Explore Vienna: bucket list for traveler

Vienna, AustriaVienna, Austria. Photo by Aeronom

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Vienna Bucket List

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

For more flight options browse the directory and calendar of cheap flights to Vienna

Vienna Subway U-Bahn

Vienna boasts an expansive subway network called the U-Bahn, renowned for its speed, efficiency, and affordability in traversing the city. Comprising five lines and 83 stations, the U-Bahn typically runs from around 5:00 a.m. to midnight, with extended services on Fridays and Saturdays.

One of the standout advantages of the Vienna U-Bahn is its seamless connectivity to the Vienna International Airport. By hopping on the U3 line, commuters can easily travel to and from the city center, with trains arriving every 6-10 minutes during the day and every 15-20 minutes at night. The journey time between the Vienna airport and the city center is approximately 30 minutes, making the U-Bahn an optimal and budget-friendly option for airport transfers.