Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Vienna to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

Schönbrunn Palace
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Schönbrunn Palace, elegant former summer residence of the Imperial Family, is one of Austria's premier tourist spots. The entire grounds can be seen from Gloriette, a hill overlooking the site. Tour the ornately decorated palace or visit the...  Read More

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St. Stephen's Cathedral is said to be the soul of Vienna. Its origins are Romanesque in styling but the structure has been reconstructed through the centuries and its detailing incorporates later Gothic and Baroque elements as well. The frieze...  Read More



The Imperial Apartments are a long succession of rooms located on a first floor wing in the palace, and include those occupied by Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth. The sacred and secular treasures collected over the centuries by the...  Read More



Not in a central location and all the better for it. Protruding from the Donaupark in the east of the city, the tower offers a marvelous view across the Danube to city center. Walk around the viewing platform or take a 360-degree ride in the...  Read More

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Wiener Staatsoper
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The Vienna State Opera House is central to Viennese life and was a symbol of resurgence following World War II. Its rich history includes the first performance of Mozart's "Don Giovanni." The post-war reconstruction features a neo-Renaissance...  Read More

Kunsthistorisches Museum
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The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the best in Europe. Over the centuries, the Habsburgs assembled a diverse collection of great art from around the world. Acquisitions by such Old Masters as Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, Raphael, Vermeer, Titian,...  Read More

Belvedere Palace
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The palace and gardens were built as the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy, the military commander who helped defeat the Turks in the 17th century. The complex consists of two palaces, the Upper and Lower Belvedere, linked by a...  Read More



The star of films like "The Third Man," "Before Sunrise" and "The Living Daylights," this Ferris wheel is Vienna's international icon. Built in 1897 to commemorate Kaiser Franz Josef's silver jubilee, it's no longer very big as far as big-wheels...  Read More

Wiener Rathaus


Built between 1872 and 1883, this neo-gothic designed building is the seat of Vienna's mayor and local government. Irregular public events are held in the building, but it's in the square and park in front of the building that the main public...  Read More



The world's oldest zoo and bang up-to-date today. A fantastic day out with an incredible range of animals in modern, state-of-the-art enclosures. External enclosures include a great new rhino park, and indoors you'll find a rainforest house, a...  Read More