Vienna Travel Guide


Photo of Vienna Photo: Denis Babenko/Shutterstock

Plan Your Vienna Vacation

One of the great capitals of Europe, Vienna was for centuries the main stomping grounds for the Habsburg rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The empire is long gone, but many reminders of the city's imperial heyday remain, carefully preserved by the tradition-loving Viennese. When it comes to the arts, the glories of the past are particularly evergreen, thanks to the cultural legacy created by the many artistic geniuses—including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, and Gustav Klimt—nourished here. Today's visitors will find a city filled with a special grace. It is this grace that gives Vienna the cohesive architectural character that sets the city so memorably apart from its great rivals—London, Paris, and Rome.


Vienna Hotels

If you're lucky enough to stay at one of Vienna's better hotels, chances are you'll be deposited at one of the grand... read more


Vienna Restaurants

To appreciate how far the restaurant scene in Vienna has come in recent years, it helps to recall the way things used to... read more


Vienna Experiences

  • Quintessential

    If you want to get a sense of contemporary Austrian culture and indulge in some of its pleasures, start by familiarizing yourself with the... Read more

  • If You Like

    Although not as well known as regional varieties in France and Italy, Austrian wines, particularly whites, are now recognized by wine... Read more

  • Top Reasons to Go to Vienna

    Ride the Ringstrasse: Hop on streetcar No. 1 or No. 2 and travel full circle along Vienna's best-known avenue. No. 1 will take you... Read more

  • Vienna Food on the Go

    If you don't have time for a leisurely lunch, or you'd rather save your money for a splurge at dinner, here's a sampling of the best... Read more

  • Lodging Alternatives in Vienna

    If you want a home base that's roomy enough for a family and comes with cooking facilities, consider a furnished rental. Home-exchange... Read more

  • Vienna's Pastries

    Many think that the chief contribution of the people who created the Viennese waltz and the operetta comes with the dessert course in the... Read more

View more experiences


News & Features
Trip Finder

Fodor's Vienna & the Best of Austria

View Details
Mobile Apps

Vienna - Fodor's Travel

Download Now
Travel Phrases

Learn German Phrases before or while you're on the go!

Learn More
Travel Deals