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.
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.
Exploring the Magnificent Hofburg Palace in Vienna 0
Also known as the Imperial Palace, Hofburg Palace covers an astonishing 59 acres, making it one of the largest and most spectacular palace complexes in the world. Often considered to be a city within a city, the palace is made up of 18 collections of buildings, 19 courtyards and a staggering 2,600 rooms.
Vienna From Above — Where to Find the Best Bird's Eye View of the City 0
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.
Save time and money while seeing more of the city with Vienna PASS 0
Instead of spending hours waiting in queues buying tickets to city's most popular attractions, you can gain free access and skip the lines with just one card. In addition to the free entry to over 60 attractions, the Vienna PASS grants you a free HOP ON HOP OFF bus tour that allows you to hop on and off at more than 50 stops throughout the city.