Austria's Imperial capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm.

    Beautiful sunset in Vienna

    Things to do in Vienna

    Vienna’s history dates back to the first post-Christian century when the Romans established the military camp Vindobona. Today’s cityscape is characterised by the abundance of Baroque buildings created mostly under the rule of Empress Maria Theresia (1740 - 1780) and Franz Joseph (1848 - 1916), who was largely responsible for the monumental architecture round the Ringstraße. To experience Vienna at its fullest, we have created this guide on Vienna highlights.

    Schloss Schönbrunn, the former imperial summer residence, is one of the most popular sights. The sumptuous palace with beautifully tended formal gardens, the Gloriette monument, the Palm House, and the zoo attract many visitors each year. The imposing Hofburg (Imperial Palace) was the base of the Habsburgs for over six centuries, and is an impressive repository of culture and heritage.

    Day Trips from Vienna

    Explore beyond Vienna with these car and train friendly day trips.

    Austria is a compact and accessible country, so you can turn a Vienna city trip into a countryside exploration in no time. Below you'll find our list of the most interesting and doable day trips from the capital.

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