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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.


From $40 per night

This weekend

From $148 per night

Next weekend

From $113 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.08
Language German
Average weekend price $170 per night
Average weekday price $153 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Have made several visits since 2018 and there is always...

February 24, 2024

Have made several visits since 2018 and there is always something new to see or a fine restaurant to sample. The Leopold Museum is one of the best art galleries for 20th. century art and with a regular turn-over of specialist exhibitions. The city's well-integrated transport system and its 1, 2 and 3-day tickets are both convenient and good value.

Neil_Springate United Kingdom

1. Good Architecture and infrastructure around (roads, parks...

February 21, 2024

1. Good Architecture and infrastructure around (roads, parks, squares, buildings, museums, sightseen etc.) 2. weather was very balanced 3. Shopping 4. Books and readings 5. Transportation 6. Airport Lounge 7. Food Quality


Vienna is amazing.

February 20, 2024

Vienna is amazing. The cathedrals, old churches, old streets and buildings with different architecture. It's great to just wander in the streets taking it all in. The Spanish riding school is definitely worth a visit. It's an awesome experience, make sure you book the tour. Public transport is very easy, buses, trams or trains will take you anywhere. You can also cross over to Bratislava with a train in 1 hour for less than Eur20. Vienna is full of restaurants - check ratings online perhaps as the choice is unlimited. We ate at a local restaurant and 2 Italian restaurants. Nothing to complain about, food was all great! not cheap but good

BlakeC Malta

We recommend Vienna for 3 to 4 days max.

February 18, 2024

We recommend Vienna for 3 to 4 days max. Lots of great restaurants, history and beautiful sights. Only negative is the local people are not friendly outside of those who work in hospitality and service industry, lets the city down a little bit. Just something to bear in mind is most things are shut on a Sunday (which I respect and think is great).

NICHOLAS United Kingdom

So many things to see and do.

February 18, 2024

So many things to see and do. We found the palaces a bit disappointing due to the over crowding (our visit was in February). Vienna Pass didn't save us much, if any, money but did save time queuing. We enjoyed the geology section in the Natural History museum and the recently reopened Museum of Vienna provides some thought provoking material. Can also recommend taking a class to learn how to dance the Viennese waltz!

Lesley United Kingdom

City was more expensive than i thought and the Local most...

February 17, 2024

City was more expensive than i thought and the Local most rude and arrogant people i ever experienced in my life, museum also very expensive to visit. i mean 1 hour worth of content for 40 usd entry fee....i feel like i scammed a lot in this city. Also ÖBB sucks..will never visit Vienna again...


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