The Gloriette Pavilion features a stunning, blue pond and stylish architecture.

Top 5 Sights to See in Vienna

With so much to do and so much to see, it can be hard to decide which sights to see in Vienna. You could spend weeks in Austria’s beautiful capital and still not see everything. So let’s narrow it down to the 5 most iconic places to visit.

Schonbrunn Palace

Schonbrunn Palace is known for its extravagant architecture and gardens too.

Once a hunting lodge, the Schonbrunn Palace later became the summer residence for the Hapsburgs. The Hapsburgs must have had great taste because the palace has tons of extravagant rooms and ornate gardens.

Belvedere Palace

Belvedere Palace is known for its art collection and extravagant gardens.

The Belvedere Palace is beautiful in and out. The interior features a stunning art collection, including works of Monet and Van Gogh. You can also walk around the grounds, which are full of gorgeous gardens and fountains.

The Hofburg Imperial Palace

The Hofburg Imperial Palace is the place of residency for the Austrian president.

The Hofburg Palace was originally the main residence of the Hapsburg dynasty, but now it houses the Austrian president. For a small fee, you can explore several exhibits and royal chambers inside.

Go Wine Tasting

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Austria is full of delicious wine, so why not sample a few glasses at one of Vienna’s many wineries? Or do a wine tour at one of the vineyards. Here’s a link to some of the best wineries in the Vienna region.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

St. Stephen's Cathedral is a gorgeous church known for its colorful roof.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral is a gorgeous, gothic church known for its colorful roof. Over the years it’s been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times, so get there quick before it happens again.

Got More Time?

If you’ve got more time in Vienna, consider seeing some more sights. The Naschmarkt is Vienna’s largest open-air food market. Although a little touristy, it’s still a nice place to walk around. Or if you’re a fan of Mozart, check out his only surviving apartment at the Mozart Museum.

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