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Free Things To Do In Vienna

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...

Vienna House of Music Entrance Ticket

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  • Interactive sound and music museum where you can learn about history and tradition of Viennese music.
  • At least 2 hours in this magnificent and fun museum where you will be able to customize your itinerary.
  • Five floors museum with interactive displays, musical artifacts and the Vienna Philharmonic historical archives.
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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...

Haus des Meeres- Priority , Vienna

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  • Haus des Meeres is Austria's biggest aquarium and spreads out across 11 floors.
  • t's possibly the world's most unique aquarium as it's housed in an 11-storey high former WWII bunker.
  • You'll find over 10,000 land and sea creatures inside, each living in an array of different re-created habitats including the Amazon rainforest,
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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 Albertina Museum Ticket

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  • The Albertina Museum is one of Europe's finest art houses, home to around 65,000 drawings and more than 1 million prints.
  • The museum sits inside one of the Habsburg residential palaces, one of the most classical palaces in Europe.
  • The museum is home to the biggest and most valuable graphical collection in the world.
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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...

Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Vienna Including Meal

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  • An exclusive skip - the - line experience at the Hard Rock Vienna which was opened during summer 2014.
  • It is an opportunity to be served first as you skip the long queue of people and give yourself a treat of the American - styled food and music.
  • Also an enjoyment of awesome rock music memorabilia of legends like Parov
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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...

Entrance Ticket Museum Hundertwasser at KUNST HAUS WIEN

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  • Museum founded by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, one of the most important Austrian artist of the 20th century.
  • Several exhibition levels, with the best of his work and collection of paintings, prints, tapestries and architectural designs.
  • Vienna's first "green museum with green roofs and placed trees in the facade.
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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...

Vienna Zoo and Giant Ferris Wheel Ticket

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  • Entrance to the Schoenbrunn Zoo, home to more than 400 animals of each continent.
  • Including a ride on the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel.
  • The ticket is valid for 1 month from the date you exchange the voucher.
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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...

Empress Sisi Sightseeing Combo in Vienna Including Schonbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace, Dinner and Orangery Concert

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  • Sightseeing package with dinner and concert included.
  • A visit to Sisi Museum, The Hofburg, Hofmobiliendepot ending at Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace.
  • Do it all in one day or in different days, the dinner and concert have to be done the same day, and the entrance to the museums are valid for one year.
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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...

Skip the Line: Leopold Museum Vienna Entrance Ticket

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  • It's a unique treasure-house of Viennese Jugendstil, the Wiener WerkstA¤tte and Expressionism.
  • It holds the most significant and largest collection of Egon Schiele and masterworks by Gustav Klimt.
  • The most visited museum in the MuseumsQuartier.
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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...

Madame Tussauds Vienna

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  • Madame Tussauds is a world-renowned museum that's been open across the globe for over 150 years.
  • The museum home to life size wax figurines of famous people throughout history including celebrities, musicians, scientists and sports players.
  • The Vienna branch was opened in 2011 by former Austrian President, Heinz Fischer, and is
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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...

Vienna Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

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  • A one, two, three or six day pass to visit Vienna's most popular and talked about attractions along with unlimited rides on the cities hop-on-hop-off buses.
  • Queue jumping at some of the listed attractions.
  • An easy way to explore the cities the best attractions at a discounted rate.
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