Vienna Attractions and Tourist
Attractions in Vienna
Vienna is a gift package of sights and attractions. Not least in view of its
magnificent castles and beautiful buildings. But you will also find a number of
historical monuments and churches, museums and wonderful parks. And the world's
best riding school.
The Belvedere or Belvedere palaces are one of the world's most important art
museums. Belvedere was built for the first time in 1714. Behind was Prince
Eugene of Savoy, who has been of great importance to the development of Vienna.
Belvedere is located in District 3, southeast of downtown. Take the train or
tram to the Südbahnhof.
Schönbrunn is perhaps the most important cultural monument in all of Austria.
A very beautiful palace that is on UNESCO's list of world heritage sites.
Schönbrunn is located in District 13, well west of the city center. Take the
subway to the station of the same name (ie Schönbrunn).
Europe's oldest zoo is a nice park with many exciting animals. Perhaps the
biggest attraction is the giant pandas. Location right by Schönbrunn Castle,
Prince Eugene's Winter Palace
Great Baroque palace from 1702. The architect behind the Winter Palace was
Fischer von Erlach. This palace is located just west of the magnificent
Stadtpark large park. The address of the Winter Palace is
Himmelpfortgasse 8. Keeps open from 0900 to 1700 every day of the week.
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In Domgasse 5 (1st district) you will find a 1000 square meter house
that gives you the story of the music genius Mozart. It is open every day except
Mondays. You can also get to the Mozart House by taking the U1 and U3 subways to
The Opera house
The Vienna State Opera was bombed during World War II. In 1955, the opera was
reopened and now stands out in all its glory. The opera should not only be
viewed from the outside, but also visited for a concert if you are lucky enough
to get a ticket. The address is Opernring 2.
St. Peter's Church
Today's St. Peter 's Church was built in the Baroque style in the early 18th
century, but originally there have been churches in this place since before the
9th century. The church is a copy of St. Peter's Church in Rome. You will find
Vienna's own St Peter's Church logically enough at Petersplatz 6 in
Danube Tower (Donauturm) and Millennium Tower
This tower was built in 1964 and is 252 meters high. If you take the stairs,
you have to walk 776 steps to get to the viewpoint. The Danube Tower also has a
rotating restaurant on top. The tower is located at Danube Park, right on the
east side of the Danube. The address is Donauturmstraße 8. On the west
side of the Danube, almost directly to the Danube Tower, you will also see
(guaranteed) the Millennium Tower. It is a 171 meter (202 meter if you include
the antennas / spiers) impressive glass / steel building that was built in the
Karl-Marx-Hof is "just" a municipal building, but not any! It is considered
the tallest building in the world. It extends over 1,100 meters and passes three
tram stops. Karl-Marx-Hof is located in the 19th district (Döbling).
Karl-Marx-Hof's address is Unnamed Road. Take the train to the
Vienna Heiligenstadt Bahnhof, which is the nearest station.
Originally, these were four large gas tanks with a storage capacity of 90,000
cubic meters, built in 1896. Today, these gas tanks are a city in the city and
are called the Gasometer city. Here you will find concert hall, cinema hall,
student housing and much more. The gasometer town is south of the center, by the
district of Simmering, near the Danube Canal.
Hermesvilla is a monumental building given by the Emperor Franz Joseph to his
wife. The building dates from 1896. The stately Baroque Hermesvilla is located
in the park at the zoo west of the city center, in Hietzing. The address is the
St. Stephen's Cathedral
This cathedral or cathedral has long been a landmark in Vienna. St. Stephen's
Cathedral is stunningly beautiful and has a tower that extends 137 meters up to
the sky. The cathedral is located at Kärtner Strasse in district 1.
Jewish Square and Jewish Museum
Not far from St. Stephen's Cathedral you will find the Jewish Square and the
Jewish Museum. Vienna has a fascinating history of Judaism, and the city was the
home of more than 50,000 Jews before World War II. The address of the Jewish
Museum is Dorotheergasse 11.
This church is perhaps best known for its burial ground and sarcophagi where
all the emperors of Austria are. It is well worth a visit and is located in the
1st district. The address is Neuer Markt, which is just off the Opera
House and Hotel Sacher.
The Spanish Riding School
Maybe it is the Spanish riding school that offers the best in dressage and
equestrian sports around the world? In beautiful Baroque buildings and elegant
surroundings, in Vienna you can also enjoy beautiful horses and great events.
The address of the Spanish riding school in Vienna is Michaelerplatz 1
in Inner Stadt.
House of Music
The music house in Seilerstätte 30 in the 1st district is an
experience world in music. You can even conduct a symphony orchestra and get a
rating, look at giant instruments and experiment on computers.
Tourist in Vienna
Vienna invites to city walking. It is a cozy and charming town and the
distances are not too great. In addition, there are many green areas that invite
As in all major cities, there is a well-designed system of sightseeing buses
that you can hop on and off as you please. This can be a good option, as you
will find sights in virtually all of the city's various districts.
Day 1 in Vienna
After a good breakfast at the hotel, we suggest starting the day with a city
walk to many of Vienna's major attractions. Our starting point is the
Opera House, which is centrally located in the Innere Stadt.
This magnificent 1860s building houses one of the world's best Philharmonic
Orchestra. One world-renowned conductor after another has worked here. The New
Year's Ball (you've probably seen it on TV) is this year's event in Vienna.
From the Opera House you go Kärtner Strasse until you reach
Prince Eugenes winter palace in Himmelpfortgasse.
Prince Eugene hired a renowned Baroque architect (Fischer von Erlach), and the
construction started in 1697 and was completed in 1702. If you now return to
Kärtner Strasse, cross this road and follow the Johannes Gasse
side street, you will reach the Kapuzinerkirche. This church is
known for its burial chamber, which dates back to 1619. All Austrian emperors
are buried here and they are placed chronologically!
Now it's time to visit St. Stephen's Cathedral or St.
Stephen's Cathedral. The cathedral is normally open from 10am. 0600 to 1130. To
get to the cathedral, just follow Kärtner Strasse further north. It is
easy to see the tower of the cathedral. The southern tower of the cathedral is a
landmark in Vienna and extends for 137 meters. Combine your visit with a guided
tour of the catacombs. The times for these tours are from 4 p.m. 1000 to 1130
and from 1 p.m. 1400 to 1630. The cathedral is Gothic and must also be seen from
the inside. The pagans towers are 65 meters high and symbolize the cathedral's
After this visit, take the Goldchmiedgasse street to St.
Peter's Church. For centuries a Roman church has stood in this place,
but for various reasons reconstruction of the church has been necessary. Today's
St. Peter's Church was built in the early 18th century. The church is in Baroque
style, and inside the church you will see a lot of great Baroque crafts and
From St. Peter's Church you follow Burgergasse south. You will now
come to a pleasant area with a variety of choices for you. Here you will find
among others the Spanish riding school, which is definitely worth a visit, even
for those who are not usually so interested in horses. Here is also
Josefsplatz, where you will find, among other things, the National
Library. This Baroque building dates from 1726. Next to the library you
will see two buildings from the aristocracy. The house which has number 6 is
called Palais Palffy and was built approx. 1575. If you have
time, then also visit Burggarten, which is a beautiful garden with fine
sculptures and special buildings. In the immediate vicinity you will also find
several museums, including the Natural History Museum and the Art History
If you now go to Burg-ring / Opern-ring, you are back where you
started, ie at the Opera House.
Day 2 in Vienna
You cannot be in Vienna without visiting Belvedere Castle or Schönbrunn
Castle. Or maybe both? Belvedere is located in District 3, southeast of
downtown. The castle was built in the early 18th century and consists of two
main buildings. Belvedere also houses museums, and you can
admire important works by Renoir and Monet. Belvedere is closed on Mondays. The
rest of the week is the opening hours from 10am. 1000 to 1800. Take the train /
tram to the Südbahnhof and you will see the Upper Belvedere right next
to the station.
Schönbrunn Castle is located in District 13.
Schönbrunn means 'the beautiful well' and testifies to the power and wealth of
the monarchy. The castle is open year-round from 7 p.m. 0830. Closing times vary
with the seasons, but are you here before 7 p.m. 1600, it is open. The castle is
one of the finest Austria has to show when it comes to Rococo architecture. The
whole area invites you to a long visit, and you will also find great park
facilities and a very good zoo near Schönbrunn Castle.
Also, take the time for a shopping spree, if only for window shopping. Walk
to Augustinerstrasse and Graben. This area is full of antique
shops and many other exciting outlets. One tip is to visit the Augarten
porcelain factory at Stock-im-Eisen-Platz. Here you will find
the world's most famous Vienna souvenir, a Lipizzaner horse. It
is also "forbidden" to be in Vienna without visiting a patisserie. We suggest
Demel in Kohlmarkt 14 or Gerstner in
Kärtner Strasse 11-15. Both are located in District 1. Demel usually
closes approx. at 2000, while Gerstner is open until 2300.
Mozart lived for a period of his life in Vienna and wrote, among other
things, Figaro's wedding in this city. In connection with Mozart's 250th
anniversary in 2006, the Mozart House has been restored and reopened. This 1,000
square foot house tells you the story of Mozart. The address to the
Mozart house is Domgasse 5 (1st district). It is open every
day from 9am. 0900 to 1800 except Mondays, when it is closed. If you want to see
Mozart's tomb, you will find it at St. Marx Cemetery, located
at Leberstrasse 6–8 (3rd district).
Special tips for Vienna
Alsergrund (District 9) was the place where Sigmund Freud lived. You
can visit his house in Berggasse 19.