Vienna Tour in 4 Hours

Experience Vienna’s best sightseeing attractions in 4 hours

This four-hour tour of Vienna shows the most beautiful sights of Austria’s capital. Normally, one holiday in Vienna is not enough to explore all the hotspots of the city. But our tour is perfect for all those who decide spontaneously to visit Vienna or for those who are only in the city for a short time. Let us lead you to some of the most amazing places in Vienna!

 

Starting point – the Vienna State Opera and Albertina

 

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It is only about a 30-minute car drive from Vienna’s Schwechat airport to the Vienna State Opera, making it the ideal starting point for a quick tour of Vienna. Once you arrive, you will immediately feel the flair of Vienna’s old town, since you are at the heart of the city’s first district.

The Albertina, one of Vienna’s most famous museums, is within walking distance of this starting point. Among others, it houses one of the most significant graphic collections in the world. In the museum shop, you will discover great Vienna souvenirs to take back for those who stayed at home

Further information on the State Opera & Albertina:
https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/
https://www.albertina.at/

 

Wiener Naschmarkt – to cook or not to cook? that is the question

 

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If you walk along Operngasse for less than ten minutes, you will soon reach the famous Vienna Naschmarkt – and this is an absolute experience. Fruit, vegetables, spices, meat, cheese and other delicacies from all over the world are on sale here. It is not uncommon to be offered some free samples.

Shopping here is ideal for cooking fresh meals in the fully furnished kitchen of your own CheckVIENNA apartment. And for those who prefer to be catered for: some of Vienna’s best restaurants, such as Neni am Naschmarkt, are in the immediate vicinity.

 

Wiener Hofburg – former imperial residence

Back we go via Operngasse, again passing en route the State Opera and the Albertina as well as the Palmenhaus, continuing straight on to the beautiful Michaelerplatz. Here you will find not only an excavation site of Roman ruins, but also several architectural masterpieces from different centuries. For example, the famous Looshaus, whose architectural style caused a huge scandal at the beginning of the 20th century.

But above all, it is the Vienna Hofburg which stands out. The Habsburg residence is in the Baroque style and is today the seat of the Austrian Federal President. Lovers of nobility, pomp and history will get their money’s worth here: in addition to magnificent imperial apartments and the Sisi Museum, the former collections and utensils of the Habsburgs can be admired in the silver and treasure chambers. The Hofburg also houses the largest part of the Austrian National Library.

Further information on the Hofburg Wien:
https://www.hofburg-wien.at/

 

Kohlmarkt and Wiener Graben – shopping possibilities

 

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Now continue directly along Kohlmarkt, where you can find some really wonderful, if high-priced, shops. After a short walk, depending on how long you need for window shopping, you will arrive at the famous Wiener Graben, a large shopping street, with quite a large selection of different shops. Also on the Wiener Graben is the famous “Julius Meinl am Graben” store, selling a wide variety of both local and international products.

Whether you are in the mood for shopping or not, the beautifully decorated shop windows and the historical ambience of the historic buildings invite you to a relaxing stroll through the city. The Graben, Stephansplatz, Kärntner Straße and Rotenturmstraße are all pedestrian zones free of cars, which makes shopping a particularly relaxing experience.

 

Stephansdom – catacombs and view combined

 

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Leaving the Graben behind, you now find yourself at Stephansplatz with its namesake St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which was built with 18 altars in the Gothic style. But it is not only the part above ground which is well worth a visit – venture underground too. The walk through the catacombs, which can only be visited as part of a guided tour, is certainly a highlight of any holiday in Vienna. Also the plateau of the unfinished north tower is also home to Austria’s largest bell, the “Pummerin”.

The Steffl – as the Viennese affectionately call it – is a must-see and offers one of the best views over the Austrian capital.

Further information on St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the catacombs:
https://www.stephanskirche.at/

 

Mozarthaus Vienna and Stadtpark – historical touch and finish

 

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Directly behind the cathedral, you will discover the Mozarthaus Vienna. This is dedicated to the life and works of the world-famous composer Wolfgang Amadé Mozart. The apartment of the musical genius can also be visited. Mozart lived there from 1784 to 1787 and this is also the largest, most distinguished and most expensive apartment the musician ever lived in.

Finally, enjoy a relaxing end to this four-hour tour of Vienna in the Vienna City Park. Nature, peace and quiet and an opportunity to have a picnic – what more could a visitor’s heart desire? Take some time here to reflect on all the impressions of Vienna you have experienced and possibly also mentally book your next holiday in Vienna.

Further information on Mozarthaus Wien:
https://www.mozarthausvienna.at/

 

Photos, photos and more photos! Of course, photos are important for various social media, such as Instagram. But beyond that, please don’t forget about the actual experience. After all, a real Viennese coffee tastes much better hot than cold because you waited too long for the perfect snapshot.

 

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