Vienna, Austria’s capital, it’s a place of enchanting architecture, intellectual legacy, artistic masterpieces, and imperial palaces. If you ever find yourself lucky enough to be in this stunning city, be sure to visit these five attractions.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace is a Cultural World Heritage Site and one of Austria’s most frequently visited attractions when it comes to tourism. Original furnishings and decorations line the residential and state rooms; they connote a truly authentic impression of the unique imperial lifestyle. Surrounding the palace is the park and gardens which make a convenient and recreational area for visitors as they are surrounded by beautiful Baroque art.

Kunsthistorisches Museum

The works in the stunning Kunsthistorisches Museum spans five millenia; enchant yourself with artefacts all the way back from Ancient Egypt all the way to modern day. Here visitors can experience exotic works by Titian, Raphael, Dürer, and Velázquez as well as the planet’s biggest collection of Bruegel paintings, all in this truly astonishing setting. Included in the ticket price is a visit to the collections at the Neue Burg on the other side of Vienna’s Ringstrasse. You’ll have the opportunity to see for yourself instruments used by iconic composers and be taken back to the chivalrous era where knights held high authority.


If you find yourself in Vienna’s city centre, then you should visit Albertina; one of the most supreme art collections in the world. It is home to masterpieces from Raphael, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Picasso, and Rembrandt. It was founded in 1776 and the art is hung in temporary exhibitions. Permanently on display is the Batliner Collection, “From Monet to Picasso”. It showcases some of the most iconic works by modern era artists. You can also catch a glimpse of true imperial glamour in the Habsburg Historic Staterooms of the Albertina.

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Tiergarten Schoenbrunn Zoo

Founded in 1752, Tiergarten Zoo is the oldest existing zoo in the world, and it was also voted Europe’s best three times. Once in 2008, 2010, and 2012. Take yourself on an enchanting journey into the world of animals, it’s open all year round and is home to more than 700 species of unique animals including Giant pandas, koalas, orangutans, and elephants. It’s identified as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and offers a variety guided tours, feeding sessions, and a trip on the panorama train; it’s a truly unforgettable experience.

Vienna State Opera House

This Austrian opera house is internationally renowned, and offers almost 300 performances every year. It first opened to the public back in 1869 and has been a venue for the extravagant Vienna Opera Ball. It takes place annually every year and receives attention from various media outlets.

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