Vienna is packed with imperial history; at the same time it has exciting contemporary museums, lively eating and nightlife scenes, and many quiet corners to explore.
Best places to stay in Vienna
Vienna city guide
Vienna looks good and tastes even better. Explore monumental palaces and energetic art spaces, then relax in your favourite coffee house over a Wiener Melange and a slice of apple strudel.
Vienna on a budget
Dodging Vienna's tourist traps and making the most of the Austrian capital on a tight budget is easy when you know how. Read on to learn how to see Klimt masterpieces for free, fill your belly for €6 and score opera tickets for a song. 'Hofburg' by Chris Brown...
Vienna's coffee houses
Shopping in Vienna
Vienna Encounter guide
Our first Vienna Encounter is all about options. Be it immersing yourself in the sumptuous excesses of the baroque Schloss Schönbrunn, sampling the latest wines from the owner’s vineyard at a rustic Heuriger or feeling the sway of the blue...
Riding the rails: classic train journeys of the world
Hand the porter your luggage, climb aboard and relive the golden days of railroading on these spectacular journeys. Copper Canyon Railway, Mexico The Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico (Copper Canyon Railway) features 36 bridges and 87 tunnels along its 655km length...
Vienna - Plan your trip (Chapter)
Your journey to Vienna starts here. You'll find the tools to plan your adventure: where to go, how much to budget, plus in-depth info on guided tours and walks.
Schonbrunn Palace Evening: Palace Tour, Dinner and Concert
Enjoy a royal package with a self-guided audio Schonbrunn Palace walking tour followed by a three course dinner at Cafe-Restaurant Residenz. Within walking distance from the main entrance to Schonbrunn Palace and the Cafe-Restaurant Residenz lies the Orangery Schonbrunn where a concert of classical music with works by Mozart and Strauss will complete your evening.
Budapest Day Trip from Vienna
Take a drive through the enchanting countryside of western Hungary on this guided coach tour to Budapest. A city rich in traditions, it is situated on the banks of the Danube, where you'll be given the opportunity to enjoy lunch and see the main sights of the city. In the afternoon during an extensive coach tour, appreciate the historical and cultural importance of Budapest.
Calling the caf-fiends: great coffee spots
It inspires passion, opinion and addiction. It's the world's second most valuable commodity (after petroleum), and it will almost certainly play a memorable role in your travels, no matter where you're headed...
Austria - Vienna (Chapter)
This is the Vienna chapter from Lonely Planet’s Austria guidebook. Coverage includes: Sights, Activities, Tours, Walking Tour, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking, Entertainment and Shopping.