A stunning city with plenty to do, if you don’t have much time or space on the Vienna itinerary, here’s the ULTIMATE things to do in Vienna in a day!
Vienna In A Day – Things To Do In Vienna Itinerary
Prater Amusement Park is a whole world of adventure and entertainment within the capital.
The park radiates so much energy, with Wiener Riesenrad at its forefront.
The famous ferris wheel restaurant is located at the entrance to the park and it carries a traditional Viennese charm. With a huge revolving restaurant it creates a truly memorable experience for tourists and locals alike.
Prater Amusement Park is a place where time flies, happiness spreads and fears are conquered.
The Hundertwasser House is one of our top recommendations for things to see in Vienna in a day.
Its colourful architecture, created by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, draws the attention of all walks of life. Although you can only view the building from the outside.
People actually live in the Hundertwasser House. And those that do aren’t allowed to decorate the outside of their apartments. With all the trees that lives amongst the balconies and terraces, the Hundertwasser House is a green oasis in the heart of the city.
Opposites the Hundertwasser House the same artist created his own shopping centre from a tyre workshop. It has a bar and a handful of stores too. All in the typical Hundertwasser style.
Stephansplatz is the central square that sits right in the heart of Vienna.
The square is named after St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which happens to be one of the tallest churches in the world. It is also one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria.
As well as the cathedral in Stephansplatz, you can find plenty of shopping, bars and cafes – so it’s an easy way to kill a couple of hours in the city.
The Museumsquartier in Vienna is one of the largest districts for contemporary art and culture in the world.
With it being spread over 90,000 square metres, there is plenty to see.
From music and fashion to theatre and dance, it doesn’t end there. Photography, street art and fine art make this place a creative heaven.
If you’re trying to experience Vienna in a day, it’s probably best to pre arrange which parts of Museumsquartier you’d like to see specifically. If you don’t do a little research beforehand, it could end up taking up too much time on your Vienna Itinerary!
Naschmarkt is the most popular market in Vienna. It has all the best foods and local produce, and those that are not available in other parts of the city or even the country.
There’s so much to see, eat and drink at the market. Not only does it serve the locals who complete their weekly food shops, it also attracts visitors from all over the world.
Tourists tend to visit the Naschmarkt to experience the atmosphere, the sounds of the Austrian market and to pick up some cheap snacks.
The market is full of exotic fruits, colourful foods, cheese and humous and lots of local herbs and spices.
If you’re visiting Vienna in a day, then you have to visit the Naschmarkt.
Sun & Mon – CLOSED
Tuesday – Friday – 3pm-6pm
Saturday – 8am-12pm
Schonbrunn Palace was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, and is now possibly the most photographed building in the country. Get this one moved right to the top of your Vienna itinerary.
The palace gardens are now a beautifully symmetrical park open to the public and flooding with tourists and joggers everyday.
Inside has been transformed into a huge museum full of history and story telling throughout the ages.
The museum has a general admission that includes an audio tour of €14.50.
Opening hours are daily 6.30am – 7pm.
Sachertorte is a specific type of chocolate cake, or torte, invented by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832.
It may look like just the ordinary chocolate cake but don’t let the Austrians hear you say that.
Topped and held together with an apricot jam, it is one of the most famous Viennese desserts.
Luxury – Grand Hotel Wien – Easily the most luxurious accommodation in Vienna. Only a 3-minute walk from the State and the famous Kärntner Straße Shopping Street, this luxurious hotel offers 5 restaurants, 2 bars, a spa area, and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Vienna. For those that want to splash out in Wien.
Mid-Budget – City Pension Stephansplatz – This family-run is located right in centre, just a 2-minute walk from Saint Stephens Square, with everything else in touching distance. The metro stops are only 50 yards away, making this the ideal spot for any length of stay in Vienna.
Budget – Boutique Hostel – Zum Goldenen Kegel – Set in the 16. Ottakring district in Vienna and occupying a 300-year old building, if you’re looking for a cheap hostel this could be ideal. A little out of the city centre but only a short tram or train ride in.
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