The Best Things To Do In Vienna

The Republic of Austria sure has a lot to offer when it comes to being an attractive travelling destination. Home to myriad attractions like large palaces, quaint coffee shops, bustling neighbourhoods and colourful marketplaces, there is absolutely no end to the number of things you can do here! You can spend days here exploring the nuances and still can't get enough of it. For people who are wondering what to do here can start by visiting its many museums with prominent one being Kunsthistorisches Museum and Albertina. Not only the museums are interesting with their range of artefacts, but quite informative as well. A great chance to brush up your knowledge! Once done go on to visit the another popular MAK- Austrian Museum of Applied Arts which is a must in Vienna. Explore the architecture of the city while trotting through the streets or indulge in its sumptuous food scene, embark on an engaging road trip on the well paved 'Ring Road' or indulge yourself in one of the many festivals, you can be sure shot assured to have an amazing time here.

1. Things to do in Vienna for Adults

Apart from being the centrepiece of Austria's economy and culture, Vienna is also a popular tourist destination known for its relics, cultural significance and a rich history. There is absolutely no dearth in the number of things you can do here. Start your Vienna trip by visiting Tiergarten Schoenbrunn - Zoo Vienna. Not only it is one of the most popular attraction, it is one of the most interesting as well. Come here and witness the large variety of animals housed here. After that, have a visit to the baroque in Schönbrunn Palace. You will be charmed by how beautiful the entire building is! Walk around the place, check out its architecture and have a really nice time here. Among many things that the place is known for, the range of culinary prowess strikes out the most to me. You will get plenty of food indulgence and you don't have to do much to experience it. Just pick up your backpacks and walk through the streets of the city and you will come across various food joints selling great delicacies that you will love and probably get addicted to. If you are interested in history, you can always go for one of the many museums in the city.

2. Things to do in Vienna in winters

One of the best time of visiting Vienna is in winters as with Christmas being just around the corner, there come a plethora of things to do in Vienna in December. Though it might get a little crowded that time, the extra put effort always pays off. If you are wondering what to do in Vienna in 3 days around the main event, you are in for a surprise. Go to the museums first. Of course, with a history as large as its, it is the best place to start your detour with. The most popular museum is Kunsthistorisches Museum or Museum of Fine Arts. Situated in Innere Stadt, it is home to some really unique relics and items providing great insights into the city's history. If you are a couple coming here on a romantic trip, there are plenty of romantic things to do in Vienna as well. Walk through the numerous Christmas markets that the place has with the prominent ones being Rathaus, Spittelberg and Maria-Theresien-Platz and immerse in the world of shopping and fun. Make her happy by buying her a gift that she will cherish forever. Once you are done with that, visit the other places like St. Stephen's Cathedral. Walk around the surrounding, and admire its architecture which is quite renowned and bespeaks of the city's old time. Spend the rest relaxing in the green plains of Schonbrunner Gardens which is among the most serene places in the city. If you are visiting the city with family, the garden is perfect for you as you children will love the ambience while you will find some quiet time introspecting.

3. Things to do in Vienna at night

Nightlife in Vienna is a quiet affair, but it does not mean that there are not many things to do and enjoy here. Take a ride on the ring road which is one of the best sites in the city and check out its amazing architecture which is known to be what we call quintessential Ring Road style architecture. Once you are done with that, set off on a backpacking tour through the city and experience it up and close. Go to the street side restaurants and taste the delicious kebaps which are a speciality here. Even the varied food stall lining the side of the streets provides one with quite an indulgence. If you are coming here during the renowned carnival season, get ready for a fun-filled experience. Attend one of the many balls that takes place in here during carnival seasons with locality being very posh like Vienna Hofburg. While all of them are unique, the one that steals the show is

Opera Ball held in the state opera every year. For couples coming here in February will also get a lot of things to do in Vienna in February. The place has around 21 markets, all decked with varied items and products that will leave you two with plenty to enjoy here.

4. Free things to do in Vienna

The best things about museums in Vienna is that they are free. Rich in culture, the place is no less of a heaven for art lovers and historians who can come here to indulge in its history and that too without having to pay for it. Walk around the premises of MUSA and check out the numerous artefacts decked in here. There is another one which is quite popular as well and that is Bezirksmuseum. For children and teenagers, there is no lack of it either. Take your kids to Albertina and let them have a look into one of the most important print rooms in the world. Coming here will not only garner their interest but will provide enough fuel for their curiosity to keep them engaged. The names, of course, doesn't end here! There are some others too that are worth a visit including Technisches Museum,

Naturhistorisches Museum and Liechtenstein Museum. Take a tour to the top point of The Kahlenberg and get a panoramic view of the city. If nothing, visit the Viennese Civil hall and check out the various events that takes place in front of it year around. Stroll the garden or partake in the season's free concert in Donauinselfest. It is an open music festivals and sees a lot of visitors throughout the year. As for rests, the helpful folks and the vibrance of the place makes up for the lot which is absolutely free here.

5. Things to do in Vienna in one-day

Vienna in one day though may be hard but is not impossible. If you have planned nicely, you can check out the city in one day. Even if you have been here for few days and want to look out for some unique things to do in Vienna this weekend, rest assured, you will not be disappointed. Check out the State Opera house which hosts some unique opera shows throughout the year. Check out the details online beforehand to avoid unnecessary hassles. After that visit the Belvedere Palace Museum and check out the unique and apparently largest collection of Gustav Klimt's paintings in here. You must definitely not miss this! Save the rest of the time to check out the breathtaking architecture of Hofburg. Just looking at this imperial palace will give you the feeling of tranquility and serenity. You can actually spend plenty of time here walking around, clicking pictures or just revelling in its beauty.

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  1. Schonbrunn Palace

    # 1 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 10102 times in trip plans
    Schonbrunn Palace

    Tags: Art And Culture, Landmark, Palace, Heritage Building

    Address: Schonbrunner Schlobstrabe 47, 1130 Vienna, Austria.

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details

    The palace of Schonbrunn is an imperial palace with 1,441 rooms. It is one of the most important cultural monuments of Vienna. This palace attracts a huge number of Tourists throughout the year. The a...Read more

  2. Vienna State Opera

    # 2 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 8780 times in trip plans
    Vienna State Opera

    Tags: Architecture , Opera House

    Address: Wiener Staatsoper GmbH, Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna.

    Timings: 08:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    An architectural marvel, the structure of the Vienna Opera (AKA Wiener Staatsoper) was planned by the Viennese architect August Sicard von Sicardsburg, while the inside was designed by interior decora...Read more

  3. Wiener Riesenrad

    # 3 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 7310 times in trip plans
    Wiener Riesenrad

    Address: Riesenradplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria.

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:45 pm Details

    Wiener Riesenrad is also called as the Viennese giant wheel which is about 64.75 meter tall ferries wheel situated at the entrance of the Prater amusement park in the district of Leopold. Wiener Riese...Read more

  4. Tiergarten Schonbrunn

    # 4 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 7898 times in trip plans
    Tiergarten Schonbrunn

    Tags: Zoo

    Address: Maxingstraße 13b, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    Home to mammals like African Elephants, Egyptian spiny mice, Axis Deer, Spectacled, Bison, Polar Bears, Rabbits, birds like blue peacock, blue naped mousebird, Halsbandtschaja and lots of other birds,...Read more

  5. Historic Centre Of Vienna

    # 5 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 8335 times in trip plans
    Historic Centre Of Vienna

    Tags: Historical Site, Unesco Site

    Address: Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The historic centre of the city of Vienna has all the architectural and urban qualities and thus this centre has been added to UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage list. Many of the historical buildings o...Read more

  6. St Stephens Cathedral

    # 6 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 7423 times in trip plans
    St Stephens Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria

    Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    St. Stephen’s cathedral is conserved and protected carefully so that the further generations’ of Vienna can surely enjoy the heritage site. This church attracts more than three million vis...Read more

  7. Kunsthistorisches Museum

    # 7 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 4663 times in trip plans
    Kunsthistorisches Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien, Austria

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Kunsthistorisches Museum is one of the leading fine arts museums in the entire world. The museum exhibits one of the finest displays of arts and decorative arts across the globe. This museum is al...Read more

  8. Museumsquartier

    # 8 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 4533 times in trip plans
    Museumsquartier

    Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Vienna’s Museumsquartier is ranked among the ten largest cultural parks in the world. It houses the Architekturzentrum Wien, Halle E+G, the Leopold Museum, The Mumok, quartier21 and ZOOM Kinderm...Read more

  9. Belvedere Palace

    # 9 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 4180 times in trip plans
    Belvedere Palace

    Tags: Palace

    Address: Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien, Austria

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Belvedere palace is one of the marvelous palaces, worth seeing in the city of Vienna. There are two Baroque palaces that face each other on the sloping hill. The palace also has French gardens alo...Read more

  10. Naschmarkt

    # 10 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 4050 times in trip plans
    Naschmarkt

    Tags: Market

    Address: Mariahilf, 1060 Vienna, Austria

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:30 pm Details

    Professional chef or home chef or ‘I can make toast’ kind of a chef, everybody visits this fresh produce market! The Naschmarkt is one of the largest urban markets in Vienna and is around ...Read more

  11. Albertina Museum And Gallery

    # 11 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 2128 times in trip plans
    Albertina Museum And Gallery

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Albertinaplatz 1 ,1010 Wien , Austria

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Albertina museum and gallery is said to be the first printing collection in the entire city of Vienna. It has one of the most important and largest print rooms in the world which means that there are ...Read more

  12. Karlskirche

    # 12 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 2114 times in trip plans
    Karlskirche

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Kreuzherrengasse 1, 1040 Wien, Austria.

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    St. Charles’ Church is located on the south side of Karlsplatz in the city of Vienna which is a Baroque church. This church is absolutely spectacular from the point of view of its architecture. ...Read more

  13. Burgtheater

    # 13 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 1604 times in trip plans
    Burgtheater

    Tags: Landmark, Entertainment, Theatre

    Address: Universitatsring 2, 1010 Vienna.

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Burgtheatre which is also known as K.K Theatre is the National theatre of Austrians in the city of Vienna. Burgtheatre is mainly regarded as the traditional stage for all the Austrians which exhibits ...Read more

  14. Hofburg Palace

    # 14 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 4486 times in trip plans
    Hofburg Palace

    Tags: Church, Library, Museum, Palace

    Address: Michaelerkuppel, Hofburg, 1010 Vienna, Austria

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Get acquainted with the Baroque style architecturally splendid Hofburg Palace by getting the tickets for the Hofburg Palace from our tickets & tours section. The section provides for an easy way t...Read more

  15. Imperial Treasury Of Vienna

    # 15 of 5063 Things To Do in Vienna | Added 3409 times in trip plans
    Imperial Treasury Of Vienna

    Tags: Specialty Museum

    Address: Hofburg, Schweizerhof, 1010 Wien, Austria

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Imperial Treasury, also known as Kaiserliche Schatzkammer is a museum that houses a valuable collection of royal treasures that are divided into two collections- the Secular Treasury and the Eccle...Read more

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