The 15 Best Photo Locations in Vienna

by gregor

Last Updated on April 10, 2018 by gregor

Vienna is one of the most photogenic cities in the world so it’s impossible not to be snap-happy all the time. Every place is worth getting your camera out for which makes it difficult to prioritize what to take a photo of. I have made your job easier by listing the most iconic photo opportunities in Vienna. These are the best photo locations in Vienna that will make jaw drops and induce envy into all fellow Vienna lovers. These will be the shots that you’ll look back on in years to come and reminisce over. I also included a video in wonderful cooperation with Kia Austria.

Here’s where to capture the most iconic shots of Vienna:

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One of the nicest places to be in Vienna. If you go up the stairs you enjoy a wonderful view to the Opera and the Hotel Sacher.  On the back the view to the Burggarten is glorious.


St. Stephan’s Cathedral –  Towers

This definitely the place for the best 360 view all over Vienna. More Info to visit the North and South tower,…entrance time and fees please click here the LINK


Vienna State Opera

One of the most famous Opera Houses in the World. Find out more in the Video at the bottom of this Blog Post.



One of the loveliest place in Vienna is the Franziskanerplatz hosting the famous “Kleines Cafe”. Make sure you take some nice pictures here. Continue on Weihburggasse 21 and have a look at the little old Vienna Backyard.


you can see Roman ruins as well as several other architectural masterpieces from several centuries, like the Loos house and the Neo-rococo Hofburg entrance and various Hercules statues. Make sure you do not miss to capture  the famous horse-drawn carriages the  “Vienna Fiakers”



The Imperial Center square of Vienna

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I really enjoy strolling in this historical enclave with the old city wall, original architecture, and cobblestone streets. If you’re a fan of The Third Man, you will recognize the doorway where Harry Lime makes his appearance (Schreyvogelgasse 8). This area is also seen in Before Sunrise. Really a special place to stroll and take pictures



These gardens (“Burggarten”) were once the private gardens of Emperor Franz Joseph I., the husband of the Empress Sisi. The gardens of the Imperial Palace also contain the Palm House, one of the most beautiful art nouveau glass houses. This tropical oasis includes the Butterfly House where hundreds of exotic butterflies reside today, along with a very atmospheric coffee house and restaurant.


St. Peter’s Church

Enjoy the walk on the elegant Wiener Graben (click to see my Blogpost) towards the St. Stephens Cathedral with a lot of luxury shopping possibilities. On the left side, you see the  wonderful baroque St. Peter’s Church which was built by JL von Hildebrandt in 1703 inspired by the St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in Rome. The inside of the church makes a stunning impression with its rich interior filled with golden stucco.


This courtyard is a surprise in the midst of medieval streets. It contains a small chapel and monks’ apartments.



Scattered throughout the park are statues of famous Viennese artists, writers, and composers, including Hans Canon, Emil Jakob Schindler, Johann Strauss II, Franz Schubert, and Anton Bruckner. The opulent Kursalon building on Johannesgasse, with its broad terrace that reaches into the park, is the site of popular waltz concerts.


Belvedere Palace

Prince Eugen von Savoyen had this Baroque garden laid out around 1700. Today, it is amongst the most important in Europe

Schöbrunn Palace Gardens

check my special Blog post about wonderful Sunday morning walking through the Schönbrunn Palace garden



Griechengasse (Greek lane), named after the wave of immigrant merchants who settled in the quarter in the 18th century.


Augarten baroque park

Many pictures on my Blog post about the lovely baroque Vienna Augarten here



Please see my blog post about the lovely old Streets in the historic Vienna city center here LINK


In wonderful cooperation with Kia Austria

I had the honor to drive with  the New Kia Optima Sportswagon through Vienna and I am happy to share with you three  TOP Foto Locations. We had a  great drive from the famous Imperial Heldenplatz to the Vienna State Opera and finally a fantastic view over Vienna at the Kahlenberg.


The Kahlenberg

A glorious View over Vienna


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