The city of Vienna is the capital of Austria.
It is ranked for the longest time, as one of the best cities to live in the world.
Without a doubt, this clean city attracts locals and visitors alike. The following are the top things to do and see while visiting the Austrian Capital.
1 ✦ Visit The Belvedere Palace in Vienna
Belvedere Palace is a nice place to visit and with a beautiful garden to see. It is a historical building that is located in Vienna’s third district.
This 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.
The museums offers tickets for either one or two buildings.
After experiencing the museums, you can walk down the hill through the gardens which are inspiring.
- Vienna Pass and if you book 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 walk around the gardens
2 ✦ Watch the Hochstrahlbrunnen Fountain in Vienna
Hochstrahlbrunnen Fountain is a monument that is impressive and worth seeing.
The fountain is found in Schwarzenbergplatz, next to the Soviet War Memorial.
It is located in a nice park even though the park is not as big. Without a doubt, this park is worth a stopover.
Each part of this fountain symbolizes something from the hours of the day, to the days of the week, and last but not the list, the months of the year.
After sunset, you can enjoy the water play with sensational coloured lights.
3 ✦ Visit The Stunning Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna
Schönbrunn Palace is huge palace with impressive gardens.
Dedicate the better part of your day to the palace and surrounding areas. Certainly, you can spend more time in the gardens and the zoo.
This is an attraction that you can’t miss out while in Vienna. The following are some of the things to do here:
A ✦ Admire The Palace
You can purchase the tickets that include access to the Imperial Palace tour, the zoo, and the private gardens.
In 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.
The audioguides are free and were very helpful.
B ✦ 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 the rose garden is spectacular in spite of 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.
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. You can’t miss this out while in Vienna.
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 while waiting for some of the sites to open.
5 ✦ Visit St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna
St Stephen’s Cathedral has very impressive architecture both inside and outside.
The Cathedral 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 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.
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.
It is located on the south western side of the inner City.
The palace shelters several individual attractions, and if you want the full royal experience, you’ll need to spend at least half a day here.
You will have the experience from the Imperial apartments that have the original furnishings and decorations.
The ticket also gives an entry to the Sisi Museum and the Imperial silver exhibition.
7 ✦ Get Lost At The MuseumsQuartier
The MuseumsQuartier is an area that has a lot of museums.
In a nutshell, this area is a hub for culture of all ages.
There are great museums here, as well as visual arts, to the theater, to literature and photography. Indeed, this is a place of art and creativity.
You can’t miss out the experience from the Leopold and Mumok.
MuseumsQuartier is an area that has a lively atmosphere. Furthermore, it’s very close to the city and other tourist attractions of Vienna.
Thank you for stopping by and stay positive!
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