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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Spanische Hofreitschule

    Horsemanship
    Some people might think it is old-fashioned, or possibly even kitschy, but one thing it definitely is, is unique. The Spanish Riding School of Vienna is the oldest and only institution in the world where classic horsemanship has been lived and practised unchanged for more than 430 years. Seventy-two of the elegant Lipizaner stallions are exercised every day by around 20 riders. It is an unforgettable experience to watch them go through their paces at the historic winter riding school – and not just for horse-lovers.
    Ticket office opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9am until 4pm. On Fridays with a performance from 9am until 7pm.
    Michaelerplatz 1
    1010 Vienna
    +43 1 533 90 31
    srs.at
  • Zentralfriedhof

    Most important cemetery in Vienna
    Measuring 2.5 million m² and with 330,000 graves, the Central Cemetery is the most important one in Vienna, and provides the final resting place for people of any religion. The beautiful park landscape is a calming place of relaxation and reflection. It also contains a number of celebrities’ graves, including Beethoven, Schubert, Curd Jürgens and Falco.
    Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 234
    1110 Vienna
    friedhoefewien.at
  • Karmelitermarkt

    Market in Vienna
    One of the oldest markets in Vienna. Although the Carmelite Market is smaller and less well known than the Naschmarkt, it also has fewer tourists. Friday and Saturday are good days to go, because that is when local farmers come in to sell their products alongside the permanent market stands. And there are plenty of cafés around the market to provide any refreshment that may be required.
    Krummbaumgasse/Leopoldsgasse/Haidgasse/Im Wird
    1020 Vienna
  • Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten

    Factory and museum
    The history of Viennese porcelain began in 1718, since when it has been held in high regard all over the world. It is a story that ended in 1864 with the advent of industrialisation, and the factory had to close. However, its reopening under the new name of the «Viennese Porcelain Factory Augarten» was celebrated at Schloss Augarten (where the factory still is) in 1923. The traditions of the former imperial factory continue to this day, enriched and enhanced by contemporary influences and new impulses. A side wing of the factory at Augarten houses a porcelain museum, where visitors are invited to find out all about porcelain, the craft and its history.
    Schloss Augarten
    Obere Augartenstrasse 1A
    1020 Vienna
    +43 1 211 24 20 0
    augarten.at
  • Saint Charles Apotheke

    Natural cosmetics
    Alexander Ehrmann has transformed an 1886 pharmacy into a Mecca of natural skincare and beauty. Its ancient wooden shelves are stacked with high quality natural cosmetic products by exclusive manufacturers such as REN, The Organic Pharmacy, Korres, Dr. Hauschka and Weleda, as well as the company’s own SAINT CHARLES line. It also offers alternative treatment methods based on Ayurveda and TCM.
    Gumpendorfer Strasse 30
    1060 Vienna
    +43 1 586 13 63
    saint.info
  • Babette‘s

    Cook books
    The two shops contain all the classics, new publications and cook books in other languages as well as books on nutrition and fiction, and more on the general subjects of cooking and enjoying. It smells wonderfully of spices from all over the world, and at lunchtime various wonderful snacks are prepared in the open kitchen in the middle of the bookstore (Schleifmühlgasse). And if you like, you can wield the wooden spoon yourself in the evening at one of various cookery courses.
    Am Hof 13
    1010 Vienna
    +43 1 533 66 85
    babettes.at
  • Song

    Concept store
    This store consists exclusively of items that are truly hip and popular. Fashion by trend labels such as Dries van Noten, Céline and Bernhard Willhelm, unusual designer furniture and home accessories, and carefully selected jewellery. It’s also a must for non-shoppers because the fabulous premises and in-house fashion gallery alone are worth a visit. Opens at 1 pm on Mondays, at 10 am on every other day.
    Praterstrasse 11-13
    1020 Vienna
    +43 1 532 28 58
    song.at
  • Lobmeyr

    Glass art
    Lobmeyr has been creating glass for almost 200 years. Every single item is blown by mouth, cut by hand, engraved and polished. Numerous classics have been created here in collaboration with famous designers, and are now on display at the MoMA in New York and the MAK in Vienna. It’s unlikely that you will find more beautiful carafes, water and wine glasses – including a drinks service designed by Adolf Loos that is still being made and sold today – anywhere else.
    Kärntner Strasse 26
    1010 Vienna
    +43 1 512 05 08 88
    lobmeyr.at
  • Flo Vintage

    For vintage fans
    Owner Ingrid Raabe produced a number of films on the subject of fashion for the ORF, Austria’s public service broadcaster, and back in 1978 opened her shop for vintage fashions – not surprisingly called Vintage. Flo carries more than 5000 items of vintage clothing, all originals dating from between 1880 and 1980 and including many well-known designers such as Chanel, YSL and Pierre Cardin.
    Schleifmühlgasse 15a
    1040 Vienna
    +43 1 586 07 73
    vintageflo.com
  • Wilhelm Jungmann & Neffe

    Bespoke tailoring
    This tailoring and haberdashery emporium was founded in 1836. The finest materials, ties, scarves and accessories are offered on the unique listed premises. Even thought it might look like a museum when you first set eyes on it, it’s not; it is an exclusive gentlemen’s tailors that purveys some 1500 of the finest fabrics for bespoke suits and shirts.
    Albertinaplatz 3
    1010 Vienna
    +43 1 512 18 75
    feinestoffe.at
  • Museums Quartier

    Culture and relaxation
    The MuseumsQuartier – MQ for short – is right at the heart of Vienna, and consists of a total of nine museums, courtyards, garden restaurants, cafés and shops. The MQ is one of the largest centres of modern art and culture in the world. It has a tremendous offer that ranges from pictorial art, architecture, music, theatre, dance, literature and culture for children to digital culture.
    Museumsplatz 1/5
    1070 Vienna
    +43 1 523 58 81
    mqw.at
  • MAK

    Contemporary art
    The Museum for Applied Art/Contemporary Art – MAK for short – is one of the most important of its kind in the world. This magnificent building houses design from the Middle Ages to today, including objects that were created in Vienna and have become famous throughout the world. They include the heritage of the Wiener Werkstätte artistic cooperative, Michael Thonet’s famous bentwood furniture and the Jugendstil works of Gustav Klimt. And those seeking fortification after an impressive and inspiring visit to the museum are advised to head straight for its spacious restaurant.
    Stubenring 5
    1010 Vienna
    +43 1 711 13 60
    mak.at

LOCAL TIP

Often called an «architectural masterpiece», this art deco church was built in Vienna by Otto Wagner. The floor is raked to give people an unobstructed view of the altar and the building incorporates several other functional features related to its original purpose within a psychiatric hospital. Resting on one of the hills in Vienna’s outskirts in the park of the Psychiatric Hospital Vienna, the location offers a magnificent view of the city. However, it can only be visited by guided tours. Go check out the stained glass windows by Koloman Moser, another famous artist of the period.

Birgit
Kirche am Steinhof
Baumgartner Höhe 1
1140 Vienna

The Albertina Passage Dinner Club caters to the tastes of those seeking an elegant evening with exquisite cuisine. All accompanied to the sound of live music. Glamour in its purest form!

Mariella
Albertina Passage Dinner Club
Opernring/Operngasse
1010 Vienna
+43 1 512 08 13
albertinapassage.at

Grelle Forelle has two dancefloors offering everything true electro dance fans desire. A thousand square metres in total, there’s enough room here to dance the night away over the weekend.

Olivia
Club Grelle Forelle
Spittelauer Lände 12
1090 Vienna

grelleforelle.com

If you’re visiting Vienna, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to attend a Vienna State Opera performance for only three or four euros. I recommend arriving two to two and a half hours before the performance and buying a standing ticket. So don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes! Another tip: bring a scarf or something similar with you. You can use this to mark your place in the parterre or gallery while you’re touring the Opera House.

Vita
Wiener Staatsoper
Opernring 2
1010 Vienna
+43 1 514 44 78 80
wiener-staatsoper.at

Take a stoll along the Donaukanal (the «Danube Canal») from the Schottenring underground station to Schwedenplatz and back and enjoy the view of the river and the Viennese graffiti. Vienna has really pumped up its outdoor bars over the last few years, so have a drink in one where you can relax and wriggle your toes in real sand. One of my favourite hang-outs for the drinks and the crowds, especially during a football game, is the Strandbar Hermann at Adria Beach. It’s also a great place to listen to the occasional singer/songwriter perform. Another wonderful venue to sip on a cocktail while seeing and being seen in Tel Aviv Beach, right next to Adria Beach.

Birgit

The club Flex parties every day until 6 o’clock in the morning. Depending on the day, the music varies between electro, drum and bass, indie, and ragga. This club is a must for partygoers.

Mariella
Club Flex
Augartenbrücke
1010 Vienna
+43 1 533 75 25
flex.at

If you like photos, you’ll love Westlicht. Opened in 2001, this museum presents temporary exhibitions of photography inside an old glass factory. The exhibitions focus on the photograph as a contemporary witness, for instance at the annual World Press Photo travelling exhibition.

Olivia
Museum Westlicht
Westbahnstrasse 40
1070 Vienna
+43 1 522 66 36 60
westlicht.com