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Top 5 Must-See Activities in Vienna

These are the most famous Vienna tourist attractions & sight tours which sees thousands and millions of visitors each year:


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

Top Rated Vienna Attractions

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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...

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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Ringstrasse

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...

Entrance tickets for the KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser

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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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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: 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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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...

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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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...

Time Travel-Magic Vienna History Tour Ticket

clock Duration: 50 minutes
  • One-hour guided tour about the history of Vienna with 5D cinema, animatronic shows, virtual reality music ride and special effects.
  • Located in the caverns of an authentic medieval monastery in the city center.
  • Includes all the history from the Roman Vienna to the views of the 21st-century city and its well-known
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Museum Hopping in Vienna

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • If it ain't baroque, don't fix it!

    Art puns aside, if you've come to Vienna and have been itching to go to a museum, but don't know where to start or where to go, you've come to the right place! At Austria Tours & Travel we pride ourselves on being history buffs and museum matchmakers- we can find a museum for every type of traveler!...read more

Ticket for Sisi's Amazing Journey

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  • Let Empress Sisi take you on a mysterious tour through Vienna's sewer system, the “veins of Vienna”. With the help of a Virtual Reality 360 ° Boatride, she is very excited to show you Vienna in a way that she has never seen before. Experience how Sisi indulges in beautiful memories, meet some characters from the Viennese underworld and...read more

Ticket to the Kunstforum Wien for the Rebecca Horn exhibition

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • Rebecca Horn is one of the most extraordinary and versatile artists of her generation. The Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien is dedicating the first comprehensive retrospective to her for almost 30 years in Austria.
    Rebecca Horn became known in 1972 as the youngest participant in the epoch-making documenta 5 under the title Individual Mythologies -...read more

Skip the Line: Wiener Riesenrad Giant Ferris Wheel Vienna Entrance Ticket

clock Duration: 12 to 20 m
  • The Wiener Riesenran's giant ferris wheel is one of Vienna's most popular tourist attractions. Visitors to Vienna can look forward to a full schedule of arts and culture. Schönbrunn, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and the Lipizzaner are just as much fixtures of the must-do list in Vienna as a ride on the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel, a landmark visible...read more

MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Ticket

clock Duration: 1 to 3 hou
  • Discover the fascinating era of “Vienna around 1900” in the grand museum building on Vienna’s Ringstraße with art nouveau masterpieces of the Wiener Werkstätte by Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann, or Koloman Moser. Inaugurated in 1871, the building by Heinrich von Ferstel is one of the grandest works of architecture on Vienna’s Ringstraße....read more

Spanish Riding School Training Ticket

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  • The Training offers an insight into the years of exercise of the Lipizzaners and their riders. Accompanied by classical Viennese music the riders and their horses do simple relaxing exercises aimed at refining and perfecting a certain...read more

Strauss and Mozart Concert in Kursalon and Big Bus Hop-on Hop-Off in Vienna

clock Duration: 2 to 4 hou
  • Anyone who comes to Vienna knows that this city embodies the classical music of its composers and the unique architecture which reflects the rich history and the imperial image of the former Habsburg Monarchy. In co-operation with Big Bus, we are pleased to introduce our super saver concert & sightseeing packages, which will take you to the jewels...read more
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