Top Tourist Attractions in Vienna

If Europe is a preferable travel direction for you, then fail not to visit Vienna, a historic and nature wonders hotspot. The top tourist attractions of Vienna may not be all enumerated in this post since there are indeed a lot of places which are worth visiting.

Art Galleries and Museum

Thousands are flocking in this place. Both artists and art lovers even those who are not will really feast on the 45,000 drawings and the most comprehensive art graphics of the world. The collection was established in 1786. One good example is the Museum of Art History (Kunsthistorisches Museum). One of the finest museums in Vienna.

Kunsthistorisches museum, art museum opposite the Science museum

Belvedere Palace

This will make way for Baroque places which are categorized into – Museum of the 19th and 2oth Century Austrian Art; the Museum of Austrian Baroque; and the Museum of Medieval Art.

Belvedere in spring

Imperial Palace

This tells about the rich European history. You will be amazed with the Imperial castle and other must have to visit structures like Alexander’s Apartment, Chapel Castle of Hofburg, Butterfly’s House, Elizabeth Apartment and a lot more .

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Hofburg (Imperial Palace) at Night

The Ring (The Ringstrasse)

The Ringstrasse that encircles the city of Vienna, which has a lot of sections to pay visit with like Stubenring, Parkring, Kartnering,  Opernring and many more.

Parliament – Ringstrasse circles the most prominent architecture in Vienna

Anchor Clock (Ankeruhr)

It s an art of Nouveau built in 1911 to 1917. The clock is decorated with mosaic designs. mosaic ornaments.  The 12 hours presentations have twelve historical figures that also move. These famous figures include Walther von der Vogelweide, the medieval lyricist, Joseph Haydn, Empress Maria Theresa and Sovaya’s Prince Eugen.

Can’t miss this eye-catching clock when you walk at the Altstadt

Danube Tower (Donauturm)

The fascinating view of Vienna city is clear in this site, the tower which is fondly called as “Concrete needle” with 352 meters high. History tells the tower was only built within 20 months. The tower offers amenities like cafe or restaurant offering Viennesse specialties while you enjoy the panoramic sceneries.

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Danube Tower – at 170m is a rotating restaurant


Schonbrunn Palace

The tour in this place will direct you to magnificent apartments of Maria Theresia, the parlour and the bedroom where Mozart when he was 6 years old played for the Empress, the apartments and parlours  of Imperial couple Franz Joseph and Sissi and other glass ornamented ceilings and walls. The entire palace has a total of 1441 rooms!

Back of the Schönbrunn Palace

Spanish Riding School

This riding school was founded in the year 1572 making it the oldest in the world. To watch the horse show, you must have booked the place month in advance.

classical dressage horse wear


Wiener Prater

Athletic and adventurous tourists like this place. The Prater is the famous fun fair in Vienna. You will have the opportunity to ride the giant Ferris wheel and jog or do cycling through the areas of parks, fields and vast forest lands.

Smaller Wheel at night

The oldest buildings and historical structures of Vienna truly manifest man’s ingenuity. The structures adorned with different pieces of ornaments made of various materials also showcase the European’s love of art. Vienna has been one of the most famous destinations that tourists will definitely consider visiting. You will surely feast on the colors and the wonders of art that are mostly man-made. They are historic as well since famous personas in the history have once lived their chivalric lives in Vienna.

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  1. David Leonhardt

    March 3, 2013 at 1:58 am

    I have been to Vienna, but just once. And I did not see much of what is shown in this post. My memory is mostly of the Hapsburg Palace. And how similar the city is to Budapest, but with less colour in the architecture.

    1. Virtual Tour Guide

      March 3, 2013 at 3:38 am

      Thanks David

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