Activities, Hotels & Restaurants in Vienna, Austria

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  • Austria

  • Vienna

  • Arts & Culture

  • City Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • International Travel

  • Foodie

  • Local Cuisine

  • Museums

People walking on the sidewalk next to Berlitz building during daytime
Curator’s statement

Vienna has a special place in my heart because I lived there for a season! This beautiful city can be explored via its food scene, nature escapes or rich history. My personal favorite way to explore is by wandering to different coffee houses or cafes throughout the city. In the spring, adventure to Kahlenburg outside of the city for wine tastings and vineyard views. In the winter, Vienna is a place of holiday cheer with various Christmas markets and ice skating at Rathausplatz (city hall). The city is full of history with its museums and architecture. Explore your way through the districts by restaurant hopping at Vienna's best dining spots!

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Where to stay in Vienna, Austria

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The Guesthouse Vienna

City center Vienna hotel with an elegant design.

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Boutique Hotel am Stephansplatz

Vienna's most central hotel with minimal interiors and swoon-worthy breakfast balconies overlooking the city.

Das Tyrol

Stylish individually-designed rooms in a 19th-century building, with a private spa, concierge service and one of the best breakfasts in town.

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Things to do in Vienna, Austria

White palace during daytime

Naschmarkt: Explore the local markets and try local foods.

Schonbrunn Palace: Take a tour of this historical palace and walk around the beautiful gardens on the property.

Stephansplatz: The city center and home to one of the largest cathedral's in the world. Climb to the top of St. Stephen's Cathedral for the best view of the city. There are tons of great restaurants and shopping in this area. 

Ice skating at Rauthausplatz: In winter, ice skating here is a must!

Weiner Staatsoper: See a performance at the opera house to experience the rich musical culture.

Lipizzaner Stallions: Experience the oldest horse riding academy in the world. The white horses are some of the most skilled and beautiful in the world.

Thermalbad Voslau: A spa experience 40 minutes outside of the city. Relax in nature, thermal pools and saunas. 

Museum hop: From larger museums like the Albertina, Belvedere or the Mumok to smaller ones like Mozarthaus, you are very likely to find art you love.

Places to eat & drink in Vienna, Austria

coffee in a white cup on a white saucer on a wooden table

Labstelle: Dinner in Vienna's city center.

Neni am Wasser: Fresh Telavivian food.

Simply Raw Bakery: A vegan bakery with delicious bites and an inviting cozy atmosphere.

Himmelblau: Modern, healthy bites.

Café Hawelka: A famous old time cafe run by three generations of the same family.

Café Landtmann: Pastries, coffee and desserts.

Burg Ring 1: Modern Viennese specialties.

Jonas Reindl: Specialty coffee.

Cafe Sacher: Try the famous Sachertorte cake.

Cafe Drechsler: Breakfast.

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