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Best Things To Do in Vienna

Vienna is a city that relishes its past, and it has the attractions to prove it. Whether you're interested in the long-reigning Habsburg family, classical music composed by Vienna's own Mozart, or antiques; this city has enough to keep you entertained for days. Most sites are located within the Innere Stadt, such as the Haus der Musik (House of Music) and the MuseumsQuartier. However, even those which are not centrally located, such as Schönbrunn Palace, are easy to reach.

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#1
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) Free attraction
Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Towering above the streets of the Innere Stadt, this massive cathedral is the true centerpiece of Vienna. St. Stephen's ... read more»

#2
Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthistorisches Museum)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The works at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, or Museum of Fine Arts, range from ancient Egyptian and Greek objects to masterpieces ... read more»

#3
Schonbrunn Palace
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Originally constructed in 1696 as a hunting lodge, Schoenbrunn Palace later became the official Hapsburg summer residence. Under the supervision ... read more»

#4
Naschmarkt Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Every Monday through Saturday, hundreds of vendors flock to this stretch in the Wieden District (located just south of the ... read more»

#5
House of Music (Haus der Musik)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Vienna has long been a musical epicenter. It was here that renowned composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Mahler and ... read more»

#6
Tiergarten
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: It began in 1752 as an exotic menagerie amassed by Franz Stephan, the husband of Maria Theresa (the only female ... read more»

#7
MuseumsQuartier
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Straddling the southwest section of the Ringstrasse, the MuseumsQuartier is an enormous cultural institution comprised of a number of top-notch ... read more»

#8
State Opera House (Staatsoper)
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Since, 1869, this  State Opera House has been the city's premier venue for the performing arts and a major ... read more»

#9
Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere)
Castles/Palaces, Museums, Sightseeing | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: If you're can't get your art fix at either the MuseumsQuartier or the Kunsthistorisches Museum, you're sure ... read more»

#10
Museum Judenplatz
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Judenplatz earned its name back in the 13th century when it was first designated as the Jewish Ghetto. For centuries ... read more»

#11
Hofburg Palace
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Unlike Vienna's other royal residences, Hofburg is like a city within a city. Sitting on the southwestern edge of ... read more»

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