Top 10 Things to Do in Vienna

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Top 10 Things to Do in Vienna, Austria

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Vienna is a hustling, bustling city in Austria with beautiful cobblestone streets and impressive baroque architecture. If you love history, art, or music, then a trip to Vienna is for you! Below are the top 10 things to do in Vienna!

1: Listen to Classical Music in Vienna

You can listen to opera music at the Golden Hall or enjoy a musical evening at St. Peter’s Church. Both options are a great way to spend your evening in Vienna. Another place to admire a musical concert is at Karlskirche. You can listen to an orchestra performance at this beautiful place.


Mozart Tickets at the Golden Hall

Classical Concert at St. Peter’s Church

Orchestra Performance at Karlskirche

2: Explore the Intricate Palaces

Belvedere Palace- The Belvedere Palace is now a museum where you will find art, fountains, and gardens to explore.

-Schonbrunn Palace – Schonbrunn Palace is one of the most iconic attractions in Vienna because the palace is a stunning baroque-style building. There are beautiful gardens surrounding the park that are hard not to miss.

-Hofburg Palace- Did you know you can see the Imperial Jewels sparkle at Hofburg Palace?

3: Admire the Museums in Vienna

-Admire the Art at Belvedere- Viewing the Austrian Art from the Middle Ages to now at Belvedere is an AMAZING way to spend your morning.

-Kunsthistorisches Museum- This museum has fascinating artworks to admire from world-renowned artists such as Raphael. The beautiful building is mesmerizing because even the staircase has an intricate design!

-Chocolate Museum- You can make chocolate at the Chocolate Museum!

4: Go on a Vienna Local Food Tour-

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We recommend going on a local food tour to immerse yourself in Vienna’s culinary culture. One of the best places to go to try local food is the Naschmarkt. The Naschmarkt is the oldest market with 120 stands.

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5: Explore the Churches in Vienna

St. Peter’s Catholic Church, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, St. Charle’s Church, and Votivkirche are some of the most famous churches in Vienna to go to. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is a Gothic building with gold stones and four towers, making the church a prominent feature of the Vienna skyline.

6: Relax on an Evening Cruise Along the Danube-

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The best way to see the beautiful iconic buildings light up at night in Vienna is by going on an evening cruise along the Danube.

– Dunabe River Cruise in Vienna

7: Have Coffee and Cake at the Vienna Historic Coffee Houses-

Vienna Coffee Houses are coffee shops that sell coffee and cakes. The most famous cake to try is a chocolate cake with apricot jam.

8: Go on a Day Trip to Hallstatt, Austria-

WOW, now there is no better day trip in Vienna than to go to the beautiful Hallstatt, and if you have even more time, I recommend going for a few days.

9: Spend Your Day at the Beautiful Parks and Gardens in Vienna

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The best park to visit is Imperial Butterfly Park, home to countless butterflies and waterfalls. Other parks to spend your day at include City Park, Dunabe Park, and Lainzer Tiergarten.

10: Take in the Amazing Views of Vienna

The best spot to get a GREAT view of Vienna is the Dunabe Tower. The tower is the tallest landmark in Vienna, where you will get 360-degree views.

Bonus: Day Trip to Budapest:

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Budapest is home to beautiful castles and landmarks, and you will cover SO much of what there is to discover on this tour. This tour will stop at Fisherman’s Bastion, the Hungarian Capital, Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Heroes Square, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the downtown area. If you have MORE time in Europe, GO to Budapest after or before Vienna for a few days! These cities are both ICONIC and worth a visit.

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