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Best things to do in Vienna

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Palace
“Very touristy, I have to admit. But also still the most beautiful park in Vienna, my favourite place to go for a run as well or just sit down in a nice corner and read a great book. There is a very nice café really close called Café Nook.”
332 locals recommend
Market
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“Europe's largest grocery market, lots of options for breakfast/lunch/dinner”
472 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“An amusement park for many, place of nostalgic dreams for some, oasis of greenery for almost everyone – and the location of the Giant Ferris Wheel, one of Vienna’s most famous symbols. The Vienna Prater is in season from March to October. But the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel and a few other attractions are open all year round.”
315 locals recommend
Shoe Shop
“All Finesse people go there for shopping. Its a long street full of shops. ”
325 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A visit to these marble halls, painstakingly decorated with frescoes and gold leaf, is an extraordinary experience. Between the KHM and its mirror the Natural History museum, a statue of Maria Theresia watches over the treasures within,From a vast coin collection and unforgettable pieces of ancient Egyptian and Greek art, to rooms dedicated to great European masters, it's a treasure trove of art history. You'll find Roger van der Weyden's Crucifixion triptych, a Memling altarpiece, and Janvan Eyck's portrait of Cardinal Albergati. The picture gallery takes visitors through 16th- and 17th-century works by German, Dutch, Flemish, and Italian greats. Among them, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Van Dyck, and Dürer.”
151 locals recommend
Palace
“Have a walk through the royal gardens of the Belvedere (parts of it are located in the 4th district however a majority in the 3rd). Once you are finished, head over to the Botanical Gardens (5-10 minutes walk from the Belvedere depending where you are starting from). It is a peaceful oasis to relax and take in nature's beauty!”
202 locals recommend
Church
“Located at the very heart of Vienna, you won't be able to miss the Stephansdom (St. Stephens cathedral or "Steffl", as the locals call it). There are nice guided walking tours where you can see the catacombs underneath and take a lift up the rooftop - great!”
188 locals recommend
Art Museum
“he Albertina not only has the largest and most valuable graphical collections in the world, with works such as Dürer’s “Hare” and Klimt's studies of women. Its latest exhibition collection presents masterpieces of the Modern, spanning Monet to Picasso and Baselitz. As the largest Habsburg residential palace, the Albertina dominates the southern tip of the Imperial Palace on one of the last remaining fortress walls in Vienna.”
144 locals recommend
Palace
“This used to be the "working place" of emperor Franz Joseph II. The place can be visited now and also houses some nice museums such as e.g. a Sissi (empress Elisabeth) museum and the treasure collection of the Habsburg family.”
133 locals recommend
Opera House
“The Vienna State Opera is prized for its exceptional acoustics. There are performances almost 300 nights a year and a different billing virtually every day.”
159 locals recommend
Museum
“The history of the earth and the breathtaking variety of nature can be practically experienced due to 20 million objects: From insects to gemstones and minerals and pterodactyls, the Habsburgs united everything under the roof of this museum near the Imperial Palace. Numerous taxidermy specimens of animals that are either extinct or threatened with extinction make the collection all the more valuable.”
105 locals recommend
Church
“St. Stephen's Cathedral is the symbol of Vienna. St. Stephen's Cathedral is 107.2 meters long and 34.2 meters wide. It has four towers. The tallest of these is the south tower at 136.44 meters. The tower room, from which there is a gigantic view across Vienna, is reached via 343 steps. ”
145 locals recommend
Zoo
“Part of the imperial summer residence of Schönbrunn, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world's oldest zoo is indeed an unforgettable experience, and one that no visitor to Vienna should miss. More than 700 animal species, some of them threatened, have found a home here and a chance for survival as a species.”
104 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“The famous Austrian shopping street from the Opera to St. Stevens Cathedral”
125 locals recommend
Park
“Designed in a French Baroque style is the Augarten. Another nice place to visit in the second district. It is a beautiful public park surrounded by elaborate flower gardens and trees.”
153 locals recommend
Aquarium
“You will love this special place. Totally worht it to go there. and simple to reach from the flat”
116 locals recommend