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Best things to do in Vienna

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Palace
“Schönbrunn Palace is one of Austria’s most important cultural assets, and since the 1960s has been one of Vienna’s major tourist attractions.”
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Market
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“Europe's largest grocery market, lots of options for breakfast/lunch/dinner”
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Nightclub
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“An amusement park for many, place of nostalgic dreams for some, oasis of greenery for almost everyone – and the location of the Giant Ferris Wheel, one of Vienna’s most famous symbols. The Vienna Prater is in season from March to October. But the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel and a few other attractions are open all year round.”
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Shoe Store
“All Finesse people go there for shopping. Its a long street full of shops. ”
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Art Museum
“A visit to these marble halls, painstakingly decorated with frescoes and gold leaf, is an extraordinary experience. Between the KHM and its mirror the Natural History museum, a statue of Maria Theresia watches over the treasures within,From a vast coin collection and unforgettable pieces of ancient Egyptian and Greek art, to rooms dedicated to great European masters, it's a treasure trove of art history. You'll find Roger van der Weyden's Crucifixion triptych, a Memling altarpiece, and Janvan Eyck's portrait of Cardinal Albergati. The picture gallery takes visitors through 16th- and 17th-century works by German, Dutch, Flemish, and Italian greats. Among them, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Van Dyck, and Dürer.”
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Palace
“This one of most attractive and historical places in the world. I highly recommended it to visit ”
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Church
“Located at the very heart of Vienna, you won't be able to miss the Stephansdom (St. Stephens cathedral or "Steffl", as the locals call it). There are nice guided walking tours where you can see the catacombs underneath and take a lift up the rooftop - great!”
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Art Museum
“he Albertina not only has the largest and most valuable graphical collections in the world, with works such as Dürer’s “Hare” and Klimt's studies of women. Its latest exhibition collection presents masterpieces of the Modern, spanning Monet to Picasso and Baselitz. As the largest Habsburg residential palace, the Albertina dominates the southern tip of the Imperial Palace on one of the last remaining fortress walls in Vienna.”
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Palace
“This used to be the "working place" of emperor Franz Joseph II. The place can be visited now and also houses some nice museums such as e.g. a Sissi (empress Elisabeth) museum and the treasure collection of the Habsburg family.”
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Opera House
“Vienna State Opera The Vienna State Opera began construction in 1861, being completed in 1869. It is located in the centre of the city on the Ringstrasse (central ring road). It has a reputation throughout the world for its excellent performances. It is also the main venue of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Being a place well known for its impressive musical and operatic history, a visit to Vienna would not be complete without a visit to the opera! The building itself is equally impressive, boasting stunning vaulted ceilings and an ornate marble staircase in front of the main entrance.”
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Museum
“The history of the earth and the breathtaking variety of nature can be practically experienced due to 20 million objects: From insects to gemstones and minerals and pterodactyls, the Habsburgs united everything under the roof of this museum near the Imperial Palace. Numerous taxidermy specimens of animals that are either extinct or threatened with extinction make the collection all the more valuable.”
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Church
“St. Stephen's Cathedral is the symbol of Vienna. St. Stephen's Cathedral is 107.2 meters long and 34.2 meters wide. It has four towers. The tallest of these is the south tower at 136.44 meters. The tower room, from which there is a gigantic view across Vienna, is reached via 343 steps. ”
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Pedestrian Plaza
“The famous Austrian shopping street from the Opera to St. Stevens Cathedral”
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Zoo
“The Tiergarten Schönbrunn is the oldest zoo in the world . It was founded in 1752 by Emperor Francis I Stephen of Lorraine, and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Schönbrunn . Five times in a row it was honored as the best zoo in Europe.”
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Aquarium
“You will love this special place. Totally worht it to go there. and simple to reach from the flat”
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Park
“Great wide-open park; good for jogging, playing ball, all sports or just lazying the day away. Lots of beer gardens, etc.”
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