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Best 5 things to do in Vienna the most liveable city in the world

written by gregor February 26, 2016

 Vienna tops the Mercier quality index as being the most liveable city in the world. Viennese people enjoy the rich history, wonderful architecture and numerous cultural activities. If you want to visit Vienna here is how to get the most out of it.
Here are the Best 5 things to do in Vienna


City of Vienna offers you a variety of architectural highlights. From very old architecture to modern. I have put together in a recent blog post my recommended 4 hours walking tour through the historical city centre. Best of Vienna in 4 hours

If you are looking for a combination of architecture and shopping experience please have a look at my BLOG POST:

Vienna most elegant street The Vienna Graben 


Did you know that more of 50% of the city’s area is green space. There are more then 105 different kind of butterflies in Vienna. There are more then 400 kinds of roses blossom in the Volksgarten Park alone. I have put together a selection of Blog posts and pictures of the most beautiful public parks here in Vienna.

Schoenbrunn Palace gardens (see also BLOG POST)

Vienna Augarten baroque park (see also BLOG POST)



Vienna Prater 

Vienna Stadtpark


Vienna offers you a huge variety of cultural activities. Here some interesting facts about Viennas cultural offerings

  • Vienna has more then 100 museums and 120 music halls and theatres
  • Over 450 balls are hosted inVienna stand for 2000 hours of dancing
  • Overall 2500 big events per year in music and concert halls, makes about 7 a day
  • The New Years concert is watched by 50 million people in 92 countries

For a good start would recommend have a visit to the world famous State opera of Vienna which offers over 300 performances a year.


Coffee houses have a long tradition in Vienna. People meet there and enjoy a cup of coffee (there a so many  combined with a delicious Viennese cake. There are more then 2500 coffee houses in Vienna.

Here is an overview of the most beautiful coffeehouses in Vienna



Vienna is beautiful in every time of the year. Probably the most romantic time is before Christmas. Even if it is cold outside when the city is covered with elegant snow it is perfect time for a visit the city and stroll though all the numerous Christmas Markets. Here is my blog post about one of the most beautiful at the Michaelerplatz


For capturing wonderful winter pictures of Vienna here is a Blog post about Vienna’s 8 most beautiful places for winter photography


Hope you plan to visit Vienna soon. I have several other posts about Vienna in this blog, feel free to leverage them for your travel to Vienna. If any additional questions let me know I am happy to support and give recommendations.

Wonderful Rooftop view of The Ritz Carlton Vienna




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twinkleschwein February 28, 2016 at 07:41

So schöne Fotos 🙂

gregorsideris February 28, 2016 at 07:49

Vielen Dank und schönen Sonntag ☀️

Aga February 28, 2016 at 11:56

beautiful blog 🙂

gregorsideris February 28, 2016 at 13:38

Thanks a lot! Have a wonderful day !

Lukas Elias Winkler February 28, 2016 at 15:51

Super blog post Gregor 🙂

gregorsideris February 28, 2016 at 15:53

Thanks so much Lukas! Have a great day !

marinavie March 9, 2016 at 08:39

Die Fotos sind einfach nur zum dahinschmelzen… 🙂

gregorsideris March 9, 2016 at 08:51

Hallo Marina! Vielen Dank für das Feedback! Freue mich sehr. Toller Blog die Wienerecken, danke für die vielen guten Lokaltips! Lg und schönen Tag!

marinavie March 9, 2016 at 08:52

Danke dir :))

Elizabeth March 11, 2016 at 14:11

I loved Vienna! So gorgeous when I was there at Christmastime (https://anotheramericaine.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/vienna-part-2-actually-about-vienna/) Your photos are lovely. I would love to plan another trip to see the city in summer as well 🙂

gregorsideris March 11, 2016 at 14:20

Thanks a lot Elisabeth! Yes Christmas in Vienna is beautiful! If you come in Spring Summer it’s magnificent . So many colors and green in the public parks . If I can help with advise let me know. Btw love you blot about Paris! We plan to travel there soon. I will read your blog posts ??

Elizabeth March 11, 2016 at 14:26

How exciting! I would be happy to help with tips or advice for Paris as well. Let me know! And I’ll certainly be back here before my next visit to Vienna

gregorsideris March 11, 2016 at 14:29

Thanks ! Appreciate

Kash Pals May 14, 2016 at 13:20

Beautiful photos and interesting post on Vienna. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

gregorsideris May 19, 2016 at 05:10

Many thanks for your feedback! Appreciate a lot

John Milton July 28, 2016 at 09:31

So beautiful country..I’m so happy to see this awesome picture…

gregorsideris July 28, 2016 at 09:35

Thanks so much John for your great feedback! I wish you a wonderful day , Greg

rasheda August 7, 2016 at 14:38

Hello Greg
I love The Vienna Blog so much. It’s very interesting to read, and the photos are beautiful too. It’s a great inspiration, I am fascinated, I must say!
I am so excited because my family and I are visiting Vienna in a few days, I can’t wait to see all the stunning splendour of your amazing city.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Wishing you a lovely day.

gregorsideris August 7, 2016 at 19:10

Thanks so much Rasheda! I am truly honored by your comment. Have a lovely stay. If I can help with any advise let me know. Greetings from Vienna, Greg

rasheda August 9, 2016 at 22:34

Dear Greg
Thank you so much for your kindness. I really appreciate it.
It means a lot. Thank you.
From Rasheda

rasheda August 10, 2016 at 15:51

Hello Greg
Hope you are well and having a lovely day. I was wondering if you could help me with something? I would like to have your advice on the ‘Vienna Pass,’ do you think it is worthwhile to get whilst visiting Vienna, do you recommend it?
Thank you

gregorsideris August 10, 2016 at 15:57

Hi! Yes if you are interested in the offered locations definitely yes, I have used a similar offer last year in NYC and really loved it.

rasheda August 10, 2016 at 16:02

Hi Greg
That’s great! I will go for it.
Thank you for your prompt reply. I really appreciate your help and kindness.
Enjoy the rest of the day!

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