Add these to your bucket list!
We are giving you the best 'to-do' list for your next trip to Vienna.
Vienna is truly a beautiful city and should be on everyone’s travel bucket list! If you’ve already planned a trip to Vienna the next thing to do is plan what you’re going to do. Look no further as we have created a list of the 6 best things to do in Vienna.
We’ll show you many things only a local would know! The best things to do in Vienna include sweets, views and a whole lot of fun! We’ll also give you all the necessary information such as the prices and how to get there!
1. Try some vegan ice-cream at Veganista
- Location: Neustiftgasse 23, 1070 Wien, Austria
- Hours: Mon-Fri: 14:00-20:00 ; Sat-SUn: 12:00-20:00
When you’re in Vienna you have to go to Vienna’s first fully vegan ice-cream parlour – Vagnista! This is the best place to cool off after a hot day! Not only do they not use any artificial additives and flavourings but all their ice-cream is made fresh EVERY DAY! Some could say that this actually makes ice-cream healthy! We recommend trying their famous ‘inbetweener’. It is a scoop of ice-cream sandwiched between two homemade irresistible cookies! One won’t be enough!
2. Climb to the top of the Danube Tower
- Location: Donauturmstraße 8, 1220 Wien, Austria
- Hours: Everyday 10:00 - 00:00
Austria’s highest landmark, with a height of 252 meters, is a popular tourist attraction. It is the perfect starting point for your visit to Vienna. You will be taken 150 meters high to a 360º panoramic platform where you can grab amazing views of the city! There is also an open-air platform where you can zoom in on your favourite landmark or monument. All of this makes it worthwhile to have the Danube Tower on our list of best things to do in Vienna.
Buy your tickets here
How to get there:
The tower sits between two subway stations:
- Take the U1 to Alte Donau station and then hop on the 20A bus line to the Donauturm stop or
- Take the U6 to Neue Donau station, then hop on the 20A bus line to the Donauturm stop
3. Giant Ferris Wheel
- Location: Riesenradplatz 1, 1020 Wien, Austria
- Hours: Everyday: 10:00 - 19:45
The giant Ferris wheel, located at the start of the Prater amusement park, is one of Vienna’s trademark sights. This 60-metre high Ferris wheel will give you amazing views of the magnificent city!
You can purchase ‘single-ride’ tickets, however, you can also buy combination tickets that will allow you on other Prater attractions. Book your tickets now!
How to get there?
Grab the subway to the Praterstern train station. It will lead you right outside the entrance of Prater park.
4. Visit the Schönbrunn Zoo
- Location: Schönbrunner Schlosspark, 1130 Wien
- Hours: Everyday: 09:00 - 16:30
Vienna’s Schönbrunn Zoo is the oldest zoo in the world and has been voted Europe’s best zoo for the fifth time! Here you’ll be able to discover over 700 different kinds of animals! We recommend checking out the panda babies and newborn elephants. They are by far the best animals in the zoo!
There are a variety of themed guides available for almost every animal/species in the zoo! So pick your favourite one and enjoy a specifically focused tour of the animal’s lives! The price of these guides are €79.00
How to get there:
The Tiergarten Schönbrunn is located in Schönbrunner Schlosspark.
If you are using public transport, you can reach the Zoo with the following lines:
U4: Hietzing Station
Trams: 10, 58, 60
Bus: 51A, 56A, 56B, 58A
5. Badeschiff Vienna
- Location: 1010 Vienna, Austria
This is by far a popular attraction all year round and great for a group of friends!
During the winter Badeschiff Vienna comprises 4 curling rinks perfect for the ones who are competitive. There is also a bowling alley
Prices for the curling rinks:
- Mon-Fri: 16:00-22:00 € 45 per half hour
- Sat, Sun & public holidays 12:00-16:00 € 25 per half hour
During the summer Badeschiff Vienna is a pool right in the middle of the Danube Canal. Nothing beats spending a hot summers day here! There is also a sundeck should you want to work on your tan or simply relax with your friends!
Prices for the summer pool decks:
- Day ticket € 5 / evening ticket from 6.30 pm € 3
- Location Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria
The MuseumsQuartier Wien is one of the largest districts for contemporary art and culture. It is open around the clock and entry is free. There are loads to do in the MuseumsQuartier! You can easily spend a whole afternoon relaxing here! There are many delicious food stalls around the area with a beautiful inviting courtyard where you can hang out, relax, and chat.
We recommend trying cafe-restaurant CORBACI as they are perfect for trying Austrian cuisine! Whether it’s for a quick lunch, a long dinner, or coffee and cake in the afternoon. The menu changes depending on the season.
They also host several events which you can find here.