Vienna

The “City of Music” has been an arts powerhouse and an important European capital for centuries, and has a lot to offer those lucky enough to visit.

Wien, or Vienna in English, has been the capital city of Austria for almost a century, having been the first city of the Habsburg Empire for over 600 years before that. The city centre has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its cultural and historical importance, and the mighty Donau (Danube River) flows through the its heart.

In the present day, the city is a vibrant central European hub, full of chic eateries, trendy nightclubs and an active arts scene. Alongside all of this sits the very clear legacy of the city’s past as an imperial metropolis, in the form of ornate and imposing palaces, meticulously maintained parks and numerous monuments.

To learn more about this rich history and to admire the spoils of rule from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, visit the Hofburg Imperial Palace. In the same complex, the Albertina offers a fabulous, world-renowned collection of art, while the MuseumsQuartier is a busy gathering place for cultural events.

The Innere Stadt, which is bound by the Danube on one side and the Ringstraße (Circling Street) on the others, is also home to a number of other cultural hotspots. Admire the splendid Rathaus (Vienna City Hall) and Vienna State Opera, or while away an afternoon at the excellent Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum).

Native Viennese artist Gustav Klimt is adored here, and his masterpieces are on show in some top galleries, including the Burgtheater, the Museum of Art History (Kusthistorisches Museum) and the Belvedere. If you’re visiting the city with people who are a little too young for art appreciation, then a visit to the Schönbrunn Palace to see the world's oldest zoo offers a fun alternative.

The importance of Vienna as a melting pot for musicians, groundbreaking thinkers and fantastic artists down through the years is difficult to overstate: Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, Strauss and Hayden all lived here, as did Sigmund Freud and the aforementioned Gustav Klimt. Many of these stellar names can be honoured with a visit to their final resting places in the Central Cemetery.

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Top hotels in Vienna

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
4 out of 5
The price is SG$151 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Ernst Happel Stadium, Hundertwasser House Vienna and Wiener Prater. Belvedere and St. Stephen's ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,308 reviews)

"Very nice and conveniently located. Continental breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul,2020

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
4 out of 5
Lerchenfelder Strasse 1-3, Vienna, Vienna
The price is SG$169 per night

Located in Neubau, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vienna City Hall Area, Museum of Natural History, and Austrian Parliament Building. Museumsquartier ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)

"Fantastic location and delightful staff who made our stay extremely welcoming and enjoyable."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar,2020

25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi
MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi
3 out of 5
The price is SG$88 per night

Located in Leopoldstadt, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Schwedenplatz, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Stephansplatz. Spanish Riding School and Hofburg Imperial ...

4.1/5Very Good! (978 reviews)

"Great location and value, wonderful staff. Beds are comfortable and clean."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb,2020

MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi

Popular places to visit in Vienna

Vienna State Opera
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Vienna State Opera

4.5/5(259 reviews)

Come and experience world-class opera productions in opulent surroundings or simply admire one of the most famous opera houses on the planet.

Schoenbrunn Palace
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Schoenbrunn Palace

4.5/5(503 reviews)

Once the summer retreat of Austria's ruling dynasty, this stunning palace is set among 120 hectares of land which also houses the world's oldest zoo.

St. Stephen's Cathedral
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St. Stephen's Cathedral

4.5/5(611 reviews)

Centuries of architectural genius, artistic endeavour and fascinating history are packed into Vienna's most important religious structure.

Belvedere
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Belvedere

4.5/5(403 reviews)

Take in some of the best city views in Vienna from this Baroque masterpiece, which is also home to world-class artworks.

Hofburg Imperial Palace
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Hofburg Imperial Palace

4.5/5(465 reviews)

Visit this marvellous array of museums, sumptuous residences and theatres in the historic home of the Habsburgs.

Naschmarkt
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Naschmarkt

4/5(184 reviews)

Experience the sights, sounds and mouth-watering smells of Vienna's oldest, largest and most popular food market.

Top things to do in Vienna

Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

SG$52
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Vienna PASS - All-Inclusive Skip-the-Line Card for Vienna
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Vienna PASS - All-Inclusive Skip-the-Line Card for Vienna

SG$124
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Skip-the-Line Entry Schönbrunn Palace & City Tour
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Skip-the-Line Entry Schönbrunn Palace & City Tour

SG$85
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Day Trip to Danube Valley incl. boat ride
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Day Trip to Danube Valley incl. boat ride

SG$132
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Hop-On Hop-Off City Tours Including Guided Walking Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off City Tours Including Guided Walking Tour

SG$49
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Skip the Line:Concert in Vienna's St. Anne's Church:Mozart,Beethoven,or Schubert
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Skip the Line:Concert in Vienna's St. Anne's Church:Mozart,Beethoven,or Schubert

SG$40
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Vienna

4.7

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

What a beautiful city, we loved naschmarkt and all the gorgeous architecture. It was a shame that Coronavirus affected our visit but this could not be helped. Would love to return

5/5 - Excellent

Jeremy

17 Mar 2020

Exceptionally quiet due to coronavirus and all museums shut but the architecture and the atmosphere more than compensated for the closures.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Mar 2020

Great city, compact with great museums and architecture.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Mar 2020

Perfect for a weekend city break. Such a beautiful city to explore, whether you're travelling solo or with others. It needs to be on everyone's travel list.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2020

We LOVED Vienna and will definitely be back!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Mar 2020

Vienna is much quieter than London, Paris and New York. At first I found this a bit alarming, but once I got used to it I realised it’s normal for Vienna at this time of year. Go if you are a fan of classical music, modernist art and good food 

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