fbpx

NOT TO MISS WHEN IN VIENNA

Not To Miss When In Vienna

I visited Vienna in 2019 on a tour of Eastern Europe. Austria borders Eastern Europe. Vienna is a shining city that indeed emphasizes its history as you will tell by many of its attractions. Visiting the city is such a unique, memorable experience that you’ll likely want to come back time and time again. With so much to explore in Vienna, it’s nearly impossible to find yourself bored, especially if you love a lively culture that treasures art, great food, classical music, and beautiful architecture. So, before you plan your trip, what’s not to miss when in Vienna?

Vienna, Austria

Schönbrunn Palace

Constructed in 1696 as a hunting lodge, the Schönbrunn Palace later became the elaborate home to one of the most admired royal families of Austria, the Habsburgs. As it stands today, the palace is open to the public. Take a tour through the apartments of the Habsburg family, and visit the Hall of Ceremonies and Mirror Room before leisurely strolling through the gardens.

Schönbrunn Palace

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

This stunningly beautiful cathedral is Vienna’s most cherished structure. This 12th Century gothic cathedral has more history than you could ever imagine, surviving the Turkish siege in 1683, having mourners come to pay their respects to Amadeus Mozart, and being the place where Napolean held his farewell proclamation in 1805. The structure also survived two attacks in World War II.

St. Stephen's Cathedral

Kunsthistorisches Museum

This museum of fine arts features a considerable assortment of masterpieces created by none other than some of the absolute greatest artists to ever live. Titian, Van Dyke, Velasquez, and Rubens all have their works hanging on the walls of the museum.

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Naschmarkt

Hundreds of vendors set up their stands every Monday through Friday at the largest market around, the Naschmarkt. This outdoor market in the Wieden District sells all sorts of local, fresh produce, dairy products, and meats. You can even sit down at any of the quaint eateries and cafes to appease your appetite after taking in all of the delicious smells.

Naschmarkt

Tiergarten

Opening as an exotic menagerie in 1752, the Tiergarten is now known as the oldest zoo in the world. This unique zoo homes nearly 9,000 animals.

Tiergarten

House of Music (Haus der Musik)

This small museum features works from some of the city’s most famous composers, including Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Haydn, and Strauss. Walk through all of the exhibits to learn the mechanics to how we as humans hear a sound, and to view manuscripts and hear sound bytes from the musicians showcased in the museum.

House of Music (Haus der Musik)

Vienna State Opera

As the city’s most beloved performing houses, the Vienna State Opera is the nucleus of Viennese life. Book a 40-minute guided tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at all of this opera house’s beauty and wonder.

Vienna State Opera

Museums Quartier Wien

This cultural establishment is one of the largest, impressive collections of museums in the world. Right outside the Ringstrasse is where you can find the works and of everyone from Leopold to Andy Warhol. Take a day out of your visit; there is so much to take in!

Hofburg Palace

This 13th Century palace holds several excellent attractions. You’ll need to spend most of the day there to receive the truly royal experience. Be sure to visit the Swiss Court and the Imperial Apartments.

Belvedere Palace

The Belvedere Palace is two palaces conjoined by a beautiful 17th-century French-style garden. You don’t want to miss the unique Baroque architecture or the authentic Austrian paintings on display.

Museum Judenplatz

Once designated to the Jewish Ghetto in the 13th Century, this picturesque museum shows how Viennese Jews played a large part in the development of Vienna. This museum was once one of the largest synagogues ever to exist.

Museum Judenplatz

Does Vienna sound even more appealing now that you have learned about some of these one-of-a-kind experiences? Well, give us a call and get ready to start planning your next memorable vacation! The best way is to click HERE and set up a consultation. I look forward to helping you create new experiences with your travel.

Check out my other blog posts:
HOW THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY WORKS

Never miss a new post

Sign up for my newsletter to receive the latest news and blog posts delivered to your inbox.

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Hi, I'm CATHy

Your Custom Travel Designer

I love helping my clients connect through the wonders of travel – that’s because I’ve experienced first-hand the power travel has to bring couples or people closer together.

BLOG CATEGORIES

The Free Guide

Romance in Europe

10 Once-in-a-Lifetime Travel Experiences to Re-Spark Your Romance.

Escape inspiration

Tropea

What makes a certain destination inspirational? To me, it’s the intoxicating combination of charming atmosphere, indulgent food and drink, and plenty of secluded nooks and crannies to explore. These utterly divine destinations may be just what you’re yearning for.

Looking for something?

10 Travel Experiences to Re-Spark Your Romance​.

Get the Free Guide!

Get the 10 best off-the-beaten-path Europe experiences guaranteed to sweep you off your feet.