10 things you should definitely not miss in Vienna

Vienna, the magnificent capital of Austria, is a true jewel of Europe. The city offers a mixture of imperial history, rich culture and vibrant city life. In our blog post, we show you ten sights and attractions that you should definitely not miss during your stay in Vienna. Special highlight: many of the attractions can also be visited free of charge with the Vienna PASS and Vienna FLEXI Pass!

1. Explore St. Stephen's Cathedral

Start your trip to Vienna with a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece in the heart of the city. Admire the impressive architecture and climb the south tower to enjoy a breathtaking view over Vienna.

2. Visit Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs, is an absolute must-see. Explore the magnificent rooms, stroll through the extensive gardens and visit the oldest zoo in the world, which is also located on the grounds.

With our Vienna PASS and Vienna FLEXI Pass you also have the opportunity to take part in the State Apartment Tour and visit the beautiful Schönbrunn Zoo free of charge.

If you would like to explore the imperial palace park in a more comfortable way, you should not miss a ride on our Panoramabahn Schönbrunn. With a day ticket, you can hop on and off as often as you like at a total of nine different stops. Even the ascent to the majestic Gloriette is no longer an obstacle. The Panoramabahn Schönbrunn can also be used free of charge with the Vienna PASS and Vienna FLEXI Pass.

3. Walk through the Prater and ride the Giant Ferris Wheel

The Vienna Prater is a large public park known for its historic Giant Ferris Wheel. A walk through the park and a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel offer spectacular views and a piece of Viennese history.

A free ride on the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel is also possible with the Vienna PASS and Vienna FLEXI Pass.

4. Experience a performance at the Vienna State Opera

The Vienna State Opera is one of the most renowned opera houses in the world. Seeing a performance there is an unforgettable experience. Take the time to take part in one of the many guided tours of the opera house, where you can look behind the scenes of the world's largest repertoire company and learn lots of interesting facts about its history and architecture. A tour of the Vienna State Opera is also included in the Vienna PASS and Vienna FLEXI Pass.

5. Visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum

The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is home to one of the largest and most important art collections in the world. From Egyptian antiquities to Renaissance masterpieces - there is a lot to discover here. Emperor Franz Joseph had the Kunsthistorisches Museum built for the imperial collection and today it is one of the most important museums in the world. If you need a short break from exploring the museum, you should definitely stop by the café-restaurant in the museum's beautiful domed hall. Enjoy the best Viennese coffee house tradition with a wonderful view of Maria-Theresien-Platz.

You can also find more information about the Kunsthistorisches Museum directly on our website, as well as free admission with the Vienna PASS and Vienna FLEXI Pass.

6. Enjoy coffee house culture

No visit to Vienna is complete without a visit to a traditional Viennese coffee house. Order a Melange (Viennese coffee) and enjoy a slice of Sachertorte or apple strudel. Cafés such as Café Central or Café Sacher are perfect places to experience this tradition.

You can also read more fascinating information about Viennese coffee house culture in our blog!

7. Stroll through the MuseumsQuartier

The MuseumsQuartier is one of the largest cultural centers in the world. It is home to a large number of museums, including the Leopold Museum and the mumok (Museum of Modern Art). In addition to the exhibitions, there are many restaurants and bars that invite you to linger.

The Leopold Museum and the mumok can of course also be visited free of charge with the Vienna PASS and Vienna FLEXI Pass.

8. Visit the Hundertwasserhaus

The Hundertwasserhaus, designed by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, is a colorful and unconventional residential building. It is a wonderful example of creative architecture and a popular photo motif.

Visit the impressive Museum of Modern Art for free with the Vienna PASS and Vienna FLEXI Pass!

9. Stroll through the Naschmarkt

The Naschmarkt is Vienna's most famous market and a paradise for gourmets. Here you can find fresh food, exotic spices and international delicacies. The many restaurants and stalls invite you to taste and enjoy.

10. Take a trip on the Danube Canal Line

A boat trip on the Danube Canal offers a relaxing way to see Vienna from a different perspective. There are several providers offering cruises with different themes, from historical tours to modern adventure cruises.

One such provider for numerous boat trips is the DDSG Blue Danube, which also offers various day trips, such as to the Wachau, in addition to its Danube cruises! The Vienna PASS and Vienna FLEXI Pass also include the DDSG City Cruise, where you can cruise along the Danube Canal and marvel at important buildings. You can find more information here

Vienna offers an incredible variety of activities and sights that will delight every visitor. Whether you are interested in history, art, music or simply the special flair of the city - Vienna has something for everyone. These ten experiences are a perfect starting point for an unforgettable trip to the Austrian capital.

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