See our collection of the top 20 best places and things to do in Vienna
Vienna has a long history as the largest city and capital of Austria. It is the second largest german-speaking city next to Berlin, and hosts numerous national organizations, so it’s an important city in Europe. Historically, it was a seat of power for both the Habsburg Monarchy, and later the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The city is still popular among tourists, either to see the remains of the great Habsburg family, or to check out the a city of classical music, having been one of the residences of Mozart and others. No matter why you come here, this list of the top 20 things to do in Vienna might prove useful for you.
- Hofburg Palace
The Hofburg Palace has been the seat of power in Austria since the 13th century for the numerous kings and emperors, and now the residence for the president of Austria. The building has numerous wings and other important parts like the imperial chapel, the treasury and the court library.
2. Sisi Museum
Located a the Hofburg Palace, the Sisi Museum is dedicated to Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Sisi, as people called her, has long been a cult figure in the history of Austria, and was very popular while she lived, and she still is even now. The museum tells the story of her life, how she rebelled against court ceremony, her obsession over staying always beautiful and so on. The exhibition has portraits of her and dresses she used, including the dress she wore during the Hungarian coronation. It’s a beautiful museum that lives up to Sisi’s reputation.
11. Vienna Ring Road
The Vienna Ring Road is a circular boulevard that surrounds the historical venter of Vienna. The ring road has become a tourist attraction as there are both many famous buildings here and the streets itself are beautiful.