The capital city of Austria; Vienna, is ranked as one of the best cities in the world.
The following are the top things to do and see while in this city:
✦ 1. Visit The Belvedere Palace in Vienna Austria
This is a nice place to visit and it has a beautiful garden to see.
The palace consists of two separate buildings. These include the Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere. The two buildings are connected by a stunning baroque garden.
Presently, each of the two buildings hosts museums. The Upper Belvedere is a great art museum that houses many art pieces by Klimt. On the other hand, the Lower Belvedere houses temporary exhibitions.
✦ Practical Information
- You can access the museums by use of the Vienna Pass
- Or you can book the tickets online, this will allow you to avoid the queue
- The on-site cafe is also accessible from the outside without the tickets
- It is free of charge to access the gardens
- The museums offer tickets for either one or two buildings
✦ 2. Watch the Hochstrahlbrunnen Fountain in Vienna
The fountain is found in Schwarzenbergplatz, next to the Soviet War Memorial.
Each part of this fountain symbolizes something from the hours of the day and to the days of the week, and last but not the list, the months of the year.
The fountain is located in a nice park even though the park is not as big. This park is worth a stopover. And after sunset, you can enjoy the water play with sensational colored lights from the fountain.
✦ 3. Visit The Stunning Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna Austria
This is a huge palace and it has the most impressive gardens.
Dedicate the better part of your day to the palace, the gardens, and the zoo.
This is an attraction that you can’t miss out while in Vienna Austria. The following are some of the things to do here:
✦ 1. Admire The Palace
You can purchase the tickets that include access to the Imperial Palace tour, the zoo, and the private gardens.
On the tour of the palace, you will access about 20 staterooms with original furnishing and decorations. This conveys an authentic impression of the imperial lifestyle.
In this tour, you will also learn about Habsburg Monarchy.
✦ Practical Information
The audioguides are free and helpful.
✦ 2. Hang Out at the Gardens of Schönbrunn Palace
The private Gardens of Schönbrunn Palace are the best thing about this place. This is a big garden where you can relax or picnic after the touring of the palace.
The gardens are beautiful and it doesn’t matter the season of the year.
If you have enough time, grab a bite at the Gloriette and walk around the gardens or visit the zoo.
✦ Practical Information
You can hop on and hop off with the tour train trip through the 400 acres of private gardens.
✦ 4. Hang Out At Burggarten Gardens And See The Mozart Statue
Burggarten Gardens is located near the Ring Boulevard, the butterfly house and behind the Neue Burg.
This park offers great views of the historical surroundings. It is also a shortcut to the Albertina museum.
There are 4 monuments and statues of significant Austrians in this park :
- The Mozart monument
- Hercules and the Nemean lion
- Emperor Franz Joseph
- Franz I
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is s a famous and influential composer of the classical era.
His statue has a beautiful floral bed shaped like a treble clef in front of it. This is something else that you can’t miss this out while in this city.
In a nutshell, this park is located in the central part of the city. It has a public toilet and plenty of seats. It’s also pretty photogenic and a great area to pass time or to enjoy your snack as you wait to go for more sites to open.
✦ 5. Visit St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna Austria
This cathedral has an impressive architecture both inside and outside.
It is big and it dominates the area. It is about 197 meters long and 34 meters wide and has four towers. This is a Gothic masterpiece that you can’t miss out on while in this city.
You can visit the church for free, even though the visitors have to pay to access certain parts of this church. And there is a lift to go up the tower of the cathedral but it can get busy at times.
Finally, you get a panoramic view of the city of Vienna from the top of the tower.
✦ 6. Learn The Austrian History At The Hofburg Imperial Palace
Unlike other Vienna’s royal residences, Hofburg is located within the city. And it is located on the southwestern side of the inner city.
The palace shelters several individual attractions, and if you want the full royal experience, you will have to spend at least half a day here.
You can have the experience from the Imperial apartments. These apartments have original furnishings and decorations.
Last but not least, the ticket also gives entry to the Sisi Museum and the Imperial silver exhibition.
✦ 7. Get Lost At The MuseumsQuartier
This is an area that has a lot of museums. It is a hub for the culture of all ages.
There are great museums here, as well as visual arts, theater, literature, and photography. Indeed, this is a place of art and creativity.
You can’t miss out on the experience from Leopold and Mumok.
This is an area that has a lively atmosphere. And furthermore, it’s close to the city and other tourist attractions of the city.