Vienna explorer travel guide

Vienna, AustriaVienna, Austria. Photo by Aeronom

Eurodirections.com magazine’s special series of Europe’s best travel destinations

Vienna Explorer Travel Information

The capital of Austria, Vienna, is a city of history, culture, and quality of life, an excellent European destination where world history was written for half a millennium. It is a place to explore the unique architecture of centuries. Retaining the cultural diversity, modern Vienna presents a wonderful blend of urban life and imperial traditions. 

Things not to miss in Vienna

  • Visit the historic Hofburg, the residence of Austrian rulers since 1275 with 18 groups of buildings.
  • Admire the majesty of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna’s most significant Gothic edifice.
  • Find the world-known “The Kiss” painting by Gustav Klimt in Upper Belvedere Palace.
  • Take a ride on the Riesenrad Ferris in Prater amusement park to view the fantastic Vienna panorama.
  • Get a dose of fluffiness in the Vienna Zoo with adorable panda cubs that melt your heart while you feed them. 
  • Explore Sigmund Freud’s museum to understand the idea of his psychoanalysis. 

Eat like a local in Vienna

  • Taste Vienna’s signature dessert, Sachertorte, with dark chocolate and apricot jam. 
  • Find Veganista, the vegan ice cream parlor that offers plant-based and meat-free delicacies, chocolate, and cookies.
  • Take a wine tasting tour to try Weingut Cobenzl’s selection of wines.
  • Explore Vienna’s diverse culinary history by walking through the counters of Naschmarkt open-air market. 
  • Feel the atmosphere and find the soul of Vienna in Cafe central, the grandest of grand cafes in the city.

Where to stay in Vienna

  • Feel the true luxury of Vienna in the 5-star Hotel Sacher Wien with a posh interior and beautiful city views.
  • Enjoy the contemporary design of Jaz in the City Vienna 4-star hotel in the cultural center. 
  • Find comfort and privacy in Boutique Hotel Piano Nobile – am Stubenring with cozy warm rooms.
  • The perfect option to save money and have comfort is booking a room in K&K Boardinghouse 2. 
  • Travel to a famous Gänserndorf bei Wien and stay overnight in a beautiful Gästezimmer by Jöchlinger hotel. 

Cheap flights to Vienna

OriginDeparture atReturn atFind tickets
Oslo24 October 202228 October 2022Tickets from 32
Warsaw8 November 202212 November 2022Tickets from 33
Krakow29 September 20225 October 2022Tickets from 38
Gdansk5 November 20228 November 2022Tickets from 38
Nis14 October 202217 October 2022Tickets from 41
Milan11 October 202212 October 2022Tickets from 44
Venice6 November 20227 November 2022Tickets from 45
Varna3 November 20226 November 2022Tickets from 46
Cologne29 November 20222 December 2022Tickets from 51
Rome4 October 20225 October 2022Tickets from 51