Bundesland Wien Things to Do

  • State Opera
    State Opera
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  • Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
    Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
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  • Looking at the palace and Great Parterre
    Looking at the palace and Great Parterre
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Bundesland Wien Things to Do

  • Schonbrunn

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Visit to Schonbrunn is main attraction in touristic program all touristic arrangements from Balkan area. That was for me too, because that was the way I visit Vienna for first time. That excursion cost 20 euros and including transport with touristic bus (in mine case from Bratislava), visit Schonbrunn palace and park with tour guide on native...

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  • Hofburg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    The first thing to admit is that I have never been inside the Hofburg Palace, although I have admired its exterior on several occasions and I never tire of photographing its many details and flourishes. The Hofburg was the residence of the Habsburg dynasty for over 600 years. It was from here that they reigned from the 13th century onwards – at...

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  • Stephansdom

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    The cathedral has two towers which are noticeably different in height, and both of which can be climbed for close-up views of the colourful roof and out over the city to the countryside beyond. The South Tower is the tallest at 137 metres high, and you must climb 343 steps to reach the Türmer Stube near the top. If you want to do this, the...

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  • Belvedere

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    The baroque gardens of Belvedere are one of my favourite walks in Vienna. The formal garden extends on a gentle slope between Prince Eugen’s two summer palaces known as the Upper and the Lower Belvedere. Downhill is probably the best direction to enjoy the view over the gardens, the palaces, the surrounding buildings. Enter at Upper Belvedere and...

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  • Kunsthistorisches Museum - KHM

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Museums always take a fair amount of time to look at, such a shame when I only have limited time to see Vienna. The Kunsthistorisches Museum has an impressive number of collections that includes a huge collection amassed by the Habsburgs and other collections from Ancient Egypt to the late 18th century. The collections are of Renaissance and...

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  • Karlskirche - St Charles Church

    Vienna Things to Do

    Let me convince you to go inside this Church. You probably don't need convincing if you have read my previous reviews on the Karlskirche, but just in-case you need a push through the Church door, - how about being able to go to the top of the Dome and nearly touch the frescoes? Sounds good? You bet! The Karlskirche Dome has been under restoration...

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  • Hundertwasser

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Hundertwasser Museum - Kunst Haus Wien is a few block from the Hundertwasser house and village with signs pointing the way. This Museum is the world's only permanent exhibition of Hundertwasser's works, and is a gathering place for Hunderwasser lovers from all over the world. Typical of Hundertwasser he repurposed a building vs building new...

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  • Ringstrasse

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Ringstrasse is the part of Vienna I like most for its architecture and I don't know a city in Europe showing such an ensemble of beautiful buildings. The Ringstrasse is not one single street; it is a succession of large avenues with monumental buildings, parks and luxury hotels. It starts in the north with the Votivkirche, University and ...

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  • Jewish Vienna

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Judenplatz which I discovered in the 1990s and which impressed me by its architecture changed in the year 2000 to become a unique place of remembrance in Wien by the opening of the Holocaust Memorial and the Jewish Museum. The Museum is located in the Misrachi-Haus built in1694 at Nr 8 on Judenplatz and concerns essentially the medieval Jewry...

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  • Giant Ferris Wheel

    3 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    In the Praterstern, actually a somewhat disappointing park with a fair, we find the Giant Ferris Wheel (Riesenrad). It was built in 1896-1897. This 65 m high Ferris Wheel with 15 gondolas is one of the most famous symbols of Vienna. We make a ride what was a fun experience. Right at the top gives a magnificent view over the city. See for an...

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  • Oper - Staatsoper

    Vienna Things to Do

    The State Opera House was built in the mid 19th century as one of the first major buildings along the Ringstrasse, the grand boulevard around the inner city. As all I managed to see was the exterior, I will tell you about that. I guess it would not have been right if the first performance wasn't Mozart. Mozart had the great honour of presenting...

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  • Spanische Hofreitschule - Lipizzaner

    Vienna Things to Do

    The stables where the Lipizzaner stallions, the stars of the Spanish Riding School, reside are a sacred place to everyone who knows a bit about the art of dressage riding. The courtyard is not accessible for visitors but since it is closed off with large glass panels you can look in and observe what is going on. The horses' compartments have...

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  • Donau - Danube

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Danube connect many nice places and even capital and Vienna is just one of them. I spend some time strolling on Donaukanal. It is a cities heart beat and landmark with great touristic potential. I found information that by one of many organized boat trips about half million tourists every year. This is very good way to enjoy in city. I think the...

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  • Zentralfriedhof

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Last time my wife and I were in Vienna we did not visit the tombs of the Musicians at the Zentralfriedhof because it was raining. It is certainly full of romantic to visit a cemetery under the rain but we are not that romantic. We tried again this year and after consulting the weather forecast on the Austrian TV we left our hotel in the Centrum as...

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  • Art Nouveau - Jugendstil

    Vienna Things to Do

    Art Nouveau-Judendstil or Secession-Stile Liberty-Modernism-Moderna, a different expressions in a different languages and countries for what is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially in decorative arts that was most popular during 1890-1910. It was inspired by natural forms and structures. Architects tried to...

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  • Votivkirche - Votive Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Golly! How many attractive Churches and beautiful buildings can one city have? Just a short walk from another beautiful building and I come across the stunning Votivkirche - Votive Church. Well, it would have looked better if some of the scaffolding and banners were taken down, but I could see the good work they were doing in cleaning the exterior...

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  • Albertina Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    My photo shows the sculpture in Albertina. Some of Vienna sculptures have two main objects - horse and famous person on it. It is funny, that these people could look very small without horses. The Albertina itself is building, consisting of graphic art collection: art of famous painters as Rubens, Da Vinci and so on.

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  • Prater Park

    Vienna Things to Do

    Need some energy and joie - visit Prater with over 250 attractions. Prater Park offers adventure, tradition, and Viennese charm all at once. Plus a touch of history. Also you can enjoy the view of the city from almost 200 feet up from The Giant Ferris Wheel - Riesenrad. "The Giant Ferris Wheel was built in 1896/97 by the British engineer Walter...

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  • Peterskirche Church - St Peter Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    St. Peters is the second oldest church in Vienna, and is classified as one of Vienna's most beautiful and famous churches. It was another Church that looked cramped situated between the other tall buildings. Vienna's first Christian church, which happened to be a Roman church for the Roman camp was situated here. This was later replaced by a...

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  • Stadtpark

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    When the medieval walls encircling Vienna were demolished in the 19th century, not all of the empty areas went into new buildings, some areas were set aside for the creation of city parks. This is how the Stadt park came into being. There are quite a few entry points into the park, I'm not sure where I entered. The park is really large, so have a...

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  • Grinzing

    Vienna Things to Do

    We took the tram 38 to Grinzing and went to sample the wines in the typical Heurigen (heurig means "this year's") A Heuriger has legal limitations compared to taverns or restaurants: only its own wine can be served. The tram 38 goes from Schottentor U-bahn (line U2) station all the way Grinzing. When it gets to the village it does a sharp left,...

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  • Michaelerplatz

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    One of the more famous squares in Vienna, is the Michaelerplatz. It was here, the German National Anthem was performed for the first time. Look for the memorial plaque on the left of the Michaelertor. The Imperial Palace of Hofburg is located in the square, so you can expect this area to be quite busy. There were quite a few impressive sights,...

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  • Naschmarkt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Naschmarkt is Vienna’s tongue, or tummy: the market where you can buy all kinds of fresh food items you can think of. It consists of two seemingly endless lines of stalls in permamnent buildings between two major streets, Rechte and Linke Wienzeile. There are fruit stalls, greengrocers, bakers, butchers, sweets stalls, Mediterranean antipasti...

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  • Naturhistorisches Museum - NHM

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    We had planned a two hours visit but at noon we had only seen the upper ground floor (Hochparterre) of the museum and came back in the afternoon (the ticket is valid for the whole day). It is not surprising as the display halls cover nearly 8.700 m2. The NHM Vienna is one of the largest natural history museums of Europe. It is located in the...

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  • Heldenplatz

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Heldenplatz is framed by a wide triumphal arch, known as the Burgtor or Heldentor. The arch was erected between 1821 and 1824, built into the city's defensive walls. It now sits alone on the Heldenplatz. It is rather plain to many other Arches I have seen. It was built to commemorate the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, where Austria and its allies...

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  • Karntner Strasse

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Kärntner Strasse in Vienna has been around since the Roman Age when it was used as an important connection from the city center to the city wall. Most of the buildings were destroyed during WWII, so not many historic ones are left. It was in this area, where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart passed away in the year 1791. This is a pedestrian street - I...

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  • Kaffeehaus

    Vienna Things to Do

    As it started raining we tried to hide in the cafe at the Inner Burg but it was full except the smoking room so that we left and entered a café at a corner of the close MichaelerPlatz at Nr 2. Fortunately it was all non-smoking and we found a table. My wife took a chocolate which contained more milk (or water ?) than chocolate. That made her think...

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  • UNO-City

    Vienna Things to Do

    The buildings complex north-east of Vienna, over the Danube and adjacent to Donaupark (the one with the Donauturm tower) is known as UNO City because here is the headquarter of the United Nation organization in Vienna, Austria. The highest tower is 120 meters tall, which was remarcable for 1979 when the complex was built.

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  • Riesenrad & Prater

    Vienna Things to Do

    Vienna can be enjoyable not only for must see activities places, but for funfairs too. Prater funfair is the part of 19 -20th Viennese history and entertainment. This funfair is probably the oldest in Europe. The oldest is Giant Ferris Wheel, built in 1897. It can lift you about 60 meters and from the top it could be seen whole Vienna panorama...

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  • Michaelerkirche - St. Michael Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Opposite the city-facing entrance to the Hofburg Palace in the Michaelertrakt is the church that lent its name to this part of the palace, St Michael’s or the Michaelerkirche. This is one of the oldest churches in the city and used to be the parish church of the Imperial Court, under its former name of Zum heiligen Michael. As is common with so...

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  • Kapuzinergruft

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Capuchin church has quite a different exterior to the other Churches I had seen in Vienna. Evidently, this is typical for a Capuchin Church. It was founded by Empress Anna in 1618 and is dedicated to "Our Lady of the Angels". The most precious work of art in the church is a "Pietà" near the altar in the right-hand transept. The façade has an...

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  • Freyung

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    This square was once the city’s rubbish tip, but is now surrounded by imposing Baroque palaces, in one of which Joseph Haydn’s mother once worked as a cook. In the centre is a large fountain topped with a figure representing Austria. At its base four other figures symbolise the principal rivers of the Austro-Hungarian territory – the Elbe,...

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  • Minoritenkirche - Church of the Minoriti

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Main portal has three gates with tympanums but only tympanums of central and southern gates have been decorated with the scenes from the Gospels. Tympanum of central gate demonstrates the scene with Crucifixion. The Tympanum is divided into three fields, whereby in the middle field, Christ on a cross is displayed. On the left are Mary with Mary...

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  • Burggarten

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    This statue was of one of the most important German Catholic Priests/ preachers and poet of the Baroque period. It was quite an unassuming statue in the Burggarten, dated 1644 - 1709. The first recorded sermon he gave was in 1673 in front of the imperial court. Emperor Leopold I was very impressed, so in 1677, appointed him as imperial court...

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  • Austrian Parliament

    Vienna Things to Do

    It was wow! This is an impressive building! It is one of the many monumental buildings located on the Ringstrasse, five of them designed by Theofil von Hansen. This was one of them, and it is a beauty! Hansen had studied architecture in Athens and obviously had Athens and Greece on his mind when designing Parliament House. The neoclassical...

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  • Ankeruhr

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Hoher Markt is Vienna’s oldest square, a medieval market place and before that the site of a Roman palace where the Emperor Marcus Aurelius died. But it is hard to appreciate its great age today as it is for the most part fairly plain and surrounded by post-war buildings. But there are a couple of much more characterful sights worth seeing...

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  • Maria Theresa

    Vienna Things to Do

    FOR ME, Maria-Theresa-Platz, was one of the nicest squares in Vienna. The square is onlypaved where you walk and is split into four sections, with the Monument of Empress Maria Theresa located in the centre. [next tip] Two historical buildings, the Naturhistorisches Museum and the Kunsthistorisches Museum face each other across the square. Both of...

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  • Karlsplatz

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    An attractive fountain in Ressel Park is known as Tilgners Fountain. It was erected in 1902, and has bronze sculptures of a winged cherub and a large fish above another cherub who seems to have fallen. A goose spits water from the back into a clover-leaf marble basin where some frogs are sitting on the basin edge. In May, the fountain wasn't...

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  • Augustinerkirche - Church of the...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Augustinekirche (The Augustinian Church) was originally built in the 14th century, founded in 1327 by by the Duke Frederick the Handsome for the Augustinian friars. In 1634 the Augustinekirche became the parish church of the imperial family and many Habsburg weddings took place there. The exterior of the church, built in a Gothic style, is rather...

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  • Heeresgeschichtliches Museum

    Vienna Things to Do

    The "Heeresgeschichtliches Museum" is located outside the Centrum of Vienna at the Arsenal, Objekt 1 that is about 1 Km south of the Belvedere Palace-Museum. Unfortunately there is no public transport stop at the museum what may explain that there are not many visitors among the tourists. "Heer" means Army (Land Forces) in German and Geschichte =...

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  • Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Traveling with our child, the Zoos are "a must" in our trips. And Vienna offers a good opportunity to spend few hours watching the animals in its "Tiergarten Schonnbrun". We've been again at the zoo in Vienna and we found it more interesting during the summer, even if it isn't the best we have visited until now.

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  • Graben

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Tiefer Graben is the name of a street where in Roman times there was once a trench. This area was the border of the Roman legionary fortress and the city limits of Vienna. One important landmark, is the magnificent Art Nouveau bridge. In 1295, it was simple wooden High Bridge, then in the mid-15th century, a brick bridge with Gothic pointed...

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  • Schottenkirche - Scottish Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    This is another church that we unfortunately lacked the time to go inside, but the exterior rather appealed to me, so I am sharing it here. The name means Scottish Church, and it was once part of the Schottenstift or Scottish Monastery – full name “Benediktinerabtei unserer Lieben Frau zu den Schotten” (the “Benedictine Abbey of Our Dear Lady of...

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  • Josefsplatz

    Vienna Things to Do

    This is a public square at Hofburg Palace is named after Emperor Joseph II. No wonder there was a huge equestrian statue of Joseph II in the centre of the square, been there since 1807. The statue is similar to the one on Capitoline Hill in Rome. The statue depicts Joseph II dressed in a toga and a laurel wreath. The Habsburgs believed they were...

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  • Freud Museum

    3 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Sigmund Freud moved into this house, located at Bergasse 19, in 1891 and opened up a practice there that quickly became very popular. He lived in these appartments for 47 years, until he was forced to leave Austria due to his Jewish ancestry. He produced most of his works while still living in Vienna. The museum contains an impressive number of...

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