Top Historic Sights in Vienna, Austria

Explore the historic highlights of Vienna

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is a city of rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture. From its imperial past to its modern-day allure, Vienna offers a captivating blend of historic landmarks and world-class attractions. For example the Hofburg Palace, former residence of the Habsburgs, showcases opulent imperial apartments and the Imperial Treasury. St. Stephen's Cathedral, with its Gothic spires, is a visual marvel. Belvedere Palace houses the famous museum, home to works by Klimt and Schiele. The UNESCO-listed Schönbrunn Palace mesmerizes with its gardens and the oldest zoo in the world.

Vienna's cultural scene thrives with the Museums Quartier, hosting various museums, and the Musikverein, renowned for its concerts. The city's musical heritage shines through the Vienna State Opera and the New Year's Concert. Vienna's parks and gardens provide serene retreats, such as the Prater with its iconic Ferris wheel. The Naschmarkt offers a vibrant culinary experience, while the Danube River invites leisurely walks along its banks.

With its captivating history, architectural grandeur, and cultural riches, Vienna continues to enchant visitors with its timeless charm.

St. Stephen's Cathedral

Vienna, Austria
1359

Hofburg Palace

Vienna, Austria
1279

Museumsquartier

Vienna, Austria
2001

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Vienna, Austria
1891

Augustinian Church

Vienna, Austria
1327

Albertina

Vienna, Austria
1805

St. Peter's Church

Vienna, Austria
1701-1733

Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna, Austria
1740

Minoritenkirche

Vienna, Austria
1276

Capuchin Church and Imperial Crypt

Vienna, Austria
1599-1632

Burgtheater

Vienna, Austria
1888

Karlskirche

Vienna, Austria
1716-1737

Maltese Church

Vienna, Austria
15th century

Austrian Parliament Building

Vienna, Austria
1874-1883

Musikverein

Vienna, Austria
1870

Belvedere

Vienna, Austria
1712

St. Rupert's Church

Vienna, Austria
c. 800 AD

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Vienna, Austria
1858

Schottenstift

Vienna, Austria
1160

Votive Church

Vienna, Austria
1879

Dominican Church

Vienna, Austria
1631

Vienna Central Cemetery

Vienna, Austria
1874

Technisches Museum

Vienna, Austria
1918

St. Francis of Assisi Church

Vienna, Austria
1898-1910

Piarist Church

Vienna, Austria
1698-1719

Neugebäude Palace

Vienna, Austria
1569

Hermesvilla

Vienna, Austria
1882-1886

Augarten Flak Towers

Vienna, Austria
1944

Augarten Palace

Vienna, Austria
1692

Hetzendorf Palace

Vienna, Austria
1743

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Hohenwerfen Castle

Hohenwerfen Castle stands high above the Austrian town of Werfen in the Salzach valley. The castle is surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps and the adjacent Tennengebirge mountain range. The fortification is a 'sister' of Hohensalzburg Castle both dated from the 11th century.

The former fortification was built between 1075 and 1078 during the Imperial Investiture Controversy by the order of Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg as a strategic bulwark. Gebhard, an ally of Pope Gregory VII and the anti-king Rudolf of Rheinfelden, had three major castles extended to secure the Salzburg archbishopric against the forces of King Henry IV: Hohenwerfen, Hohensalzburg and Petersberg Castle at Friesach in Carinthia.