Vienna Walking Tour with professional guide. Vienna, the City of Music and Dreams, is not only Austria‘s capital, but also the birthplace of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and many other historical figures. In this glamorous environment, you will have the opportunity to admire some of the world’s most elegant buildings and galleries.
The first place you should see in Vienna is St Stephen’s Cathedral, which is a famous landmark of the city. Your route will then follow the oldest shopping district of Kohlmarkt, where you can make purchases from time immemorial.
After viewing these popular sights, we’ll proceed to the Imperial Palace, the Museum of Art, the art history museum, and Burggarten Park will be the sites to see. You will be able to observe the amazing Vienna Opera House and follow the steps of Mozart, Pavarotti, and Maria Callas.
Vienna Walking Tour with professional guide
St. Stephen’s Cathedral
As a Romanesque and Gothic church, St Stephen’s Cathedral is a significant landmark of Vienna. Since the 14th century, the cathedral has been a witness to Vienna’s history. The stunning exterior, which features a multi-colored tile roof and limestone, will take your breath away. Its indoor visit will be worthwhile because you will be able to see its Gothic-style stone pulpit, catacombs, crypts, and tombs.
Kohlmarkt und Graben
The Kohlmarkt, formerly known as the Coal Market, is a historic shopping street in Vienna. You’ll pass historic buildings and trendy shops built by well-known architects all along the street. The Hofburg and one of Vienna’s oldest fountains are located at the entrance to Kohlmarkt.
Next on our Vienna walking tour is the imperial palace, The Hofburg, which has been the residence of the Habsburg dynasty from generation to generation, would be a sight to behold. It is now the home of Austria’s President, but it has been the seat of power since the 13th century. The imperial chapel, the imperial library, and the enormous Spanish Riding School are among the magnificent residences.
Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum
The Museum of Art History, as it is also known, is Austria’s largest art museum. The building, like its neighbor the Natural History Museum, was completed in 1891. If the indoor art collection is impressive, you’ll appreciate the outdoor architecture. The dome is 60 meters high and the façade is made of sandstone.
If Vienna’s buildings weren’t already stunning, the city’s green spaces add a pleasant touch. One of the best places to relax on the lawn and enjoy a sunny day is Burggarten. It’s a lovely promenade away from the crowds. You will have the opportunity to view outstanding works of art such as the famous Mozart monument and the Hercule and the Nemean lion statue fountain.
The Butterfly House
The Butterfly House is a protected area full of wonders that is part of Burrgarten. It is home to hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies, including the colorful Atlas butterfly, and is housed in an art nouveau structure. This stroll will take you to a beautiful waterfall, a small stream, and some charming bridges. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about those lovely beetles.
Vienna State Opera
The Vienna Opera House is where music reaches its pinnacle. It was the birthplace of two well-known composers: Mozart and Richard Strauss. It comes as no surprise, then, that it has a stellar international reputation. Behind its attractive façade, the Vienna Opera House hides a great architecture and a long-standing operatic tradition. Many historical figures, such as Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, and Enrico Caruso, have performed here.
Name: Vienna Walking Tour with professional guide
Tour type: Guided tour
Guide language: English
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Price: from $345 (for a group)
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Vienna
Is Vienna safe for tourists?
Vienna is very safe, especially in general tourist areas. General caution should be applied as you would in any other city. For more details about travel safety in Vienna, please see our post.
How much money you need for Vienna visit?
Vienna is not that expensive and you can fit a full day in the city, including meals, attractions, and transport within $120 per person. More info in our post about Vienna travel budget.
What is there to see and do in Vienna?
How many days you need for Vienna visit?
Anything from one full day is good enough for Vienna. You can see many things during a day visit, but we recommend a minimum of two days and ideally three full days in order to see everything that is a must-see in Vienna.
If you have more time, it is recommended also to visit other cities in Austria, such as Linz, Graz, and Salzburg, which can be visited ob a day trip each.
What are some lodging tips for Vienna visit?
Your lodging decision should depend on several things: your budget, your preferences, and what you want to do while you are in Vienna. Whatever your needs are, Vienna is surely capable of fulfilling them, since it is very developed in the hospitality sector. More info in our post about Vienna lodging tips.
When is the best time to visit Vienna?
Vienna is a city that can offer you something all year round, just look at the list of events in our other article here. However, if you consider the weather, how crowded are the main attractions, the prices of airline tickets and accommodation, and other elements, the decision on when to visit might be influenced by those factors. Here are our recommendations.
Top attractions in Vienna
Here are some top attractions in Vienna you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Vienna worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral
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Radisson Blu Palais Vienna
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Grand Ferdinand Vienna
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Cheap flights and hotels discounts for Vienna
The peak season for flights to Vienna is January, March and December. The low season for purchasing tickets is May, June and July.
Vienna is served by Vienna International Airport. Direct flights to Vienna are offered by 68 airlines. Most flights are with Austrian Airlines. Direct flights from Vienna, United States are airlines: United Airlines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines from New York and Miami.
Vienna and Austria attractions and landmarks
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Last Updated on September 17, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com