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Vienna

Austria's imperial capital

Austria’s capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm. Here you'll find things to do in Vienna.

Vienna’s history dates back to the first post-Christian century when the Romans established the military camp Vindobona. Today’s cityscape is characterised by the abundance of baroque buildings created mostly under the rule of Empress Maria Theresia and Emperor Franz Joseph who was largely responsible for the monumental architecture round the Ringstraße. To experience Vienna at it's fullest we have created some things to do in Vienna.

Schloss Schönbrunn, the former imperial summer residence, is one of the most popular sights. The sumptuous palace with the beautifully tended formal gardens, the Gloriette monument, the Palm House, and the zoo attract hordes of visitors each year. The huge Hofburg (Imperial Palace) was the base of the Habsburgs for over six centuries, and is an impressive repository of culture and heritage.

The splendid baroque Belvedere Palace today houses the Österreichische Galerie (Austrian Gallery) displaying the largest collection of works by Klimt and Kokoschka as well as famous paintings by Schiele. Vienna’s prime landmarks are the gothic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral), the Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater, Vienna’s old recreational park, and the Spanish Riding School with their world-famous Lipizzaner horses.

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Vienna: Architectural Highlights

In Vienna, contemporary and historic buildings coexist in a strikingly innovative manner.
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Haas-House and St. Stephan's Cathedral in Vienna's city center © WienTourismus  Peter Rigaud Bildtext_Schloss Schönbrunn Haas-House and St. Stephan's Cathedral in Vienna's city center © WienTourismus Peter Rigaud Bildtext_Schloss Schönbrunn

Hotels in Vienna

Austria's imperial capital has it all. Grand deluxe hotels, stylish boutique hotels, and family run hotels with flair.
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Spanish Riding School in Vienna © Spanische Hofreitschule/Stefan Seelig Spanish Riding School in Vienna © Spanische Hofreitschule/Stefan Seelig

Spanish Riding School

The traditions of this haute école of classic equestrianism have been passed down by word of mouth for more than 400 years.
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Ball season in Vienna

Nowhere are balls so romantically formal as in Vienna. This tradition is intoxicating to locals and visitors for far more than a single night.
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Naschmarkt Vienna

A Saturday morning must-do for locals and visitors. The Viennese Naschmarkt, Vienna’s largest outdoor market.
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Vienna Boys’ Choir

The Vienna Boys' Choir is one of the oldest boys' choirs in the world and an enduring symbol of Austria for more than 500 years.
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St. Stephen's Cathedral

If you had to name the most iconic building in Vienna, without a doubt it would have to be St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
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Belvedere Palace in Vienna © WienTourismus/Hertha Hurnaus Belvedere Palace in Vienna © WienTourismus/Hertha Hurnaus

The Belvedere Vienna

Vienna’s stunning Belvedere Palace houses the world’s largest collection of paintings by Klimt.
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Schönbrunn Zoo

The world’s oldest zoo is alive with activity day and night, rain or shine.
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Impressions of Vienna

  • Visit Vienna's Art History Museum © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Visit Vienna's Art History Museum © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller
  • Beautiful sunset in Vienna © filmspektakel.at Beautiful sunset in Vienna © filmspektakel.at
  • Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller
  • MuseumsQuartier Vienna; one of Europe's biggest exhibition spaces © Hertha Hurnaus MuseumsQuartier Vienna; one of Europe's biggest exhibition spaces © Hertha Hurnaus
  • View of the City hall in Vienna © WienTourismus / Christian Stemper View of the City hall in Vienna © WienTourismus / Christian Stemper

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Dining Experiences in Vienna

Looking for an upscale dining experience in Vienna? We have compiled a list of restaurants, that will enhance you travel experience.

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Easter Markets in Vienna

The array of markets and magnificent concerts and operas will entice you to return to Vienna for Easter every year.

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