part in from a stay DJ that labored very well with the vibe. Web site: www.mottoamfluss.at |  Really helpful for: Lunch/Dinner/Good/Romantic
  • Heurige – My favorite consuming expertise in Vienna is to go to a Heurige, that are conventional wine taverns that promote their very own do-it-yourself wine. Many Heurige have their vineyards at their eating places that are a pleasant to gaze upon while consuming and ingesting the native meals. Web site: Head to www.wien.info for some ideas of locations. | Really helpful for: Lunch/Dinner/Informal/Tradition
  • Cafe Imperial or 1873 – HalleNsalon – Cafe Imperial, for my part, serves the very best Schnitzel within the metropolis and is in a gorgeous elegant setting in Lodge Imperial Vienna. Web site: www.imperialvienna.com | Really helpful for: Lunch/Dinner/Posh/Romantic
  • The Guesthouse – The Guesthouse is a pleasant place to go for breakfast and so they do nice eggs benedict. It’s additionally shut to varied sights within the 1st district, such because the Albertina and Wiener Staatsoper. Web site: www.theguesthouse.at | Really helpful for: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Good
  • Swing Kitchen – For superb vegan quick meals head to Swing! They take advantage of scrumptious burgers and fries, amongst different issues, and even in case you are not a vegan when you’ve tasted this meals you’ll in all probability need to eat this on a regular basis. Web site: www.swingkitchen.com | Really helpful for: Lunch/Dinner/Informal

Different locations to eat and drink

Learn The Finest Eating places and Locations to Eat in Vienna and for vegan eating places try Ultimate list of the best vegan restaurants food in Vienna Austria on TheViennaBlog.com

Fish Dish

Viennese Espresso Retailers

Vienna is known for its espresso outlets and listed below are a number of the finest ones. Typically in these espresso outlets you’ll discover a good selection of espresso with Melange being the native sort, in addition to a cake choice.

Cafes in Vienna

  • Cafe Central –  With a gorgeous design, this espresso store might be one of the well-known within the metropolis. They’ve a wide variety of scrumptious desserts you’ll see as you stroll in and the structure inside is spectacular and exquisite. Inside you’ll actually really feel like you might be in Vienna. This espresso store can get fairly busy although so be ready to queue. Web site: www.cafecentral.wien
  • Demel – Situated alongside the Kohlmarkt which is certainly one of Vienna’s most posh streets is Demel. The entrance part of the cafe is a store permitting you to purchase sweets, chocolate and extra, and the cafe is positioned in the direction of the again and up the steps. Web site: www.demel.at
  • Sperl – Cafe Sperl is the attractive Espresso store you can see above. It’s positioned simply down from Mariahilferstrasse and really near MuseumsQuartier. This a really typical Viennese and never fairly so touristy place to go. Web site: www.cafesperl.at
  • Café Sacher – Probably the most well-known Espresso outlets though I’ve not made it there but. It’s positioned proper subsequent to the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera). Web site: www.sacher.com
  • Café Landtmann – This cafe is positioned near the Rathaus (Vienna’s Metropolis Corridor). Highly regarded and traditional. Web site: www.landtmann.at

For extra nice concepts head to Traditional Viennese Cafés and Pastry Shops on viennainsider.com.


Vienna isn’t actually the get together scene however there are many good bars and a few get together locations. Listed below are a number of the nicest bars in addition to a number of locations for the youthful crowd.

Selection of drinks at a bar

  • 25hours Lodge – The rooftop bar of 25hours Lodge is nice enjoyable and has a full of life ambiance. It has a trendy design and from the skin patio you additionally get views in the direction of the town. Web site: www.25hours-hotels.com
  • Chelsea – Chelsea is a considerably grundy sort venue and typically has bands taking part in. It’s a cool spot although when you wished to go have some drinks in a extra get together ambiance. Web site: www.chelsea.co.at
  • Molly Darcy’s – This can be a typical Irish pub and so they typically have stay music too. Web site: www.mollydarcys.at 
  • Bars alongside the Danube Canal – All alongside the Danube canal close to Schwedenplatz are a lot of outdoors bars that are nice for the summer time. Most of them are alongside Obere Donaustrasse. There may be additionally Strandbar Herrmann which is kind of huge and on the opposite facet of the canal closest to Schwedenplatz. These are particularly nice in the summertime and plenty of of them have deck chairs so you possibly can loosen up within the solar with a chilly drink.
  • Cafe Bar Bloom – For rooftop views in the direction of Stephansdom Cafe Bar Bloom is pretty good. The rooftop isn’t big although so bear this in thoughts. Web site: www.cafebarbloom.at
  • 1873 – HalleNsalon – Probably the most lovely bars within the metropolis is 1873 HalleNsalson at Lodge Imperial Vienna. It’s extra of a relaxed and opulent ambiance versus a celebration place. Generally they’ve Jazz and different stay music on. Web site: www.imperialvienna.com
  • Das Loft – For superb sunsets and views of the town head to Das Loft which is on the highest ground of the Sofitel. It’s finest to go right here for sundown/blue hour earlier than the solar goes down because the glass may be very reflective.  You can even eat right here too.
    Web site: restaurants.accorhotels.com
  • Palmenhaus – An incredible place for some night drinks, particularly in the summertime on the patio dealing with in the direction of Burgarten. Web site: www.palmenhaus.at

For extra concepts head to Best Vienna Rooftop Bars with Breathtaking Views on TheViennablog.com.

Locations to Keep in Vienna

We’d suggest staying at central as doable. That method you’ll simply be capable to stroll to lots of the fundamental sights and to a number of the cafes and eating places. You can even use the subway to simply get across the metropolis.

  • Price range – wombat’s CITY Hostels – Situated near Vienna’s very cool Naschmarkt (excellent for meals) in addition to a brief stroll from the principle buying avenue Mariahilferstrasse, and sights corresponding to Kalskirche.
  • Mid-Vary – 25Hours Hotel A enjoyable and properly designed resort. The rooms are trendy with loads of facilities and the situation means you possibly can simply get to a lot of Vienna’s fundamental landmarks by merely strolling.
  • Luxurious – Hotel Imperial Vienna One of many metropolis’s most opulent inns from the superbly designed bedrooms, the grand staircase to the cafes and foyer. This is among the fanciest inns for these on the lookout for the last word luxurious expertise.

Discover extra resort and lodging choices on Booking.com.

For more information on areas head to High Ideas in case you are Visiting Vienna which has extra detailed info on numerous areas.

Getting Round Vienna

To/from the Airport

Attending to and from Vienna Worldwide Airport is straightforward and you need to use both the S7/OEBB trains, or the CAT (Metropolis Airport Prepare). The S7 prices approx €3.90 from the airport (Flughafen Wien) to the town, while the CAT prices €11 for a single and €17 for a return.

You can even use Uber or Taxis which price round €30+. Alternatively, think about using a service corresponding to welcomepickups.com.

Throughout the Metropolis

Public transport in Vienna is reasonable, environment friendly and properly designed, with many subway/tram and bus stops near sights and all through the town. When travelling you will get single tickets, 24 hour, 48 hour, 72 hour and weekly passes. Or annual passes if you’re going to be dwelling within the metropolis.

Fares are low cost costing solely €2.20 for an grownup single fare, as much as €16.50 for 72-hour ticket. When shopping for tickets keep in mind to validate your ticket utilizing the machines within the station. To get round you can even think about using Uber or native taxis.

Head to High Ideas in case you are Visiting Vienna to learn extra about transportation in Vienna.

Vienna Normal Vacation spot Data

  • Vacation spot sort: – Historical past, Tradition, Structure, Opera
  • Foreign money: – Euro
  • WiFi: – Out there at most inns, some eating places/espresso outlets. Additionally accessible at fundamental OEBB prepare stations and a few public sights
  • Emergency numbers:
    Dial 122 for Fireplace and rescue
    Dial 133 for Police
    Dial 144 for Medical
  • Arrive by air:Vienna International Airport is simply outdoors the town and simply accessible by public prepare, taxis and Uber
  • Arrive by prepare: – You may guide tickets on oebb.at to get round Austria and in addition between some worldwide cities. It’s less expensive to guide upfront by a minimum of two weeks.
  • Arrive by bus: – You may simply get to Vienna by bus. We frequently use FlixBus to journey between worldwide cities as they’re low cost and supply an excellent service
  • Language: – German (English is nice in public locations)
  • Energy provide: – European Sort F – Normal Voltage 230V 50hz – world journey adapter is Skross PRO World Travel Adapter

Vienna Pictures Ideas

  • Head up Stephansdom to seize superior skyline footage.
  • Discover the Interior Strasse within the early morning for quieter streets.
  • Look out the tree tunnel within the Schönbrunn gardens.
  • Get low to the bottom to seize footage of the cobbled pavements within the Innere Strasse.
  • Go to Vienna at Christmas for lovely festive lights.
  • Discover the ring at evening and use a tripod when the buildings are lit up.
  • When there’s no wind head to Belvedere and seize excellent reflections of the Palace within the pond.

For all the very best photograph spots head to my publish: The Finest Instagram and Pictures Spots in Vienna

Go to my information for extra suggestions: Final Ideas for Journey Pictures

Prolong Your Journey

Why not lengthen your journey and go to a number of locations. There are many locations in Austria that are simply accessible by prepare together with Salzburg and Hallstatt. Or you would go to cities in neighbouring nations, corresponding to Prague, Budapest or Bratislava.

To get between these locations use native transport such trains, or for cheaper choices use a bus service corresponding to FlixBus.

Extra Assets

Generally it helps to take a guidebook in your travels. Under you can see a suggestion that’s accessible on Amazon.


Tourism web site: www.austria.info | www.wien.info

Mike Clegg

Mike Clegg

Mike is the creator and first writer of Journey and Locations. He began this web site in order to share his experiences and suggestions with travellers. He’s from the UK and has travelled to many locations around the globe. He likes to shares his footage and tales by way of Instagram and this web site… [Read full bio]


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