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35 Photos that will make you want to visit Vienna, Austria

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Last Updated on June 25, 2022 by gregor

If you are thinking of visiting Vienna, here are 35 photos that might just make you book a flight to this photogenic city! Vienna, the capital of Austria and one of the most elegant cities in Europe, is a must-visit any time of the year.

Apart from art and architecture, the city offers many unique experiences, such as its traditional coffeehouse culture, magical Christmas markets, and vineyard hopping in the city itself.

35 photos that will make you want to visit Vienna, Austria

Where to go in Vienna?

TheViennaBlog has thoroughly studied all the Top attractions but also hidden secrets to uncover in Vienna. (Click the Links below to get to the information)

Here is the Vienna Ultimate Top 50 Bucket List

Here is the Best of Vienna in 4 hours

Here is the Best of Vienna in 4 hours (Summer Edition)

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

Here are the Vienna Old Streets in Historic Center

Here is the Spittelberg Village in Vienna

 

Belvedere Palace & Gardens, 1030 Vienna

Make sure you also visit the Belvedere museums. Also wonderful to visit in Wintertime.

More Info BelvedereMuseum (Click) 

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Votive Church, 1090 Vienna

Most impressive in spring as in front of the church there is a lovely park. Tip: Magnolia Tree (April-May)

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Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1010 Vienna

Stunning architecture and amazing foyer with a cafe-restaurant.

More about the Kunsthistorische Museum Vienna (Click)

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Theseustempel /Volksgarten, 1010 Vienna

Make sure you leverage good light in the golden hour, Beautiful Rose garden.

Vienna Theseus Temple

Vienna Theseus Temple

Vienna Prater Park, 1020 Vienna

Vienna’s largest public park. (larger than the Central Park in New York City).

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Stadtpark, 1010 Vienna

One of my favorite Public Parks in Vienna. Includes the Johann Strauss Denkmal and a nice lake in the middle with ducks. . Make sure you visit on the corner to the Ring the beautiful flower shop. It’s my favorite in Vienna.

Stadtpark’s Blossoms Photography in Springtime

Spring Blossoms inspirations – Stadtpark in Vienna, Austria

Stadtpark Autum Photo Inspirations

Wonderful Autumn photo inspirations – Stadtpark in Vienna, Austria

Stadtpark Photos in Wintertime

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Augarten Park, 1020 Vienna

see my separate Blog Post for more photos of Vienna Augarten Baroque Park (Click). Best in spring (blossoms) and autumn ….colorful leaves

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Goldenes Quartier, 1010 Vienna

One of Vienna’s most photogenic spots. Here is a photo of the Goldenes Quarter in winter.

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Franziskanerplatz, 1010 Vienna

Yes, definitely a must-visit place in Vienna for photography and Instagram lovers.

Photography Tips and Video Vienna Old Historic Streets

Vienna Old Historic Streets in the City Center, Austria

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Minoritenkirche, 1010 Vienna

Lovely Vienna city center square with historic Church, perfect for your Top Vienna Photography collection

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Herrengasse, 1010 Vienna

Newly renovated with perfect perspective view. Located here also the Cafe Central

Best Coffeehouses in the City Center of Vienna, Austria

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Graben Wien, 1010 Vienna

Head to the 2nd or 3rd floor of the bar to get a perfect shot over the Vienna Graben. (Now Changed to a Five Guys Burger Restaurant, update July 20222)

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Judenplatz, 1010 Vienna

Lovely photogenic old square in the city center of Vienna

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Cafe Sacher, 1010 Vienna

Opposite of the Vienna State Opera. Probably the most photographed cafe in Vienna. Head to the Sacher Cafe and order a Coffee and Sacher Cake for a perfect flatly photo. (Attention, in the summertime there might be a long waiting line in front of the Sacher Cafe. so to avoid this come early in the morning)

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Erste Bank Building Graben (Summer Open Bar), 1010 Vienna

Bar opens 2017 on 1st July/ End of August for the perfect view. Entrance Petersplatz 7 (Update 2022. ,the bar is closed and there spot is now a Hotel, more to come soon)

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Palais Lichtenstein, 1090 Vienna

See here my Blog Post with photos on my BlogPost Palais Lichtenstein Vienna (Click)

A Walking Tour of Palais Lichtenstein

Palais Liechtenstein Garden Palace Walking Tour Vienna, Austria

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Heiligenkreuzerhof, 1010 Vienna

In the City Center of Vienna, Best time for taking photos: early morning or late afternoon

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Musikverein, 1010 Vienna

More about the Vienna Musikvereinssaal (Click)

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Mölker Bastei, 1010 Vienna

Quarter Bastei is located behind the old walls opposite the University of Vienna. By passing trams on the ring. Here is the fortress, which the Austrian Emperor handed over the monastery of Melk Abbey. In one of the local houses, Beethoven composed his works.MölkerbasteiViennaWien

Zollamtssteg, 1010 Vienna

Hidden Photo Spot

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Griechengasse, 1010 Vienna

A hidden gem in Vienna for street photography

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Volksgarten, 1010 Vienna

Love this public Park in the City Center of Vienna, In May/June as the Rosegarden is in full blossoms. Over 400 rose brands make this place magical for flower lovers. (More on the Volksgarden/Rosegarden (Click)

 

The Graben, 1010 Vienna

The Graben is one of the most elegant streets in Vienna. Perfect for Street photography
Tip: see more photos in my Blog Post Vienna elegance at the Graben (Click)

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University of Economics Vienna – Library & Learning Center, 1020 Vienna

Zaha Hadid Architects have won a competition to design a library and learning center for the University of Economics & Business in Vienna. For architecture photography lovers a must visit the place. The whole campus consists of 8 buildings each designed by a different architect. For the Library make sure you capture photos from outside and inside. (Definitely need a wide-angle lens)
Find more about the architecture here
http://www.arcspace.com/features/zaha-hadid-architects/vienna-university-of-economics-library-and-learning-centre/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJkfp0mDsiI/?taken-by=gregsideris

 

Vienna Burgtheater, 1010 Vienna

The beautiful facade, whose white marble has recently been cleaned, is adorned with statues of famous writers like Goethe and Schiller and allegoric figures depicting love and hatred.
Inside, the Burgtheater provides a festive atmosphere for great cultural events.
You might think of taking a guided tour inside to take photos, I did it and it is highly recommended.
https://www.wien.info/en/sightseeing/tours-guides/burgtheater-tours

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Vienna Old Streets, 1010 Vienna

Some other nice streets and squares around the inner-city of Vienna include Minoritenplatz, Judenplatz, and Kurentgasse. I think if you are after Viennese street scenes you won’t have trouble finding them by wandering around the inner city.
Please see also my Blog Post for more photos of Vienna’s Old Streets (Click)

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Spittelberg Village Vienna, 1070 Vienna

This is one of my favorite streets in the city with fantastic baroque architecture and cobbled streets. See also my blog post for more photos: Spittelberg Village in Vienna (Click)

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Vienna Spittelberg

St. Stephens Cathedral Towers, 1010 Vienna

The view from the Stephansdom Towers is a must for photography and Instagram. Up there you’ll get far-reaching views, especially from the South Tower.
Tip: Look for Guided – partially sunset- tours. (Click)

 

Café Central, 1010 Vienna

One of Vienna’s most beautiful coffeehouses is Café Central.
See also my Blogspot about the ” Best Coffeehouses in Vienna” (Click)

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Vienna Kohlmarkt, 1010 Vienna

Another photogenic street is the Kohlmarkt which leads from the Graben towards the Hofburg Palace. Towards the end closest to the Hofburg is another nice coffeehouse called Demel. This is similar to Cafe Central with a wonderful Viennese design (although it looks very different).

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Vienna State Opera, 1010 Vienna

The Vienna State Opera architecture is very impressive.
Tip: The best photography spot is near the entrance to the Albertina museum which is located on the other side.

More about the Vienna Opera

Ultimate Guide Visiting The Vienna Opera House, Austria

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Vienna State Opera – Inside, 1010 Vienna

One of the famous spots is on the main staircase as you go in the front entrance.
Tip: The Staatsoper offers tours of the inside which provides the perfect opportunity for some interior shots. See more photos on a special tour inside the Vienna Opera on my BlogPost Vienna State Opera (Click)

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Austrian National Library, 1010 Vienna

This library definitely isn’t the easiest for Instagram as it’s so wide. At night it gets lit up and also looks nice.
Tip: If you happen to be in the city just after the rain, then you might find puddles such as below where you may get perfect reflections. This makes it a lot easier to take a picture that is square or portrait (landscape crops aren’t that great for Instagram). You could also try using a wide-angle lens and then take pictures closer to the building.
Austrian National Library

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Palace of Justice, 1010 Vienna

The interior of the Palace of Justice is almost a hidden gem for photography lovers in Vienna.

The main attraction in this building is the floor and architecture in the main hall towards the entrance.

Head up the stairs and then go towards the back for a high perspective.

Another good photo spot is to head up the elevator to the top floor and visit the Justizcafe which has an outside patio overlooking the city.

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Photo Credit: Irina HP

University of Vienna, 1010 Vienna

Magnificent staircases and corridors make for great photographs. Fantastic Library

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Hotel Imperial Vienna, 1010 Vienna

Pop into the restaurant or Cafe to get a nice photo shot. Wonderful Interieur and staircase with picture of Emperor Franz Josef
For more photos go to my Blog post-Hotel Imperial Vienna (Click)

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Hotel Imperial Vienna

 

MuseumsQuartier, 1070 Vienna

MuseumsQuartier is a cool place to hang out. (more so in the spring and summer). Love the colorful benches there which are great for photography.
Tip: Leverage the reflections of the water (spring/summer)

More about the Museums Quartier Vienna (Click)

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Schönbrunn Palace, 1130 Vienna

towards the right and left-hand sides of the gardens are some awesome tunnels for photography. Best in Spring (Blossoms) and Autumn (colorful leaves). Also, winter shots are perfect. Make sure you are there early in the morning to get moody shots. More on Schönbrunn (Click)

Best Photo Spots of Schönbrunn

Best Photo Spots in Schönbrunn Palace Gardens for Instagram (+Vlog)

Schoenbrunn Castle Schloss Vienna Wien Austria travel blog

Schoenbrunn Castle Schloss Vienna Wien Austria travel blog

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St. Peters Church /Graben, 1010 Vienna

Very impressive and photogenic church along the Graben. Also, take pictures from Inside!

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Capturing Fiakers Horse carriage, 1010 Vienna

The best photo spot is the Michaelerplatz and the Heldenplatz, but you find Fiakers all over the Vienna City Center.

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Christmas markets, 1010 Vienna

Vienna totally embraces the Christmas spirit. Although you will find decorations all throughout the city, here are some of the best photo spots to find lights and decorations.
Here is my Blog Sport of my Favorite Christmas Market at the Michaelerplatz. (Click)
Find here an overview of all Christmas markets in Vienna.

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Heldenplatz /Hofburg, 1010 Vienna

The center of Imperial Vienna and a great photo spot. More about the Hofburg in Vienna (Click)

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Austrian Parliament, 1010 Vienna

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The Ritz-Carlton Vienna, Atmosphere Rooftop Bar, 1010 Vienna

One of my favorite Rooftop Bars with a cool lounge atmosphere. 360 views all over Vienna make it a photographer’s paradise. The Bar opens from April to September usually at 16:00. Make sure you leverage the Golden sunset hour.
More info on my Blog Post “The Best Rooftop Bars with breathtaking views in Vienna” (Click)

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The Ritz-Carlton Vienna Atmosphere Bar

Vienna City Hall, 1010 Vienna

Opposite the Burgtheater one of the most impressive buildings of Vienna. Take photos form the Rathaus Square and if you turn around of the Burgtheater.

 

Albertina Square/Museum, 1010 Vienna

Perfect photogenic view of the Vienna Opera and Albertina Museum. Watch for glorious sunset photos towards the Burggarten.

More on the AlbertinaMuseum (Click)

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Burggarten, 1010 Vienna

Built by Emperor Franz Josef for his wife Sisi. One of my favorite Public Parks taking photos here in Vienna

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Weihburggasse 21, 1010 Vienna

One of the loveliest hidden Backyards in the city center of Vienna. See more photos in my Blog post-Lovely Backyards in Vienna (Click)

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Gloriette – Schloss Schönbrunn Palace, 1130 Vienna

A classic photo spot in Vienna.

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Wiener Riesenrad Vienna Prater, 1020 Vienna

The Wiener Riesenrad is one of the oldest and largest Ferris wheels.

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Karlskirche, 1040 Vienna

nice photo reflections of the water in the front. (Spring- Autumn)

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Hundertwasserhaus, 1030 Vienna

Very Colorful, located in the 3rd district.

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Belvedere Winterpalais, 1010 Vienna

More about the Belvedere Winter Palace (Click)BelvedereWinterpalaisViennaWien

Palais Coburg, 1010 Vienna

Top Photo Tip: Inside there is a nice patio with a coffee house. More about the Palais Coburg (Click)PalaisCoburgViennaWien

Check my Blog Post for more Vienna photography “25 Vienna Instagramers to follow for inspiration” (Click)

 

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Top Wedding Photo Spots in Vienna

If you are planning to get married in Vienna, here are the top photo spots for your best wedding photos in Vienna. (No wedding photographer will tell you)

Vienna ICONIC Wedding photography locations, Update 2022 Vienna, Austria

 

 

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