I love Vienna and Austria’s capital has numerous places to visit. But we don’t always have the necessary time to see them all in a short time spent in Vienna, so I thought a post with my six favourite places from this city might help you pick what to see when “im Wien”;). Use this list of the best things to see in Vienna when creating your itinerary for Vienna. The selection includes what to see in Vienna city center and things to do in Vienna Austria for free.Yes, I wanted this to be a top five, but was impossible as I realized I have at least six favourite places in Vienna.
So, here are my 6 favorite places in Vienna:
Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)
Ankeruhr (Anchor Clock)
The Technical Museum (Technisches Museum)
1. Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)
If you are into art and want to visit a single museum in Vienna dedicated to arts, then this is the one. You can take photos or film inside Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum) – and you will be able to admire gorgeous paintings by Dutch painters, Italian ones (Titian for instance) and a special collection located at the top floor.
Yeah, when in Vienna, a visit at this amusement park is a must. You can take relaxing tours, a ride with the famous ferris or take a chance with the attractions that will give you an adrenaline rush. I’m not the adventurous type, but I had a great time in Prater trying some of the attractions – and still have some I want to try!
It might surprise you to see Karlskirche on this list and not Saint Stephan’s Cathedral (Stephansdom), but, even if I visited both (and the catacombs of the latter), I loved Karlskirche. Peaceful, white, beautiful.
4. Schoenbrunn Palace
In a way, this is the first place in Vienna for me. I visited the Schonbrunn Palace on my first time in Austria and I fell in love with it. I didn’t have the energy enough to take a tour of the maze, but took a guided tour of the palace and the Zoo – the oldest one in the world.
5. Ankeruhr (Anchor Clock)
Tip: see this clock at noon as this is a very special moment: when the hour changes, all the figures appear in some sort of a procession, so you will be able to admire them all at a glance.
6. The Technical Museum (Technisches Museum)
A museum for people of all ages;) Cars, motorcycles, computers, telephones, various devices and many-many interactive boards and info-points. As I said: a must visit!