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Sights in Vienna

Owing to a long and fascinating history Vienna offers an immense variety of sights to be discovered. Make sure to take plenty of time as unfortunately a few days might be enough to get a first rough overview, but will definitely not be sufficient to really visit this city!

"Best of Vienna in a day"

We would suggest a little walking tour through the Vienna city center that passes some of the most important sights and gives a first good glance on the city:

Vienna City Walk

Leaving the Subway at Schottentor (U2), you find yourself on a large square (1) dominated by Votivkirche. Following the Ringstrasse boulevard, you pass by the University (2) and reach Rathausplatz, dominated by the City Hall (3 - Rathaus) and the Burgtheater (4) theater. Right beside that the Volksgarten (5) park starts, leading south to the Parliament building (6). Continuing on Ringstrasse, the Maria Theresien Platz (7) with two large museums is reached.
Now turn in direction city center, crossing the Imperial Palace (8 - Hofburg) towards Michaelerplatz (9), where remnants of Roman Vindobona can be seen. Continuing south, you pass the Spanish Riding School (10 - Hofreitschule) before reaching the Freyung square with the Albertina museum (11). From the Opera house (12) nearby you stroll through Kärntnerstrasse (one of the main shopping miles in Vienna) to Stephansdom cathedral (13), virtually the city center.

Main Vienna tourist resource

As there is such a multitude of things to see, we decided it might me a good idea to start your expeditions by checking the official website of the Vienna tourist office. We will ideally complement that by giving a few additional recommendations we think might be specially rewarding.

Sightseeing in Vienna by public transportation

Ever thought about visiting the city using public transportation? Thanks to Vienna's excellent public transport network, most of the sights can be visited by U-bahn: Check out Michael Brein's Guide to Vienna by the U-Bahn on how to go to the top 50 sights by public transit - including a large public transport map as well as detailed mini-area-maps of attractions.

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