Vienna Vacations

As the former capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Vienna entrances tourists with its almost seamless blend between baroque imperial palaces and modern architectural marvels. The grandiose façades of the Hofburg Palace, art, and natural history museums protect some of the finest collections of artifacts in the world, including the jewels of the ... Read more
Hapsburg Monarchy. Once home to Mozart, Strauss and Beethoven, Vienna is still the classical music capital of the world with an astounding number of concert halls and live music venues. For animal lovers, a visit to the Spanish Riding School may get them a glimpse of the famed white Lipizzaner stallions, one of the purest horse breeds on Earth. Kids and adults alike flock to the Prater amusement park and its giant 19th century Riesenrad ferris wheel. Vienna is also home of the world famous “Kaffeehauskultur,” and grand coffee houses featuring baroque to modern decoration dot the city. Tourists can stop by for a unique Viennese coffee or perhaps the famed veal Wiener Schnitzel or chocolate Sacher torte. Restaurant and hotel options are plentiful, ranging from budget to luxury, and a selection of nightlife choices include nightclubs, bars and casinos catering to nearly every scene. Vienna's public transport system blankets the city with a highly efficient network of urban railways, trams, subways and buses.

Vienna places to stay and top hotels

Vienna things to do and experiences

  • Schönbrunn Palace
    9.1150 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark, Castle or Palace
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  • Belvedere Museum
    9.082 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Art Gallery
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  • Hofburg
    8.961 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Landmark, Castle or Palace
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  • Vienna State Opera
    9.056 reviews
    Performing Arts, Opera House
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If you are heading to Vienna to experience its renowned music scene, try to plan your trip for spring, when the weather breaches the “tolerable” range, with temperatures ranging from 45-70F (7-21C), and the ... Read more
city flings itself headlong into festival season. Fall is a great second choice, with similar weather and plenty of operas and concerts to keep you satisfied. Much of the city’s cultural life goes into hibernation during the freezing temperatures of winter, but the Christmas season is festive and draws many visitors. Summer, similarly, doesn’t have as much on the calendar, but the warmer temperatures, averaging about 78F (25.5C), are perfect for an evening out on the Danube - when it’s not raining.

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Top Vienna restaurants

  • Figlmuller
    8.628 reviews
    Austrian, Gastropub
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Cafe Central
    8.721 reviews
    Breakfast & Brunch, Austrian, Cafe
    Popular withFoodiesLuxury
  • Demel Cafe
    8.827 reviews
    Ice Cream and Desserts, Breakfast & Brunch, Cafe
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Schweizerhaus
    8.711 reviews
    German, Austrian, Gastropub
    Popular withFamiliesBackpackers

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Vienna reviews & trip reports

  • 9.8
    History Buffs
  • 7.6
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 7.5
    Luxury Travelers
  • 6.9
    Family Travelers
  • 6.7
    Outdoor Enthusiasts

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I had an amazing time here!! I would recommend going over the film festival period. The atmosphere is amazing and the food and people are great too!!

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers

I had an amazing time! The nightlife and daytime life has so much to offer! I was there for 6 months and still have lots yet to do! Defiantly hoping to move there for a year.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsLuxury TravelersAdventure TravelersSolo Female Travelers

I loved Viennas atmosphere and architecture. Enjoyed the food and the attractions. Would go back again for sure.

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This was my first trip to Vienna and I absolutely loved every second of it! So much so that I’m planning to go back next month! There is so much to do and it’s really affordable to travel around to places and also to get into lots of places is a lot cheaper than I was lead o believe!! Recommend the big bus tour :)

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers

I had good time in Vienna and sulzburg with family was awesome I would like to back again

Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory Buffs

I went there a few times and every time it was a good experience. I got the chance to go to walking tours and other tours and learn about the history. Also, If you’re a fan of art and music, Vienna is a great destination to experience amazing concerns and get to see amazing masterpieces of famous artists. i love it!

Recommended for:Luxury TravelersHistory BuffsAdventure TravelersNightlife Lovers

So easy and cheap to get around the city with public transport! The city is full of museums and palaces like the Sisi palace, Belvedere, Freud museum, etc. The local beer gardens and cuisine are a must! eautiful places to visit nearby include beautiful vineyard on the edge of the city. Drive along the Danube to Melk to visit its abbey. Budapest and Bratislava are good daytrips by train.

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Greater Vancouver, Canada

Nice Places to visit. Lots of History to find. Special before Christmas. Watch for all the nice Cafes and local Restaurants. For youngsters and Students there are lots of clubs and bars to vistit.

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Cambridge, UK

We keep returning and we love this city. The naschmarkt is wonderful, as is haus des mers and schonbrunn.

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Klang, Malaysia

Vienna is situated in Austria and we have heard and desired to visit this place long ago. The popular place are Schoenbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace and Rathaus.

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