Top things to do in Vienna

Attractions, tours, and activities in Vienna

Recommended museums in Vienna

Where to find art and culture in Vienna

Vienna: the city's best neighborhoods

Find a great area to stay in Vienna

About Vienna

Including tips for the best time to visit Vienna

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 $69 per night

Next weekend

From $126 per night

Most popular time to visit July-September
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.16
Language German
Average weekend price $115 per night
Average weekday price $118 per night
Average stay 2 nights

Points of interest in Vienna

Stay near the top sightseeing spots in Vienna

Latest articles featuring Vienna

Inspiration and insider tips for things to do in Vienna

It started with a Kiss – romance in Vienna

A romantic tour of historic, yet trend-setting Vienna.

wien citybreak vienna romance art culture

Vienna + ahopping: a fresh perspective

Irina Peicu's unique take on shopping in Vienna.

wien vienna shopping photography photographer

A seasonal guide to Vienna

Known for its music, architecture, and culture, Vienna is a favourite among travellers.

wien vienna seasonal-travel

Where to stay near Vienna’s St Stephen’s Cathedral

5 highly rated apartments near Vienna’s most important church.

wien vienna cathedrals culture sightseeing city-trip apartments

Where to stay near Vienna City Hall

5 of the best apartments around Vienna’s majestic Rathaus.

wien vienna city-trips

Vienna reviews

What other travelers say about Vienna

10

One of the beutifull capitals of Europe, great architecture...

October 23, 2021

One of the beutifull capitals of Europe, great architecture and city urbanistic, places , museums, the monuments, churches, city opera and other home concerts, Danube cruises, its caffe-bars and restorants etc, etc. Easy transfer options by the best metro network of Europe.

Yitzhak.M
Yitzhak.M Israel
8.0

A really beatiful city, worth to visit for many days.

September 27, 2021

A really beatiful city, worth to visit for many days. Visit the measeums and the gardens. Do not go to tousistic places (cafes / restaurants). Most times they are overestimated. If you see a queu, turn around and go somewhere else. Ask the locals where they go. They are very friendly, kind and hospitable.

Antonia
Antonia Greece
10

Loved Vienna - so much to explore and a great 'home...

September 21, 2021

Loved Vienna - so much to explore and a great 'home base' to take day trips from to see other villages in Austria as well as other nearby countries. Can't wait to plan our next trip back to continue our exploration of Austria.

Blackport
Blackport United States of America
10

If you stay near the city center, it is easy to walk to most...

September 20, 2021

If you stay near the city center, it is easy to walk to most places if interest. It is also easy to take public transportation. Food stalls are available late into the evening for good fast food. If you stay in Yourapartment you can find fresh rolls/croissants right across the street. The grocery store also has prepared meals to go and they are pretty good and very inexpensive

Paul W
Paul W United States of America
10

Lots of things to do, imperial architecture, comfortable...

September 18, 2021

Lots of things to do, imperial architecture, comfortable public transport. Tons of food options for any taste, everything is fresh, even the sandwiches from the supermarket. I especially enjoyed the military history museum and the small cozy cafes in the city center (go to Neko café to see some nice cats). Also there are lots of options to travel to nearby cities by train - the rail system is quite effective

Alex
Alex Israel
10

Amazing city with a rich history which is presented wherever...

September 14, 2021

Amazing city with a rich history which is presented wherever you look. Rich central European culinary options - not pricy. Easy to walk and see most attractions, and the public transportation is amazing + easy to use. Worth more than one visit !!!

Eyal
Eyal Israel

Popular places to stay in Vienna

Stay in some of the best accommodations Vienna has to offer

Other attractions and activities in Vienna

More things to do and see in Vienna