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Vienna

The capital city of Austria is a historic and cultural jewel. Museums, palaces, restaurants and bars are just a few examples of what Vienna has to offer.

Cultural highlights

Karlskirche Vienna © © Österreich Werbung / Diejun Karlskirche Vienna © © Österreich Werbung / Diejun

Architectural highlights Vienna

Whether in the historic city centre, at a traditional wine tavern or on the other side of the Danube: Vienna is full of architectural highlights. Here, contemporary and historic buildings coexist in a strikingly innovative way.
An architectural round trip of Vienna
Pas de Deux Vorführung in der Spanischen Hofreitschule © Spanische Hofreitschule / Michael Rzepa Pas de Deux Vorführung in der Spanischen Hofreitschule © Spanische Hofreitschule / Michael Rzepa

Spanish Riding School Vienna

The Lipizzaner stallions enchant their public at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, the oldest riding school in the world.
High school of horsemanship
Hofburg Vienna Imperial Apartments © © Hofburg Kaiserappartements Hofburg Vienna Imperial Apartments © © Hofburg Kaiserappartements

Imperial Austria

During their centuries-long domination of Europe, the Habsburgs proved to be not only passionate builders, but also keen travellers - a fact that is manifested in the diversity of imperial structures all across Austria.
In the footsteps of the Habsburgs
Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © © Österreich Werbung / Lois Lammerhuber Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © © Österreich Werbung / Lois Lammerhuber

Castles and Palaces

Austria is filled with magnificent castles and palaces, grandiose witnesses of a bygone era. Follow the footsteps of emperors and knights and let history come alive.
A grand choice
Staatsoper Wien © Wien Tourismus / Christian Stemper Staatsoper Wien © Wien Tourismus / Christian Stemper

Austria's music history

It is commonly said that travel broadens the mind. This is especially true of musicians. The works of Mozart, Haydn, Liszt and Mahler would be unimaginable if their composers had not spent much of their lives travelling. In the greatest cities of Europe they not only captivated audiences with their music; they also found inspiration for many pieces.
An open ear for distant shores

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Food and Drink

Tafelspitz © © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt Tafelspitz © © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt

Tafelspitz

Boiled veal, or Tafelspitz, is the king of the beef dishes in Vienna.
Recipe
The traditional Wiener Schnitzel © © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt The traditional Wiener Schnitzel © © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt

Wiener Schnitzel

The eponymous breaded and fried veal escalope wasn't actually invented in Vienna.  
Recipe
Wiener Apfelstrudel © © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt Wiener Apfelstrudel © © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt

Wiener Apfelstrudel

Delicious served with icing sugar and Viennese coffee.
Recipe
Original Sacher-Torte © © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt Original Sacher-Torte © © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt

Sachertorte

Created in 1832, this must be the most famous chocolate cake in the world today.
Recipe
View of Vienna from the Nussberg © © Österreich Werbung / Diejun View of Vienna from the Nussberg © © Österreich Werbung / Diejun

Vienna wine region

No other country can lay claim to so much viticulture and wine-culture in its capital city. Grapes were cultivated in Vienna as early as 1132 AD.
Vienna – the wine capital
Schlumberger Wine Cellars Vienna © C. Mikes Schlumberger Wine Cellars Vienna © C. Mikes

Schlumberger wine cellars

A tour through Austria's oldest sparkling wine cellars opens the door to a world of bubbling delights. Learn how the sparkle is created and enjoy ample opportunity to sample some of Schlumberger's best varieties.
A highlight of any trip to Vienna
Café Korb in Vienna © © Österreich Werbung / Lois Lammerhuber Café Korb in Vienna © © Österreich Werbung / Lois Lammerhuber

Kaffeehaus culture Vienna

The Viennese say they looted sacks of coffee beans after the Turks withdrew following a failed siege in 1683. But it was a spy on the payroll of the Royal Court who gave the city its real taste for coffee. Born in Istanbul, he founded Vienna’s first Kaffeehaus in 1685.
A real taste for coffee

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Art and Museums

Albertina in Vienna © © Österreich Werbung / Popp-Hackner Albertina in Vienna © © Österreich Werbung / Popp-Hackner

Albertina - Vienna

The Albertina accommodates one of the largest and most precious graphic art collections in the world. Today, it comprises nearly 50,000 drawings and one million prints dating from all major epochs: from Late Gothic to contemporary art.
Find out more about Albertina - Vienna
Oberes-Belvedere-Abend-1_web © Belvedere Oberes-Belvedere-Abend-1_web © Belvedere

Gallery Belvedere - Vienna

This Baroque masterpiece houses is one of Europe's most important museums, the Gallery Belvedere Vienna. In the Upper Belvedere the world's largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt is on display, alongside works by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.
One of Vienna's highlights
Leopold Museum, Vienna © © Österreich Werbung / Bartl Leopold Museum, Vienna © © Österreich Werbung / Bartl

Leopold Museum - Vienna

The Leopold Museum in the Viennese MuseumsQuartier presents Austrian paintings of the 19th and 20th century, including the world’s biggest Schiele collection in its spacious, light-flooded rooms.
Visit Website
wien museumsquartier mumok © Wien Tourismus / Christian Stemper wien museumsquartier mumok © Wien Tourismus / Christian Stemper

MUMOK Museum of Modern Art - Vienna

Located in the gigantic black basalt cube, the MUMOK Museum of Modern Art, in the courtyard of the Viennese MuseumsQuartier, view a vast collection of major 20th century artists - from Picasso to Pollock - as well as changing contempoary exhibitions.
MUMOK Website
Museum of Fine Arts Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Museum of Fine Arts Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Museum of Fine Arts - Vienna

Thanks to the acquisitions by and the patronage of the House of Habsburg, the Museum of fine Arts in Vienna has an unrivalled collection of old masters, including a vast selection of works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
Work of the masters
Haydn Portrait © © Österreich Werbung / Lois Lammerhuber Haydn Portrait © © Österreich Werbung / Lois Lammerhuber

Vienna: Exhibitions

There are several exhibitions in Vienna spotlighting the life and works of Joseph Haydn, one of the most prominent composers of the classical period. Some of these exhibitions are staged at original Haydn venues.
Haydn exhibitions in Vienna
House of Music facade © Inge Prader House of Music facade © Inge Prader

Haus der Musik - Vienna

Haus der Musik - Vienna is a modern interactive experimental museum in the historic city center of Vienna, where the Vienna Philharmonic was founded. Infotainment, Edutainment and Entertainment – these are the three catchwords characterizing the Haus der Musik - Vienna, offering the visitor a lively introduction to the history of Austria’s great composers.
The House of Sound
Vienna Secession © © Österreich Werbung / Hans Wiesenhofer Vienna Secession © © Österreich Werbung / Hans Wiesenhofer

The Secession - Vienna

Today, it is one of Austria’s most photographed structures and a leading centre for contemporary art. But when it opened in 1898, the Secession - Vienna touched off a scandal.
Scandalous and superb

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Accommodations

Sacher Vienna by Night © Hotel Sacher Wien Sacher Vienna by Night © Hotel Sacher Wien
Vienna
City Centre

Hotel Sacher Vienna

Hotel Sacher Vienna is one of the world’s great luxury hotels, providing the highest standard of comfort, superb service and every modern technology guests need.
A legend blending trend and tradition
Beletage Residenz XL Room © Hotel Hollmann Beletage Beletage Residenz XL Room © Hotel Hollmann Beletage
Vienna
City Centre

Hotel Hollmann Beletage

This contemporary, unconventional yet elegantly styled boutique hotel is situated amidst historical buildings directly in the heart of Vienna.
Unique starting point for Viennese excursions
Suite im 25hours beim Museumsquartier in Wien © 25hours Hotels / Stephan Lemke Suite im 25hours beim Museumsquartier in Wien © 25hours Hotels / Stephan Lemke

Design Hotels in Vienna

Vienna was one of Europe's most important 19th century cities, home to many great musicians and some of the best examples of Art Nouveau architecture. Nowadays Vienna offers its visitors an insight into its cultural heritage with a fantastic range of modern accommodation and a true cosmopolitan touch.
Visit Vienna
Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg © Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg © Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser

Castle Hotels & Mansions

Castle Hotels & Mansions is a select group of romantic castle hotels, historic country homes, manor houses, estates, restaurants and inns across Austria.
Incomparably unique
St. Martin Chalets © © St. Martin Chalet St. Martin Chalets © © St. Martin Chalet

Chalets & Holiday Homes in Austria

Skiing and hiking chalets come in all sizes and all standards in the Austrian Alps, with some including luxury facilities such as saunas. Use our chalet finder to source your ideal lodgings.
Plan your alpine break

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Lakes and Nature

View of Vienna from the Nussberg © © Österreich Werbung / Diejun View of Vienna from the Nussberg © © Österreich Werbung / Diejun

Vienna wine region

No other country can lay claim to so much viticulture and wine-culture in its capital city. Grapes were cultivated in Vienna as early as 1132 AD.
Vienna – the wine capital
Styrian Wine Roads © © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Styrian Wine Roads © © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Austria's Wine Country

Austria’s vibrant wine scene has earned worldwide recognition.
Take a sip
Lobau bei Wien © © Österreich Werbung / Diejun Lobau bei Wien © © Österreich Werbung / Diejun

Vienna

Vienna is known around the world as the city on the Danube, but it is also home to wetlands, streams, ponds and lakes. In short, there are plenty of opportunities to take a dip when visiting the capital.
Bathing lakes in Vienna
Faaker See © © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer Faaker See © © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer

Water sports

Enjoy a refreshing dip, give diving a go, or take a sailboat out for the day. Browse our selection of the best lakes for waters activities per region.
Austria's best bathing lakes
Danube region in Austria © © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Danube region in Austria © © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Colourful Danube

For many centuries Europe’s second-largest river has served to bring together the continent’s nations and peoples, which up until today makes the Danube region a fascinating cultural meeting place.
Where cultures flow together
Wörthersee Carinthia © © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Wörthersee Carinthia © © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Round trips along rivers & lakes

Round trips are a great way of getting to know our beautiful country, and a water-themed tour will take you to some of Austria's most stunning corners. Take a look at our route suggestions here.
Some recommendations
Sommer, Südkärnten © © Österreich Werbung / Andy Küchenmeister Sommer, Südkärnten © © Österreich Werbung / Andy Küchenmeister

Cycling along Austria's rivers & lakes

Scenic cycle paths lead along picturesque rivers and glittering lakes, all well-signposted with wonderful stop-off opportunities along the way.
The most popular routes
Hiker on an Alpine hut in East Tyrol © © Österreich Werbung / Diejun Hiker on an Alpine hut in East Tyrol © © Österreich Werbung / Diejun

National parks in Austria

Austria is home to six unique national parks, offering a stunning variety of animals, plants and landscapes. When visiting Austria take the opportunity to admire nature in its undisturbed, pristine beauty and make sure you spend some time exploring one of these natural havens.  
As nature intended

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