Explore the top 10 attractions & sights in the center of Vienna and the highlights of the city. The Austrian capital is located in the center of Europe and is graced with impressive buildings, monuments and parks. Learn more about it here. Click on your favorites to see further pictures and more useful information.
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Current Situation:In May, many of the attractions in Vienna are open again and can be visited: Schönbrunn Palace from May 6th, Zoo Schönbrunn from May 3rd, Belvedere Palace from May 4th, Stephansdom from May 3rd ... Parks like the Stadtpark or the Burggarten are of course also open. (as of 02.05.2021)
The palace is known for its glamorous rooms with impressive history. In the carefully maintained garden you will find popular tourist destinations for young and old. The top 10 include the Gloriette, the Zoo, the Neptune Fountain, the Maze, the Desert House, the Palm House, the Roman Ruin ...Images, Info & Tips
The Prater is not only interesting for nostalgia lovers and fans of hearty food. Also action junkies have loads of opportunities in this amusement park. Beside the famous Giant Ferris Wheel and the beloved -Schweizerhaus Stelze- you can spot there a gigantic chain carousel, Madame Tussauds ...Images, Info & Tips
Discover the palace complex with a rich history situated close to the center. Visit one of the exhibitions which show various well-known Austrian paintings like the Kiss by Gustav Klimt. The beautifully landscaped palace garden is ideal for a walk with views over the rooftops of the city ...Images, Info & Tips
What Gaudi is for Barcelona, Hundertwasser is for Vienna. The eccentric artist had its own idea of the ideal architecture. One of the first buildings with his design was the Hundertwasser House. Learn how to organize your sightseeing tour and where you can find more works from Hundertwasser ...Images, Info & Tips
The cathedral (C3) and its Pummerin bell are well-known Vienna landmarks and symbols for the Austrian reconstruction after the Second World War. With a weight of 21.383 kg the Pummerin is the largest and heaviest bell in Austria. The 133 m high south tower is only reachable by an exhausting climb of 343 steps ...Images, Info & Tips
The Hofburg (B2) is located at the impressive Heldenplatz. Once it was the main residence in Vienna for the emperor family. Today you will find in the spacious premises beside the office of the Austrian federal president tourist highlights like the Spanish Riding School, the Silberkammer, the Sisi museum, Imperial Apartments ...Images, Info & Tips
The Volksgarten (B2/B3) in Vienna stretches between the Heldenplatz and the Burgtheater. It allows to relax in the middle of blossoming roses, fountains, monuments from Grillparzer and empress Elisabeth, historical buildings like the Theseustempel or the cafe Meierei which is located ...Images, Info & Tips
The Parliament (A2/A3) is an important splendor building constructed in Greek-Roman style. It is located at the Wiener Ringstrasse and the seat for the Austrian National and Federal Council. The statue of Pallas Athene is the eye catcher in front of the entrance to the premises and the visitor ...Images, Info & Tips
The Rathaus (A3) with its Rathausplatz and Rathauspark is located directly at the Ringstrasse opposite the Burgtheater. There are nearly the whole year some events in front of the neo-Gothic styled city hall. And also the park is a nice place to stay. The highlights are in the advent season the Christmas market ...Images, Info & Tips
The Stadpark city park (D1/D2 - E1/E2) is with an area of 65.000 m² the biggest park in the city center. At several winded paths you can not only explore the plant diversity, but also numerous monuments, the Kursalon, the Steirereck restaurant and the golden plated statue of the waltz king ...Images, Info & Tips
The Burggarten (B1/B2/C2) is the perfect place for a idyllic walk through the green in the middle of the city center. You have a lot of photo motives and nice places like the lawn, old stock of trees, a pond and a the terrace of the palm house with a nice view and a cafe. And this place is only 300 m from ...Images, Info & Tips
The Graben (C3) is an exclusive shopping street and pedestrian area with plenty of coffee houses in the heart of the inner city. There are a lot of noble stores located in historical buildings and palaces which surround the impressive plague column in the center of the street. And in the small alleys around ...Images, Info & Tips
The Kärntner Strasse in Vienna (C2) is a traditional shopping street in a pedestrian zone with some stylish flagship stores from international Companies. The street runs straight from the hotel Sacher at the opera to the Stephansdom. The department store Steffl is located in between numerous shops and some ...Images, Info & Tips
The Vienna opera house (C1) was one of the first splendid monumental building at the Ringstrasse. Opera stars from all over the world performed on this stage and Herbert von Karajan was the director and conductor. The Viennese Philharmonic Orchestra consists of members from the opera ...Images, Info & Tips
The Maria Theresien Platz (B2) is situated directly at the Ringstrasse between the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Art History. If you look from the place across the Ringstrasse then you will see the Hofburg. At the opposite you will find the Museumsquartier area. The Maria Theresa Monument...Images, Info & Tips
The Ankeruhr clock is an unusual attraction at the place Hohen Markt (D3). The Art Nouveau clock was built as a tribute to Viennese personalities and served as a decoration of the formerly magnificent square. At every full hour you can see one figure passing by the clock and at noon there is a parade of all ...Images, Info & Tips
Please click on the different attractions to read more information and tips. Get recommendations about the different visit opportunities with the most important related links and a detailed online description of the associated history. See pictures in different perspectives and where to find the closest Metro station. With these details it's very easy for you as a tourist to decide how and where to spend your valuable time during a city trip in Vienna.
A short and compact version of these descriptions is also available as a PDF file for free downloading. This summary sheet is perfect suitable for print out and take along at your sightseeing tour through the center of the city. The most important information to the top 10 attractions of Vienna is displayed here in compact style on an A4 sheet with some pictures of the sights.
To download this document just click on the respective picture. Together with the city-walks map you will have all you need to explore the main sights by a walk in the city center of Vienna.
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