State Opera

Cost: Not Specified
Composers like Strauss and Mahler have made the 18th-century Vienna State Opera in the Innere Stadt into the world-famous opera house that it is. Expect a varied repertoire of lavish ballets and operas, always accompanied by the Vienna Philharmonic... Continue reading


Cost: €9.50; concessions €3.50-€8; under-6s free
Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Cézanne, Warhol - the names trip off the tongue at Albertina in the Innere Stadt. The classical Habsburg palace harbours one of the world's greatest graphics collections, comprising 50,000 drawings and one million prints. ... Continue reading


Cost: €14; concessions €2-€11; 6-18s free
Prince Eugene of Savoy's 18th-century summer palace, Belvedere, stands in Vienna's Landstrasse district. Formal gardens sweep up to the grand residence, crammed with medieval paintings, baroque sculpture and Schiele, Kokoschka and Monet originals. ... Continue reading

Haus der Musik

Cost: €10; concessions €8.50; under-3s free
Futuristic exhibition, the Brain Opera, lures music buffs to Haus der Musik in the Innere Stadt. Hands-on exhibits explore Vienna's musical tradition. Conduct a virtual Vienna Philharmonic or compose a waltz. The sixth-floor restaurant affords swee... Continue reading

Haydn House

Cost: €4; concessions €3
Home to the classical composer for 12 years, Vienna's Haydn House now features an exhibition on the latter part of his life. This is where Haydn wrote most of his later works, including the oratorios The Creation and The Seasons. Haydn bought the ... Continue reading


Cost: €9.90-€22.50; concessions €8.90-€20; 6-18s €5.90-€13.50
The Hofburg (Imperial Palace) in Vienna's Innere Stadt was a city unto itself during the Habsburg heyday, until 1918. Marvel at the opulent State Apartments and majestic Silver Collection, before learning about Austria's beloved empress in the Sisi... Continue reading

Holocaust Memorial

Cost: Free
British artist Rachel Whiteread's controversial Holocaust Memorial stands in Vienna's Innere Stadt. The surfaces of the concrete block are cast library shelves turned inside-out with the book spines hidden. Inscriptions pay solemn testament to the ... Continue reading

Kunsthalle Wien

Cost: Various depending on exhibition
Vienna's original Kunsthalle Wien has proved that modern art is a real audience grabber. As well as traditional media, the exhibitions include photography, video, film, installation and new media. A second building opened in 2001 to offer even more... Continue reading

KunstHaus Wien

Cost: €9; concessions €7; under-10s free
An abstract chessboard facade, irregular mosaics and uneven floors bear the unmistakable hallmark of Viennese painter-architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser at KunstHaus Wien in the Landstrasse district. View the multicoloured, unruly creations of a... Continue reading

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Cost: €10; concessions €7.50
Treasures squirreled away during the 600-year Habsburg reign are showcased in the grand 19th-century Kunsthistorisches Museum in the Innere Stadt. Absolute highlight is the Picture Gallery sheltering Rembrandt and Caravaggio masterpieces, plus nume... Continue reading

Leopold Museum

Cost: €10; concessions €6.50
Star attraction of the Museum Quarter in Neubau is Leopold Museum, a limestone cube harbouring the former private collection of art collector, Rudolf Leopold. Works by Austrian artists like Klimt and Kokoschka are complemented by the world's larges... Continue reading

Liechtenstein Museum

Cost: €10; concessions €5; accompanied under-16s free
A baroque palace with landscaped gardens in Alsergrund shelters the Liechtenstein Museum. Divert your gaze from elaborate stuccowork and Johann Michael Rottmayr's frescoes to appreciate the outstanding private art collection. Works by 17th-century ... Continue reading

Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation

Cost: €9; concessions €6.50-€7.20; 14-18s €3; 6-13s €2; under 6s free
Towering above the Museum Quarter in Neubau, the Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation hides Austria's largest contemporary art collection. A grey lava-stone facade shelters 9,000 works from Classical Modernism to Pop Art. Highlights include Andy ... Continue reading


Cost: Free; various prices for the different attractions
Leopoldstadt's green centrepiece is Prater park, a Viennese favourite for fresh air and exercise. Joggers, skaters and families love its broad avenues. Prater's icon is the Riesenrad Ferris wheel of The Third Man fame - its 20-minute ride provides ... Continue reading

Sigmund Freud Museum

Cost: €7; concessions €4.50-€5.50; 12-18s €2.50
Celebrating the life and work of "the father of psychoanalysis", Vienna's Sigmund Freud Museum consists of his study, consulting room and waiting room. This is where he lived from 1891 until 1938, when he had to flee Austria for London. In 1968 th... Continue reading

St Stephen's Cathedral

Cost: Free
Rising above Stephansplatz square, St Stephen's Cathedral's punctured spires and colourful mosaic roof are captivating. The gothic landmark with its Renaissance north tower houses Prince Eugene of Savoy's tomb. Climb the 343 steps for great vistas ... Continue reading


Cost: €12; concessions €9
Vienna's Treasury, on the grounds of the Hofburg palace, tells the story of more than 1000 years of European history. The exhibition's highlight is the Holy Roman Emperor's crown, created in the second half of the 10th century. As well as the insi... Continue reading