Vienna attractions

Top Choice Notable Building in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Staatsoper

Few concert halls can hold a candle to the neo-Renaissance Staatsoper, Vienna's foremost opera and ballet venue. Even if you can't snag tickets to see a tenor hitting the high notes, you can get a taste of the archi…
Top Choice Cathedral in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Stephansdom

Vienna’s Gothic masterpiece Stephansdom – or Steffl (Little Stephan), as it’s ironically nicknamed – is Vienna's pride and joy. A church has stood here since the 12th century, and reminders of this are the Romanesqu…
Top Choice Museum in The Museum District & Neubau

MuseumsQuartier

The MuseumsQuartier is a remarkable ensemble of museums, cafes, restaurants and bars inside former imperial stables designed by Fischer von Erlach. This breeding ground of Viennese cultural life is the perfect place…
Top Choice Museum in The Hofburg & Around

Kaiserliche Schatzkammer

The Hofburg's Kaiserliche Schatzkammer contains secular and ecclesiastical treasures (including devotional images and altars, particularly from the baroque era) of priceless value and splendour – the sheer wealth of…
Top Choice Palace in Schloss Belvedere to the Canal

Schloss Belvedere

A masterpiece of total art, Schloss Belvedere is one of the world’s finest baroque palaces. Designed by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt (1668–1745), it was built for the brilliant military strategist Prince Eugene of S…
Top Choice Palace in The Hofburg & Around

Hofburg

Nothing symbolises Austria's resplendent cultural heritage more than its Hofburg, home base of the Habsburgs from 1273 to 1918. The oldest section is the 13th-century Schweizerhof (Swiss Courtyard), named after the …
Top Choice Museum in The Museum District & Neubau

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

One of the unforgettable experiences of any trip to Vienna is a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, brimming with works by Europe’s finest painters, sculptors and artisans. Occupying a neoclassical buildin…
Top Choice Palace in Schloss Schönbrunn & Around

Schloss Schönbrunn

The Habsburgs' overwhelmingly opulent summer palace is now a Unesco World Heritage Site. Of the palace's 1441 rooms, 40 are open to the public; the Imperial Tour takes you into 26 of these, including the private apa…
Top Choice Ferris Wheel in Prater & East of the Danube

Riesenrad

Top of every Prater wish-list is the Riesenrad – at least for anyone of an age to recall Orson Welles' cuckoo clock speech in British film noir The Third Man (1949), set in a shadowy postwar Vienna. Built in 1897 by…
Top Choice Palace in The Hofburg & Around

Kaiserappartements

The Kaiserappartements, once the official living quarters of Franz Josef I and Empress Elisabeth, are dazzling in their chandelier-lit opulence. The highlight is the Sisi Museum, devoted to Austria’s most beloved em…