Vienna, the capital of Austria, has a wonderful mix of culture, history and is filled with architectural beauty. It’s a vibrant city and there’s so many incredible places you can visit.
If you’re planning on going to Vienna then here are 8 places definitely worth a visit.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom)
It’s over 700 years old and one of the cities most beloved landmarks. It’s where Mozart was married in 1782 and also where his funeral took place. It’s amazing inside, there was a mix of tourists taking photos and people sat down praying. You can take the lift up to the tower where you can see a breathtaking view of the city. Here you also get to have a closer look at the amazing tiled roof which has the Austrian eagle on it.
This was the former summer residence of Austria’s imperial family. It’s free to enter and there’s also guided tours available for inside the palace. Unfortunelty photos and videos aren’t permitted inside the palace but if you’re going to visit Schonbrunn it’s definitely worth going inside for a tour. It’s so majestic and it’s incredible to see some of the old items and architecture from years ago. The Gloriette is another absolutely magnificent building on a hill just opposite the palace. Here you’ll find a cafe and you can enjoy the beautiful views of Vienna from the top.
Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere)
This beautiful palace also houses an art museum too which is something nice to see to break up the day. Although you could easily spend hours wandering the gorgeous grounds just taking the beauty in. It’s pretty cool knowing you’re standing in a place which was built in the 1700’s. They’re are plenty of benches dotted around where you can sit down, relax and admire all the greenery and pretty water fountains.
Another stunningly, exquisite palace, with so much to see. There are museums, cafe’s and parks galore in this area. You can spend a whole day just exploring around here and you won’t get bored. There are also guided tours available for inside the palace or you can enjoy walking around the grounds for free!
At 826 feet high, this building is home to a impressive rotating restaurant which shows off a splendid view of Vienna (at 564 feet.) Just across the tower you’ll find Danube park which is huge! You can go on a little train ride around the park and there are stops where you can jump on and off from.
Haus des Meeres
This was a former anti-aircraft tower during WW2 but is now home to different species of fish, insects, reptiles and more. The building has 11 floors and there is something different on every floor including an area with free-roaming monkeys which is super cool. If you go early in the morning then you can watch the alligator having breakfast! There’s also a small tour at the top of the tower in one of the rooms. Here a guide talks your through the history, structure and usage of the towers during WW2.
If you love going to theme-parks then this will be super fun. There’s so many cool rides to go on and there’s plenty of food options too. If you’re not really into going on rides then you can simply enjoy walking around the park. There’s plenty of greenery where you can enjoy a nice stroll or maybe bring a picnic with you.
Opened since 1863, Stadtpark is Vienna’s very first public park and it has more monuments and sculptures than other park. Including the famous golden Johann Strauss monument which is Vienna’s most photographed subject! There was literally a queue of people waiting to take a photo with the momentum.
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