It comes as no surprise that Vienna has been consistently named the best place to live in the world. This charming city, located in the heart of Europe, is a world-class culture complex and is sure to delight any traveller.

Here are our top 8 reasons to visit Vienna…

The Music Capital of the World

Music in Vienna

Music is very important in Vienna and is a huge part of its culture. This comes as no surprise as it’s home to musical geniuses such as Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn. There are so many ways to be immersed in the music in Vienna – try visiting a live music show, the opera, a concert event or simply listen to one of the many talented street performers. Visit The Vienna State Opera one of the leading opera houses in the world. Take a guided tour of the beautiful building or even watch a ballet or opera performance and witness the amazing talent!


Sacher Cake at the Sacher Hotel in Vienna

A true icon of the city, this deliciously rich chocolate cake cannot be missed on any visit to Vienna. There are so many places around the city to try this traditional Viennese dessert but only Cafe Sacher offers ‘the original Sacher-Torte’. Cafe Sacher is located in the beautiful, world-famous Sacher Hotel.

The Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna

This remarkable palace is a highlight of Vienna. The outside is surrounded by beautiful well-kept gardens including a vibrant display of colourful roses. The inside is equally as beautiful and offers so much to explore. There are so many wonderful rooms and artwork pieces to discover within the palace. A visit to Schönbrunn such not be missed!

Our favourite attractions in Schönbrunn Palace to be the Empress Elisabeth’s Salon with beautiful portraits of her children and the Mirror Room with its crystal mirrors and beautiful white and gold decor.

The Christmas Markets

Christmas markets in Vienna, Austria

Vienna’s Christmas markets are famous worldwide and for good reason! From handmade gifts to delicious foods and beautiful decorations, the markets are a must visit. There are a few markets to choose from depending on what you’re looking for. Christkindlmarkt is the largest and most famous one and even has ice skating! The markets at Belvedere palace are much quieter and the view is unbeatable. Experience the magic of Christmas at the Vienna markets!

The Danube Canal

People socialising along the Danube in Vienna

The canal has become a hotspot for both locals and visitors to sit back and relax while enjoying evening food and drinks. There are so many bars and restaurants along the strip which offer wonderful views especially during sunset on a summers evening.

During the summer, there are so places to swim along the Danube River in Vienna. So whether you prefer to ease yourself into the water after a long afternoon of sunbathing on the grass or jump straight off the pier during one of the many riverside parties, swimming in the Danube is a refreshing, fun activity for all visitors to enjoy.

The Spanish Riding School

Horse and carriage on the grounds of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria.

Visit the Spanish Riding School for a once in a lifetime experience! Admire the stunning architecture of the arena located in the beautiful Hofburg Palace. Experience an extraordinary performance as the beautiful horses and talented riders perform the renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole. You can purchase tickets for their training sessions or the performance based on your preference!

Shopping Streets

Kohlmarkt shopping street with a view of St. Peter's church in Vienna, Austria.

Vienna is full of fabulous shops that line its beautiful streets. Kohlmarkt is a shopping street dedicated to all the designers from Burberry to Tiffany & Co. However, it’s very picturesque and is also home to St. Peter’s Church which is a must see. Graben is the most popular shopping street in Vienna with a wide range of shops, and restaurants to wind down in after your day of shopping.


Ferris wheel at the Prater amusement park in Vienna, Austria.

Prater is often forgotten when people visit Vienna however in our opinion it’s a must visit! It’s a large amusement park in the Leopoldstadt area that’s easily accessible by tram. If you want an escape from the city head here for an evening of fun! With a Ferris wheel, thrilling rides, and delicious food stalls what more could you want?! There is also much more to explore in the area, head to the rollercoaster restaurant for dinner and have your meal served on a rollercoaster!

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