Overview Vienna

Visiting Vienna

Austria's capital fills the Danube Valley with Europe’s most civilized pleasures: grand Hapsburg palaces like the 1,400 room Schonbrunn Palace, or the sprawling Vienna Hofburg, sidewalk cafés serving up steaming pastries and coffee, world-famous art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, and the ever-present sounds of Mozart and the Vienna Boys' Choir from the halls of grand cathedrals like Stephandsdom, or the storied stage of the Staatsoper opera house. The city has mastered less formal entertainment, too; don’t miss the street performers all along the Kärntner Strasse.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top ... Read More
Austria's capital fills the Danube Valley with Europe’s most civilized pleasures: grand Hapsburg palaces like the 1,400 room Schonbrunn Palace, or the sprawling Vienna Hofburg, sidewalk cafés serving up steaming pastries and coffee, world-famous art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, and the ever-present sounds of Mozart and the Vienna Boys' Choir from the halls of grand cathedrals like Stephandsdom, or the storied stage of the Staatsoper opera house. The city has mastered less formal entertainment, too; don’t miss the street performers all along the Kärntner Strasse.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Vienna

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Volksprater

Written by Joy S on 30 Jul, 2010

The Volksprater is Vienna's favourite outdoor gathering place since the emperor opened it to the public in 1766.It is a big park with miles of greenery and lots of open space to run around and relax in. In the 19th century, the Hauptallee was…Read More


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Vienna City Centre

Written by Joy S on 25 Jul, 2010

You can't miss Stephansdom - the cathedral - right in the middle of the city. It is a Gothic building with an amazing roof covered with green, yellow, white and black tiles in geometric designs. There is a bronze model of the church…Read More


Tips and Hints

Written by Joy S on 22 Jul, 2010

* Take the Vienna subway - the U-Bahn - it is wonderful. Fast and modern trains run every three minutes or so and will take you throughout the city. Viennese buy their tickets in advance, usually in blocks of 5 at a time…Read More


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Overview and Highlights

Written by Joy S on 22 Jul, 2010

Full of gilded Hapsburg palaces and regal parks on the banks of the Danube, Vienna is a wonderful city. Tradition and innovation walk hand in hand. This is a city not to be rushed. Few places in the world glide so effortlessly…Read More


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Advent in Vienna

Written by alias843 on 06 Apr, 2010

In spite of, or perhaps due to, the fact that Vienna becomes pitch dark by 4:30pm in the month of December, there’s a lot to do all day long and the short days are hardly a deterrent to anyone looking to have a festive Christmas…Read More


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Christmas Day in Vienna

Written by alias843 on 06 Apr, 2010

Spending the days leading up to Christmas in Vienna was a no-brainer. There are Christmas markets, pretty lights and all manner of things to do. Christmas day itself, however, seemed to pose a challenge. If you are at all familiar with Austria,…Read More


I Thought I Was Going to Get Some Luxury!

Written by dangaroo on 27 Dec, 2008

Recently, I was supposed to fly from Yerevan in Armenia to Riga in Latvia but Air Baltic the company flying between the two destinations, closed the connection and they re-routed me via Vienna with the first leg of the journey being ran by Austrian Airlines.It…Read More


My Night at the Opera

Written by Mandan Lynn on 24 Jan, 2007

A necessary stop on my trip to Vienna was the opera. I didn't make reservations, thinking I could just stop by the venue the day before and pick up some last-minute tickets. This was easier said than done.We first went to the State Opera because…Read More


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Outside Ringstrasse

Written by marif on 15 Mar, 2004

The Innere Stadt is not the only place in Vienna where attractions meet you at every corner. If you venture outside Ringstrasse, there are so many attractions worth seeing you'll be spoilt for choice. Don't miss the following: 1. Schloss Schonbrunn, reached from Landstrasse Wien…Read More


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Read history before visiting

Written by marif on 15 Mar, 2004

After the Babenbergs ruled Austria for more than two centuries, the country fell into the hands of the Habsburgs in 1278. These rich aristocratic rulers started buying large stretches of land from bankrupt lords annexing these to the Austrian territory. In 1363, the large area…Read More


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