Top 10 Places to Visit in Vienna

By Admin | Last Updated October 30, 2019

Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna, Austria

One of the most significant cultural and historical monuments of Vienna. First constructed in the 14th century the estate was referred to as the Katterburg. Formerly used by Emperor Joseph I as a summer lodge. From 18th century onwards, became the seat of the Habsburg rulers. The Mirror Room hosted the first concert of the child Mozart, before Elisabeth.

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The Hofburg Palace

Vienna, Austria

13th century palace with many attractions. One of the largest palace complexes in Europe and the world. Royal apartments, museums, chapel and even a riding school are inside. There are English language guided tours, themed tours focusing upon the imperial lives, royal festivities and the banquets. Spend the evening with Vienna Hofburg Orchestra presenting Mozart and Strauss in concert.

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Kunsthistorisches Museum

Vienna, Austria

Austria’s largest art museum and an important one. Built, along with the Natural History Museum, to house the Habsburg dynasties art collection. Exhibits artifacts from five millennia, from Egyptian to Greeks to the Renaissance. The great artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s largest collection. There are masterpieces by Raphael, Rembrandt and others. Enjoy coffee at the marble Cupola Hall.

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Vienna, Austria

St. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of the renowned and most beloved tourist attractions in Vienna. The city’s most glorious architectural edifice. Presently the official residence of the Archbishop of Vienna. Visit the facades & towers, altars & pulpits, chapels & catacombs. Enjoy the orchestra & music. Shop for religious items & souvenirs. Attend the Mass, held during different times.

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Belvedere Palace

Vienna, Austria

A masterpiece of Baroque art. Belvedere Palace is one of the world’s finest examples of 18th century royal aestheticism. The palace building reflects the beauty, elegance and grandeur of its imperial ruler. The ensemble consists of an Orangery, Upper and Lower Belvedere, an elaborate garden and palace stables. Watch the exhibitions held from time to time.

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Vienna State Opera

Vienna, Austria

Originally known as the Vienna Court Opera. Named Vienna State Opera in 1920 after the formation of the Austrian Republic. One of the important opera houses in the whole world. Heavily damaged during the World War II but rebuilt to its former glory. From 2013, performances of the Opera live streamed on digital devices.

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Museum of Natural History, Vienna

Vienna, Austria

From small meteorites to giant dinosaurs, you can see all under one roof in this museum. Two identical buildings house the Museum of Natural History and Art history Museum. See the largest collection of meteorites, dinosaur skeletons, fossils, gems and the Venus of Willendorf. Spend half a day in the museum and end with cake & coffee.

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Prater

Vienna, Austria

Lying in the heart of Vienna, this public park is loved by the locals and tourists alike. An amusement park, greenery in the middle of concrete, something for both children and adults, a gourmet destination – Prater has much to offer. Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel, soak in the greenery, play, skate and try the Vienna Schweinstelz & Langos.

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Mariahilferstrasse

Vienna, Austria

Dubbed lovingly by the locals as “Mahu”, Mariahilfer Strasse is the largest shopping street in Vienna. Located in the 6th district of Vienna. The mile long street-shop is one of the major hubs of tourist attractions. Shop (local or multinational) for anything, take in the natural beauty, drink, have street food and party.

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Rathausplatz

Vienna, Austria

One of the important squares in Vienna. The square is in front of the City Hall (Rathaus). Important and iconic events held here. Film festival in end summer-autumn, Christmas markets in winter, ice skating rink in summer, bike festivals and gourmet festival. Then there is the City Hall of Vienna. Shop and enjoy.

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