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Best Travel Tips if you are in Vienna for One Day

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September 21, 2020

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Vienna is famous for majestic imperial buildings (Hofburg – Imperial Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere, St. Stephen’s Cathedral), beautiful architecture, summer festivals and events, churches, and delicious Viennese coffee and cuisine.

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Hofburg

Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
  • What is Hofburg famous for?
    • The Vienna Hofburg was once the political center of the Habsburg Monarchy and is one of the largest palace complexes in the world.
    •  Today it houses a part of the National Library as well as a number of collections and museums.
    • Serves as the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria.
  • Where is Hofburg?
    • The Hofburg lies at the center of Vienna
  • What you can visit in Hofburg?
    • Sisi Museum | Imperial Apartments | Silver Collection
  • Where is the entrance to the museum?
    • The entrance to the museums is directly below the great copper dome called the Michaelerkuppel
  • What are the opening hours?
    • 10 am to 5 pm
  • How much is a ticket?
    • 15 E
  • Can I buy online tickets?

St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom)

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  • What is St. Stephen’s Cathedral famous for?
    • St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the symbol of historical Vienna and one of the city’s landmarks. It is one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria.
  • Where is St. Stephen’s Cathedral?
    • St. Stephen’s Cathedral is in Stephansplatz, in Vienna, close to Metro U1 and U3 station Stephansplatz.
  • What are the opening hours?
    • Monday – Saturday 6 AM – 10 PM, Sunday and Public Holidays 7 AM – 10 PM
  • How much is a ticket?
    • 13 E – Audio Guide for the church, catacombs guided tour, North tower, South tower, treasures of the church. It is free to enter some parts of the church.
    • Note that the main nave is closed during Mass (eight times a day).
  • Can I buy online tickets?

Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

Rathausplatz square, Vienna, Austria
  • What is Vienna City Hall famous for?
    • Vienna’s City Hall (Weiner Rathaus) is an impressive Neo-Gothic building that serves as the city’s administrative center.
  • Where is Vienna City Hall?
    • In the city center, next to Metro U2 station Rathaus
  • Can I visit Vienna City Hall?
    • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are currently (2020) no public tours through the Vienna City Hall. You can still take amazing pictures of this magnificent building on the outside areas.
    • Usually, guided tours through the Vienna City Hall offer visitors a close-up look at the Council Chamber, the two Coat of Arms Halls, the Stone HallsFestival HallSenate ChamberGrand Staircases, and the Arcade Courtyard with a view up the Rathausmann.
    • Tours take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1 PM, except on Council or Diet meeting days and public holidays. 
    • In front of the City Hall, there is Rathausplatz square. Is the city’s most popular site for open-air festivals or events.
  • What is the official site?

Hundertwasserhaus

  • What is Hundertwasserhaus famous for?
    • The Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna is a building designed by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and located in the 3rd Viennese district. The floors of the building are uneven. This building is the best example of a house where nature and humans coexist. There are more than 200 trees and shrubs on the balconies and on the roof.
  • Where is Hundertwasserhaus?
    • Kegelgasse 36-38, 1030 Vienna, Austria. Metro U4 station Landstraße Wien Mitte is approx. 1 km away and tram line 1 station Hetzgasse is approx. 100 m away.
  • Can I visit the Hundertwasserhaus?
    • This is an apartment house and can be visited only from outside.

Butterfly House

  • What is Butterfly House famous for?
    • The Butterfly House is a unique, tropical oasis, in one of the most beautiful Art Noveau palm houses in the world, right in the center of Vienna where you enter a fantastic environment populated by colorful creatures, the butterflies.
    • Inside there is a waterfall, a small pond, and several bridges.
  • Where is Butterfly House?
    •  Hofburg, 1010 Wien, Austria, in the city center
  • What are the opening hours?
    • Daily, 10:00 – 15:45
  • How much is a ticket?
    • 7 E
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