The Austrian capital Vienna has more to offer than Sissi and Wienerschnitzel. I was on the road for you at the most beautiful places and would like to give you some tips for your visit to Vienna today.
The Albertina Museum
Opposite the Vienna State Opera is the Albertina Museum, while you a visit inside – to view works from Monet to Picasso. Form the terrace of the Albertina the perfect photo spot with the Vienna State Opera in the background.
The Palace of Justice
Under no circumstances should you miss the Palace of Justice in Vienna. The entrance is free, but there is a control like at the airport. In addition, you should not use the Palace of Justice as a photo location too much, you can take photos, but look that you are dressed appropriately and do not change your clothes.
Security will make you aware of this. When we were guests, masks were still mandatory (May 2022) – accordingly, photos from the front are missing. The ultimate insider tip for your city trip to Vienna is the terrace of the Palace of Justice. From there you have a unique view. However, please order at least something to drink.
The Albrecht fountain is also located right next to the Albertina Museum and is one of the many photo spots you should not miss. It was named after the Field Marshal Archduke Albrecht of Austria-Teschen, who lived in the building of today’s Albertina on the Bastei, the Palais Erzherzog Albrecht, at that time.
In addition to the most beautiful photo spots in Vienna, I also used our stylish accommodation as a photo location. You can find Visionapartments apartments in numerous metropolises and cities, in Switzerland and around the globe. The serviced apartments are the perfect home for the next city trip, the upcoming summer vacations or even for longer periods as an apartment. In each case, the properties are centrally located and ideally connected to public transport.
In Vienna, the Visionapartments are located directly in the city center. In only 5 minutes you are at the Hofburg and in the immediate vicinity you will find many great restaurants, bars and the shopping street in the golden quarter. It was also wonderfully quiet to sleep, despite the central location. The furnishings are stylish and if you want to stay at home for an evening, there is a fully equipped kitchen.
One royal place is the Hofburg. The Hofburg was the residence of the Habsburgs from the 13th century until 1918 (with some interruptions). Since the end of 1946 it has been the official residence of the Austrian Federal President. It also houses the Austrian National Library and museums.
When visiting Vienna, of course, the Schönbrunn Palace should not be missing from the list of sights. The largest palace in Austria and the approximately 160-hectare park have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. The history of the palace dates back to the 17th century. Also an attraction is the world’s oldest zoo located near the palace gardens.
The Austrian National Library
The Austrian National Library is worth a visit, it is the central scientific library of Austria. The state hall was built as a court library.
The magnificent decorations and furnishings are absolutely breathtaking. Accordingly, the State Hall is also very popular with tourists. Those who want to experience it completely empty may be lucky very early in the morning.
The Karls Church
The Karls church is one of the landmarks of Vienna and should not be missed on your sightseeing tour through Vienna. The church was named after Emperor Charles VI, who vowed in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in 1713 to build a church if the last great plague epidemic came to an end. This happened and so he dedicated the name of the church to its patron saint, Charles Borromeo, who is also considered a plague saint.
Today, the beautiful baroque church building is worth a visit not only from the outside, but of course also inside.
The Vienna State Opera
One of the most famous buildings in Vienna is the Vienna State Opera. I definitely recommend you to visit a performance, if you book online early you can get great seats at a reasonable price and if you don’t mind if your view is limited, you can get a performance for as little as 14 Euros.
I strongly recommend you to be there some time before the performance starts, so that you can take some souvenir photos. The terrace and of course the magnificent interior of the opera offer enough photo spots.
For a date night, of course, the opera is also ideal, especially if he wants to take the opportunity to wear his tuxedo.
Austrian cuisine is known to have some delicacies to offer. In any case, in Vienna you should not miss these two classics. Of course, the Wienerschnitzel tastes just as good in Vienna as the delicious Sachertorte. However, if you want to taste the latter in the original Café Sacher, you should book your table at least 1 – 2 weeks in advance.
In Vienna, I recommend using public transportation and exploring the city on foot. By the way, a trip on the Danube is also a great idea, you can even go to Bratislava with it. Since parking (if not available in the hotel) is quite expensive in the city center, I recommend you to use the Park & Ride in Spittelau, there you can park your car for only 3.60 EUR per day and take public transport to the city in a few minutes.
I hope my tips and impressions will help you plan your city trip to Vienna.
Have fun in this beautiful city!