Sightseeing in Vienna - art, culture, sights

Sights, art & culture in Vienna

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Personal insights of Vienna, insiders' tips and news from the city - our blog has it all for you.

Get your inspiration for your holiday, many suggestions on what to do in Vienna and on how to explore the city off the beaten track.

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The specialists for Vienna

As specialist for all tourism related topics in Vienna and Vienna's offer as a destination the Vienna Tourist Board is your first choice. Nowhere else you get that comprehensive information on all of Vienna's offers in one place.

Whether you need ideas for sightseeing, arts, culture, events, excursions or any other topic - you get it all on their website.

You want to know what is going on in Vienna right now? Then have a look at the event calendar and choose what suits you best.

You are you already in Vienna and still need information, flyers or brochures? Then just stop by one of the Tourist-Info centers. The employees of the Vienna Tourist board are happy to help you with all your questions.

Are you travelling with your whole family to Vienna and are now looking for the ideal program to explore Vienna with children? Then LENA App is your "personal assistant" for the perfect family program.

Vienna from a very personal and individual perspective, you see with the offer of Vienna with Locals. As the name suggests, you will experience the city together with "real Viennese".

The sustainable side of Vienna, away from the mainstream shopping streets such as Mariahilferstraße & Co, and their dedicated entrepreneurs, you get to know with the ich mach es anders tours of our dear blogger Sabrina.



Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna with one card ...


Combine all the advantages of a Hop on Hop off tour with sightseeing in Vienna with the Viennapass.  One ticket for 2, 3 or 6 days and full usage of all the lines of the Hop on Hop off busses of the Vienna Sightseeing Tours . In addition you can take part in excursions to for example Carnuntum & Schloss Hof, shopping in Parndorf or to Grinzing & Klosterneuburg to the Heurigen (wine taverns).

Regarding sightseeing, you get free admission for more than 60 sights. Among these are highlights like Schloss Schönbrunn, Albertina or the Hundertwasserhaus. Thanks to the Fast-Track-entry you do not even have to line up. Also included are the guided city walks of the Vienna sightseeing tours.

Vienna City Card

The Vienna City Card combines numerous discounts and benefits all over Vienna with unlimited access to public transport.

More than 200 discounts at museums, sights, theatres, concerts, in shops, at cafes, restaurants and even at some Heurigen.

Additionally, you get free ride on Vienna's public transport system.

The card, which can be purchased for either 24hrs, 48hrs or 72hrs, was voted as the best European city card in 2012.

Niederösterreich CARD

With the Niederösterreich-CARD you can not only explore Lower Austria, but also do a lot of things in Vienna. Just pay the fee once and enjoy all the benefits of free access to the more than 300 participating locations throughout the whole year.

In Vienna over 20 locations and attractions take part among them highlights like the Giant Ferris Wheel, the House of Music or the Lower Belvedere.

Do you want to explore the near surrounding of Vienna? Why not make an excursion to Klosterneuburg to the Essl Museum, take a tour through the Abbey of Melk, the landmark of the Wachau (UNESCO world heritage) or make a boat trip on the River Danube from Tulln to Dürnstein and back?

 Naturhistorisches Museum

Schwedenplatz at night


Timeless classics ...

Arts & Culture

Imperial Vienna with every step - Schloß Schönbrunn and just nearby Europe's oldest zoo - Tiergarten Schönbrunn

Vienna's best known landmark, lovingly called "Steffl" - Stephansdom

World famous but not only because of the Opernball - Wiener Staatsoper

Another center of music culture and also place of the Neujahrskonzert - the Musikverein

Horses with cultivated classical equitation- Spanische Hofreitschule (Spanish riding school)

Another of Vienna's landmarks - the Riesenrad in the heart of Vienna's amusing park Wiener Prater

2 museums that share one square - the Naturhistorische Museum  and the  Kunsthistorische Museum - just on the other side of the street there is even more art, architecture, music, fashion, theatre, dance, literature and restaurants in the Museumsquartier

Two castles that are now home of Austrian art - Belvedere

For all lovers of fine arts Albertina is a must see too

Colourful and unconventional in all respects - Hundertwasserhaus



Schönbrunn Palace

Culinary delights & more

The Viennese coffeehouse is so much more than just a place where you drink some coffee. So under no circumstances skip this experience while staying in Vienna. After all, Viennese coffeehouse culture gained the status of UNESCO world culture heritage.

Another culinary classic is the real Wiener Heurige (wine tavern), a place full of comfort and good atmosphere.

A very special highlight in Vienna are the Markets of Vienna, especially the Naschmarkt not far from the city center. Dive into this special combination of Viennese charm that mixes with southern flair and a very special humor of the traders. And then enjoy cooking ll those delights in your fully equipped apartment.

Not limited to one special place is the world famous Viennese cuisine, as you can really dine excellently and fine all over Vienna. You really have to try classics like the Wiener Schnitzel, boiled beef like Tafelspitz, the numerous sweet temptations like Apple Strudel or Gugelhupf. And why not prepare them at home or right in you apartment?

How to prepare the best Viennese dishes, you can easily learn by the way. In the Andante there are regular cooking classes on Austrian and Viennese Cuisine and some insider tips which make the Viennese cuisine so special you will get too. 

Amazing and tasteful recipes of Viennese cuisine for easy cooking you can find at Vienna Sunday Kitchen where our dear blogger Angelika pampers you with the "secret recipes" of her grandmother and new creations of fine dishes.

Wiener Schnitzel

Viennese Coffeehouse

Original Sachertorte