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

by gregor

Last Updated on September 14, 2022 by gregor

Vienna, the capital of Austria and one of the most elegant cities in Europe, is a must-visit any time of the year. These high-quality photos and images of Vienna are free to download. For commercial use please contact me.

Apart from taking photos of Vienna city life, the city offers many unique photo experiences, such as street photography, and taking photos at the famous Vienna Christmas markets.

If you are thinking of traveling to Vienna, here are the most wonderful 35 photos which might just make you book a flight to this amazing Capital of Vienna!

There is a YouTube Video Link at the bottom of this blog post about the Top Vienna Instagram Photo Spots Tour

Where to go in Vienna?

TheViennaBlog has thoroughly studied all the 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

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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, 1030 Vienna

Make sure you also visit the museums. Also wonderful in Winter.

More Info BelvedereMuseum (Click) 

Belvedere Palace Vienna


Votive Church, 1090 Vienna

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



Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1010 Vienna

Stunning architecture and amazing foyer with a cafe-restaurant.

More about the Kunsthistorische Museum Vienna (Click)



Theseustempel /Volksgarten, 1010 Vienna

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

Vienna Theseus Temple

Vienna Theseus Temple

Vienna Prater, 1020 Vienna

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



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.


Augarten Park, 1020 Vienna

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



Goldenes Quartier, 1010 Vienna

winter romance in the City Center


Franziskanerplatz, 1010 Vienna

Yes definitely a must-visit place for photography and Instagram lovers


Minoritenkirche, 1010 Vienna

Lovely Vienna city center square


Herrengasse, 1010 Vienna

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


Graben Wien (Graben 30 Bar), 1010 Vienna

Head to the 2nd or 3rd floor of the bar to get a perfect shot over the Vienna Graben


Judenplatz, 1010 Vienna

lovely old square in the historic center of Vienna

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Judenplatz Vienna


Cafe Sacher, 1010 Vienna

Opposite of the Vienna State Opera. Probably the most photographed cafe in Vienna. Head for the Cafe and order a Coffee and Sacher Cake for a perfect lately photo.


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

The bar opens in 2017 on 1st July/ End of August for the perfect view. Entrance Petersplatz 7 (Update 2022 closed )


Palais Lichtenstein, 1090 Vienna

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



Heiligenkreuzerhof, 1010 Vienna


Musikverein, 1010 Vienna

More about the Vienna Musikvereinssaal (Click)


Mölker Bastei, 1010 Vienna

Quarter Bastei is located behind the old walls opposite the University of Vienna. Bypassing 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


Griechengasse, 1010 Vienna

a hidden gem in Vienna for street photography


Volksgarten, 1010 Vienna

Love this public Park, 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.
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


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.


Vienna Old Streets, 1010 Vienna

Some other nice streets and squares around the inner-city 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 Vienna Old Streets (Click)



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 blog post about the ” Best Coffeehouses in Vienna” (Click)


Wien Vienna Cafe Central


Vienna Kohlmarkt, 1010 Vienna

Another fantastic 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).

Wien Vienna Kohlmarkt

Vienna State Opera, 1010 Vienna

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



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)




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



Palace of Justice, 1010 Vienna

The interior of the Palace of Justice is almost a hidden gem. 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 spot is to head up the elevator to the top floor and visit the Justizcafe which has an outside patio overlooking the city.


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 shot. Wonderful Interieur and staircase with Photo of Emperor Franz Josef
For more photos go to my Blog post-Hotel Imperial Vienna (Click)

Hotel Imperial Vienna Wien

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.
Tip: Leverage the reflections of the water (spring/summer)

More about the Museums Quartier Vienna (Click)



Schönbrunn Palace, 1130 Vienna – TOP Wedding Photography Spot

towards the right and left-hand side 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)

Schoenbrunn Castle Schloss Vienna Wien Austria travel blog

Schoenbrunn Castle Schloss Vienna Wien Austria travel blog


St. Peters Church /Graben, 1010 Vienna

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

Vienna Karlskirche


Capturing Fiakers Horse carriage, 1010 Vienna

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



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 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.

Vienna Michaelersquare Christmas

Heldenplatz /Hofburg, 1010 Vienna

The center of Imperial Vienna. More aout the Hofburg in Vienna (Click)



Austrian Parliament Building, 1010 Vienna


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)


The Ritz-Carlton Vienna Atmosphere Bar

Vienna City Hall, 1010 Vienna

Opposite the Burgtheater one of the most impressive buildings of Vienna.


Albertina Square/Museum, 1010 Vienna

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

More on the AlbertinaMuseum (Click)


Burggarten, 1010 Vienna

Built by Emperor Franz Josef for his wife Sisi. One of my favorite Public Parks.



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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Vienna Wien Weihburggasse


Gloriette – Schloss Schönbrunn Palace, 1130 Vienna


Wiener Riesenrad Vienna Prater, 1020 Vienna

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



Karlskirche, 1040 Vienna

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



Hundertwasserhaus, 1030 Vienna

Very Colorful, located in the 3rd district.



Belvedere Winterpalais, 1010 Vienna

More about the Belvedere Winter Palace (Click)BelvedereWinterpalaisViennaWien

Palais Coburg, 1010 Vienna

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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