Interesting Sights

Castle Belvedere

Castle Belvedere

Baroque castle and art collection

The Belvedere castle was built at the beginning of the 18th century by the famous Baroque architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt as a summer residence for Prince Eugen von Savoyen (1663-1736). The castle ensemble, consisting of the upper and lower Belvedere including orangery and pompous stable as well as a large garden, belongs to the most beautiful Baroque buildings of Europe and to the UNESCO world heritage.

Imperial Palace Vienna

Imperial Palace Vienna

The Viennese Hofburg had not just been the centre of the Habsburger Empire for 600 years, but also the main residence of the imperial family. Today the Austrian Federal President as well as several ministers and State Secretaries perform their duties in the pompous representation rooms. Numerous cultural institutions also have their seat in the former imperial winter residence.

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

The Viennese Hofburg had not just been the centre of the Habsburger Empire for 600 years, but also the main residence of the imperial family. Today the Austrian Federal President as well as several ministers and State Secretaries perform their duties in the pompous representation rooms. Numerous cultural institutions also have their seat in the former imperial winter residence.

Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History

One of the most important museums of the world - that's the Viennese Museum of Natural History.
Its earliest collections are more than 250 years old. Today about 20 million objects are scientifically supervised.

The magnificent palace of the natural science has accommodated these permanently growing collections since 1889. The interplay of building, figures and painting decorations, movables and precious exhibition pieces is mainly preserved in its original state and thus also makes the museum as 'museum of the museum' a cultural-historical treasure.

Austrian National Library

Austrian National Library

The Austrian National Library (ÖNB) - the central scientific library of the republic of Austria - can look back on a history rich in tradition, tracing back to the 14th century. It is the living bridge between the rich heritage of the past and the future-oriented demands of the modern information society.

Amusement Park Prater

Amusement Park Prater

Amusement park with Ferris wheel and Schweizerhaus (beer garden) as well as local recreation area.

Austrian Parliament

Austrian Parliament

Town Hall

Town Hall

The Viennese Town Hall at the Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz in the 1st district of Vienna was built from 1872 to 1883 according to the plans of the architect Friedrich von Schmidt. It accommodates the administrative rooms of the Viennese mayor and the municipal council. The municipal council also function as the Landtag.

Castle Schönbrunn

Castle Schönbrunn

The imperial castle Schönbrunn with its adjoining buildings, the large park and its long history belongs to the most important Austrian cultural monuments. The whole ensemble with castle, park, fountain and statues, as well as the world's oldest zoo, was included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1996.

St. Stephans´s Cathedral

St. Stephans´s Cathedral

The Viennese Stephansdom is - apart from its cultural significance - a church: on each weekday there are seven church services and every Sunday ten.  

The building and the cultural possessions "Stephansdom" 

is the subject of many books, illustrated books, investigations etc.
The uniqueness of this dome and the thousands of details make it an art-historical and architectural treasure. Each detail has its purpose, background and history: altars, gates, towers, pillar figures, pictures,...

St. Charles's Church

Karlskirche

The St. Charles's Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in the 4th district of Vienna Wieden. It lies on the south side of the center near Charles Square and is one of the most important Baroque churches north of the Alps and one of the landmarks of Vienna.

Was restored as an ensemble since the Karlsplatz in the late 1980s, Charles Church not only acts through its dome and its two flanking columns relief, but also as an architectural counterweight to the buildings of the Musikverein and Technical University.

Votivkirche

Votivkirche

The Viennese Votivkirche church is one of the most significant neo-Gothic sacred buildings of the world. The origin of this "Ringstraßen cathedral" next to the main building of the University Vienna is linked to the assassination of the young emperor Franz Joseph I. on Febr. 18, 1853 by the tailor's assistant Janos Libenyi.

Zentralfriedhof

The Zentralfriedhof (central cemetery) with its graves and monuments of famous personalities and Karl-Borromäus church is the most important cemetery of Vienna. It is the last resting place for people of all religions. The Viennese Zentralfriedhof is not just a haven of eternal peace: The landscape with its impressive flora and fauna is the perfect place for recreation and reflection.

Donauinsel

Bathing, boating, cycling, skating, beach volleyball – or take a break from your sight-seeing over a picnic: a visit to the Donauinsel promises fun, action and relaxation for the entire family.

The Donauinsel is the most popular local holiday area amongst the Viennese and offers numerous entertainment options over a total length of 21km. The island is easily accessible from the city centre by taking the U1 or U6 underground services.

Tiergarten Schönbrunn (Zoo)

Schönbrunn Zoo was founded by Emperor Francis I Stephan from Lorraine, Maria Theresa’s husband, making it the oldest zoo in the world. It is part of the Schönbrunn UNESCO World Heritage site and was named Europe’s best zoo four times in succession.  

A variety of animal species from all over the world and unique breeding successes attract around 2 million visitors to the zoo every year. The visitors are afforded the chance to attend the feeding of various animals and take special guided tours such as a night-time guided tour. The eateries on the zoo premises itself ensure visitors’ physical well-being.

The zoo is open from 9 a.m. daily. Please visit the following for further information:

www.zoovienna.at 

The MuseumsQuartier Vienna

The MuseumsQuartier Vienna (MQ) is one of the largest cultural areas in the world, and is located on the edge of the old city in the former imperial stables. Over a total area of 60,000 square metres, exhibitions and facilities from various art genres, cafés, restaurants and shops are accommodated in a post-modern combination of baroque buildings and modern architecture.

The MuseumsQuartier is home to, for instance, the Leopold Museum, the mumok and the Zoom children’s museum, making it suitable for all ages and interests.

The MQ is located on the Museumsplatz, not far from Mariahilfer Straße, and is accessible via the underground services U2, MuseumsQuartier station, and U3, Volkstheater station.

Naschmarkt

With an area of 2.3 hectares, Vienna’s Naschmarkt is the largest specialised market in Vienna. The market has been around since 1774. Its current form was planned by Otto Wagner and opened in 1916. Located on the Wienzeile, the Naschmarkt is open from Monday to Saturday, leaving no culinary desires unfulfilled.

In addition to the varying range offered by many cultures, events are frequently hosted. This is the right spot if you are looking for innovative products or if you wish to find out more about exciting projects. For many, a visit to Vienna isn’t complete without stopping off at the Naschmarkt!

Mariahilfer Straße

Mariahilfer Straße is a synonym for window-shopping and real shopping in Vienna. At a length of 1.8km, over 350 shops and all kinds of restaurants and culinary outlets are at home here, extending a warm welcome to shop and to take the weight off your feet over refreshments.

Part of Vienna’s biggest shopping mile has been pedestrianised since 2013, with the lower part of the street being a shared space where all road-users have equal rights. The shopping mile can be accessed at various points between Westbahnhof and Volkstheater (U3) and by alighting at the U2 station MuseumQuartier.

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