48 Hours in Vienna

Vienna, Austria’s capital is packed full of history, stunning architecture and impressive palaces. Every corner you turn, there’s something to see! With only 48 hours in Vienna, here’s my guide for the must-sees.

DAY ONE

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

An elevator in the North Tower (costing €6) takes you up to a platform with panoramic views of the city and a closer look at some of the cathedral’s 230,000 roof tiles. There’s also a tower on the South side but you have to climb the 343 steps to the top.

St. Peter’s Church

One of Vienna’s most famous and beautiful churches, take a look inside and admire the interior.

Hofburg Palace

One of the biggest palace complexes in the world, with the oldest parts dating back to the 13th century. Cross Heldenplatz and admire the views of the Austrian Parliament Building and City Hall then head to the Museums Quartier and check out the Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Lamée Rooftop

Grab sunset drinks at this tropical-themed bar overlooking the city, with a view of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Bitzinger

For a quick snack or dinner look no further than Bitzinger to sample their famous sausage. This wurstelstand is a must try whilst in Vienna. Order the sausage with cheese in it, you won’t regret it!

 

DAY TWO

Schönbrunn Palace

A former imperial summer residence boasting 1441 rooms. Stroll around the palace gardens and check out the Palm House (it reminds me of Kew Gardens in London).

Fun fact: Mozart gave his very first concert at the age of six to Empress Maria Theresa here.

Glacis Beisl

A great spot for lunch in the garden courtyard, order the Wiener Schnitzel. Then walk over to Eis Greissler for ice cream made from organic cow’s milk and fresh Austrian ingredients.

Hundertwasserhaus

An unusual looking apartment building and museum that attracts many photographers and visitors.

You can experience this wonderful city with the Vienna City Card which offers more than 210 discounts on landmarks, museums and includes free public transportation.

Special thanks to Vienna Tourism Board and Park Hyatt Vienna for hosting us!

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