The diversity of Vienna makes it appear in a completely different light, depending upon what one wishes to experience: a cultural tour can be just as exciting as a culinary trip or a weekend of fun, music and dance. Check out the most important sights to visit in Vienna, Austria:
5. Museumsquartier (Sights to visit in Vienna – District)
This district is home to the Leopold Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in addition to countless other facilities such as galleries, restaurants, cafés and museums. It is divided into different sections, for example, the Architekurzentrum (Architecture Centre). This is where visitors can enjoy the art, take a stroll and spend some time in the ambience which is a mix of Baroque and modern styles. In the evening the nightlife scene awakens and the district becomes a lively place for both young and old citizens.
Underground line U2 to Museumsquartier station, line U3 to Volkstheater station
6. Imperial Crypt (Sights to visit in Vienna – Monument)
The Imperial Crypt under the Capuchin Church, endowed by Empress Anna, houses the remains of the Habsburg rulers. The eerie, dark and impressive vault is arranged in ten different sections. A total of 146 people have been laid to rest here. The crypt recounts the centuries of history of the Habsburg dynasty.
Underground line U1, U2, U3, U4, Strabenbahn D, J, 1, 2, 62, 65, Badner Bahn, Bus 3A, 59A bis Karlsplatz, Bus 3A bis Albertinaplatz
Daily: 10 am – 6 pm
Closed: 1st and 2nd of November
Tours of the crypt are possible after arrangement.
Full: 5 EUR
Reduced: 4 EUR
Children (up to 14 years): 2 EUR
7. Albertina (Sights to visit in Vienna – Museum)
The Albertina in the Hofburg Palace ranks as one of the largest graphics collections in the world. Over one million works, including 60,000 drawings, are stored in the warehouses. Amongst them are Albrecht Durer’s Young Hare and The Praying Hands. For conservation reasons the most famous pieces are not always on display, however valuable special exhibitions occur regularly. The restaurant Do & Co Albertina is also located in the gallery.
Underground station Karlsplatz
Daily: 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 9 pm
Full: 11 EUR
Reduced: 9 EUR
Seniors and Wien Card User, Students: 8 EUR
Children (up to 19 years): Free
8. Vienna Old Town (Sights to visit in Vienna – District)
Vienna’s Old Town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Three epochs in history can be experienced here, visible in the impressive buildings such as St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace and the State Opera. Not only the buildings make the place so alluring, it is the entire atmosphere which naturally developed to the way it is now: the rows of houses, the parks and green spaces, the small monuments and the large, splendid structures.