The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Here are our tips for the best of things to do in Vienna, collated from posts by various members of the Europe a la Carte blogging team.  You can also explore the city in my walking tour and I’ve put together “The best places to stay in Vienna for all budgets” to help you find accommodation for your city break.

Concert Hall, Vienna

Best Vienna Attractions

Amanda writes about the Hofburg Palace, location of the Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum and the Imperial Silver Collection in Vienna’s city centre.

Hofburg Palace by budgetplaces

Marcus loved the frescos at Karlskirche where there’s even a lift to take you up close to this beautiful artwork.

Cupola Fresco at Karlskirche by Marcus Cederstrom

Neha. although not normally a fan of zoos, enjoyed her visit to Vienna’s Baroque Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the world.

Vienna Zoo by Roberto Verso

Amanda was impressed by the Vienna Boys’ Choir.

Vienna Boys Choir by tore_unes

Marcus compares Vienna’s Schonbrum Palace to Versailles, as an opulent reminder of the past days of glory.

Vienna - Schönbrunn Backside

Schonbrunn Palace by Marcus Cederstrom

Kimberly finally made it to the Spanish Riding School to watch a performance by the Lipizzaner horses.

Spanish Riding School by Kimberly Sullivan

Best Vienna Events

In her Europe a la Carte guest post Anne-Sophie Redisch describes the Vienna Christmas Markets which run annually mid November to Christmas Eve.

Christmas markets in Vienna

Christkindlmarkt, Vienna

Andy enjoyed going to the various events (some free) such as opera, drama and dance at the  Vienna International Festival held every May since 1951.

Sweat Workshop at Vienna International Festival by Tor Lindstrand

Best Vienna Museums

Amanda wondered if she’d undergo analysis at the Sigmund Freud Museum.

Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna by Chris Lancaster

Neha was amazed that there’s even a Museum of Art Fakes in Vienna.

Van Gogh copy from Vienna Museum of Art Fakes

The Kunsthaus, with its colourful art and uneven floors is Amanda’s favourite Vienna art spot.

Kunsthaus Vienna by Jacob Paul Skoubo

Amanda points out that the Vienna Haus der Musik is open until 10pm, offering an evening cultural activity, when many other museums are closed.

Haus der Musik Vienna by _dChris

Find out about more fascinating Vienna museums.


Best Places to Eat & Drink in Vienna

Andy recommends that you sample some Topfen (cream cheese) Strudel at Cafe Aida. Kimberley suggests that you slow down and enjoy Vienna’s cafe culture.

Coffee and Cake at Vienna’s Cafe Aida by denkrahm

Kimberley enjoyed her visit to the restaurant in the Palmenhaus in the Burggarten and suggests that you sample the Weinerschnitzel at Figlmuller. If you’re after traditional Viennese fare the Reinhaler Gasthaus is the place to head, I ate pork and dumplings there.

Reinthaler Gasthaus, Vienna

Best Vienna Day Trips

Although there are so many things to do in Vienna, you might want to venture further afield on a day trip from Vienna.

Amanda visited the Marchegg Stork Sanctuary, a Worldwide Fund for Nature project, during breeding season and saw plenty of chicks in the nests.

Nesting Stork by Roberto Verso

Marcus made the trip to Grinzing, just north of Vienna to enjoy some local wine in a traditional heurigen (wine tavern) and some great views over Vienna.

View of Vienna from Grinzing by Marcus Cederstrom

I hope that the Europe a la Carte blogging team’s Vienna travel tips will help you make the most of your trip. Vienna is featured in our best cities in Europe to visit post.

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