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Vienna

Immerse yourself in historic opulence, exquisite architecture, and some of Europe’s coziest cafes.

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Our most recommended Vienna City Cards

  • Vienna City Card: Discounts and Public Transport

    1. Vienna City Card: Discounts and Public Transport

    With the Vienna City Card, you can go anywhere in Austria's beautiful capital city. Just validate your pass at the nearest ticket machine and head out on your way! Upon validation, you'll have 24, 48 or 72 hours to explore the entire city with free and unlimited access to public transportation, including the metro, trams, regional trains, buses, and night buses (zone 100). The Vienna City Card also lets you visit some of the city's most important sights. Get discounts at plenty of Vienna's museums, exhibitions, theatres, concerts, shops, cafés, restaurants, and wine taverns. Vienna is waiting for you! You can learn about all the details and discounts from the digital city guide for Vienna. The app is available for download on the Google Play and Apple App Store. If you're traveling with your family, you're in luck as one child under the age of 15 travels free with each city card holde...

    Unfortunately not available for a week. Very handy for public transport and discount museums.

  • Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing

    2. Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing

    The Vienna PASS is your key to an unforgettable experience in Vienna. You’ll get free access to Vienna’s top sights, such as Schönbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo, the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Spanish Riding School, the Albertina Museum, and many others. You’ll also enjoy unlimited travel on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses, which are the perfect way to get from one attraction to the next. Combine the features of the Vienna PASS to design your own sightseeing program. The card is accompanied by a high-quality guidebook that features insider tips and detailed city information. The Vienna PASS can be purchased for durations of 1, 2, 3, or 6 consecutive days. Children below the age of 6 get free admission to the all-inclusive offers if accompanied by an adult holding a Vienna PASS. Attractions: • Schönbrunn Palace (including the Maze, Gloriette, and other attractions...

    Before any attraction you need to exchange voucher for Vienna Pass in the office.

  • Vienna: Flexipass for 2, 3, 4 or 5 Top Sights

    3. Vienna: Flexipass for 2, 3, 4 or 5 Top Sights

    Discover Vienna's most famous sights following your personal program according to your interests. Choose from 40 different sights and sightseeing offers that include 2, 3, 4, or 5 attractions in your program. Take part in a hop-on hop-off tour to get an overview of Vienna's most important sights or visit the Prater. See the Danube Tower, the Haydn House or the Johann Strauß Apartment. Visit the Jewish Museum or Imperial Treasury. Choose one of the many museums, visit the Spanish Riding School or stroll through the Schönbrunn Zoo. Attractions: - Hop-on Hop-off Ticket for 24-hours and all lines - Schönbrunn Grand Tour - Schloss Hof & Schlosss Niederweiden - Sisi Museum - Schönbrunn Zoo - Ferris wheel - Museum of Natural History - Danube Tower - Leopold Museum - Imperial Treasury - Spanish Riding School - Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK) - Upper Belvedere - Klosterneuburg Mo...

    Everything worked perfectly! We found the office, exchanged the vouchers and they were accepted in all the places listed on thair website without problems.

  • Vienna: City Card & 1 Day Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour

    4. Vienna: City Card & 1 Day Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour

    Discover the capital of Austria and enjoy many discounts with the Vienna City Card and the possibility to use public transportation for the duration of your card, and a 1-day Hop-On/Hop-Off Big Bus tour. Receive discounts in Vienna's museums, exhibitions, theatres or concerts, shopping malls, cafés, restaurants or at the Heurigen. This unique combination offers you free travel for 24, 48, or 72 hours with public transport and you can use the 24-hour Hop-On Hop-Off ticket at any time during your stay in Vienna. A free guided city tour and the use of the red and blue line takes you through Vienna. Take a look at the famous highlights of the city and see the opera, the Votivkirche, the Prater or the Danube Tower. Drive past Schönbrunn Castle and discover the Arsenal and the Museums-Hofburg. Explor the city are your own pace, immerse yourself in the Vienna of the imperial era, and discover...

    Picking the city card up was a bit of a pain. So pick up at airport or what we did and have to go to Information office in Stephensplatz.

  • Half-Day Kayaking Tour of Vienna

    5. Half-Day Kayaking Tour of Vienna

    Discover the most quaint part of Vienna, the Alte Donau; a lakeside village which was cut off from the main channel of the Danube in 1870. This is where nocturnal beavers now roam in a section of the river. See how Vienna maintains its long-established reputation as a center for diplomacy, politics, and international relations as you paddle past the United Nations, along with several of the city’s other most important contemporary buildings. This view of the city is later contrasted with the cute lakeside huts which adorn the water’s edge to give vibrant bursts of color to the lakeshore. You will most likely be sharing the water with local rowers, the odd fisherman, and plenty of swans and ducks along the way. The Alte Donau is a watery oasis in the middle of the city, perfectly designed for further investigation via kayak. If it's hot, you can also take a break for a swim in the clean ...

    The kayaking tour was a surprise birthday gift for my boyfriend. We had so much fun! James was a great guide, experienced, he's been giving kayaking tours and wine tours in Vienna for a couple of years now and took care of everything for us - we got to just enjoy the water and the tour of the city from the Old Danube. l am a local in Vienna, but found the tour to be a real treat providing me with new insights into my city. It was a relaxing, beautiful day out on the water, paddling, swimming and learning about Vienna. I liked our small group of people on the tour and fell in love with my city in a whole new way. Highly recommended.

Frequently asked questions about Vienna

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days?

    You could see the sights of Vienna in three or four days but, if you can, it's worth booking longer in order to fully experience its exhibitions, concerts, and highbrow cultural life!

  • How to get around?

    Vienna's public transport network is excellent. With buses, trams, trains, and relatively new metro lines, hiring a car will be more hassle than it's worth! Taxis are affordable and the city's bicycle friendly too, so consider renting two wheels for your stay if you've got the legs for it!

Good to know

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +43
  • Best time to visit
    Any time of the year!

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What people are saying about Vienna

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 31,976 reviews

It was an excellent experience! Even for us who are not particularly into that kind of music the experience was unique! The musicians where very talented and St Anna's church magnificent. Highly recommended!

I would recommend this to anyone really. The history is very interesting and the building is impressive. Our guide explained many different things about all aspects of the Spanish Riding School.

This tour was so interesting and informative, Dieter was a wealth of knowledge and sensitive to this topic and the group's background. I would highly recommend it Thank you

Its fun to see the training. Unfortunately I didn’t know there were different types of tickets so we didn’t have great seats. But we enjoyed it all the same.

Beautiful zoo with loads of animals and restaurant choices. Skip-the-line entry went smooth