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  • 1. Albertina Museum

    1st District | Museum/Gallery

    This not-to-be-missed collection is home to some of the greatest old-master drawings in Vienna—including Dürer's iconic Praying Hands and...Read More

  • 2. Altes Rathaus

    1st District | Government Building

    Opposite the Bohemian Chancery stands the Altes Rathaus, dating from the 14th century but displaying 18th-century baroque motifs on its facade...Read More

  • 3. Am Hof

    1st District | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    In the Middle Ages, the ruling Babenberg family built its castle on what is today's Vienna's oldest square, the Am Hof (which means "at court...Read More

  • 4. Böhmische Hofkanzlei

    1st District | Government Building

    This architectural jewel of the Inner City was built between 1708 and 1714 by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. He and his contemporary, Johann...Read More

  • 5. Dorotheum

    1st District | Store/Shop/Mall

    The narrow passageway just to the right of St. Michael's leads into the Stallburggasse, an area dotted with antiques stores attracted by the...Read More

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  • 6. Haas-Haus

    1st District | Building/Architectural Site

    Designed by the late Hans Hollein, one of Austria's best-known contemporary architects, who died in 2014, the Haas-Haus is one of Vienna's more...Read More

  • 7. Hoher Markt

    1st District | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Crowds gather at noon each day to see the huge mechanical timepiece at the east end of this square in action, when the full panoply of mechanical...Read More

  • 8. Judenplatz Museum

    1st District | Museum/Gallery

    In what was once the old Jewish ghetto, construction workers discovered the fascinating remains of a 13th-century synagogue while digging for...Read More

  • 9. Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien

    1st District | Museum/Gallery

    The former Eskeles Palace, once an elegant private residence, now houses the Jewish Museum Vienna. Permanent exhibits tell of the momentous...Read More

  • 10. Kaisergruft

    1st District | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    On the southwest corner of the Neuer Markt, the Kapuzinerkirche, or Capuchin Church, is home to one of the more intriguing sights in Vienna...Read More

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  • 11. Kärntnerstrasse

    1st District | Store/Shop/Mall

    Vienna's leading central shopping street is much maligned—too commercial, too crowded, too many tasteless signs—but when the daytime tourist...Read More

  • 12. Kirche Am Hof

    1st District | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On the east side of the Am Hof, the Church of the Nine Choirs of Angels is identified by its sprawling baroque facade designed by Carlo Carlone...Read More

  • 13. Kohlmarkt

    1st District | Store/Shop/Mall

    Aside from its classic view of the domed entryway to the imperial palace complex of the Hofburg, the Kohlmarkt is best known as Vienna's most...Read More

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  • 14. Looshaus

    1st District | House/Mansion/Villa

    In 1911 Adolf Loos built the Looshaus on imposing Michaelerplatz, facing the Imperial Palace, and it was considered nothing less than an...Read More

  • 15. Michaelerplatz

    1st District | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    One of Vienna's most historic squares, this small plaza is now the site of an excavation revealing Roman plus 18th- and 19th-century layers...Read More

  • 16. Peterskirche

    1st District | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Considered the best example of church baroque in Vienna—certainly the most theatrical—the Peterskirche was constructed between 1702 and 1708...Read More

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  • 17. Römermuseum

    1st District | Museum/Gallery

    The Hoher Markt harbors one wholly unexpected attraction: underground ruins of a Roman military camp dating from the 2nd and 3rd centuries....Read More

  • 18. Ruprechtskirche

    1st District | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    North of the Kornhäusel Tower, this is the city's most venerable church, founded, according to legend, in 740; the oldest part of the present...Read More

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  • 19. Staatsoper

    1st District | Arts/Performance Venue

    Vying with the cathedral for the honor of emotional heart of the city—the opera house is a focus for Viennese life and one of the chief symbols...Read More

  • 20. Stock-im-Eisen

    1st District | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Set into the building on the west side of Kärntnerstrasse is one of the city's odder relics, the Stock-im-Eisen, or the "nail-studded stump...Read More

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