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Vienna, Austria

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

You want to visit a Stunning Capital City with rich history, amazing culture, spectacular palaces and churches, and delicious food!

Vienna combines historic charm with modern liveliness, with the best time to visit either in the Summer or in the Winter (Enjoying the Christmas Markets)! With an almost 2 Million-Strong Population, there is lots to see and do!

Vienna is perfect for backpackers, solo travelers, couples, and families who want a 4-5 Day Trip to a European City! 

Suggested Activities

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an impressive Palace with beautiful Gardens. 

The former summer residence of the Habsburg Monarchs, this is a must-see if you are in town!

Also, the Hofburg Imperial Palace and Belvedere Palace are stunning works of Architecture.

These Palaces were used by the Rulers of Austria for almost 600 Years!

The best way to experience Vienna is by bike or foot.

Exploring areas like the Danube Canal, or heading to the Prater Amusement Park will give you plenty to see!

After a day of Exploring, spend some time in the trendy neighbourhoods of Neubau and Josefstadt, finding cool restaurants and bars to meet people or enjoy some local Cuisine!

Austria is an old city, and landmarks like St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera let you see and experience the rich history of this beautiful City!

This Region is famous for its Wine production, and is scattered with cozy villages along the Danube River!

Perfect for a day trip out of the City into the nearby countryside, where you can taste some wine or dine in a local restaurant, where you will experience the local culture!

If you are visiting in Winter, then make the most of the Christmas Markets!

Vienna is known for having various beautiful Christmas Markets throughout the City.

A good place to start is the Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplatz. This is one of the largest, with a huge Christmas Tree, nativity scene, and many market stalls with traditional crafts, food, and drink!

Top Tips

Vienna is full of Museums, Attractions, and Landmarks.

With this card you will automatically have access to over 200 of these!

Wiener Schnitzel (Literally “Vienna Cutlet”) is one of the most popular European Dishes, and is named after Vienna! 

You can see a lot in Vienna, so to make the most of your Time there, plan some of the things you want to do/see in advance.

We recommend saving them as pinned locations on Google Maps, and then downloading the map to always know where your next itinerary point is!

Make it Unique

Vienna is known for its classical music, with many European Orchestra Groups taking trips to see the city, so where better to enjoy a concert!

Enjoy a sunset picnic in one of the many beautiful parks to soak in the atmosphere!

This Museum is not always the top recommendation, but the famous psychoanalyst and his Life will give you an interesting insight into an interesting life!

How to get There?

Flying: Vienna International Airport (VIE) is a major transport hub, with many daily flights from major cities around the world.

Other: Vienna is also well-connected by Train or Bus routes (for example with the company FlixBus) to other European Countries.

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of walking and excellent public transportation.

Taxis, Ubers, and bike rentals are also available.

How to get There?

Flying: Vienna International Airport (VIE) is a major transport hub, with many daily flights from major cities around the world.

Other: Vienna is also well-connected by Train or Bus routes (for example with the company FlixBus) to other European Countries.

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of walking and excellent public transportation.

Taxis, Ubers, and bike rentals are also available.

Safety Concerns

Vienna, and Austria as a whole, are considered very Safe for Tourists.

But as with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Where to Stay?

Finding accommodation as close to the Centre as possible will enable you to explore solely on Foot.

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels, either with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is a great resource to find and book beds. This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers. A highly recommended hostel is the JO&JOE Vienna Hostel.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people mainly looking to relax.