I’ve lived in Vienna and visited many times and it never ceases to amaze me. Vienna is the third largest city in Europe after Paris and London and continues to define what a modern city should be. Vienna is known as “The City of Music” and “The City of Dreams” and is an essential stop on any European tour.

Vienna is full of history and the arts! The Secession Building built in 1898 is an architectural representation of the Vienna Secession movement and is not to be missed – an Art Nouveau building in itself!

The Spanish Riding School for more than 450 years has continued the tradition of the Haute Ecole of elaborate dressage and is famous for its beauty. Don’t miss a performance of the Lipizzaner horses.


Consider taking a carriage ride throughout the city, it’s breathtaking!

Going to the chapel is certainly a must! Don’t miss taking a walk through the cobblestone alleys as it is an experience in itself. You’ll be in awe at all the amazing and beautiful structures.

Visit the Donauturm, the tallest structure in Austria, where you can enjoy the best panoramic view of the city that will take your breath away.


The architecture of the Hundertwasser House is worth a visit. Continue exploring and make your way to the Belvedere and the Hofburg.

It would be a shame to miss one of Vienna’s most famous dishes – Wiener Schnitzel. In my opinion, it is the best in the world! Also, don’t leave without trying the Sacher Torte or the Imperial Torte!

Celebrating Christmas in Vienna is a once in a lifetime experience! Besides the delicious mulled wine, you can witness the unique Krampusnacht festivial.

If you have time to spare, I would suggest taking a day trip to Prague for an eye-opening experience!