20 Things to do in Vienna, Austria Travel Guide

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Join us as we visit Vienna, Austria in this travel guide covering 20 things to do in Vienna (Wien) including top attractions such as grand palaces and museums along with iconic experiences such as visiting cafes, coffeehouses and restaurants while experiencing nightlife in the city.

Vienna city is one of the grandest we've visited in Europe and its elegance, history and architecture will surely win you over. However, this city is not a living museum and with trendy restaurants, cafes and legendary nightlife you'll travel to Vienna and leave wishing you could linger for a few more days.

A special thank you to friends Kash, Becki, Sabina, Drew & Deanna for helping us out with this guide to Vienna. Check out the pinned comment to follow them on social media.

20 Things to do in Vienna City Tour | Austria Travel Guide:

Intro to Vienna (Wien) - 00:01
1) Cafe Sacher for Viennese chocolate cake (sachertorte / sacher torte) - 00:33 and 01:23
2) Ring Road (Ringstraße) in the Old Town (Innere Stadt) of Vienna for parks, museums and palaces - 01:00
3) St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom) for views of Vienna (Wien) - 03:29
4) Mozart’s House (Mozarthaus Vienna) on Domgasse 5 (1784 to 1787) - 04:17
5) St. Peter’s Church in Vienna (Peterskirche) - 04:43
6) Hofburg Palace (Sisi Museum, Imperial Apartments & Silver Collection) +Roman Ruins - 05:47
7) People's Garden Park of Vienna (Volksgarten) - 06:57
8) Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn) +
Palace Park - 07:37
9) Nightlife in Vienna with friends - 08:01
10) Street Food in Vienna eating Käsekrainer (sausage with cheese) - 09:40
11) Vienna Vineyards for wine tastings - 11:35
12) Viennese Breakfast in Vienna, Austria - 13:44
13) Prater Park + Wiener Riesenrad Ferris Wheel (1897) - 16:31
14) Austrian Food eating Schnitzel, Goulash and Apple Strudel - 17:49
15) Hundertwasserhaus for fascinating architecture - 20:36
16) Fleamarket in Vienna (recommended Nasch markt) - 21:33
17) Museum Quarter [Museumsquartier] (Mumok + Kunsthalle Wien + Leopold Museum) - 22:05
18) Maria-Theresien Platz (Museum of Natural History + Museum of Art History + Opera) - 22:53
19) Wiener Melange (coffee) + Mozart Cake + strudel at Aida coffeehouse - 23:25
20) Transportation around Vienna taking the Metro (U-Bahn) - 26:02
Outro - 26:40

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Our visit Vienna travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide (Austrian and Viennese), top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day including visiting palaces gardens, churches and museums and Vienna by night for nightlife and entertainment. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won't find in a typical Vienna tourism brochure, Vienna itinerary or Vienna, Austria city tour.

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In this video we’re showing you around Vienna (Wien). After spending a few days in Tirol, the capital was our next stop and what a change of scenery. We swapped snow-capped mountains for some of the most elegant streets of Europe in Wien, Österreich.

Vienna is a city of imperial palaces, countless museums and grand coffee houses, and it was a feast for the eyes.

We can already tell you that one week was not enough to see it all, but in this video we’ll do our best to show you some of Vienna’s highlights!

And that’s a wrap for our guide to Vienna (Wien). We hope you guys enjoyed following along and that you got a few ideas of things to do on your own trip to Wien, Österreich.

Now you guys know the drill, if you have any other suggestions of fun things to do, see, or eat in Vienna, feel free to share those with travellers in the comments below. Wishing you happy travels and until next time!

This is part of our Travel in Vienna video series showcasing Viennese food, Viennese culture and Viennese cuisine.

This is part of our Travel in Austria video series showcasing Austrian food, Austrian culture and Austrian cuisine.


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Hey guys! We had an incredible time in Vienna and it had a lot to do with meeting up with friends:

Author — Samuel and Audrey - Travel and Food Videos

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My Friend Carla is there on Vacation She’s 65 and just retired

Author — James Gingo

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Hermosa ciudad. Algun día volvete Austria🇦🇹❤️🇵🇪

Author — TOM CAMPOS

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When your friend lives in the hundertwasserhaus and she gave you an special interior tour
It was freaking awesome

Author — No one Has to know

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Nice vid, love the commentary with it - makes it very lively and entertaining - keep the vid coming!

3:58: You are on the North Tower of the cathedral, which has never been finished, therefore shorter and has an elevator outside. The south Tower on the other side is higher, therefore the view is better, but u have to climbf a few hundred stairs. In the middle of the North Tower u have the Pummerin, the 2nd biggest free swinging bell in the world, you walked right past it. Its still active.
6:45 Ok so u went into ONE of the several museums and places u can visit at the Hofburg. And the most touristy one aswell^^ If u visit 4ex the National Library or the Treasure Chambers there is much more peace there (and lower ticket prices).
14:11 WIR means "us" and WIRR means "weird, exstranged, chaothic -> its mostly used in a mental sense"
19:42 Wiener Schnitzel = Cotoletta Milanese, thats where it comes from.
22:22 MQ is part of the Hofburg Palace
24:08 To be precise a Melange is a double Espresso + milk + whipped cream + (those a usually the secret touches that make it unique) some milk foam or a touch of warm water.
25:37 Topfen in english should be something along the line of curd cheese.
26:30 Alright, lets talk about tickets. 2, 20 is a sinlge adult ticket in one DIRECTION -> meaning u can use multiple transports with it asa u go one way. Apart of that u have 24h 7, 60€, 48h 13, 30€, 72h 16, 50€, weekly 16, 20€. Children under 6 don need one, aswell as under 15 during school holidays and under 24 if u are scholar at an austrian public school. Senior citizens from 62 onwards have cheaper versions also.
Apart of that there are special tickets like the wien-Karte and Vienna-Card (sound similar but are different things) which cost more than the usual but have either reduced entry frees to many attractions or free entry at all.
In many museums there is no fee for children under 19y. Most museums close on mondays.

U have missed: Belvedere Palace, Charles Church, Parliament, Town Hall, modern Vienna (Danube Tower).

PS: My favourite sausage in Vienna?...hmmmm...well, the best Ive eaten came straight from a butcher, freshly handmade a hours before.

Author — Naryma

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Having been to Wien 4 times with a 5th coming this October and being a retired photographer the only thing I hate about Vienna is not being able to take pictures in so many of the beautiful buildings. Thankfully most churches do allow photography and I do remember taking pictures once in the National Library. Don't know if that has changed or not. Liked your video BTW.

Author — Raymond Biller

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When u come here next time visit also seegrotte, yah sachertorte should also tasted in Demel cafe just in front Hofburg

Author — nette grey

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So much appreciated the whole video, Thank you for sharing, can't wait for my Viena holiday!

Author — Marlon Dizon

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Great video! I love how you solved the problem of the no-filming policy at Hofburg - "Look at their souvenir shop. You can imagine what the rest of the palace looks like". This was brilliant!

Author — Croatia Off the Beaten Path

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I was borned here and i still have no idea what the other places are😂

Author — XxMJxX

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Can I buy fridge magnet at the Imperial Palace (without having to pay for the entrance fee) souvenir store or are they available at any other shop?

Author — DGee Abad

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Is it me or does Sam kinda look like Michael Buble? ☺

Author — Michael Irwin

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Nice video ~ makes me want to fly home soon again! A bit of info that not many foreigners know is that the origional chocolate cake creation known as Sacher Torte is found at Café Demel ~ Sacher was an apprentice there, he stole the recipee made a minor adjustment and won the annual imperial baking competion of that time ~ thus naming the cake Sacher cake is tastier...and old family recipees are also better!

Author — Barbara Davidian

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Well done! Used to visit my grandmother and great grandmother in the 11 bezierk. Brings back wonderful memories... Thanks for putting this together.

Author — Alec Harper

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Love the video. So many beautiful buildings. Pity about not been able to film in the Museums😩 The cats on the menu are called Sphynx's.🐱

Author — Cheryl T P

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I need your help please, I'm traveling next summer to Europe but I haven't decided yet which city to visit, Barcelona or Vienna, so since you have visited both of them, which one do you recommend more? I like visiting ancient places and churches and also I love shopping.

Author — nohasamy77

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Congratulations😊 to both of u its a nice video boun viaggio da Italia saluti a tutti 😘

Author — Juan Dela Cruz

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Nice and beautiful place, I wish I have the chance to get there!!

Author — Kelfala Joseph

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I'm a bit late watching this video but I was in Vienna 30 years ago for 5 weeks and I have found your video really great you cover a lot of the good stuff that you really need to see.

Author — Judy Hayward

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It's hard listening to you pronouncing everything completely wrong haha. kind regards from Vienna..

Author — hello there