What to do in Vienna

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Belvedere featuring heritage architecture, a castle and a park

Vienna Attractions

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There are so many wonderful things to do in Vienna that you won’t run out of things to do. Start thinking about your Vienna excursions and soon you'll be on your way to one of the top tourist destinations in the world!

Make sure your Vienna tours include a glimpse of some of the most incredible architecture in the world. The Schonbrunn Palace, the Hofburg Palace, and St. Stephen's Cathedral list only a few of the best spots in Austria. Burgtheater and Belvedere are two more must see places when you choose your top Vienna activities. Don't soley rely on a map. As you wander through this great city, be sure to turn to local experts for their recommendation, if you prefer an insight to local life over the tourist-version of a trip to Vienna. For a really unique experience, visit Hundertwasserhaus, built as a tribute to Expressionist artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. This interesting building of several stories resembles a collage of colors. It is sure to make you wonder what else could be hiding around the corner of this old, European city.

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What to do in Vienna

Free Things to Do in Vienna

Leave your wallet in the hotel room. It's a snap to have fun in Vienna without surrendering a penny.

Circus and Clown Museum

- Filled with exhibits and objects, this gallery is a wonderland for hungry minds.

Nouvel Tower

- Architecture fan or not, prepare to be impressed by this landmark's modern design.

University of Vienna

- Wander around this historic place and find out a couple of secrets from times past.


- Mingle with some locals and seek out the true character and soul of this wonderful place.


- Take a deep breath — nothing tops being beside the water for some peace and relaxation.

Vienna Christmas Market

- Allow some time to check out this site of local significance.


- Throw a little spirituality into your getaway by visiting this sacred place.


- Bring along your camera and let Mother Nature spark a sense of wonder in you.


- Cultivate your green thumb and enjoy admiring the many and varied plants on display.

Things to Do in Vienna with Kids

There's fun for all the family wherever you wander in Vienna. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can do together that are bound to make your getaway unforgettable:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Vienna on a sunny day?
What to do in Vienna on a rainy day?
Try out one or two of these great indoor activities and turn a miserable, rainy day into something memorable:

What is Vienna famous for?
Schoenbrunn Palace lives up to its reputation as an iconic attraction you simply can’t miss.
What should I not miss in Vienna?
Put these things at the top of your to-do list to get the most out of your trip:

  • Vienna State Opera
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Belvedere
  • Spanish Riding School

Are there cheap things to do in Vienna?
What can you do in Vienna for free?
You could store your cash in the hotel safe for the day, because these fabulous attractions can be seen for nothing:

  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Viennese City Park
  • Vienna Christmas Market
  • Naschmarkt

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