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A Day in Vienna

Tuesday 14 May 2019

A Day in Vienna

As Austria’s striking and creative capital city, Vienna offers visitors plenty to do, no matter if you are there for a whole week or just a day.

Here, we share some of the best things to do during a day in Vienna so that you can make the most out of your time in this fascinating destination.

See the palaces

Home to a number of palaces, there is something very royal about Vienna, and you simply have to see a couple of examples of these important buildings during your visit.

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace was built in the 17th century and boasts a very impressive 1441 rooms! Many of these are decorated in traditional Austrian style and are fully furnished, and you can take a tour to find out all about them.

Hofburg Palace is another wonderful place to visit in Vienna as it is not home to the offices of Austria’s president, and some interesting museums which you can wander around. You can also choose to take a tour of the apartments while you’re there.

Spend time outside

If you prefer to spend your city breaks exploring the great outdoors, head to Vienna woods where you will find plenty of wonderful things to do, including relaxing walks, underground boat rides, discovering small villages, and stumbling across hunting lodges.

Animal lovers will enjoy exploring Tiergarten Zoo which is set in the grounds of Schönbrunn Palace. The oldest zoo in the world, this attraction puts lots of focus on education and conservation, and you might be lucky enough to see a giant panda while you’re here!

Discover museums

For that extra bit of culture, head to Vienna’s Natural History Museum where you will find everything from minerals and meteorites to fossils and animal skeletons. Set inside a palace, you’ll find that the architecture is almost as amazing as the exhibitions.

For striking design and impressive artwork, take a trip to the Belvedere Museum where you will also find beautiful gardens that contain lovely pools and a fabulous Orangery.

With loads of things to pack into a day in Vienna, order your free holiday brochures today and start planning your trip today!