Vienna, Austria is a beautiful city filled with rich history, delicious food, and beautiful sites. If you’re planning a trip to Europe in the near future it should definitely be a stop along your way!

Schonbrunn Palace

A former imperial summer residence, this 1,441-room palace is a sight to see. Built in the Baroque style, this palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in the country. The history of the palace dates back hundreds of years to 1548 and has been a tourist attraction since the mid-1950s. Surrounded by beautiful gardens that reflect the changing tastes of successive Habsburg monarchs this palace definitely should be on your list of things to see when in Vienna.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

An iconic image of Vienna, St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. The beautiful and large cathedral was build in the Romanesque and Gothic styles. Whether you practice Christianity or not, you definitely want to make sure you see this incredible architectural feat.

Belvedere Museum

This museum actually is comprised of two Baroque palaces, the Orangery and the Palace Stables. It’s surrounded by beautiful tiered fountains and cascades, Baroque sculptures and incredible wrought iron gates. It was built back in 1697 as the summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy.

Hofburg Palace

Located right in the middle of Vienna, Hofburg Palace is the former imperial palace of Vienna. Part of the palace is the current official residence and workplace of the President of Austria. The first part of the palace was built in the 13th century and it has been expanded throughout history. Throughout history it has been in the hands of many powerful leaders including monarchs of the Habsburg dynasty and rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today you can plan a visit to check out the beautiful interior of parts of the palace.

Prater

Prater is a large public park located in the heart of Vienna. Closed to motorists, the park is a great place to go to escape from the city life while not really leaving the city. When you enter the park through the main artery you will be in awe of the horse chestnut trees that line the street. The park is also home to a planetarium, the Prater Museum and the Wurstelprater amusement park.