Things to do in Vienna

It’s not just the hills that are alive, the whole city of Vienna is buzzing. In this old/new city, you’ll find innovative contemporary arts, amazing foodie culture, lively pubs, coffee houses and beer gardens, and a rocking club and live music scene.

That’s the new side of Vienna. But everywhere you look, you’ll be reminded of the incredibly rich history of Vienna, with its baroque and art nouveau architecture. You must see Gothic St. Stephens Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, the Secession, and the magnificent palace, Schönbrunn. In Vienna, you’ll find over 27 castles and 150 palaces.

Vienna is known as the city of music for its important role in classical music, with some of the most famous composers hailing from Vienna. As such, no trip to this historic city would be complete without a visit to some of the master’s residences, like Mozart.

Austria is of course well known for some of the most picturesque countryside in the world too. From Vienna, take a trip to Burgenland for a lakeside picnic or travel a little further out of town to Lake Artersee to see its breathtakingly beautiful turquoise waters.

With so much natural beauty, history and a lively city, it’s no wonder Austria attracts more than five million tourists each year. Read on to find out what draws the huge number travelers to the city.

Sigmund Freud Museum

Want to know Freud’s life story? Take a Freudian trip into the life of the world’s first psychoanalyst at the Sigmund Freud Museum.


Vienna really is the capital of old things in the world, like this place. First opened in 1752 by Franz Stephan, the Tiergarten is the oldest zoo in the world.


Even if classical music isn’t your thing, it’s worth checking out where one of the masters of the genre once resided. Mozart’s last remaining residence in Vienna was opened up to the public as a museum in 2006.

Vienna Vineyards  

No matter where you are, vineyards spell good times. But if you’re in Vienna, you’ll be blown away. Just imagine, sipping on a crisp wine and looking out at the rolling hillsides. Amazing!


Sometimes it’s just nice to sit and watch the world go by. And Stadtpark is a lovely place to do just that. Stadtpark is the largest ‘Ringstrasse’ park, stretching from Schwarzenbergplatz to Stubentor, around the Wien River.