Last Updated on August 16, 2022 by gregor
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
VIENNA IMPERIAL ARCHITECTURE
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 center. 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
VIENNA PUBLIC PARKS
Did you know that more than 50% of the city’s area is green space? There are more than 105 different kinds of butterflies in Vienna. There are more than 400 kinds of roses blossoming in 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 offers you a huge variety of cultural activities. Here are some interesting facts about Vienna’s cultural offerings
- Vienna has more than 100 museums and 120 music halls and theatres
- Over 450 balls are hosted in Vienna 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.
VIENNA COFFEE HOUSES
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 than 250 coffee houses in Vienna.
Here is an overview of the most beautiful coffeehouses in Vienna
CHRISTMAS IN VIENNA
Vienna is beautiful 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 the perfect time to visit the city and stroll through 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