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VIENNA DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Vienna in a way like no other.
You can’t help but waltz your way through the City of Music, where the legacies of Mozart and Beethoven live on in the imperial palaces and medieval streets. But it’s not all about the sound of music in this elegant Austrian capital, and our Vienna tours will show you all the very best things to do in Vienna, from stunning cathedrals and art museums filled with masterpieces, to tree-line boulevards and lush parks and gardens. As the former stomping ground of the influential House of Habsburg, we’ll also reveal the city’s fascinating history, then introduce you to the magical Viennese cuisine and coffee culture, indulging in plenty of sachertorte, strudel and schnitzel as you wander this timeless city. Renowned as one of Europe’s most beautifully preserved historic capitals and the world’s most liveable city, we’re sure you’ll never want to leave Vienna.
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"It's hard not to be inspired by the endless beauty of Vienna, from the spectacular Hofburg and Schönbrunn palaces filled with lavish treasures, to the stunning Lipizzan horses, and the grand concert halls that are truly alive with the sound of music."

Travel Director
Vienna at a glance
Filled with medieval cathedrals, royal palaces, leafy gardens  and the musical genius of Mozart and Beethoven, Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover everything from the priceless royal treasures to the magical Viennese cuisine  - and find out why Vienna is the world's most liveable city.
Currency
Euro
Winter avg temp
-1°C
Summer avg temp
19°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Language
German
Good Morning
Guten Morgen
Good Evening
Guten Abend

What to pack for Vienna

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Formal attire

If you’d like to spend a night at the opera in one of Europe’s most splendid cities, be sure to pack an elegant outfit to match the occasion.

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Austrian-German phrasebook

While the national language of Austria may be German, most Austrians speak a Bavarian dialect, and you’ll find it easier to connect with the locals after learning a few phrases.

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Comfortable slip-ons

In Japan, you must take off your shoes when entering homes, temples, ryokans and traditional restaurants, so bring a pair of sandals you can easily slip in and out of.

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Camera & extra SD card

Somewhere between the royal palace and the Ringstrasse, you’re sure to find your camera storage full. Bring an extra SD card so you never run out of room for your special snaps.

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Comfortable walking shoes

There’s no shortage of palaces, museums, galleries and gardens to explore in Vienna, so bring your favourite pair of walking shoes to keep you on your feet.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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