Sightseeing in Vienna and surroundings
Places of interest in Austria's capital
Set some time aside when planning your Vienna sightseeing trip, because there are plenty of sights to discover in this Danube metropolis. Experience Vienna from many different angles - history, tradition, modern life, and cutlure go hand in hand in Austria's capital providing many an exciting adventure
What to do in Vienna's city centre
St. Stephen's Cathedral, situated in the historic heart of Vienna, is the most famous monument of the Danube metropolis. This eminent Gothic cathedral, located in the city centre, is a must-see when making a Vienna sightseeing tour. Take a walk through the charming city centre of Vienna until you reach the impressive Hofburg Imperial Palace from where the Habsburgian emperors of the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy reigned the empire.
Here you can visit the imperial apartments and the museum of Empress Sisi. Another attraction worth seeing is the imperial crypt close to the Hofburg containing the bodies of the Habsburg rulers. If you are enthusiastic about culture and horses, you shouldn't miss a visit to the Spanish Riding School.
Experience unique presentations of the famous Lipizzan horses during a training or one of the impressive gala performances. You still haven't had enough of Vienna? Then visit the art complex (Museumsquartier) near the Imperial Palace, the parliament, St. Charles' Church (Karlskirche), and the shopping street Mariahilferstrasse.
Points of interest in Vienna's outskirts
Do not miss the numerous attractions outside the inner city when making a Vienna sightseeing tour. The baroque Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn) contains an enchanting park, a zoo and the palm house.
In the Schönbrunn zoo you can observe plenty of exotic and native animals. Another place of interest worth seeing is the Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere) which houses important artistic treasures. At the Wiener Prater, Vienna's amusement park, you can take a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel, Vienna's most famous landmark and the most frequented attraction in the Danube metropolis.
There is much to see in Vienna, so do not hurry when planning a trip. The Vienna airport hotel hein is the perfect place to relax after an intensive sightseeing tour through the Danube metropolis.
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