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1. Belvedere Palace

Belvedere Palace
4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Belvedere Palace is a Pandora Box full of brilliant artwork and masterpieces all under the roof of these two baroque buildings of the palace.

2. Spanish Riding School (Spanische Hofreitschule)

Spanish Riding School (Spanische Hofreitschule)
4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The best way to enjoy the 400 years old legacy of Imperial Stables is through Spanish Riding School where one can witness the graceful exercises exhibited by the horses.

3. Stephansdom (St Stephen's Cathedral)

Stephansdom (St Stephen's Cathedral)
4.2 /5

0 km
from city center
3 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

St Stephen's Cathedral is one of the landmark structures of Vienna spotted from afar with its brightly coloured roof tiles.

4. Hofburg

Hofburg
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

One of the historically most important palaces of Vienna, Hofburg has been the seat of power for Habsburgs for more than six centuries.

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5. Schenbrunn Palace

Schenbrunn Palace
3.8 /5

5 km
from city center
5 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Yet another historic architectural wonder of Vienna, Sch_nbrunn Palace was once summer residence of the Habsburgs renowned for its beautiful garden setting.

6. Albertina

Albertina
3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Albertina is a palace converted into a museum exhibiting some of the masterpieces in the field of artwork.

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7. Prater Park and the Giant Ferris wheel

Prater Park and the Giant Ferris wheel
3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Prater is a lush green natural park where one is always flanked by Mother Nature on all sides providing something from everyone.

8. Museums Quartier

Museums Quartier
3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

MuseumsQuartier is an amusing complex with variety of cultural display at its Leopold Museum along with cafes, restaurants, bars etc.

9. Vienna Art House

Vienna Art House
3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Housing a vast and most exquisite collection of antiquities under one roof, Vienna Art House is place for history buffs and art lovers.

10. Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts
3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
10 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

If you are in Vienna then make sure to visit this fabulous Museum of Fine Arts for an unforgettable experience of artistic flavours and hues.

11. Vienna Zoo

Vienna Zoo
3.5 /5

6 km
from city center
11 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Regarded as one of the oldest zoo in the world, Vienna Zoo is an ideal place for nature lovers and wildlife buffs.

12. Prater

Prater

14 km
from city center
12 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Prater is one of the largest public parks in the city of Vienna. Adjoint to Wurstelprater, an amusement park in the corner of the Wiener Prater, the entire premises is called Prater. Known for the large Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel, Prater is one of Vienna’s most popular attractions. The Ferris wheel is known to symbolise the district and the people of the city.

13. Albertina

Albertina

15 km
from city center
13 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Albertina, one of the oldest museums in Vienna, Austria, is known primarily for its large print rooms. Housing over 65,000 drawings and 1 million master prints, Albertina is a modern graphic arts museum. More recently the museum has acquired early 20th-century Impressionist artwork, some of which is on permanent display now.

14. Hundertwasserhaus

Hundertwasserhaus

2 km
from city center
14 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The whimsical Hundertwasserhaus is one of Vienna’s architectural delights. Characteristic of artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s sense of humour, the colourful house houses a number of ‘tree windows’. This expressionist landmark is situated in the Landstraße district on the corner of Kegelgasse and Löwengasse and has become an integral part of Austria’s cultural heritage.

15. Kunsthistorisches Museum

Kunsthistorisches Museum

1 km
from city center
15 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Housed in the palatial building on Ringstrae, the Kunsthistoriches Museum is a Fine Arts Museum in Vienna. Adorned with an octagonal dome, this structure is the largest museum in the country and one of the most important Art History institutions in the world.

16. Naschmarkt

Naschmarkt

1 km
from city center
16 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

This local flea market, popularly called Naschmarkt, has become one of Vienna’s most popular tourist destinations. With over 120 market stands and restaurants the culinary offerings of this colourful market range from Viennese to Indian and from Vitenamese to Italien. The market has of late begun offering free wifi services, thus attracting a large number of food bloggers and young culinary enthusiasts.

17. Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera

4,571 km
from city center
17 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Situated amidst the renowned Ring Boulevard, the Vienna State Opera is one of the must-see attractions in the country. Its remarkable architecture has tremendous aesthetic significance, and the Vienna State Opera ranks amongst the world’s top Opera Houses. Visitors can dwell upon the intricate sculptures, enjoy live performances, and even go on a guided tour. It was established in 1869 and stores rich history and cultural significance. The main highlights of the Vienna State Opera include the incredible staircase, grand auditorium, and interior decor. The best time to visit is during April, May, and June to witness the 150 member opera and a ballet performance.

18. The National Theater

The National Theater

4,572 km
from city center
18 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The National Theater of Vienna or Burgtheater is one of the most significant buildings features on the Ring Boulevard. Situated across the Rathauspark, Burgtheater tracing its name from “Burg” or Castle, used to be the Imperial theatre house of the royalty. Established in the 19th century, this 19th-century monument has an elegant exterior, dotted with soft arches and an intricate facade. While it has a dynamic history battling several changes of names, lineages, war, and even a bombing, it proudly stands today as one of the most famous theatres of the world. Visitors can attend the screenplay performances which are in German, and enjoy a tour around the Theater premises. The National Theater can be visited all year round, except July and August when no performances take place.

19. Wiener Riesenrad

Wiener Riesenrad

4,569 km
from city center
19 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Nothing less than a historic landmark twisted with elements of fun, the Wiener Riesenrad or Vienna Giant Wheel is a must-visit on every traveller’s list. This incredible Ferris Wheel surrounded by a rich history and a dynamic past offers scenic rides in its red gondolas. Visitors can hop onto this 15 minute delight taking in the stunning views of Vienna city. Established in the 19th century, the Wiener Riesenrad is located on the Prater Amusement Park, offering fun activities for family and friends. Visitors make it a point to ride the Giant Wheel during sundown to get the most awe-worthy shots of the city and Danube River. Though the wheel is open all year round, except for a few days in January, the best time to visit is during summer.

20. Kunst Haus Wien

Kunst Haus Wien

4,569 km
from city center
20 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Kunst Haus Wien of Vienna city is a literal dive into the mind of one of the best artists of the 20th century, Friedensreich Hundertwasser. This sharp and unique building set aside from the rest of traditional monuments in Vienna is a true delight for all art enthusiasts. With a permanent and exclusive exhibition on the artist’s work featuring paintings, architectural designs, installations, tapestries, and more; a visit to this Museum nestled 10 minutes away from Prater Park is a definite must-visit. The bright, vivid colours, love for nature, and artistic inclination towards windows sum up the unique taste of Hundertwasser. Visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour around the vicinity and get special access to the seasonal exhibitions. The Museum is open all year round but the best time to visit is during the months of summer.

21. Karntner Strasse

Karntner Strasse

4,572 km
from city center
21 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The Karntner Strasse pedestrian shopping district is every shopaholic's dream come true. A lively walking street complete with renowned brands, cosy cafes, baroque-style architecture, and its rich history offers a splendid experience for tourists and locals. The street has been existing since Roman times, making the entire experience a walk down the lanes of history. Visitors enjoy surfing through the luxurious stores, treating themselves to authentic Austrian cuisine at the traditional cafes, and most popularly, indulge themselves in souvenir shopping. While the street is open and running all year round, the best time to visit is during Christmas to see how the Kärntner Strasse turns into a winter wonderland.

22. Ringstrasse

Ringstrasse

527 km
from city center
22 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

One of the most prestigious and magnificent Boulevards ever constructed is the Ringstrasse in Vienna city. The Ringstrasse works as an open cultural hub housing monuments ranging from the Austrian Parliament to scenic parks, remarkable museums, and open plazas. Located in Innere Stadt (Inner Town) district of the capital, the Ring Boulevard works as a condensed version of Austria’s history and culture and is a definite must-visit for all. After its planning and establishment in the 19th century, the Boulevard opened to the public offering a variety of activities including exploring the museums, participating in local events, checking out the local cafes, and even merely admiring the cityscape. Vienna city’s Ringstrasse is a great visit during any time of the year. Storing events for both summer and wintertime visitors, a day here is truly an experience of a lifetime.

23. Demel Cafe

Demel Cafe

4,571 km
from city center
23 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

One of the most popular pass times of locals and tourists in Vienna is lounging around the historic Demel Cafe, sipping coffee and enjoying its signature pastries. Established near the Hofburg Palace since 1786, this family business turned globally renowned company has international fame for its desserts and chocolates. A visit to the Demel Cafe is not only a must for every tourist but also places them in the same vicinity where earlier emperors used to spend their time. This gem of history is famous for its coffee, tarts, and a wide range of pastries. Open all year round, with a museum and gift shop to explore, Demel Cafe is the best place to lounge around after a hectic day. The best time to visit this cafe is during Christmas where the holiday specialities and atmosphere add extra charm.

24. Burggarten

Burggarten

4,571 km
from city center
24 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Burggarten or Court Garden was complementary to the Hofburg (court) Palace in the early 19th century. Following an interesting history of Napoleon’s invasion, the Burggarten park offers a plethora of fun activities and highlights for visitors. Open to the public after a dramatic turn of events, the Burggarten is home to some of the most scenic landscapes of the city. Its remarkable monuments, unique butterfly house, and popular Palm House are reasons enough to keep visitors coming back for more. Located at the heart of the city, neighbouring the Ring Boulevard and adjacent to the Imperial Palace, the Burggarten is a relaxing getaway from everyday sightseeing. The best time to visit Burggarten is during the months of summer.

25. Vienna City Hall

Vienna City Hall

4,572 km
from city center
25 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Located on the renowned Rathausplatz across the city’s major park, the Vienna City Hall is a 19th-century establishment looking nothing less than royalty. The tall towers of the City Hall look over the public square and even the popular Ring Boulevard. Visitors enjoy the guided tour offered free of cost cruising the walls of history and architectural wonders. Apart from the monument, tourists make it a point to explore the local events held at the plaza along with seasonal concerts and festivals. The best time to visit the Vienna City Hall is during the months of Summer and during Christmas. The open cinema setting or the beautiful Christmas Market has lively participation.

26. Austrian National Library

Austrian National Library

4,571 km
from city center
26 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The Austrian National Library is a literal heaven for all bibliophiles and history enthusiasts. Storing collections of international value including the Tabula Peutingeriana (the Roman road map of the 13th century), or a 6th-century manuscript, and even a 9th-century text fragment; the Library comprises of not only architectural excellence, but also remarkable museums to explore. Visitors can admire everything from its rich art style to the treasure chest of historical relics. The Library is renowned for its State Hall, boasts of incredible frescoes featuring military scenes on the dome. A day in the Austrian National Library is truly a walk down the lanes of history. The best time to visit the Museum is during the months of Summer.

27. Danube Tower

 Danube Tower

4,569 km
from city center
27 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The Danube Tower is a landmark of Vienna proudly labelled as the highest in the city. Providing an unforgettable experience, this popular attraction takes visitors to the top of the world, quite literally, to gaze at the brilliant architecture and cityscape of the city. The panoramic display offers a great kickstart to the journey into Vienna’s past and present. Combined with audio and visual interactive touchscreens, the Danube Tower also provides a self-instructed guide. The most renowned highlights of the tower include the open observation deck, luxury restaurants, and the express elevator. The tower is open all year round but the best time to visit the landmark for adventure enthusiasts is during the months of summer when the deck doubles as a bungee jumping site.

28. St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church

4,571 km
from city center
28 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The Easter Egg-shaped dome crowning Vienna’s supposed oldest Church is a sight to behold. The turquoise gem can be spotted from anywhere in the city and is situated in the Petersplatz square amongst other historic buildings. With intriguing history and fine aesthetic features, the St. Peter’s Church of Vienna is a crowd favourite. The Church tries to replicate the construction of St. Peter’s Church from Rome and at the same time sets itself apart through this intricate and detailed fresco work in the interiors. Lucky visitors may stumble upon the Church on the days it offers a free recital and takes in the magic of music and art put together. Popularly known as one of the most beautiful churches of the country, the St. Peter’s Church is definitely worth a visit.

29. Austrian Parliament Building

Austrian Parliament Building

4,572 km
from city center
29 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Situated on the popularly known Ring Boulevard, the Austrian Parliament Building is the most important establishment of the country. The Parliament Building is not only a centre to witness live political discussions, but is also a chamber of architectural excellence. With free guided tours offered around the Parliament Building and its vicinity, visitors can explore the art, culture, history, and robust politics of Vienna. Right from the Greek-inspired entrance, to the Imperial House, Chamber of National Council, library, artwork, and even exhibitions; the Parliament Building visit is definitely a must-see in Austria. The best time to visit is during the second Saturday of every month where visitors can also admire the art exhibitions inside the Parliament House.

30. Stadtpark

Stadtpark

1 km
from city center
30 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Stadtpark or city park is one of the most popular destinations in Vienna amongst both tourists and locals. A lush patch of greenery stretching across acres of land is filled with fun activities, music events, tours, a refreshing lakeside, and much more. Visitors prefer taking a day out from regular sightseeing and coming here to relax and lounge around. The Park is especially famous for being home to the gold statues of renowned composers Schubert and Strauss. Stretching from the Museum of Applied Arts to Kursalon the 19th-century establishment, Stadtpark covers a large area of Vienna city and is widely known for its scenic planning. One of the best times to visit is during the months of summer to see the Park’s flora at its peak.

31. Graben, Vienna

Graben, Vienna

0 km
from city center
31 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

A popular shopping street in the centre of Vienna, Graben is known for being one of the hottest fashion destinations in Europe. The origin of this street dates back to the old Romans, and it is surrounded by popular alleys, streets and places which stand for the typical flair, elegant tradition and gourmet pleasures: Stephansplatz, Kohlmarkt, Naglergasse, Tuchlauben and Petersplatz.

32. Stephansplatz

Stephansplatz

0 km
from city center
32 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The ‘kilometre zero’ of the Austrian capital Stephansplatz is in easy walking distance from the Naschmarkt. A central shopping point in the city, the square is an important starting point for various other attractions. The geographical centre of the city of Vienna was named after Stephansdom or the St. Stephens Cathedral located on it; one of the tallest churches in the world.

33. Karlskirche

Karlskirche

1 km
from city center
33 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The Church of St. Charles, as it translates to, is a baroque church located off of Karlplatz in the centre of Vienna. This magnificent building, replete with a large cupola was one of the final works of lionised Baroque architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. A tribute to the passing of the plague, the Karlskirche was built as an expression of gratitude.

34. Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

1 km
from city center
34 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Spread over 39 exhibition halls, the Natural History Museum of Vienna is among important centres dedicated to the study of humans, the earth, and natural sciences. Located on Maria-Theresien-Platz square, the museum is home to more than 100,00 objects on display and several million more being studied by scientists to conduct research. The mezzanine floor of the museum covers mineralogy, geology, palaeontology, prehistory, and anthropology, while the first floor highlights zoology. The origin of the museum’s collections can be dated back to the 19th century during the reign of Emperor Franz I Stephan of Lorraine. The painting of ‘The Cycle of Life’ on the ceiling by Hans Canon highlights the evolution of humankind amid nature.

35. Belvedere Museum

Belvedere Museum

2 km
from city center
35 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Comprising two Baroque palaces, an extensive garden, and an orangery, the Belvedere Palace of Vienna was erected by the Habsburg dynasty’s Prince Eugene of Savoy as a summer residence. Later on, it played home to several French, Austrian, and Hungarian royalties, including Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, whose assassinations were the lynchpin for the outbreak of World War I. Upper and Lower Belvedere now house permanent exhibitions of landmark art pieces by Gustav Klimt, Vincent Van Gogh, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, and more. In addition, the second half of the 20th century saw the museum restitute several art pieces looted by Nazi Germany to their rightful owners or heirs. The Palace Gardens stretch between the palaces with water basins, statues, and symmetrical flower beds. One can also pay a visit to Belvedere 21 museum 3 minutes away. Originally built as a steel skeleton of the Austrian pavilion for the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels, it is now a building with modern, post-modern, and contemporary Viennese art on display.

36. Leopold Museum

Leopold Museum

1 km
from city center
36 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Located in Vienna’s cultural hub, MuseumsQuartier, Leopold Museum is a treasure trove of modern Austrian art. Opened in 2001, consolidating the private collections of Rudolf and Elisabeth Leopold, the museum perfectly displays the gradual evolution from Wiener Secession to Art Nouveau to Expressionism. With more than 40 paintings and 187 original graphics and manuscripts, Leopold Museum is the world’s most extensive collection of Egon Schiele’s work. The gallery also consists of Gustav Klimt, Richard Gerstl, Alfred Kubin, Koloman Moser, Oskar Kokoschka, and more. As an additional attraction, the museum's upper floors offer panoramic views of central Vienna with Maria Theresa Square and the Hofburg Palace. Cafe Leopold is a must-visit for a well-deserved break over hot beverages and delicious pastries.

37. Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien

Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien

1 km
from city center
37 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The Imperial Treasury Vienna, called Kaiserliche Schatzkammer in German, is located at the Hofburg Palace and is home to thousand years of secular as well as ecclesiastical history of Europe. Among the must-see collections are the Imperial Crown, the Imperial Sword, the Holy Lance of the Roman Empire, the Imperial Crown of Austria, the sceptre and other crown jewels, the regalia of Archduchy of Austria, the Burgundian treasures, and the symbol of Bohemian Kingdom. One should also visit the displays of a giant narwhal tooth mythically believed to be the horn of a unicorn and an antique Agate bowl thought to be the Holy Grail itself. The treasury also houses one of the enormous emeralds in the world, along with other priceless jewels of great significance. The Imperial Treasury Vienna has to be entered from the Schweizerhof or the Swiss Courtyard, the oldest part of the palace.

38. Museum of Military History

Museum of Military History

3 km
from city center
38 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The Museum of Military History in Vienna is the top display of the documented history of Austria’s armed forces. From uniforms and weapons to tanks and aircraft, the collection of the museum tells a comprehensive story of the country’s military past. Decked with grand interiors, the museum stands at the heart of Vienna’s Arsenal, a massive military complex built by Kaiser Franz Joseph 1 to oppose the revolutionary uprising of 1848-49. The Habsburg Monarchy takes up the lion’s share of the collection, followed by the Ottoman Wars. Maria Theresa, Joseph Radetzky, and Franz Joseph have their halls. The car of Archduke Ferdinand and his family’s assassination, his blood-soaked uniform, and more than 2,000 items from World War I is on view as well. The Hall of Revolution highlights the world’s oldest remaining military aircraft. Named L'Intrepide, it is a war balloon of French origin captured by Austrian troops in 1796. There is a separate hall dedicated to the navy.

39. Maria-Theresien-Platz

Maria-Theresien-Platz

1 km
from city center
39 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Maria-Theresien-Platz of Vienna is a decorated public square connecting the Ringstraße or the Vienna Ring Road with the Museumsquartier. Dedicated to Empress Maria Theresa, the quadrangle is right in the middle of two identical buildings: the Natural History Museum and the Arts History Museum. Maria Theresa was the ruler of the Habsburg dominions for 40 years and the Holy Roman Empress by marriage for 35 years till her death. The monument of Maria Theresa and four fountains in the middle of the square were erected in the late 1880s-90s. During the holiday season, the plaza transforms into a widespread Christmas Village with lights everywhere and stalls for culinary delicacies and souvenirs calling out to tourists.

40. Museum of Applied Arts

Museum of Applied Arts

1 km
from city center
40 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The Museum of Applied Arts was founded as the Imperial Austrian Museum of Art and Industry by Emperor Franz Joseph I. It is located at Stubenring 5 in Vienna’s Innere Stadt district. Abbreviated MAK from its German name, the museum veered away from the usual aristocratic collections that dominated the newborn Viennese museum scene and focused on more modern and liberal representations of applied arts, crafts, designs, architecture, and engineering. Paper, glass, ceramics, woodwork and several other coming-of-age artistry deck the walls and floors of the Museum of Applied Arts. The MAK Reading Room houses more than 200,000 books on art, design, architecture, and more, as well as around 4,000 journals. One should also visit the MAK Design Shop to take home a souvenir in the form of art. Food, drinks, and recreation are provided by Salonplafond restaurant, offering everything from all-day breakfasts to live music performances.

41. Aqua Terra Zoo

Aqua Terra Zoo

2 km
from city center
41 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Located in Fritz-Gruenbaum-Platz, Vienna’s Aqua Terra Zoo is housed inside a near-50m tall flak tower from the World War II era. Despite its glum exterior, the building promises endless vibrancy in the form of over 10,000 land and aquatic creatures. One can expect to see sharks, stingrays, turtles, and a variety of fish in water, while crocodiles, lizards, snakes, and several other reptiles on land. Birds, monkeys and insects are there as well. 360° Ocean Sky is the name of the rooftop restaurant that offers a panorama view of the Vienna skyline along with delicious dishes and refreshing drinks.

42. Central Cemetery

Central Cemetery

8 km
from city center
42 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Despite its location in the outer city district of Simmering, the Central Cemetery gets its name from being Vienna's largest and most significant graveyard. Established on All Saints' Day in 1874, the cemetery spreads out over 2.4 sq. km. Despite being where the dead rest, the Central Cemetery is home to an abundance of nature where lush greenery and wildlife thrives. The location is popular among joggers, hikers, and cyclers. If one is lucky, they might catch a glimpse of deer, badger, or even kestrels in the cemetery. The Central Cemetery is the final resting place of several Austrian luminaries, including Brahms, Shubert, and Beethover. The beautiful Church of St. Borromeo serves as the cemetery church. Between April and September, special horse-drawn carriage rides can be availed from Gate 2 that take the visitors to the memorial graves of the prominent personalities.

43. Technical Museum

Technical Museum

5 km
from city center
43 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Emperor Franz Joseph laid the foundation stone in June, 1909 for the Technical Museum to be in the Penzing district, at Mariahilferstraße 212. The museum opened its doors for the public in 1918 with an area covering 22,000 sq. m. Permanent exhibitions include displays on heavy industry (iron, steel, coal and other forms of mining), energy production, luxury goods manufacturing, mass communication and information media, transportation and locomotives, musical instruments, astronomy, physics, technological appliances of everyday life at work and home, and more. Visitors should not miss out The 12:10, the largest, heaviest, and most powerful locomotive ever built in Austria and the high voltage Tesla coil demonstration that plays music.

44. Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum

0 km
from city center
44 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The Jewish Museum Vienna is a celebration and remembrance of Jewish history, culture, and the community at large. Divided in two locations - Palais Eskeles in the Dorotheergasse and Misrachi House in the Judenplatz. The museum has distinguished itself as an active programme to highlight the contribution of the Jewish community in Austria. Museum Dorotheergasse houses a permanent exhibition displaying Jewish history from the middle ages to post-world war immigration and national development. Israeli artist Maya Zack’s paintings form part of the core art exhibition. The Atelier addressing different aspects of Jewish life is a must-visit. Museum Judenplatz, on the other hand, presents archaeological excavations of the earliest Jewish lives in Vienna, dating back to 1420. There are remains of a medieval synagogue that once stood in Judenplatz, and rough topography of the former Jewish settlement in the area. The Judenplatz museum also houses details of the 65,000 Austrian Jews who were victims of the Holocaust.

45. Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial

Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial

1 km
from city center
45 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial is a concrete block that commemorates more than 65,000 Austrian victims of the Jewish Holocaust. Designed by the British artist Rachel Whiteread, the memorial uses her signature ‘empty spaces’ style through the overturned books on the walls to emphasize on the tragedy. It helps create a sense of discomfort among the onlookers through void, an artistic expression quite opposite of Vienna’s usual Baroque style. The monument, also known as the Nameless Library, stands at the same location in Judenplatz where the medieval Or-Zarua synagogue once stood. Remains of the synagogue and the earliest Jewish communities in the district that were burned down in the Viennese Gezerah of 1420 have been excavated here. The Jewish Museum in the nearby Misrachi house has a permanent exhibition about the history of Judenplatz as well as the names, dates, and circumstances of the persecution of the Austrian Jews.

46. Sigmund Freud Museum

Sigmund Freud Museum

1 km
from city center
46 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

Sigmund Freud Museum stands at Wien IX, Berggasse 19, where the great thinker himself resided with his wife and children. This is where Freud wrote most of his life’s works and started the Wednesday Evening Society to discuss psychoanalysis with like-minded peers. He lived here for 47 years till the family had to flee Austria from the Nazis due to his Jewish ancestry. The museum started off as a roomful of commemorations associated with Freud, but has now grown into Europe’s largest psychoanalytic collection. The display includes personal items owned by Freud’s, the interiors of the house, and parts of his antique collection, while the library has more than 35,000 volumes on the subjects of psychiatry, psychology, neurology, and psychoanalysis.

47. Donner Fountain

Donner Fountain

0 km
from city center
47 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The Donner Fountain, Donnerbrunnen in German, is a Baroque structure in central Vienna, located in the heart of the Neuer Markt Square. The fountain was built by a famous sculptor Georg Raphael Donner and unveiled in 1739 on the name day of Emperor Karl VI. The centerpiece of the fountain is a statue of Providentia, the Roman divine personification of envisage and prophesy. There are four figures surrounding the Providentia that are metaphors for four important rivers of Austria. As per local lore, the man catching fish with a trident is River Traun, the old ferryman is River Enns, the girl with a jug is River Ybbs, and the resting woman on a relief depicting battle is River March. The vision certainly makes for a great leisure and photography spot. During Empress Maria Theresa’s rule, the depiction of nudity in the statues were considered too inappropriate for public view, but they were reinstated soon afterwards. After much dilapidation over the years, the granite statues were replaced with bronze ones in 1873. The original piece is now preserved in the Marble Hall of the Lower Belvedere Palace.

48. Franciscan Church: St. Jerome

Franciscan Church: St. Jerome

0 km
from city center
48 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The Franciscan Church, also known as the Church of St. Jerome, is a Roman Catholic parish church located in the heart of Vienna’s Innere Stadt. Dedicated to Saint Jerome, it is the church of the Franciscan Order that has roots in Vienna. The Gothic building of the church was gifted to the order by Archduke Ernst in 1589, which was then consecrated as a new institution with Renaissance style in 1611. Renowned artist Andrea Pozzo designed the Virgin Mary on the high altar in 1707. Before that, a Baroque-style organ was designed by Johann Wockeri in 1643, which is believed to be the oldest existing organ in Vienna. The Reliquary of Saint Hieronymus is also worth taking a look at. The exteriors of the church are a bit lackluster due to years of damage from war and weather, but the interiors are exquisite and largely embellished with gold.

49. Capuchin Church

Capuchin Church

0 km
from city center
49 out of 50
things to do in Vienna

The Church of Saint Mary of the Angels, commonly known in Vienna as the Capuchin Church, is located on the Neyer Markt square in the Innere Stadt near the Hofburg Palace. It is a church of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin and acts as the final resting place for the royal members of the House of Habsburg, the Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. The church was donated by the will of Anna of Tyrol, consort of Emperor Matthias of Habsburg, to the Capuchin brothers when they were at Vienna for Catholic Revival. Consecrated after the Thirty Years’ War, the subterranean Imperial Crypt is the biggest attraction of the church. The remains of nearly 150 Roman Emperors are preserved in the mausoleum - 145 tombs and 5 urns containing cremated ashes. The most recent entombment took place in July 2011 when the last heir to the Austrian and Hungarian throne, Otto von Habsburg, passed away.

50. Christmas Market of Vienna

Christmas Market of Vienna

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Come the month of November, the sparkle of festive lights and aroma of bakeries bring alive the Christmas spirit in the streets of Vienna. Celebrating the holiday season with several Christmas-themed markets sprawled across the city is part of Vienna’s oldest traditions. It has been an annual extravaganza ever since Albert I of Habsburg granted the Viennese citizens the privilege of hosting a December Market in 1296. At present, travelers can find over 20 significant Christmas markets in Vienna from mid-November until the day before Christmas, selling confectionaries, handcrafted gifts, mouthwatering treats, Christmas decorations, and their signature Hot Christmas Punch. Some of the markets offer ice skating rinks and nativity trails for the more adventurous-minded visitors. The major markets to visit are located in the City Hall premises, Belvedere Palace, Maria-Theresian-Platz, Campus University of Vienna, Schonbrunn Palace, Spittelberg, Liechtenstein Garden Palace, and Stephansplatz.

FAQs on Vienna

What are the top shopping places in Vienna?

The top shopping places in Vienna are Naschmarkt, Karntner Strasse, Graben, Vienna.

How can I commute within Vienna?

Vienna offers an extensive network of public transport managed by the Vienna Transport Authority, which includes trams, rail, commuterês rail, buses, subways and taxis. The ways of commuting are inexpensive and quite efficient. The rail network is fast and reliable with complete informative timetables, discounts and great services available on rail website. The underground subway is easy to navigate. Metros or U-Bahn runs daily from 5:00 to 00:30 and all day long on Fridays and Saturdays. One can ride S-Bahn trains while visiting the surrounding districts and towns. Trams are another great way to get around the city and for sightseeing. They run every 5-15 minutes between 05:00 and 00:30. Bus service in Vienna mostly serves in suburbs and is not so popular with tourists but night buses that replace the U-Bahn from 00:45 to 05:00 on weekdays are quite handy and cheap. A single ride ticket costs EUR 210, a 24-hours ticket costs EUR 710, a 48-hours ticket costs EUR 1240 and at last a 72-hours tickets costs around EUR 1540. One can purchase the ticket from multilingual machines at every U-Bahn station and on buses and trams. The ride is free for children up to six years old. The Vienna Card with 72-hours of travel through public transport plus more than 200 discounts to museums, concerts, caf_s, and more, costs EUR 2190. One can buy it from Tourist Information Offices or from the Wiener Linien offices.
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How much does a package cost for Vienna?

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What are the top sightseeing places in Vienna?

The top sightseeing places in Vienna are Belvedere Palace, Spanish Riding School (Spanische Hofreitschule), Stephansdom (St Stephen's Cathedral), Hofburg, Schenbrunn Palace, Albertina.

What are the top activities in Vienna?

The top activities in Vienna are Vienna PASS, Danube Valley One Day Trip From Vienna, Vienna City Airport Train Tickets, Private Vienna International Airport (VIE) Transfers for Vienna, Vienna Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tours (Open-Top), Vienna Woods and Mayerling Guided Half Day Tour.

What are the top hotels in Vienna?

There are 2569 Hotels in Vienna which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Vienna are Schloß Schönbrunn Grand Suite, Apartment Kulovits, Gemütliches Apartment Mery, Ihr "Wiener Zuhause" mit Balkon, Imperium Residence, Charming Viennese Home. You can see all the hotels in Vienna here
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