The capital of Austria has always played an important role in the different phases of the European history due to it's location in the center of Europe. This is certainly also a reason for the many different impressive buildings, monuments and parks which are described here in the Vienna Attractions Top 10.
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The palace offers for the visitors plenty of glamorous rooms with an impressive history and a large garden with 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
Summer Tip:In the summer time the Rathausplatz (A3) is the hot spot in the city. The Film Festival is taking place there from 30.06 till 2.09.2018. Every night, starting at sundown, a concert film from classical to rock will be shown free of charge on a big screen. There are also some stalls with delicious food and cold drinks which are already open from 11:00 o'clock mornings till 24:00 o'clock evenings. More information on this at: Rathausplatz.
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
It (C3) is with its Pummerin bell the landmark of Vienna and also a symbol for the Austrian reconstruction after the Second World War.The Pummerin is the biggest and heaviest bell in Austria and weights 21.383 kg. 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 on the spacious premises the office of the Austrian federal president, 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 coffee houses in the heart of the inner city. There are a lot of noble stores located in historical buildings and palaces, the impressive plague column and some fountains. And in the surrounding small alleys you can find also ...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 (D3) is situated at the place Hohen Markt and was originally intended as decoration for this former magnificent place. The clock was constructed in Art Nouveau style and was a tribute to former Viennese personalities. At every full hour you can see one figure passing the clock...Images, Info & Tips
Please click on one of the different attractions to get a detailed online description about the history and also some information and recommendations about the different visit opportunities, details about the closest Metro station, pictures in different perspectives and the most important related links. With these details it's very easy for a tourist to decide how and where to spend the valuable time during a city trip.
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.