Vienna, the capital of Austria, blends historical heritage, music, and endearing charm. A city that inspires both the ancient and the new. Where there is always a cozy spot available at a coffee shop or wine bar.
If you’re looking for places to visit in Vienna Austria for a single day, or many things to do over several days, this charming city has a lot of options.
Built in the 18th century Schönbrunn Palace is truly worth seeing. Not just for its superb architecture, but also for its wonderful park-like location. This exquisite Baroque castle, one of Vienna’s major tourist attractions, comprises over 1,441 rooms and apartments. Indeed they include those originally occupied by Empress Maria Theresa. Another must-see is Schönbrunn Park and Gardens, a Unesco World Heritage. With its breathtaking views and exquisite Baroque gardens, the park is one of few free things to do in Vienna.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral
St. Stephen’s Cathedral
A most notable Gothic structure, St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the archbishopric’s cathedral church since 1722. Moreover it is in the historic center of Vienna Austria. A Late Romanesque church replaced the old 12th-century Romanesque church in the 13th century. You can see the ruins of the huge former gate and the Heathen Towers. From the 17th through the 19th centuries, improvements and new buildings were made, and the entire edifice was reconstructed following World War II. Highlights include the 343-step climb to the Steffi’s Watch Room for breathtaking vistas, as well as the North Tower, which houses the huge Pummerin Bell.
For nearly 600 years, the Hofburg was the palace of the Habsburgs and consequently the center of the Holy Roman Empire. Apart from serving as the seat of government and administrative center, the Hofburg was also the imperial family’s winter retreat. It is now one of the world’s largest palace complexes. It houses the Austrian president as well as the Sisi Museum.
The Vienna Zoo, commonly known as the Schönbrunn Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn), may be traced back to Emperor Francis I’s menagerie. It is the oldest continuously functioning zoo in the world. With many of its original Baroque structures still standing, it’s one of Europe’s most delightful zoos to visit, especially if you spend some time in the old 18th-century Imperial Breakfast Pavilion, which today contains a fine café. After the zoo, visit Haus des Meeres, a big public aquarium housed in a WWII flak tower. The Butterfly House, located near to the Opera House and a wonderful spot to rest after all that sightseeing, is well worth visiting.
The Giant Ferris Wheel of Vienna Austria
The Giant Ferris wheel
Visiting the Prater (Wiener Prater), a big natural park located between the Danube and the Danube Canal, feels like entering another universe. This large park, previously a royal hunting ground, has long been one of Vienna’s most popular recreation spots. Covering an area of 3,200 acres. There’s something for everyone here. From the thrills and spills of the Wurstel section, with its old-fashioned theme park attractions, to eating and dancing, to the dinosaur-themed park for the youngsters. Taking a trip on the famed Giant Wheel is a must-do for tourists.
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