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Top Attractions In Vienna For Free

Vienna is a great city to visit in Europe. The city is filled with excellent museums, beautiful buildings, and magnificent opera houses. If you're worried about going beyond your travel budget, your best bet is to check out the many cheap things to do in Vienna. In fact, if you simply walk along the city streets, the number of interesting attractions that you'll come across with will sure to amaze you!

Like most of the major cities in Europe, Vienna is not cheap to visit. However, there are many in free things to do Vienna that should keep you busy even with limited money. If you love museums, there are a few free museums in Vienna on the first Sunday of every month are the Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Römermuseum, MAK and Otto Wagner Hofpavillon Hietzing.

Of course, make sure you drop by the many free attractions in Vienna, such as the Imperial Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Schloss Schonbrunn Gardens, Ringstrasse, Stadtpark, and many more!

What's good about Vienna is that there will always be something interesting to check out regardless of the time of the year that you visited. For instance, one of the free things to do in Vienna this summer is to stroll along the city's beautiful parks while enjoying the good weather. For instance, you can head to Volksgarten, otherwise known as the People's Park, a beautiful park surrounded with gorgeous rose gardens and decorative fountains.

Are you taking your kids with you? Then one of the free things to do in Vienna with kids is to head to Prater Park. This historic park has a trade fair centre that attracts both locals and tourists. You and your kids will surely have a great time here.

Wit the many free things to do in Vienna, there's no reason why you can't have a great time here even when you're traveling in a budget. So check out this list.

Free Attractions in Vienna

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Schloss Schonbrunn Gardens

Vienna provides its visitors a glimpse of how the royal life of the country was through the Schloss Schonbrunn palace and its adjacent gardens. Since 1779, when the palace was first opened for local public, has become a major attraction for people all across the world. No wonder it was listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1996, along with the palace.

If you plan to see how the royalty of the Vienna lived but cannot...

Amazing Vienna on Electric Bike

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  • A must trip to cover the touristy places of Vienna.
  • A fun way to explore the hidden treasures of the city while peddling away in an electric bike.
  • The tour offers to present a local experience to tourists.
  • The tour...
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Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace in Vienna, also known as Hofburg is one of the most essential buildings in the history of Austria. For centuries the Imperial Palace was the head of the Great Habsburg Empire.

Today, the Imperial Palace narrates the history of the times when royals ruled the country of Austria. The Imperial Palace till date preserves the intricate details of the lives of nobles. The Imperial Apartments that were actually the...

Kick Bike Tour Through Vienna with Locals

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  • The trip offers to cover a distance of 4-miles.
  • You can enjoy an environment friendly way to explore Vienna.
  • You will be guided and enlightened about the history of the places by a real Viennese, "an Echter...
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If you are in the city of Vienna, and wish to see as many landmarks and monuments as you can, but are running out of time, then Ringstrasse is where you should head.

Ringstrasse is basically a 5.3 kilometers long road, stretching through the centre of the city that passes through a number of ancient buildings and monuments that make some of the most significant sights of the city.

Most of the ancient buildings like the Vienna...

Vienna Highlights Bike Tour

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  • An environment friendly and healthy way to explore the must-see sites of Vienna.
  • You can enjoy the historic streets of Vienna with corresponding historic narrations by the guide.
  • You also get to view the spectacular sites in...
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St. Stephen's Cathedral

Stephansdom or St. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of the most significant churches for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. It is given the status of the mother church and holds the seat of Archbishop of Vienna. Taking its current Gothic and Roman form from the time of the Duke Rudolf IV (1339-1365), it basically stands tall on the remains of two churches, one of them being a parish church. The church is considered the most important...

Classic Guided Bike Tour Vienna

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  • A three hour guided cycling tour around the capital, sticking to cycle paths and less congested roads.
  • This circular tour is a great way to explore the city in an alternative manner, learning about Vienna's history as you go.
  • An...
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Danube Canal

The Danube Canal or Donaukanal is a tributary of River Danube which is the prime source of water provision in Vienna. Having a length 10.7 miles, it is one of best places to pay a visit for a day full of fun and excitement. The canal borders with the city centre and later merge with Wien River as it moves forward. The canal also joins Prater Park at Simmering which is a great tourist attraction in itself, but to see the canal in its full...

St. Stephen's Cathedral Vienna, Tower & Catacombs Tour

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  • An audio tour of vienna's national monument, St.Stephen's Cathedral.
  • Explore the churches North and South tower and underground catacombs.
  • An oppertunity to learn about the cathedral's history and Vienna as a religious city.
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People's Park (Volksgarten)

Volksgarten or otherwise known as People’s Park is a beautiful and elegant park that served as the gathering point for aristocrats for a long time. The park is one of its kinds with its amazing layout and aesthetic beauty that made it the centre of aristocracy gatherings. The park is laid out in the classic French manner bearing an astounding rose garden and accompanying flowerbeds that are geometric in nature. The park is home to many...

Spanish Riding School Guided Tour, Vienna

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  • Vienna's Spanish Riding School is a fine establishment and upholds high standards of classic equitation.
  • The riding school has been operation for over 450 years.
  • The school follows the Renaissance traditions of the Haute Ecole (a...
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Vienna was once enclosed by grand medieval walls and there came a time when those walls were shunned by demolishing them in the 19th century. The purpose was to expand Vienna and demolishing the walls helped in doing so by making large areas open for development. It was time period when a great boom was seen in architectural development in the city and some areas were specified just to create parks in them for public.

Stadtpark is also...

Vienna to Bratislava Tour by Bus and Boat

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  • A day trip to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, travelling on both bus and boat.
  • The bus is a modern and comfortable air-conditioned coach while the boat is an impressive high-speed catamaran.
  • Bratislava is a picturesque town...
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If you are looking for a place to buy some fresh fruits and vegetables from across the world while at Vienna, yet hoping not to splurge all your money over just your shopping tour, then Naschmarkt is probably the place you must pay a visit to.

Being one of the biggest open market of Vienna, Naschmarkt not only provides you with a good shopping getaway, featuring all kinds of fresh and healthy delights at reasonable rates, but it also...

Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip

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  • A half day tour from Vienna to Vienna Wood and the Mayerling hunting lodge.
  • Vienna Woods are a forested highland area that sit in the states of Lower Austria and Vienna.
  • They form the northeastern foothills of the Northern...
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Prater Park

Prater is one of the most astounding places to visit in Vienna. It is situated between the Donua canal and Donua River with its most famous attraction being a giant wheel which is historic and is known as Riesenrad. The park is extremely pleasing to the eyes with large meadows and woodlands. Other than that, Prater houses multiple recreational facilities as well such as a large stadium, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a planetarium and...

Wachau and Danube Valleys 8-Hour Tour from Vienna

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  • A romantic 8 hour bus and boat tour of the Wachau and Danube Valley.
  • The most picturesque part of the impressive Danube Valley lies between the towns of Krems and Melk.
  • The Wachau Valley is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
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Austria offers some of the most distinctive tourist attraction places in the world, like the famous cemetery, Zentralfriedhof. Being one of the largest cemeteries in Europe and the largest in Austria, Zentralfriedhof provides a very unique tourist spot for visitors.

The famous Zentralfriedhof cemetery was created in 1874, which is now serving as the place of final abode of three million Austrians. Stretching over 2.4 square...

Classic Food Tour of Vienna

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • Four-hour guided food tour in Vienna to experience the best of Austrian food culture.
  • Visit to a coffee house, traditional market, bakery and artisan chocolate shop.
  • The tastings include cheese, sausages, wine, and many other...
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FAQs about Free Things to Do in Vienna

There are many things you can do for free in Vienna like booking free entry into some Vienna museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.