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Best things to do in Vienna

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Palace
“Schönbrunn Palace was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Hietzing, Vienna. The 1,441-room Rococo palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historic monuments in the country. Since the mid-1950s it has been a major tourist attraction.”
333 locals recommend
Market
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“Naschmarkt is a lively place all week and in particular on Saturday. Saturday’s you will not only find the usual stands but also a local farmer market. I love to go there to buy fresh flowers or seasonal fruit and vegetables. But there is more to discover! If you love flea markets, this is the place to be every Saturday morning until early afternoon. And don’t miss the opportunity to sip your sundowner after your flea market experience in one of the very hip places like Neni, Orient & Occident... and more. Basically you can spend your entire Saturday there.”
473 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“The Wiener Prater is a large public park in Vienna's 2nd district (Leopoldstadt). If people talk about the Wiener Parter they often mean the "Wurstelprater". The so called "Wurstelprater" is the oldest amusement park in the world. But the Wiener Prater consists of more: the Hauptallee (the main alley), the Krieau and the Praterstadium (Ernst Happel Stadium) belong to the area of the "Wiener Prater". The Prater was firstly mentioned in a document in 1162 under the reign of emperor Friedrich I. In 1766 emperor Josef the II. donated the area to the people of Vienna. From this point on the Prater was accessible for everyone. Following to that bowling alleys, cinemas, Cafés and merry-go-rounds were created. Still the "Wiener Prater" and the "Wurstelprater" are open 24 hours each day - 7 days a week. Entrance is free of charge. Attractions, restaurant businesses, arcade shops and other leisure facilities are all part of the Wurstelprater.”
316 locals recommend
Shoe Shop
“All Finesse people go there for shopping. Its a long street full of shops. ”
325 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A visit to these marble halls, painstakingly decorated with frescoes and gold leaf, is an extraordinary experience. Between the KHM and its mirror the Natural History museum, a statue of Maria Theresia watches over the treasures within,From a vast coin collection and unforgettable pieces of ancient Egyptian and Greek art, to rooms dedicated to great European masters, it's a treasure trove of art history. You'll find Roger van der Weyden's Crucifixion triptych, a Memling altarpiece, and Janvan Eyck's portrait of Cardinal Albergati. The picture gallery takes visitors through 16th- and 17th-century works by German, Dutch, Flemish, and Italian greats. Among them, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Van Dyck, and Dürer.”
151 locals recommend
Palace
“Have a walk through the royal gardens of the Belvedere (parts of it are located in the 4th district however a majority in the 3rd). Once you are finished, head over to the Botanical Gardens (5-10 minutes walk from the Belvedere depending where you are starting from). It is a peaceful oasis to relax and take in nature's beauty!”
202 locals recommend
Church
“Located at the very heart of Vienna, you won't be able to miss the Stephansdom (St. Stephens cathedral or "Steffl", as the locals call it). There are nice guided walking tours where you can see the catacombs underneath and take a lift up the rooftop - great!”
188 locals recommend
Art Museum
“he Albertina not only has the largest and most valuable graphical collections in the world, with works such as Dürer’s “Hare” and Klimt's studies of women. Its latest exhibition collection presents masterpieces of the Modern, spanning Monet to Picasso and Baselitz. As the largest Habsburg residential palace, the Albertina dominates the southern tip of the Imperial Palace on one of the last remaining fortress walls in Vienna.”
144 locals recommend
Palace
“This used to be the "working place" of emperor Franz Joseph II. The place can be visited now and also houses some nice museums such as e.g. a Sissi (empress Elisabeth) museum and the treasure collection of the Habsburg family.”
133 locals recommend
Opera House
“The Vienna State Opera is prized for its exceptional acoustics. There are performances almost 300 nights a year and a different billing virtually every day.”
159 locals recommend
Museum
“The history of the earth and the breathtaking variety of nature can be practically experienced due to 20 million objects: From insects to gemstones and minerals and pterodactyls, the Habsburgs united everything under the roof of this museum near the Imperial Palace. Numerous taxidermy specimens of animals that are either extinct or threatened with extinction make the collection all the more valuable.”
105 locals recommend
Church
“St. Stephen's Cathedral is the symbol of Vienna. St. Stephen's Cathedral is 107.2 meters long and 34.2 meters wide. It has four towers. The tallest of these is the south tower at 136.44 meters. The tower room, from which there is a gigantic view across Vienna, is reached via 343 steps. ”
145 locals recommend
Zoo
“Tiergarten Schönbrunn, or "Vienna Zoo", is a zoo located on the grounds of the famous Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria. Founded as an imperial menagerie in 1752, it is the oldest continuously operating zoo in the world.”
105 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“The famous Austrian shopping street from the Opera to St. Stevens Cathedral”
125 locals recommend
Park
“Designed in a French Baroque style is the Augarten. Another nice place to visit in the second district. It is a beautiful public park surrounded by elaborate flower gardens and trees.”
153 locals recommend
Aquarium
“You will love this special place. Totally worht it to go there. and simple to reach from the flat”
116 locals recommend