Sightseeing



Putting together an itinerary for seeing all the best sights this vacation? Perhaps you've got a few hours to kill between business meetings, and want to know the best stuff to see. Either way, our 10Best list should have you covered. While there are always great things to experience, there are typically things you wish you would have passed on as well. Hoher Markt located in the 1st District area is among our top picks for sightseeing in Vienna.


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The Treasury houses the royal emblems of the Habsburgs and the sacred relics of the Holy Roman Germanic Empire. The emblems include a 14th-century scepter and orb, and an 18th-century mantle woven in gold and silver. The imperial crown is the...  Read More


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1st District

Once a coal market, this pedestrian street leads to the Hofburg. It is home to some of the most exclusive shops in Vienna, including the famous patisserie, Demel Konditorei, which was founded in the late 18th century and is one of the city's...  Read More


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Hoher Markt

This public square is Vienna's oldest and was originally part of a Roman encampment. Ruins are visible under the market. During medieval days it served as a fish and cloth market and a popular execution spot. Completely refurbished following...  Read More


The Plague Pillar dates from the late 17th century and is the centerpiece of Graben, a pedestrian street that was once a Roman moat. Also known as the Trinity Pillar, this Baroque column was built to celebrate the end of the Plague of 1679....  Read More


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St. Michael's Square faces the elaborate entrance into the Hofburg from Kohlmarkt. It was an important crossroads as early as Roman times, and recent excavations have uncovered the remains of Roman and medieval foundations and drainage systems,...  Read More


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1st District

Am Hof, the former site of Roman camps and medieval jousting tournaments, is the largest square in the city. It is lined with historic buildings and monuments, including the Mariensaeule (Column of Our Lady), which dates from the 17th century;...  Read More


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This odd shaped "square" takes its name from the term "a place of asylum." Indeed, in former times the monks granted fugitives the right of sanctuary. In the center of Freyung stands the Austria-Brunnen, a 19th-century fountain with allegorical...  Read More


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11th District

Vienna's colossal main cemetery has more than 2.5 million graves, memorials and pantheons laid out over 600 acres. Many of Vienna's best known musicians, artists and politicians have been laid to rest here, including Beethoven, Schubert and...  Read More


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his family lived here between 1784 and 1787, possibly his most joyous and productive years in Vienna. Here he wrote his famous opera "The Marriage of Figaro," along with the Haydn quartets and several piano concerti....  Read More




The imperial court library became the Austrian National Library in 1920. The Prunksaal is the showpiece of the structure and the finest Baroque library in Europe. Paired marble columns frame the main room and bookcases line the walls. The...  Read More


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