St. Stephen's Cathedral, Austria's most eminent Gothic edifice, houses a wealth of art treasures, parts of which can be visited only by guided tour.
Tip: You can climb the 343 steps to the watchman's room of the Steffl and enjoy the magnificent view ...
U1, U3: Stephansplatz
Tel +43 1 515 52-3526
Mon-Sat 6.00-22.00, Sun and public holidays 7.00-22.00
guided tour at € 4.50
Mon - Sat 10.30, 15.00, Sun and holidays 15.00
Evening Tours with rooftop tour:
Open all year, the Riesenrad is one of the most visited attractions of this metropolis. In 2008, the square "Riesenradplatz" re-opened with a new design. Well-presented, this entrance to the Prater amusement park provides guests with an nostalgic experience reminiscent reminiscent of the Prater from the1900s.
Also found on the Riesenradplatz is "Vienna Airlines"- an exciting flight simulator, which "takes off" five times per hour, gives an aerial view of Vienna's famous landmarks.
On a plot of land provided by the City Council, Joseph Olbrich built in 1897/98 for the union of pedagogic artists in Vienna an exhibition building in Art Nouveau style ("Jugendstil").
In 1985/86, the foliage-dome of the Secession, the "Golden Cabbage", was regildet and restored thanks to a donation from the U.S. ambassador in Vienna, Ronald Lauder and his wife Jo Carole. The architect Adolf Krischanitz led the restoration efforts.
On this occasion, the 34-meter-long Beethoven Frieze, a picturesque interpretation of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, created by Gustav Klimt for the Beethoven exhibition 1902, was mounted in a newly created space in the basement for permanent viewing.
1, Friedrichstraße 12
Metro, tram, bus: Karlsplatz / Oper
Tel +43 1 587 53 07
Tue - Sun and holidays 10.00 to 18.00, Thu 10.00 - 20.00
Exhibitions: € 4.50
Explore Vienna boulevard, its beautiful sights like the State Opera, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, City Hall, etc. while offering a multimedia audio-visual information system. At the stops, which are marked with the ring tram icon, you'll find the exact departure times (30 minute intervals!).
From the comfort of Vienna's ring tram, you can learn about Vienna's splendid boulevard, the ring road which encircles the old town. The tram operates year-round from 10-18.00 with extended hours (10-19.00) in July and August.
In the coaches (40 seats) LCD screens provide information about the highlights along the route, plus there is information in multiple languages through headphones.
The tram is in accordance with the hop-on, hop-off system and stops at selected stations for boarding and alighting. For the use of their, own tickets are provided.
Ring Round Tickets: 1 complete trip around the ring, with no exit route, duration 30 minutes; 24 hours ring tram ticket: entry and exit at every stop possible, valid 24 hours
July & August 10.00-19.00
Schönbrunn, the former summer residence of the imperial family, is one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. For most of the year, the Habsburgs resided in numerous rooms for the large imperial family in addition to all the representational rooms.
In 1830, the Emperor Franz Joseph, who later married the enchanting Sisi and reigned from 1848-1916, was born here. His last years of life were spent entirely in the palace, which was passed two years after his death in the administration of the new republic. Today, by virtue of its historical significance, its unique grounds and its splendid furnishings, the Schönbrunn is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser (December 15, 1928 – February 19, 2000) was an Austrian artist and architect. Born Friedrich Stowasser in Vienna, he became one of the best-known contemporary Austrian artists by the end of the 20th century.
The Albertina is a museum in the Innere Stadt (First District) of Vienna, Austria. It houses one of the largest and most important print rooms in the world with approximately 65,000 drawings and approximately 1 million old master prints, as well as more modern graphic works, photographs and architectural drawings. Apart from the graphics collection the museum has recently acquired on permanent loan two significant collections of Impressionist and early 20th-century art, some of which will be on permanent display. The museum also houses temporary exhibitions.
The Belvedere is a historic building complex in Vienna, Austria, consisting of two Baroque palaces (the Upper and Lower Belvedere), the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape in the third district of the city, on the south-eastern edge of its centre. It houses the Belvedere museum. The grounds are set on a gentle gradient and include decorative tiered fountains and cascades, Baroque sculptures, and majestic wrought iron gates. The Baroque palace complex was built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy.
The Belvedere was built during a period of extensive construction in Vienna, which at the time was both the imperial capital and home to the ruling Habsburg dynasty. This period of prosperity followed on from the commander-in-chief Prince Eugene of Savoy's successful conclusion of a series of wars against the Ottoman Empire.
Hofburg Palace is the former imperial palace in the centre of Vienna. Part of the palace forms the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria. Built in the 13th century and expanded in the centuries since, the palace has housed some of the most powerful people in European and Austrian history, including monarchs of the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was the principal imperial winter residence, as Schönbrunn Palace was their summer residence.
The Hofburg area has been the documented seat of government since 1279 for various empires and republics. The Hofburg has been expanded over the centuries to include various residences (with the Amalienburg), the Imperial Chapel (Hofkapelle or Burgkapelle), the Naturhistorisches Museum and Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Austrian National Library (Hofbibliothek), the Imperial Treasury (Schatzkammer), the Burgtheater, the Spanish Riding School (Hofreitschule), the Imperial Horse Stables (Stallburg and Hofstallungen), and the Hofburg Congress Center.
The Hofburg faces the Heldenplatz ordered under the reign of Emperor Francis Joseph, as part of what was to become a Kaiserforum that was never completed.
Numerous architects have executed work at the Hofburg as it expanded, notably the Italian architect-engineer Filiberto Luchese (the Leopoldischiner Trakt), Lodovico Burnacini and Martino and Domenico Carlone, the Baroque architects Lukas von Hildebrandt and Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach (the Reichschancelry Wing and the Winter Riding School), Johann Fischer von Erlach (the library), and the architects of the grandiose Neue Burg built between 1881 and 1913.
The Prater is a large public park in Vienna's 2nd district (Leopoldstadt). The Wurstelprater amusement park, often simply called "Prater", stands in one corner of the Wiener Prater and includes the Wiener Riesenrad.
The Stadtpark (City Park) in Vienna, Austria is a large municipal park that extends from the Ringstraße in the Innere Stadt first district up to the Heumarkt (Hay Market) in the Landstraße third district. The park is divided in two sections by the Wienfluss (Vienna River), and has a total surface area of 65,000 square metres (28 acres). Scattered throughout the park are statues of famous Viennese artists, writers, and composers, including Hans Canon, Emil Jakob Schindler, Johann Strauss II, Franz Schubert, and Anton Bruckner. The opulent Kursalon building on Johannesgasse, with its broad terrace that reaches into the park, is the site of popular waltz concerts.
he Zentralfriedhof (German for "Central Cemetery") is one of the largest cemeteries in the world, largest by number of interred in Europe and most famous cemetery among Vienna's nearly 50 cemeteries.