Vienna: Top things to do and see

City Hall of Vienna

Vienna is the capital of Austria and a real magnet when it comes to tourism. Not only the protected historical old town, but especially the Spanish Riding School are really worth visiting. Below, you can check out what to do and see in Vienna!

  1. Stroll through Vienna’s historical old town

Most of the Old Town in Vienna is a pedestrian zone which makes it very easy and comfortable to get around.

Old Town Vienna

Pedestrian Zone in Vienna

Pedestrian Zone in Vienna and Old City

Pedestrian Zone in Vienna

The most interesting thing definitely is the architecture and the buildings from another century! But be sure to not miss the St. Peter’s Basilica.

  1. Visit the Spanish Riding School

If there is something having a lot of tradition in Vienna, then it’s the Spanish Riding School for sure!

Spanish Riding School Vienna

Spanish Riding School Vienna

But this time, it’s not enough to admire the building – get a ticket for one of the shows or the morning work with the Lipizzaner horses!

  1. Admire the National Library and the Parliament

The National Library of Austria is located inside a palatial building. If you are curious about more, it is accessible for the public!

National Library Vienna

National Library Vienna

National Library Vienna

National Library Vienna

Moreover, the building of the Austrian Parliament is really worth a look as well!

Parliament Vienna, capital of Austria

Parliament Vienna

  1. Go to Palace and Garden Schönbrunn

In 1687, an assignment for a representative palace was given. Nowadays, Schönbrunn Palace is one of the most popular destinations to visit around Vienna.

Castle Schönbrunn Vienna

Castle Schönbrunn Vienna

Schönbrunn Garden

Schönbrunn Garden

Castle Schönbrunn Vienna

Castle Schönbrunn Vienna

Castle Schönbrunn Vienna

Castle Schönbrunn Vienna

Schönbrunn Garden

Schönbrunn Garden

No wonder – 1996, it became part of UNESCO World Heritage.

  1. Have some fun at Prater

Prater is the name of a very famous amusement park in Vienna. Always open, there is no entrance fee you have to pay.

Amusement Park Vienna

Amusement Park Vienna

But if you want to have a ride, then you have to pay a small fee, depending on the ride, between 1.50 and 5 Euro. So go out there, discover and have fun!

 

More about Vienna can be found on our city page!

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11 Comments on “Vienna: Top things to do and see

  1. Nice summary about my home city 🙂 However I’ve never been to the Riding School – shame on me, haha 😛

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