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Things to do in Vienna

Vienna – Austria’s city of music

Vienna is Austria’s capital and the country’s largest city. It is often ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world because of its high standard of living and low poverty rate.

 

Things to do in Vienna

Vienna is a popular tourist destination and there are always lots of things to do in Vienna. The city is known for its musical history, especially in the classical genre. It is also often referred to as “The City of Dreams” because the world’s first ever psycho-analyst, Sigmund Freud, resided here. In Vienna, you can spend your holiday visiting the world’s oldest zoo and high-class opera houses.

 

Vienna Opera

Vienna has a rich musical culture and boasts of being the birthplace of many musical prodigies including Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms. It is home to a number of opera houses and offers plenty of concerts throughout the year.

 

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is a must see for those on holiday, so be sure to review its schedule ahead of time. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra holds a yearly New Year’s Day Concert at the Wiener Musikverein.

 

Tiergarten Schönbrunn Zoo

The world’s oldest zoo, called the Tiergarten Schönbrunn or the Schönbrunn Zoo, is also located in Vienna and can be found at the grounds of Schönbrunn Palace. When visiting Tiergarten Schönbrunn one can see many beautiful animals, including giant pandas, an animal one can only see in a few zoos in the world.

 

When to go to Vienna

Vienna is a popular destination year-round, and with festivities taking place all year long there are always a lot of happenings and fun things to do in Vienna.

Weather is seasonal, though, so be prepared to bring clothes that match the season.

Spring and fall are the most popular times to visit while winters and summers are less crowded. It may be easier to find discounts during Vienna’s low season. Vienna has a wide selection of hotels that cater to travelers and tourists of all budgets year round. Some bed-and-breakfast places are also available for more intimate, personalized attention stays.

 

Vienna Christmas Market

For tourists visiting in winter, don’t forget to check out the different Christmas markets that are hosted at Vienna’s lovely squares. The Christmas market in Rathausplatz is just one of the many colorful and lively destinations during the winter holidays.

 

Things to do in Vienna

Vienna Facts

Population1 765 649
CountryAustria
LanguageGerman
CurrencyEuro
Longitude16.366667
Latitude48.2
AirportSchwechat, Austria (VIE)

Vienna average temperatures

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OPERA

Vienna Opera House

Wiener Staatsoper

Built in Neo-Renaissance style by architects August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Null, the Wiener Staatsoper is one of the most iconic European 19th century opera houses. One of the most intriguing aspects of the building is the availability of standing room tickets, which are considerably cheaper than normal tickets, costing only between 3 and 4 euro. This is not only a peculiar way of enjoying opera, it has also become the way in which the most vocal opera enthusiasts experience opera in Vienna. Because of this, the crowd in this section is usually very loud in expressing their opinion of the performance, which can be quite the experience in its own right. Just don't forget to bring a scarf, it is used to reserve a spot so that you can explore the opera house while you wait for the show to start.

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CAT-CAFE

Neko - Cat Cafe Vienna

The Cat Cafe Neko invites you to spend a nice moment with their cuddly cat. the café has a nice and friendly atmosphere and is spacious so the cats have a lot of space to play around. So if you have an hour to spare during your visit to Vienna, you should definitely consider spending it here.

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UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Vienna- Historic Centre of Vienna

The Historic Centre is a must-visit if you come to Vienna. The walls that once defended the city from outsiders have been replaced by the Ringstrasse, a circular road surrounding the old district and lined with astonishing buildings like the Rathaus, parks and monuments. The centre is carefully kept clean and tidy, with most attractions within walking distance from each other and affordable public transport. The style of the area consists on a mixture of three periods: the Middle Ages, the Baroque period and the Gründerzeit, the economic phase right before the stock market crash of 1873. Soak up the beauty of the city!

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MARATHON

Vienna City Marathon

The Vienna City Marathon is one of the most scenic inner city marathons, taking in the historical beauty of Vienna. The race starts at the United Nations where runners make their way over the Imperial Bridge and the Danube River accompanied by the tunes of the Danube Waltz. Along the way on the inner city route you will see the famous opera house, the Wiener Staatsoper and the Schönbrunn Castle. At the finish line you will be greeted by a big crowd cheering you on, giving you that last bit of energy to finish the demanding marathon in style. If you are in Vienna in April, don't miss taking part in this over 30 year old tradition!

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GOLF

Golf in Vienna

The most centrally located course in Vienna is Golf-Club Wien, an 18 hole championship course, just a few minutes from Viennese St. Stephan's Cathedral. It is a flat course where both experienced and developing golfers can hone their skills. A bit further to the north, in the outskirts of Vienna you will find Golf Club Wien-Süßenbrunn, a fun 18 hole championship course with undulating fairways with moderate difficulty. There are also a few 9 hole courses in Vienna if you only want a morning or afternoon of golf, for example the City & Country Golf Club am Wienerberg.

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WATER-PARK

Water Parks in Vienna - Caribbean feelings at Aqualandia

Whether you are looking for thrilling fun or you’re just in the mood for relaxation you’ll find it at Aqualandia in Venice. Entering this water park will be like entering a Caribbean island filled with water slides and other water attractions. If you feel like taking a little break from that you can watch one of their shows or try their animated activities. Lots of fun awaits you at Aqualandia, least to say. If you want to try another water park in Venice there is one called AquaMarina Park that is definitely a good option for a fun-filled family day as well!

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in Vienna - Ferris wheel Wiener Riesenrad at Wurstelprater

The amusement park in Vienna is called Wurstelprater and it is a part of the park Winer Prater. This place offers a variety of attractions such as bumper cars, roller coasters and carousels among others, but the most known attraction is the Ferris wheel “Wiener Riesenrad”. When, or if, you feel like taking a little break from the rides you can swing by the parks Madame Tussauds wax works cabinet.

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