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What to Do in Vienna: Must See Attractions

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Are you a fan of "The Sound of Music?" Did it make you want to pack up and journey to Vienna, Austria? It's time to stop dreaming and make your travel plans a reality. Plot your trip now with Expedia as your do-it-yourself travel guide. There's no need to hire an agent when everything you need to know about attractions in Vienna has been centralized at one convenient location.

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.

Your journey will not be complete until you sample the local wares and wine and dine at Vienna’s top restairants. When it is time to turn in for the night, Expedia.com can help you choose the hotel of your dreams. Let Expedia help you to access great discounts on plane tickets, too. Do you need a rental car? We can help you with all of your arrangements. Don't put off your fantasies any longer. Make them reality and commit yourself to a great adventure in Vienna!

Things to Do in Vienna with Kids

Vacationing with the kids? There are loads of tours and activities in Vienna that'll put huge smiles on little faces. Have a look at these family friendly experiences:

Free Things to Do in Vienna

There's no need to constantly reach for your wallet in Vienna. The following won't cost a cent.

Circus and Clown Museum - Bring the whole family and go on a journey through history with one another.

Nouvel Tower - This modern-style landmark is a terrific backdrop for a selfie.

University of Vienna - Educate yourself about some of the unique history of the area through this attraction.

Judenplatz - Stop for a while in this popular area and imagine what life would be like as a local resident.

Gaensehaeufel - There's something relaxing about being close to the water, so spend a while here.

Vienna Christmas Market - Open up your guidebook and learn why this place is worth adding to your travel itinerary.

Schottenkirche - No matter your religious leanings, this place is sure to inspire a sense of reverence.

Leopoldsberg - Bring your camera and let Mother Nature stimulate your imagination.

Volksgarten - If you take pleasure in spending time in the garden, this attraction will captivate your inner green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Vienna

Innere Stadt

Known for its fascinating museums and stunning cathedral, there's plenty to explore in Innere Stadt. Check out top attractions like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Stephansplatz, and jump on the metro at Stephansplatz U-Bahn or Herrengasse U-Bahn to see more of the city.

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Leopoldstadt

Spend some time visiting places like Wiener Prater while getting to know Leopoldstadt, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Praterstern U-Bahn or Vorgartenstrasse U-Bahn to see more of the area.

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Wieden

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Wieden. If sightseeing is on the list, Belvedere is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Taubstummengasse U-Bahn or Mayerhofgasse Station to see more of the area.

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Landstrasse

Travelers choose Landstrasse for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Rennweg S-Bahn or Rochusgasse U-Bahn and check out top sights like Hundertwasser House Vienna.

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Favoriten

Travelers choose Favoriten for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Alaudagasse Station or Neulaa Station and check out top sights like Vienna Twin Tower.

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Neubau

Known for its abundant dining options and interesting museums, there's plenty to explore in Neubau. Top attractions like Mariahilfer Street and Leopold Museum are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Burggasse-Stadthalle U-Bahn or Volkstheater U-Bahn to see more of the city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vienna famous for?

Schoenbrunn Palace lives up to its reputation as an iconic attraction you shouldn't miss.

What should I not miss in Vienna?

Don't venture home without crossing off the following unmissable sights:

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

What can you do in Vienna for free?

Your time in Vienna won't cost an arm and a leg with free attractions like these to discover:

  • St. Stephen's Cathedral
  • Viennese City Park
  • Naschmarkt
  • Stephansplatz