Vienna is a city for everyone. It has history, green parks, an amusement park, music, modern buildings, great restaurants, Christmas markets, you name it. Vienna is the capital of classical music thanks to the famous composers that lived and worked here. It is one of the 4 European capitals that sit on the Danube river, the other 3 being Bratislava, Budapest, and Belgrade.
Vienna is also a great winter destination. There are plenty of Christmas lights and markets. The downside of being there in winter is that you won’t be able to spend too much time outside or take too many photos. We tried, but our hands got frozen, so until we go to Vienna again, these are all photos we have. The good part of visiting this city in winter is that you have enough places like museums and the opera to spend your time inside. We would also suggest to go ice skating if you’re in Vienna during wintertime.
Stroll around the old town, get familiar with the city’s architecture, and discover some of the most iconic Viennese buildings. If you are lucky to sync your trip with a performance at the Opera House, we definitely recommend booking your seats for it. Vienna State Opera is one of the leading opera houses in the world, and it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget.
- St. Stephen’s Cathedral
- The Hofburg
- Vienna State Opera
- Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
- Museum of Natural History Vienna
We used the Vienesse hop-on hop-of buss to get around. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the city’s past, besides getting from point A to B.
- Karlskirche (St. Charles Church)
- Belvedere Palace
- The Soviet War Memorial
- Schönbrunn Palace
- Schönbrunn Palace Park
- Park Prater
- St. Francis of Assisi Church
- Donau Park
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