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Vienna calling! The most popular attractions to visit.

Whether you’re on a short city break, business trip or holiday in Vienna: 

Henriette has secret tips on the best things to do in Vienna

Oh, how Henriette loves her Vienna. The city centre, the districts for going out and for taking a stroll, the culture and music, the chic restaurants and cosy pubs. The classic sights and alternative must-sees. 

Vienna has so many things to do and places to visit that you'll want to return again and again. To discover a little more of Vienna during your city trip; to immerse yourself even more deeply in her lifestyle. Vienna is passion; Vienna is a cosmopolitan city with charm! We have the best insider tips for Vienna and know that you, too, will feel the #viennalove!

Explore Vienna and its secret spots

Christmas market at the Hofburg on Michaelerplatz in the Vienna city centre.
Fantastic in all four seasons!
Vienna love the whole year round 
Woman and child on a bike on the corner of the Große and Kleine Sperlgasse in Vienna's 2nd district.
Explore Leopoldstadt 
Henriette's neighbourhood in the 2nd district
Host marks the location of the Hotel Henriette on a map of Vienna.
A homebase with the perfect location
For all your Vienna adventures
Employee Nina in the Schubertviertel district - an insider's tip for Vienna.
Henriette's favourite spots
Our top recommendations: discover the Henriette team's favourite places in Vienna in the photo gallery in our stairwell.
View from the Naturhistorische Museum to the Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna.
View of the Urania Observatory on Vienna's Danube Canal - an insider tip in Vienna
We have the insider tips ...
Get swept away by Vienna and experience the city with all its wonderful facets and attractions!
Couple in motorboat on the old Danube - an insider tip in Vienna
Our Top 5 for a Vienna Break

#1 Schönbrunn Palace

Situated in Vienna’s 13th district, Schönbrunn Palace with its famous Gloriette is a masterpiece and one of the best things to see in Vienna. An architectural wonder in which Empress Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph resided. 

Just as Sisi once did, visitors can stroll through the palace park today. It’s definitely worth going a little further up to the Gloriette: from here you have a fantastic view of Vienna!

View of Schönbrunn Palace – a top tip for Vienna sightseeing.

#2 MuseumsQuartier

The MuseumsQuartier, MQ for short, in the 7th district, is a magnet for locals as well as guests from all over the world. Imagine the sun shining, the hustle and bustle all around you, mixed with a lightness of being. The yellow “Enzi” seats invite you to hang out. And for a change of pace, there are treats to be had in the cafés and museums. In the courtyards and on the roof: specifically, at the MQ Libelle on the rooftop of the Leopold Museum.  

  • Leopold Museum
  • Kunsthalle Wien - contemporary art gallery
  • mumok - Museum of Modern Art
  • Zoom Children’s Museum
  • Vienna Architecture Centre
Outdoor seating in the Museumsquartier in Vienna.
Children with bubble artist in the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna.

#3 The City Centre & St Stephen’s Cathedral

You can stroll, laugh, discover, taste, sit and enjoy. Because a visit to Vienna’s city centre simply deserves the maximum amount of love and attention. St Stephen’s Cathedral watches over events on Kärntner Strasse, no doubt enjoying the spectacle around its gothic walls.

There are about 1000 little things you simply have to see in Vienna’s 1st district: where would you like to start? With the Mozarthaus? The 'Kleinem Café'? In the lovely Griechengasse? The Blutgassenviertel? ...

View of St Stephen's Cathedral and the old town with its sights.

#4 The Prater

It's quite high up there, where the Ferris wheel stops for a moment with its guests swinging in the gondolas. “Look!”, Henriette also likes to call out with a curious glance when she shows her loved ones “her city” and “her Prater”. By the way, did you know that it’s incredibly multifaceted?

If you want to leave the fairground with its adventures, ghost trains and candy floss behind, you can either go to one of the charming pubs or seek out some peace and quiet in the park, which offers the Viennese a lot of green leisure time and relaxation.

The Riesenrad Ferris wheel in Prater near the Hotel Henriette in Vienna.
Chair swing in Vienna's Prater – one of the best attractions in Vienna.

#5 Christmas Market

Perhaps there’s no better place to wish yourself a “Merry Christmas” than here. With hot mulled wine, chestnuts, gingerbread hearts and twinkling eyes. The town hall square glitters and sparkles from afar.

And it’s not just time for the little ones to put their skates on and whizz around the ice rink a few times. The Eistraum (“Ice Dream”) in the Rathauspark is an annual highlight for Viennese and Vienna lovers alike. But also many smaller, not-so-well-known Christmas markets attract visitors to Vienna and impress with their traditions and handicrafts.

Vienna Rathaus with Christmas Market in the snow.

There is so much more to discover at Henriette City Hotel

Double bed with a coffee and book at the 4-star Hotel Henriette in Vienna.
Dream about Vienna
... as you sleep
Do you have a special place where you can retreat? Where you can just be yourself and let your mind feel at ease? Maybe our hotel rooms will soon be one of them!
Women and child reading a map at the family-friendly Hotel Henriette in Vienna.
Experience Vienna
... with the family
We have searched for – and found! – the best insider tips for your trip to Vienna. Guests of all ages will love it here – especially in our unique Family Rooms.
Breakfast buffet at the sustainable Hotel Henriette in the centre of Vienna.
Taste Vienna
... at breakfast
Don't miss the Viennese organic breakfast at the Henriette City Hotel – it's probably our tastiest insider tip! Enjoy a wonderful start to your day with us! 
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