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With all of Vienna's imperial palaces, countless architectural achievements, and a world-renowned cafe culture, there's almost too much to do in Austria's amazing capital.

The historic city center is like an open-air museum, so it's no surprise it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ringstrasse Boulevard is lined with beautiful buildings like the Rathaus (town halll), the Spanish Riding School, and the Hofburg Palace. However, the best place to check out the city's main sights is in the MuseumsQuartier – a collection of great museums, as well as cozy cafes and bars all housed in former stables. Highlights include the MUMOK, Leopold Museum, Kunsthalle, Architekturzentrum, and the interactive children's museum Zoom.

Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Vienna's coffee shops at Café Schwarzenberg—the oldest café on the Ringstrasse—which serves traditional liver dumpling soup and apple strudel. There's also Café Central, where icons like Leo Trotsky and Sigmund Freud used to gather. Then head over to the Riesenrad for some beautiful views over the city. This classic Ferris wheel is 215 feet tall and takes about 20 minutes to make a full rotation.

Vienna International Airport is right outside the city limits and can be reached easily by train, bus or taxi.

Tonight

From $46 per night

This weekend

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Most popular time to visit July-September
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.13
Language German
Average weekend price $135 per night
Average weekday price $140 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

Vienna is a beautiful city with many attractions.

November 12, 2018

Vienna is a beautiful city with many attractions. A must visit to St. Stephan Cathedral and Vienna Opera. What’s wonderful is that you can walk anywhere in the central / first district. Great atmosphere and hospitable people.

Eman
Eman Jordan
10

We went especially for the Bruegel Exhibition and ended up...

November 11, 2018

We went especially for the Bruegel Exhibition and ended up in the Kunsthistorisches Museum for about 6 hours. Also. visited the Belvedere amongst other sites and took advantage of the train and trams which made it easy getting around. The food was great. We will be back as there was much more to do.

Cheryl AG
Cheryl AG United Kingdom
10

It's a city with an enormous historic heritage,...

November 11, 2018

It's a city with an enormous historic heritage, wonderful museums and gastronomy. A perfect place to a cultural visit as a romantic too. The design and modern things in a past atmosfere with the Emperors and Emperess.

Jesús Carlos
Jesús Carlos Spain
6.0

I must be the odd one out but I don't truly enjoy Vienna.

October 30, 2018

I must be the odd one out but I don't truly enjoy Vienna. Been more than twice as others love it but I haven't ever found that the prices were worth the experience. I paid A LOT just to park my car there and that seemed quite an unnecessary extra. I always do enjoy the classical music concerts offered around the city but the people dressed up (sad attempts at historical costumes) and shoving papers in your face EVERYWHERE gets annoying. The museums are also a favorite. I enjoyed the royal palaces around the city which give the history of the Habsburg Dynasty and at the Belvedere Palace, the art museum was fantastic. Worth the entrance fee. Hotels are too highly priced and this city suffers from a over rated sense of self esteem. Its carried over from its glory days of the past.

Anonymous
6.0

One of Hop-on Hop-off bus driver was terrible.

October 29, 2018

One of Hop-on Hop-off bus driver was terrible. I came back to the bus station two minutes before the schedule and ready to get on the bus but the driver closed the door and left. I waived my hand to stop the bus but the lady driver turned her face to the other side. It was raining and I had to wait 30 minutes for the next bus.

CHUL
CHUL United States of America
4.0

I thought Vienna would be beautiful like Salzburg and Paris,...

October 24, 2018

I thought Vienna would be beautiful like Salzburg and Paris, France. When I found out 2,000,000 people live there, it made sense. There were a few trolleys, not many, traffic at breakneck speed, lots of construction. The police and people in general were rude. I didn’t feel safe nor wanted. I don’t think I’d go back.

Anonymous United States of America

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