With so many incredible buildings to admire, cafes to visit and concerts to experience, you could easily spend months in Vienna and never do the same thing twice. But since months-long holidays are a luxury most of us can only dream of, sometimes we have to squeeze as much as possible into a single weekend. If you’re planning on spending a couple of days in Vienna and want to make the most of your fleeting visit, here’s how we recommend you use your 48 hours.
From the city’s oldest green space which guards one of Austria’s most photographed statues to lesser-known gardens where flowers bloom as far as the eye can see, here are the best parks in Vienna to enjoy this spring.
One of the most beautiful Baroque complexes in Europe, Schönbrunn Palaceused to be the summer residence of Habsburg rulers up until the 1950s, when it was transformed into the major tourist attraction we know it as today. The regal palace and vast gardens span over 300 years of history, reflecting the progressive interests, tastes and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.
Mozart’s Life in Vienna — Where to Follow in the Creative Genius’ Footsteps
To many people, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the finest musical genius of all time. Between the baroque period and the age of revolution, the remarkable composer spent a lot of his creative years in Vienna, where his music was inspired by the captivating city. Many of the places he frequented during his time in the City of Music are still standing today and continue to pay homage to the musician. If you want to see Vienna through Mozart’s eyes, here’s a little bit about his time spent in Vienna and the best places to go to get a sense of his presence today.
Vienna From Above — Where to Find the Best Bird's Eye View of the City
Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, brimming with stunning architecture as far as the eye can see. And while the views at street level are certainly something to be admired, the city becomes even more spectacular when you get up high and see it from above. If you want to gaze at the city like the birds that freely soar above it, take a look at these top Vienna sightseeing spots.
What started out as a hunting lodge has now become one of Austria's most famous attractions. It welcomes around 3 million visitors each year. Serving most of the time as the imperial summer residence, Schönbrunn boasts with eye-catching exterior and interior. There are 1441 rooms in the palace, only 40 of which are open for public viewing.