Vienna is at your fingertips if you want to relax, visit a museum, or hike! Everyone in the city will find fun and relaxation to their liking. You will face a great time if you are coming with kids or with your partner. There are endless attractions and sights to visit. Museums, parks and restaurants await everyone.

Did you know? Austria's capital and the most populous city in the country. In addition to being the country's capital, it is also a federal province.

Where is Vienna Located?

Vienna is located on the eastern side of Austria, not far from the Slovak border Bratislava is only 60 minutes away. Another thing worth knowing is that Vienna is not part of the Alps.

  • Bratislava distance: 70 km / 1 hour
  • Budapest distance: 250 km / 3 hours
Vienna map - Bratislava distance

Attractions

Vienna attractions Address
Schönbrunn Palace Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria
Belvedere Palace Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien, Austria
St Stephen's Cathedral Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria
Vienna Opera House Opernring 2, 1010 Wien, Austria
Prater (Ferris Wheel) Prater, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Hundertwasser House Kegelgasse 36-38, 1030 Wien, Austria
Flea Market (Naschmarkt) Naschmarkt 1060 Vienna, Austria
Spanish Riding School Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
Leopold Museum Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria
Pest Monument Graben 28, 1010 Wien, Austria
Sigmund Freud Museum Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien, Austria
Palm House Schlosspark, 1130 Wien, Austria
Seegrotte Grutschgasse 2a, 2371 Hinterbrühl, Austria
Butterfly House Hofburg, 1010 Wien, Austria
Laxenburg Castle Schloßpl. 1, 2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Hofburg Palace Michaelerkuppel, 1010 Wien, Austria
Charles Church Kreuzherrengasse 1, 1040 Wien, Austria
Vienna Mozart House Mozarthaus, Domgasse 5, 1010 Wien, Austria

#1 Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace is the symbol not only of Vienna but also of Austria. The castle is visited by more than one and a half million people every year. The building has been migrating from noble family to noble family since the 15th century.

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

There was a time when it was meant to be a zoo and a hunting lodge, but it became an imperial residence. Schönbrunn became a real cultural centre during the reign of Maria Theresa, who, in addition to its magnificent renovation, also made it the centre of court life.

The exterior of the building mainly reflects the Baroque style, but the interior design also features Rococo and Biedermeier. You can see the ornate imperial suites when visiting the castle.

  • The castle can be visited daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The shorter tour of the castle is 18 euros for adults.
  • Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Vienna, Austria
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#2 Belvedere Palace

Belvedere Castle is a magnificent 18th-century monument (1714 - 1723) built by Prince Eugene of Savoy and Lukas von Hildebrandt. The building became an important venue for art exhibitions and life in the wake of Maria Theresa, as she placed the art collection of the Habsburgs here.

Belvedere Palace

The building houses one of the world’s biggest Klimt collections. Gustav Klimt is one of the greatest symbolic figures of Austrian painting and a leader in Art Nouveau.

The castle has three parts: the Upper Belvedere, the Lower Belvedere and the Belvedere Gardens. 

The upper part is the most spectacular, which you will notice when you reach the main facade. The Austrian Gallery can be found in Lower Belvedere. It gives the appearance of a more modest building from the outside. This is because it was originally the summer residence of the Savoy. Inside, therefore, the huge red marble room and the interior with giant mirrors and sculptures may come as a surprise.

  • Adult: 16 euros
  • Student and pensioner (under the age of 26): € 13.50
  • Children (under 19 years old): free of charge
  • Address: Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna, Austria
  • Opening hours: every day from 10:00 to 18:00
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#3 St. Stephen's Cathedral

St. Stephen's Cathedral is also one of the symbols of the Roman Catholic religion and the city. The history of the huge church dates back to the middle of the 12th century, when Leopold IV made an exchange contract, resulting in the construction of the church.

Vienna: St. Stephen's Cathedral

The Gothic "monster" will amaze you not only because of its exterior, but also because of its interior design. The length of the cathedral is more than 100 meters and the highest of its four towers is 136 meters, which you can reach by climbing 343 steps. The church is unique and exceptional in other respects as well.

The bell of St. Stephen's Cathedral is the second largest free-floating bell in Europe.

The cathedral also has an underground section. Underneath the building, there are huge catacombs. You can learn even more about the history of Roman Catholic culture.

  • Visiting the cathedral is possible every day from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Address: Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria
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#4 Vienna Opera House

The Vienna Opera House was opened in 1869 and has hosted many opera and ballet plays for fans ever since. The building can accommodate 2,200 people.

Opera house, Vienna

The show features plenty of classics, such as Faust or Miss Butterfly. The repertoire also includes a children's opera to introduce the young members of the family to this area of ​​culture at an early age.

  • Address: Opernring 2, 1010 Wien, Austria
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#5 Prater and Ferris Wheel

The Vienna Prater is synonymous with the Vienna Ferris Wheel. The amusement park and the huge green area are one of the most popular spots in the city for those looking for adrenaline and some fun time. The park also houses a modern amusement park full of excitement (more than 250) attractions.

Vienna - Prater, Ferris Wheel 
Prater is often confused with the Ferris wheel, though it means the whole area / and not just the wheel.

  • It is open Monday to Thursday from 12:00 to 23:00 and Friday to Sunday from 11:00 to 23:00.
  • Address: 1020 Vienna, Austria
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Ferris wheel (Riesenrad)

One of the most spectacular points in the park is the 65 meters high wheel. From the top, you can enjoy an amazing view, while you can also take a time trip and indulge in nostalgia.

  • The Ferris Wheel is open all year round, so whatever time of year you visit the city, you are sure to find it open.
  • Prices: 12 - 5 euros
  • Address: Riesenradplatz 1, 1020 Wien, Austria
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#6 Hundertwasser House

The Hundertwasser House is a fun, colourful and very unique condominium in the center of the city. The building is the symbol of modernity on one of the secluded little streets of the city centre. It is a must for tourists coming to Vienna.

The condominium was built in 1983 and had 52 apartments. In addition to its particularly colourful façade, the unevenness of the floor further enhances the look and feel. In addition, the building is surrounded by plenty of green trees and bushes, crowned by a huge lawn on the roof.

  • Address: Kegelgasse 36-38, 1030 Wien, Austria
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#7 Naschmarkt (Flea Market)

Naschmarkt is a Viennese second-hand shop, a ‘thrift shop’ and a flea market in one. Hundreds of people flow here, searching for something every week. There are 120 stalls in the square, in addition to which there are plenty of restaurants with a gastronomic experience. Locals also come to the market to get fresh fruit and vegetables.

  • The market opens at 6 a.m., and until the early afternoon you can find artisans and producers selling their wares.
  • Address: Naschmarkt 1060 Vienna, Austria
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#8 Spanish Riding School

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna has preserved the art of riding colleges in an unprecedented and world-class way. At the school, you can also see the gala performances and training of the first world-class Lipizzan horses.

The Winter Riding School, which is part of the Hofburg, is also an architectural masterpiece with an architectural history dating back to the 13th century. The baroque building often housed court and masquerade balls.

It’s a good idea to book an appointment for morning or afternoon equestrian training, where you can get a glimpse into the training practices of the horses that are maintained daily and also get a little taste of the relationship of trust between the horses and their trainers.

  • Opening hours: 10:00 - 23:00
  • Adult ticket: 16 euros for an adult
  • Student and pensioner ticket: 11.50 euros
  • Child ticket: 8.50 euros
  • Address: Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
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#9 Leopold Museum

An entire quarter of the Austrian capital has been devoted to art. The Leopold Museum, created by the enthusiastic art collector Dr. Rudolf Leopold, is also located in the museum quarter. This is one of the most visited museums in Vienna and Austria.

Art Nouveau, Expressionism and Modernism go hand in hand in perfect harmony within the exhibition. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, where you can admire masterpieces by Gustav Klimt, Wiener Werkstätte and Josef Hoffmann.

  • Prices: 14 - 10 euros
  • Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria
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#10 Plague Column

The Plague Monument is located in one of the most famous streets in Vienna’s city center, Graben Street. In 1679, Vienna was one of the last cities where the plague struck its head, causing severe losses to the city.

Vienna, Plague Column

The monument was made of wood. Later, various artists and designers worked on it for decades. But probably you won’t be able to tell the masterpiece's story, as it is a harmonious and homogeneous monument.

  • Address: Graben 28, 1010 Wien, Austria

#11 Sigmund Freud Museum

Sigmund Freud spent much of his life in Vienna at Berggasse 19. The former apartment and reception room have now been transformed into a museum. You can also learn about soul analysis and Freud himself in the museum.

  • Prices: 5 euros
  • Opening hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 to 18:00
  • Closed: Monday, Tuesday
  • Address: Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien, Austria
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#12 Palm House

The Vienna Palm House is located in the Schönbrunn Palace Park. The greenhouse was established in 1882, and since then, more than 4,000 varieties of plants have been collected from each corner of the world.

The Palm House was fully reopened in 2014 after a 4-year renovation period. The building is unique in Europe, as similarly unique construction (huge iron structures and domes) can no longer be seen in many places.

  • Address: Schlosspark, 1130 Wien, Austria
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#13 Seegrotte

Seegrotte is an underground lake belonging to the village of Hinterbühl on the southern outskirts of Vienna. The partly natural and artificial underground lake is the largest in Europe.

Seegrotte, Vienna

The lake has a two-storey cave system, with a pedestrian system at the top and a 6,200-square-foot giant lake at the bottom. Gypsum was originally mined through the cave system. There are plenty of smaller rooms and a chapel. An explosion in 1912 contributed to the formation of the lake, when more than 20 million liters of water entered the mine's passages.

Later, mining stopped and took its place in tourism when the first guests were received in 1932. During World War II, the Germans pumped out water and set up an aircraft factory, which remained hidden and protected from the enemy.

  • Address: Grutschgasse 2a, 2371 Hinterbrühl, Austria
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#14 Schmetterlinghaus - Butterfly House

The Butterfly House in Vienna is located in the city center, so you can easily reach it and it is an excellent destination if you want a few quiet, peaceful minutes during your sightseeing.

Schmetterlinghaus

Butterfly House is a small island in the tropics where you can admire plenty of exotic, live butterflies, as well as a rich of information about their evolution and species.

  • Prices: 4 - 7 euros
  • Address: Hofburg, 1010 Wien, Austria
  • Opening hours: 10:00 to 16:45 on weekdays / 10:00 to 18:15 on weekends
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#15 Laxenburg Castle

The castle has also belonged to the Habsburg family since the 14th century and it is due to their name that a magnificent hunting lodge was built in the area, which was later expanded with a game park and a huge fairytale garden.

Laxenburg Castle

The castle, like the Schönbrunn Palace, lived its heyday during the life and reign of Maria Theresa. At that time the estate was expanded with new buildings and gardens. It is interesting that Sisi and Franz Joseph I spent their honeymoon here.

There are plenty of leisure opportunities to choose from in the park. It is possible to rent boats and bicycles, and in winter you can go ice skating.

  • Prices: 5 - 3 euros
  • Address: Schloßpl. 1, 2361 Laxenburg, Austria
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#16 Hofburg Palace

The Hofburg Palace was once the Imperial Palace, which is no wonder, as the building is huge and already radiates authority from the outside. The building is also referred to as Burg, which means castle.

Hofburg

The foundations of the building were laid in the 13th century, when a castle stood on what is now called Heldenplatz. Its size is due to the fact that the ruling families enjoyed spending time here, as a result of which it often happened that a new building wing was added to the already huge palace.

It currently consists of 18 parts of the building and 2,600 localities, which are cared for and maintained by about 5,000 people.

  • Adult prices: 15 - 36 euros
  • Address: Michaelerkuppel, 1010 Wien, Austria
  • Opening hours: every day from 10:00 to 17:00
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#17 Karlskirche, Charles Church

The Karlsirche is located in the eastern part of Vienna, on the edge of the city center, but the imposing building can be seen from afar and attracts many visitors every year.

Karlsirche

The building is a baroque church, the construction of which began in 1716 and was not completed until 1737. During the construction of the huge church, the original constructor and designer unfortunately died, so the son of the younger Fischer von Erlach finished the work.

The most popular part of the church is the panoramic elevator, which flies to the top of the dome, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view. Plus, you can enjoy fantastic frescoes along the way.

  • Prices: 4 - 8 euros
  • Address: Kreuzherrengasse 1, 1040 Wien, Austria
  • Opening hours: 09:00 to 18:00, every day
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#18 Vienna Museum of Natural History

The Vienna Museum of Natural History is located near the Hofburg and, as we have become accustomed to, is an exhibition on the history of the earth instead of an imposing building from the outside.

The museum was established between 1872 and 1889. There are currently 39 exhibition halls where you can view more than 100,000 exhibits.

Here is one of the largest natural history collections in the world, with more than 30 million finds. The most famous of these is the Venus of Willendorf, which was found in Lower Austria in 1908 and is more than 29,500 years old.

  • Adult: 12 euros
  • Student ticket (up to 27 years old): 7 euros
  • Child ticket (under 19 years old): free of charge

#19 Mozart House in Vienna

Mozart has lived in plenty of flats during his years in Vienna, one of which is at 5 Domgasse. The apartment was probably close to Mozart's heart, as he had not kept any of his other apartments for so long.

Mozart house

In 2006 the entire 6-story building was dedicated to the artist’s memory. During the exhibition, you can gain insight into the artist’s life, everyday life, family history, and learn more about the artist’s personality and creations.

  • Prices: 5 - 11 euros
  • Address: Mozarthaus, Domgasse 5, 1010 Wien, Austria
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#20 Vienna Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts is opposite to the Museum of Natural History, which is no coincidence, as it was designed to reflect it. The museum shows many secular wonders, including works by Tizian, Rubens and Rembrandt hanging on the walls.

  • Adult: 16 euros
  • Children (under 19 years old): free of charge