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Highlights of Vienna

See the best the city has to offer in one day
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 8.8 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  On this tour you will see royal residences, the world’s most famous fine arts, a Gothic cathedral, try Vienna’s best sandwiches and... more »

Tips:  Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a bit of walking, and whatever you do; do not forget your camera.

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Points of Interest

A mandatory picture landmark in Vienna, St. Stephen’s Cathedral is Austria’s most eminent Gothic edifice. The oldest remaining parts go back to the 13th century. The Giant Gate and the Towers of the Heathens are both in the Romanesque style. The Gothic nave, the choir and the side chapels are the result of rebuilding in the 14th and 15th... More

2. Hofburg Palace Complex

The winter palace of Habsburgs, the palace complex houses the Albertina Museum, Augustinerkirche (Augustinian Church), Imperial Apartments, Imperial Treasury and Spanish Riding School. The palace complex dates back to 1275 when Hofburg was a small fortress. The various buildings range from Gothic to late 19th century Neo-Renaissance style.

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More than 100 years old and famous for its sandwiches, Trzesniewski used to be frequented by Franz Kafka and is well known to all of Vienna residents.
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Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30am-7:30pm
Sat 9am-5pm

Address
Dorotheergasse 1
1010 Wien, Österreich

Take U-3 (orange) toward Ottakring and get off at Johnstrasse.

5. Johnstrasse U-Bahn stop

Get off at this stop and walk to Schönbrunn Palace.

Schönbrunn, “a beautiful spring,” is a former summer residence of the imperial family. Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach designed the palace in 1695 under an eye of Leopold I however; Nikolaus Pacassi completed it in the mid-18th century under the Empress Maria Theresa. This 1,441-room Rococo palace is one of the most important cultural... More

Take U4 (green) towards Heiligenstadt and get off at Karlsplatz

Get off at this stop and walk to Belvedere.

One of the most famous places in Vienna, Belvedere was built by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt as the summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. Belvedere consists of two palaces: Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere linked by the formal garden; Orangery and the Palace Stables.

Upper Belvedere:
The gallery houses a collection of 19th- and... More

10. Kärntnerstrasse

This is the most famous shopping street in central Vienna. It runs from Stephansplatz out to the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna’s Opera House) at Karlsplatz on the Ringstrasse. The first record of Kärntnerstrasse is from 1257. This is a great place to window shop and spend some Euros.

Walk from Karlsplatz to Stephansplatz; do not be afraid to... More