Vienna is quickly becoming the destination of choice for city breakers. This stunning city, with its artistic and academic past, is home to many famous residents from the past: renown composers and musical prodigies, Mozart and Beethoven as well as the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.
If grand, Imperial Palaces with a side order of history is what you’re looking for in your city break then you’ll love Schönbrunn Palace and Hofburg. This is just a mere taste of what you can expect from this beautiful city – read on for some more activities you can fill your itinerary with.
Vienna State Opera
You’ll find that in Vienna, Opera and incredible architecture go hand in hand and a visit to the Vienna State Opera will provide this in abundance! Guided tours of this fantastic building happen daily and if you’d like to see a show then find out what shows are available before you book your Vienna Opera Tickets.
Head to the Innere Stadt district to find this famous opera house.
If you head to Schönbrunn Palace, you’ll find the world-famous Vienna Zoo nestled within its impressive grounds. Vienna Zoo is, in fact, the oldest zoo in the world, but it’s just as famous for its tireless conservation work and species preservation.
This zoo is home to some of the world’s most endangered animals such as the Giant Panda, as well as family favorites Sea Lions, Sloths and Giraffes. Informative talks are held by the expert zoo keepers at various times during the day, and you can openly see the level of care that these animals receive.
Vienna Natural History Museum
If mind-blowing and eye-boggling displays are more your thing, then take a trip to the Vienna Natural History Museum. Based inside a stunning palace with historical architecture that is typical of the area, the Vienna Natural History Museum is home to large displays of minerals, fossils, skeletons, a planetarium and even taxidermy of extinct species.
This fascinating venue is a must see and with over 30 million objects and artifacts to discover and enjoy, it’s somewhere you can spend an entire day! Perfect for both adults and children alike.
The Spanish Riding School
Dressage has been a long-standing tradition in Vienna, and there’s no better school in the entire world than The Spanish Riding School. Steeped in history, The Spanish Riding School is an institution known throughout the world. The school has been at the heart of the dressage world for hundreds of years.
Visitors can take a trip to the school and see classes and demonstrations taking place throughout the day. Even if riding and horses aren’t your thing, the sheer passion and talent that you can see between horse and rider are worth viewing for the experience alone!
Head to Wienzeile street and you’ll find the Naschmarkt. Stretching over 1.5km, this market is a great way to experience the history and culture of this beautiful city. You can pick up anything from fresh fruit and vegetables to wine and cheeses!