Before I did the research for this post, I didn’t know much about Vienna, Austria. My attention has been caught by other European cities over the years. But now that Vienna has caught my eye, I desperately want to visit!
Since I have never been, I cannot offer any personal experiences, but I would love to take this time to get excited about going!
This post will inspire you to visit Vienna and give you some great ideas for what to do when you’re there!
We are going to virtually explore Vienna, Austria in order to understand what it has to offer as a vacation destination!
Location: Vienna, Austria
Vienna is located in Northeast Austria. It is relatively close to the borders of Czechia, Slovakia, and Hungary.
As you can see on the map, there are no ocean views in Vienna. However, there are some mountains belonging to the Alps that can be viewed in the distance.
Just to be clear, Vienna itself is not tucked into a mountain side, which can be positive or negative depending on how you feel about mountains!
St. Stevens Cathedral
This cathedral is simply breathtaking.
In the 12th century, the cathedral was constructed, according to Vienna’s tourist board, who compile information for tourists.
The cathedral is one of the most striking buildings in Vienna. With the colorful tiles decorating the roof and the tall towers stretching to the sky, you will most likely notice it immediately.
According to Vienna’s tourist board, the cathedral is a popular tourist attraction, and it recommends that everyone who visits discovers the wonders, including treasure and famous historical figures, that lie within its grand walls.
According to Vienna’s tourist board, the palace was built in the 17th century, but was remodeled in the 18th century by the new owner, Maria Theresa. Since then though, the palace hasn’t undergone much change and is now part of UNESCO World Heritage.
The tourist board boasts of this beautiful Baroque palace.
And boast they should! I mean, look at this place!
This picture doesn’t even capture the entire palace, and I still couldn’t even guess as to how many rooms it contains!
Okay, so I looked up how many rooms it has: 1,441!!!
Can you imagine?
I certainly can’t!
Apparently, 45 rooms are on display in the palace. I wonder what the rest of the rooms look like?
Also, the Schönbrunn Palace has a garden, which is free to the public (although there are portions that are considered to be a part of the garden that are not free)! The garden is equipped with trees, flowers (of course), fancy fountains, and statues!
As it turns out, Vienna has tons of awesome palaces built by wealthy residents.
While they’re not royal, they certainly sound fancy!
Built along the most prominent street in Vienna, these palaces are sure to amaze.
On Vienna’s website, you can educate yourself on the best palaces to visit.
Who doesn’t love Zoos?!
And apparently, this Zoo is the oldest and one of the best in Europe! Who knew?
The tourist board claims that the Zoo houses more than 700 types of animals, which is a lot. I’m pretty sure that’s more than my local Zoo…
The tourist board says that this facility was the first in which an elephant was born in “human care.” How cool!
Since I have never been to Vienna, I cannot personally recommend any restaurants, but after searching, I can certainly discuss which ones look the most intriguing.
Blue Mustard maintains 4.4 stars on Google (out of 55 reviews) and 4.7 stars on Facebook (out of 202 reviews).
This certainly isn’t a budget friendly restaurant. However, I think that ever trip deserves at least one fancy dinner, and this restaurant could certainly be a contender.
While Vienna’s tourist board claims that this restaurant has quite the collection of entrees, I must admit that I cannot read the menu, as it is not written in English…
Honestly, the advertising makes it appear a trendy place for young adults to grab a drink and bite to eat.
The decor is elegant with a few modern touches.
After seeing this picture, can you better understand why this made the list despite my inability to read the menu?
Dining here would certainly be an experience!
Clementine im Glashaus
Clementine im Glashaus maintains a 4.3 stars on Google (out of 35 reviews) and 4.8 stars on Facebook (out of 102 reviews).
Again, this isn’t a budget friendly restaurant. However, the view seems to be amazing.
Their menu is in English! So, click the link above to take a gander.
Supposedly, the restaurant’s wall are glass, allowing you to look out on a beautiful garden while you dine.
I imagine that eating brunch here is a magical experience.
Rollercoaster Restaurant maintains of 4.1 stars on Google (out of 1,150 reviews).
This restaurant is obviously a novelty, which is why it made this list.
Apparently, you order your food on a tablet, and it is delivered to your table, not by a person but by a robot on the tracks that run throughout the restuarant! Want a mixed drink? No worries! A robot can do that too!
I have no idea what’s on the menu.
But does it really matter?
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This would certainly turn into an unforgettable experience!
If you like what you read and are interested in visiting Vienna, please check out Vienna’s tourist board’s website, which I have used as a source multiple times throughout this post (linked each time).
Their website has plenty of information on accommodations in the city.
They also feature more suggestions on restaurants and sights to see.
Yay or Nay?
I think that Vienna sounds magical.
The architecture looks stunning and the atmosphere appears to be relaxed yet exciting.
Wondering through the city, dining at beautiful restaurants, trying new, delicious food, and seeing beautiful sights sounds like a lovely vacation to me.
What do you think?
Is Vienna your kind of place?
Let me know in the comments below!
Want to discover another neat destination?
Check out my post about Verbier, Switerland!
Until next time,