Known as the city of music, Vienna is the 7th largest city in Europe by population. With origins that can be traced back to 24 thousand years, Vienna is uniquely famous for its rich history comprising rich architectural wonders, Baroque castles and gardens and a unique nineteenth-century Ringstraße, a circular ring road around the city. The city attracts more than four million tourists every year and has been called the most livable city in the world, an honor it shares with Vancouver and San Francisco.Reaching Vienna is the most convenient by plane. Online portals can help you identify the lowest airline fares to reach Vienna.
Vienna’s Natural History Museum houses more than 30 million objects, the collection of which began more than 250 years ago. The topics range from the beginnings of the Solar System to prehistoric traditions and customs.Kunsthistorisches
The brother of Vienna’s Natural History Museum, the Museum Of Fine Arts was built at the same time and is home to many pieces of art, the beauty of which can not be described through words.Ringstraße
Encircling the entire city, the Ring Road is a sight to behold. This regal road is a grand boulevard which houses many famous buildings like the Austrian Parliament, the City Hall, the Hofburg Palace, the twin museums and the State OperaAlbertina
Famous for its grandioseness and for being home to one of the largest and most important print rooms in the world, the Albertina is surely worth a visit.Wiener Riesenrad
One of the most popular tourist attractions of Vienna, this giant Ferris Wheel was the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel from 1920 to 1985 and affords a stunning view of the city below.Schönbrunn Palace
Arguably the grandest structure in all of Austria, this 1441-room baroque palace, with a 300-year history, is the most important architectural, cultural and historical monument of the country.Stephansdom (St. Stephen's Cathedral)
One of the most iconic landmarks of Vienna, with its multicoloured tile roof, this Romanesque and Gothic church is the most important religious building in the city.Tiergarten Schönbrunn
Located in the gardens of the Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna Zoo is the oldest zoo in the world. Its main purpose is species conservation, and it holds some of the most exotic wildlife from across the world.Hofburg Palace
The residence and office of the Austrian President and the imperial winter residence during regal times (Schönbrunn Palace was the summer residence), the Hofburg palace is an architectural specimen and also the most powerful building in the country.Ball Season
Vienna is well known for its ball dances. This is one thing that no traveler should miss. While the city hosts a number of elegant balls, Vienna’s most popular is the Opera Ball held at the State Opera.
Every inch of Vienna is a sight to behold, and the city has often been referred to as an open-air museum.Eating in ViennaWeinbotschaft
One of the best culinary experiences that you can have in Europe, this restaurant, located on one of the most picturesque streets in the city, offers a 100% organic traditional gourmet experience like no other. Do try the Wiener Schnitzel, a classical Austrian specialty.Coffee Houses
Vienna’s grand Kaffeehäuser’s are famous across the world and are an experience that shouldn’t be missed. The city boasts of countless traditional baroque cafes with their lively coffee house culture that serve a variety of traditional coffee. The top baroque cafes can be found on the Ring Road. Oberlaa is one of the most Viennese and most famous of them all.Eissalon am Schwedenplatz
In addition to its coffee, Vienna is also quite famous for its ice creams. The most popular ice cream place is Vienna is Eissalon am Schwedenplatz which offers a lot of different flavors to choose from.
Vienna is a city that every traveler should explore to its fullest. Don’t forget to book your tickets to Vienna well in advance so that you don’t miss out on the cheapest flights to the city.