Things to do in Vienna

Top Things to Do in Vienna

Things to Do in Vienna

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  • Super duper 123
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India136 contributions
    We went to the Schonbrunn Palace with a local guide. The grandeur and history of the Austrian empire comes to life inside this palatial residence. The symmetry and ample space of the gardens transports you into an era of times long gone past.
    You can opt for a audio guide , but when you visit this palace it is better to take a guide. With an interactive guide you will understand the history better.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Jo K
    Worcester, UK6,419 contributions
    First tip is…. If a big q at the ticket kiosk outside the museum, there’s an automated pay machine just inside the doors. The doors 🚪 are really heavy! €18 and €15 for us was the cost. Full price €21.
    Another Vienna tip, a lot of museums are CLOSED on a Tuesday. But this museum is not.
    I’ve been to a lot of museums round the world 🌎 and I’ve got to say, this one is in the top 3.
    Cafe is really expensive but my, in the cupola hall, it’s something else and don’t miss it. A very posh cafe location you won’t find. Cappuccino is €5.80 and beer is cheaper. Service pretty bad for us, but if you can, go there. Big q once the museum gets busy and no other cafe outlets close.
    I loved the Egyptian collection.
    We took the lift to the top (coins collection) and worked our way down.
    So many van dyke and Rueben paintings.
    The carvings were one of my favourites. I don’t approve of ivory of course, but these are 400 years old and just beautiful.
    Toilets are really clean
    Building itself is worth the entrance cost, it really is. The marble staircases magnificent.
    I’d say you need a good 4 hours here. Loads of places to sit and take a rest.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Jo K
    Worcester, UK6,419 contributions
    In the middle of vienna is St stephens church, don’t miss that. Go in lift up the north tower 6euro each.
    It’s beautiful just wandering around the wide streets in the centre
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • Geninna
    Slanic Moldova, Romania134 contributions
    The zoo is very clean and well-maintained. The animals did not look like they are unhealthy or starving - which is always a good thing. We rented a wagon for our kids, although they are 5, they really got tired because the zoo is huge.
    Written 30 August 2022
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  • TopperHaven
    Dallas, TX2 contributions
    Vienna was beautiful but it was drizzling much of the time, lots to see and lots to do, loved the city cruise too.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Michelle P
    11 contributions
    I had no idea how large this complex truly was until I spent 2 days wandering in and out of one museum after another. The Albertina is housed in a Palace here as well as the Treasury and King's Chapel and many other shops. If you've the time, you can lose yourself in history and gorgeous architecture and not have to venture out anywhere else.
    Written 14 September 2022
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  • Charlotte S
    Liverpool, UK1 contribution
    One of the highlights on our recent trip to Vienna, the museum is gorgeous! The interior rivals some of the palaces for much cheaper admission.

    Exhibits are super interesting, particularly enjoyed the section on human evolution - highly recommend a trip here if you’re visiting the city.
    Written 12 September 2022
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  • K4FAL
    Valencia, Spain135 contributions
    Did a hop on hop off and stopped at the Belvedere and glad we did, the exhibition over a few floors was fabulous, well worth the visit.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Janet v
    Hermanus, South Africa983 contributions
    Opera is like theatre on steroids! The experience of watching an opera was amazing. This is thé occasion to dress up and pull out all the stops!
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • K4FAL
    Valencia, Spain135 contributions
    Lucky enough to see a Vivaldi Conert, Four Seasons, beautiful music and the acoustics were amazing. The cathedral was quite something.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, CA2,618 contributions
    This was a surprising stop and definitely worth visiting. Here are impressionistic works of art from painters I’d never heard of. Additionally, rooms of architectural furniture are interesting in their own right. Located on the outskirts of Central Vienna, it’s found in an area called the Museum District, so there are other minor places to visit besides this stop.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia23,281 contributions
    The magnificent Neo-Gothic building of the Vienna City Hall can evoke associations with similar buildings in Antwerp or, for example, Ghent. There is something from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. This is not accidental. The German architect Friedrich von Schmidt, who won the competition for the design of the Town Hall, stylistically hinted at urban freedoms. After all, in the second half of the XIX century in Vienna there was a stubborn struggle between the Habsburg monarchy, supported by the nobility and the urban bourgeoisie. And the city magistrate relied primarily on the urban class. And now the Town Hall Square is devoid of the pomp of imperial Vienna. A huge number of events are held daily in the Town Hall. We arrived late in the evening, naturally we didn't get inside, but we found a city holiday on the square. With tons of sausages and barrels of beer.A rock concert was held in front of the Town Hall.
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • Garfieldluvr
    Denver, CO739 contributions
    Wow, what an amazing library! This place is a must see while in Vienna. Pictures do not do the place justice; you have to see it for yourself. When we went there it wasn’t too crowded, lots of great photo opportunities (even if you had to wait for “influencers” to take their 100 photos). One of the prettiest buildings I have ever seen.
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia23,281 contributions
    The Church of St. Peter in Vienna is not the same in size as the eponymous San Pietro in Rome. It does not take the size, but rather follows the old Volkswagen advertising slogan "Small is beautiful!" The main feature of this church is the spectacular contrast of the narrow facade and the interior space. The narrowness of the facade is emphasized by the tiny area around. It is not known whose idea it was, whether it was Gabriel Montani, the first designer of the Peterkirche, or Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt, who led the construction since 1703. Passing through the narrow main entrance, you do not find yourself in a rectangular nave, as you expect, but in an oval one. A sense of spaciousness arises from properly organized lighting. The author of the dome is Matthias Steiner, the main altar is made by Antonio Galli da Bibiena and Martino Altomonte. The Baroque Church of St. Peter was built in 1701-1733 not from scratch. The previous church either burned down, or dilapidated and was demolished. Now the church is governed by the Opus Dei Order, about which Dan Brown wrote so much in his famous "Da Vinci Code".
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Heike
    Frankfurt, Germany20 contributions
    worthwhile if you are interested in history, the audio guide is a bit long. Great introduction to Austrian history.
    Written 13 September 2022
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