Vienna Tourism (Austria)
Take a stroll around the streets of Vienna, a city of cathedrals and palaces
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Best time to visit
Apr - May, Sep - Oct
The capital of Austria
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- Historical Sites
Vienna Travel Guide
The cultural and vibrant capital city, showcases the country's flourishing cultures, imperial sights and comfortable taverns for avid travelers. Travel to Vienna, Austria to experience musical shows, Christmas shopping, and city tours. Alongside the traditional views, Vienna Tourism enables you to visit the modern architecture that elevates Vienna's charms. Follow our Vienna city guide to make the most of your stay in the City of Music!
History of Vienna
The pioneering Tourism in Vienna, it's now time to embrace the ancient antiquities. Vienna is the best place on earth, where one could witness the history unfolds.
The palace of Schonbrunn is nothing less than an imperial palace, lined with 1441 rooms, and beautiful gardens. The palace is located on the outskirts of the town, but one shouldn't miss this spot, or else they miss the most important historical structure in Vienna.
Next in the Vienna travel guide is the Stephansplatz. Just outside the St. Stephen's Cathedral, lies one of the oldest squares in Vienna.
Places of Devotion in Vienna
Devotees always love to flock to historical cathedrals and peaceful churches that invoke their inner devotion. Well, Vienna not only holds restaurants, and palaces, but it also reflects ancient churches and cathedrals.
Most Vienna tours begin with a walk to the St. Stephen's Cathedral, a heritage site that has been protected and carefully conserved for generations. This church has been a hot spot for all gazillion tourists that fly to Vienna every year. Each of the churches holds some historical values that have been carried through generations. And all of them hold stunning elegance enough to make people hold their breath. Vienna travel guide will tell you about the history pertaining to each of the cathedrals as well.
Top Attractions in Vienna
The breathtaking sights start at Rathaus and extend to the Austrian Parliament building. Rathaus, also known as the city hall is a perfect reflection of gothic architecture. The concert room, ballroom, and press conference room are sure to amaze the visitors with their lush beauty.
Every photographer must stop in front of the Austrian Parliament building, before moving forward. The building looks absolutely breath-taking and awe-inspiring with its Greek-Roman architecture; its rooms are used as the residence for Austrian national and Federal Council.
However, if you don't visit the Karlskirche, State Opera House, and the Burggarten alongside other places, then your tour to Vienna would prove to be a complete waste of time. Built in the 19th century, the State Opera house is one of Vienna's most eye-catching structure. And the Burggarten was once a palace garden with its pattern reflecting the English gardens.
There are casinos to enjoy as well:
Enjoy yourself at the wonderful casinos lining the city, and be treated like a royalty both inside, and outside the casinos. The Vienna travel guide takes you to the best casinos to let you gamble till the last drop. Casino Wien and Montesino are among the best casinos in Vienna.
Shopping in Vienna
Mariahilfer Strasse in the Old City of Vienna is the place to be for shopping in Vienna. Naschmarkt area is especially popular for stores of all kinds. The flea market at Naschmarkt is a must-visit for bargain hunters. Time Travel Antiques Market and Art and Antiques Market Am Hof are equally popular. Kohlmarkt is a great place to shop for high-end jewelry.
Weather in Vienna
The best time to visit Vienna is during the winter season (November through March). Although it is a very busy season with tourists coming to Austria from all over the world. Snowfall in Vienna brings a new life to the Christmas markets and major attractions of the city. Budget travelers should visit Vienna either in April-May or September-October.
Vienna reflects both the ancient and modern culture. If you are a classical music fan, European history buffs, or a connoisseur of art and architecture a trip to Vienna is a must. Whether you sit in a peaceful Cathedral, or roam around the bustling streets, you could hear Vienna singing the song of harmony and beauty. You can enjoy a Vienna city tour anytime, be it a sunny day or starry night.
For hassle-free trips to Vienna, you can hire a Venice tour guide who arranges the museum tour, city walking tour, etc. that mostly begins with Freud Museum. You can also take tours to Swarovski crystal world, giant wheel, and Belvedere. Direct flights to Vienna are available from New Delhi regularly. While Mumbai and Bangalore have connecting flights to reach Vienna. The international airport in Vienna is about 18 kilometers southeast of the city center.
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Places To Visit In Vienna
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Spanish Riding School in Vienna
The Spanish riding school as the name connotes, is an age old school for Lipizzaner horses. They go on to showcase their skills in the winter driving school. It is not only an official hub for classical form of dressage, but it is a tourist attraction of Vienna that encourages public performance in combination with public v...
St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna
St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna is also known by the name of Stephansdom, and is one of the most religious buildings in Austria. Built in Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles, it has been witness to many important events in the history of Austria and is one of the popular symbols of Vienna.
History of St Steph...
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Belvedere Palace in Vienna
The Belvedere Palace incidentally is one of the historical building complexes situated in Vienna, Austria. It is divided into a couple of Baroque palaces which is split into upper and lower Belvedere. Along with Belvedere Museum, these two buildings are the most historical buildings in Austria. The palace complex was a summ...
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National Theatre in Vienna
The National Theater also goes by the name of The Burgtheater. It is located outside of the city hall at the famous Ring Boulevard. A tinge of history is attached to the formation of this place. Empress Maria went on to hand over this unusual dance parlour to a theatre owned company referred to as Sellier. In the year 1888,...
Vienna City Hall
As remarked, the height of the tower is a whopping 97.9 m, and no way denying the fact that it is a symbol of Vienna. Vienna city hall is the official residence of the mayor and is the destination where the municipal and local government meeting. It is estimated that this building was built between the years 1872 to 1883 an...
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Things To Do In Vienna
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Modern Art in Vienna
The city of Vienna is mostly known for its Operas, Nouveau structures, Art and its majestic past. The culture adoring people will obviously want to take a sip of Vienna's new cultural and artistic juncture in Schleifmuhlgasse, situated in the growing 4th district. We surveyed this rich neighborhood- and surrounding areas- t...
Visit Musical Park in Vienna
The Musical Parks and Gardens are mostly positioned at the heart of Vienna and it provides the people with a break from city life. It provides tourists with a wide variety of flowers, especially roses along with the historical melodies and monuments of famous musicians and composers. Some of them are:
Visit to the Oldest Zoo in Vienna
The oldest zoo in Vienna is named Tiergarten Schoenbrunn which actually means "Vienna Zoo". It is situated in Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria. Established as an imperial safari of wild animals in 1752, the zoo gained its fame in due course of time. It is the oldest zoo in the western world and also has an aviary and f...
Street Art Trail in Vienna
It is an undeniable fact that Vienna is rich in modern and contemporary art. Apart from this form, this city even displays some of the graffiti and beautiful street art to the visitors. Strolling through the paths of Vienna is like strolling through history. This Street Art passage in Vienna, created by various eminent pain...
Explore Flea Market in Vienna
With a visit to the flea markets and Christmas markets, shopping in Vienna allows tourists to unearth some of the finest rarities and antiques but also most of the visitors surely buy some antiques from the market to take them back home. Vienna’s Flea Market in Naschmarkt has already become an institution. Kärntner Strasse,...
How to Reach Vienna
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There are 2 major airports which are close to Vienna. One is Vienna International Airport which is 23 km from Vienna. Another is Milan Rastislav Štefánik which is 90 km from the city. All the major airlines come on both the airports. Lufthansa, Air India, Jet Airways and other major airlines depart and arrive from both airports
There are many express trains that operate in Europe. One can take the express train from any city in Europe to reach here. The city has 4 main railway station:- Wien Mitte, Wien Südbahnhof, Wien Nord and Wien West Bahnhof. All the express trains reach all the stations and are very convenient to travel within Europe.
This travel city has a network of metro operating. There are 5 lines and 104 stations that the metro covers. The lines are as follows:-
U1:- Reumannplatz to Leopoldau
U2:- Karlsplatz to Seestoat
U3:- Ottakrig to Simmerig
U4:- Hüteldorf to Heilingenstadt
U5:- Siebenhirten to Floridsdorf
The city provides you with the facility of transport cards and one can take them to travel what Vienna offers one to see. It is valid for 72 hours and is functional for buses trams and underground services. The city also has a network of Bus to help you to reach your destination comfortably. There are 4 types of buses in the city. U Bahn which are the subway buses, S Bahn are the local trains, Strabahbahn is the trams and Auto-bus are the buses which operate in the city. Tickets are cheap and the service provided is excellent.
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German is the official language spoken in Vienna but Egnlish is a common foreign language spoken in the country. People in hotels and restaurants can speak English easily.
Yes, it is easy to walk around Vienna and there is one important ring road that covers the main centres of the city.
Vienna is famous for rich history, astounding culture, elegant cafes, famous wines, and warm people.
Yes, December is a good time to visit Vienna, to see the Christmas festivities. The entire atmosphere is spellbinding in December.
Yes, Vienna is expensive as it is the capital city of one of the richest countries in the world.
A week is required if you want to see all the major attractions of the city.
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