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The Complete Vienna Travel Guide: Top Sights to See & Eat

Most people visit the capital city of Austria: Vienna, as their first stop in the country. This beautiful city is best known for its rich history in architecture and classical music. It is a popular travel destination for everyone who particularly enjoy palace and museums visits. If you also enjoy exploring an old town, Vienna is no doubt one of the best place for you.

Top Sights to See in Vienna, Austria

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

Schönbrunn Palace - Best View of Vienna

Schönbrunn palace was the main summer residence for the Habsburg dynasty's family. It is probably not the most prettiest palace we have ever seen; but this yellow architecture shines like a star, especially when you see it from far at the hilltop garden. It definitely offers one of the best stunning sweeping views of the city.

Belvedere Palace, Vienna, Austria

Belvedere Palace - Best Palace in Vienna

If you'd like to visit a palace without too much walking, perhaps Belvedere palace is a better alternative for you. This beautiful historical landmark houses the Belvedere museum with world-class art collections and has a peaceful garden in front of such gorgeous architecture. Come by during sunset time, you will surely be overwhelmed by its enchanting views.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien - Vast Collection of Art

Visit Maria-Theresien-Platz if you enjoy museum visits as this public square has not only a natural history museum but also a modern art museum called Kunsthistorisches Museum. And if you an art enthusiast, you should never miss this museum since it houses the biggest art collection in the city and provides immersive art experience with a combination of culture and heritage.

Hundertwasser House, Vienna, Austria

Hundertwasser House - Colourful Village in the City

Hundertwasserhaus is an energetic village with some unique artistic twist where you will be able to find some colourful buildings created by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. These buildings are aimed to fill the city with positivity and energy with a concept of celebrating nature and creativity.

Stephansplatz, Vienna, Austria

Stephansplatz - Iconic Cathedral in the Square

One of the busiest areas in the city centre is undoubtedly the Stephansplatz. While you are in the nearby, you should visit the iconic St. Stephen's Cathedral. This gorgeous gothic cathedral is very easy to spot because of its patterned roof. You may get to the top of the South Tower to enjoy some overlooking views of Vienna. From history and culture, to shopping and entertainment, this vibrant square has a lot to offer that no one can truly resist.

Michaelerplatz, Vienna, Austria

Michaelerplatz - Travelling back to the Old Times

Here's another public square in Vienna that you shouldn't miss: Michaelerplatz. This square is just like a different parallel universe from everywhere else in Vienna. It is like delving into the past in a second. You will be able to find not only classic architectures but also horse carriages in the neighbourhoods. Let's explore the old town in a different way!

Figlmüller's Schnitzel, Vienna, Austria

Vienna, as the capital city of Austria, undoubtedly offers authentic Austrian cuisine with a mix of traditions and influences by other European countries. Whether you are eating local dishes in a small cozy restaurant, or having desserts and Austrian espresso in a historic coffeehouse, you will surely get to know more about Vienna by its flavourful tastes.

Austrian Cuisine to Eat in Vienna, Austria

  • Schnitzel - thin slice of deep-frying breaded meat, usually made of veal or pork

  • Sachertorte - chocolate torte cake

  • Linzer torte - shortbread topped pastry with mixed fruits and nuts

  • Wiener Melange - espresso with steamed milk topped with foam

  • Apple strudel - pastry filled with apples, raisins and cinnamon

  • Kaiserschmarren - shredded pancake alongside apple sauce and raisins

Recommended Restaurants in Vienna, Austria

  • Figlmüller | Bäckerstraße 6, 1010 Wien, Austria ★★★★★

  • Café Sacher Wien | Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Wien, Austria ★★★★☆

  • Café Gloriette | Schlosspark, 1130 Wien, Austria ★★★★☆

  • Café Central | Herrengasse 14, 1010 Wien, Austria ★★★☆☆



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