Vienna the beautiful capital of Austria nestled to the east of on the serene Danube River. The city is famed for its glorious artistic and intellectual legacy. It is also the birthplace of icons such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Sigmund Freud. In the MuseumsQuartier district, both modern day and contemporary edifices showcase work by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and various other artists. Other attractions include the 18th century Burgtheater famed for hosting annual Vienna Opera Ball, the Hofburg Imperial Palace, Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Wiener Riesenrad Ferris offering glimpses of the city’s rich cultural heritage. Every corner of the city is laden with artistic brilliance making it perfect to explore the city on the foot.
Best Things to Do in Vienna
Schönbrunn Palace: 18th-century summer palace with tours of lavish rococo ceremonial rooms, plus gardens with a maze.
The Hofburg: Habsburg palace complex with ornate, baroque interiors, imperial apartments & a silver museum.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral: Medieval Roman Catholic place of worship with an ornate spire, catacombs & a treasury museum.
Belvedere Palace: Baroque, 18th-century palaces housing art from Middle Ages to today, with notable Klimt collection.
Vienna State Opera: World-famous opera house offering major productions, original decor & multilingual guided tours.
Prater: Large park open 24hrs with old-time amusements including a landmark giant wheel dating from 1897.
Best Time to visit Vienna
Peak periods include Jun–Aug and Dec. Vienna’s Opera Ball (Feb) is a posh, white-tie affair with waltzes and ballet. The Life Ball (May) is an extravagant charity gala. The Vienna Festival (mid May–mid Jun) presents contemporary performing arts. Winters are cold and snowy, while summers are warm, and spring and autumn are mild.