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City Guide Vienna, Austria

Visiting Vienna

Vienna is a city full of surprises. For every breathtaking building you expect to see, there are another two beside it that you don’t. Due to its passionate relationship with classical music grand theatres and ornate opera houses adorn the city centre, but it is also a city bursting with bars and clubs that would feel at home in the hippest of cities. And while it was the seat of the Habsburg Dynasty for so many years, you can live like a king here without upsetting your bank balance.

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Vienna City Reviews

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Lots of nice parks to chill out in surrounded by gorgeous buildings. A lot of sites to see around the ring road.

    Insider Tip:Super cheap (3 or 4 euros) standing tickets for the state opera house sold 80mins before the show starts!

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Vienna

    A lot of culture, a lot of sightseeing. The castles and nature around the city are beautiful and this imperial city is a must see. I'd recommend visiting Belvedere, Kunsthistorishes Museum, Schoenbrunn palace, as well as Albertina (those are the most important sights). Enjoy parks and the Danube river! Grab some sun close to the Donau Insel subway stop, it's amazing! Partying is limited to Fridays and Saturdays almost exclusively and it's not too lively compared to other European cities.

    Insider Tip:DO NOT, DO NOT and DO NOT pay 18.5 euros to go inside Schoenbrunn. It's too expensive for no apparent reason! Plus they are disorganized and distastefully expensive!!! Just enjoy the park around it (for free) and try the labyrinth for just 4.5 euros.

  • 80%

    krystynewert4749

    Must See!

    I absolutely LOVED Vienna. Such a gorgeous city, rich with history and culture. The opportunity to see the opera for only 3 euros was amazing. This is definitely a city to add to your bucket list!

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Vienna: a weekend city

    Vienna has the charm of an eastern European city that has many things to see and do during the day. The museums can be expensive so it would be best to plan out exactly what one wanted to do first to not spend all your money on museums and have nothing left for food. The nightlife isn't very active, only a few bars are available and they are not centuraly located. However the city is very safe and very beautiful! There is plenty to see yet one can easily see most of it on a weekend trip.

    Insider Tip:The Uban or metro is expensive however not one Austrian validated a ticket or seemed to purchase one when I visited in February 2014. The city train from the airport to the inner city is 14 euros which can be avoided if you take the S7 Uban and purchase a cheeper ticket around 6 euros. However the city is easily walkable and one can avoid using it all together.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Vienna is great!

    Really nice city. Very beautiful with lots of places to see - cathedrals, museums, beautiful gardens and most of all - the ZOO. I definitely recommend going there for at least 4 days. Otherwise it's impossible to see all the places and have enough of the city. Definitely go to see the Schonbrunn palace and the Vienna ZOO which is in the palace's gardens. It's just great. Have fun!

Austria: Itinerary

With a history spanning over 2,000 years, Vienna has the architecture and attractions to make for the perfect break away. Restaurants serve top quality food, museums to interest everyone and a lively enough nightlife to keep you up until the early hours. All in all, the Austrian capital has something for everyone.

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