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Things to do in Vienna

Experience the magic of Vienna - the city of music! Visit Belvedere Palace for a dose of imperial grandeur during the day and enjoy an enchanting Vienna Concert.

Top 10 things to do

#1

Kunsthistorisches Museum - KHM

Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) features an extensive art collection that belonged to the once-mighty Habsburg family. It houses pieces by Caravaggio and Titian - and many other Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. Viennese classical composers once made groundbreaking music with some of the instruments in the Historical Musical Instruments section. There are also impressive collections of coins, arms and armor, as well as Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman antiquities.

4.7 (1,309 reviews)
#2

Belvedere Palace

Savor the Baroque elegance and Gustav Klimt masterpieces in Vienna's historic palace

4.7 (2,113 reviews)
#3

Vienna Concerts & Opera

Watch amazing classical music concerts and opera performances

4.6 (832 reviews)
#4

Peterskirche

Peterskirche, or St. Peter's Church, is a Roman Catholic church in the heart of Vienna, Austria. This imposing Baroque monument was built in the early 18th century, and boasts a large domed ceiling with enormous columns flanking the entrance. Entrance to the church, which was inspired by St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, is free. To really experience its grandeur, visitors can enjoy an evening with the Classic Ensemble Vienna, who perform seamless interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, and others.

4.7 (158 reviews)
#5

Tiergarten Schönbrunn (Vienna Zoo)

Located on the grounds of the imperial summer palace, Tiergarten Schönbrunn (Vienna Zoo) is the oldest zoo in the world - and yet still frequently voted one of the world's best. The zoo was founded as an imperial menagerie in 1752, by the then Holy Roman Emperor, Francis I. It was opened to the public in 1779. The Tiergarten has an amazing array of animals (more than 700 species in all).

4.8 (2,106 reviews)
#6

Spanish Riding School

Witness the elegance of Lipizzaner stallions in Vienna's historic arena

4.4 (1,263 reviews)
#7

Vienna City Cards

First time in Vienna? Or, simply looking to experience the best the Imperial City offers in a short amount of time? City Cards in Vienna are your friend! With the ever-convenient Vienna city passes, you can combine admission fees for Vienna's major attractions in one handy ticket, saving you money and time. With a number of transport options included, Vienna city passes take the stress out of getting around the city, dropping your right to the door of the major attractions – Rathaus (City Hall), Burgtheater, Hofburg Palace, and Maria Theresien Platz are all at your fingertips.

4.4 (511 reviews)
#8

Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Tours

Explore the major cities of the world at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off option. With frequent departures and arrivals, an informal narrated tour available in several languages, and convenient transport highlighting all the hotspots, a hop-on hop-off tour is the perfect ticket for exploring a new city. Perfect for a short itinerary during your stay in Vienna, tickets for hop-on hop-off transport are the best way to see Austria's cultured capital city. With bus, trolley, and boat options available, there are so many ways to explore. Shuttle by the Danube Tower, cruise past the Vienna City Hall, and stop to snap a few photos in front of Belvedere Palace. The bus stops at up to 30 locations throughout Vienna, with multilingual audio guides available for listening while you commute to your next destination. Buses arrive every 15 minutes, so you can see it all at your pace without the hassle of a structured tour, or sore feet at the end of a day of sightseeing in Vienna.

4.3 (203 reviews)
#9

Schönbrunn Palace

Initially envisioned as a hunting lodge for the Habsburgs, Emperor Leopold I commissioned the construction of Schönbrunn Palace at the end of the 17th century. In the middle of the 18th century, it was converted into a residence for Maria Theresa, the only female Habsburg ruler. Since then, it has played host to the leading statespeople of Europe. 44 of its 1,441 rooms are on display to the public, and it's the most-visited attraction in Vienna. Its gardens have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 and have been open to the Viennese public since 1779.

4.5 (487 reviews)
#10

Schönbrunn Palace: Concert at the Orangerie

The Schönbrunn Orangery belongs to the Schönbrunn Palace, the impressive former summer residence of the Habsburgs, full of glass windows, huge archways, and white stone. It was built in the 18th century on the orders of Francis I to host Imperial parties, and today hosts elegant concerts. At 189 meters long and 10 meters wide, it's the largest orangery after Versailles. Incidentally, the orangeries of Versailles and Schönbrunn are the only ones still in operation.

4.4 (144 reviews)

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