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THE TOP 10 SIGHTS
IN VIENNA

Do you want to make sure you won’t miss any of the most popular sights during your visit to Vienna? The bad news is that Vienna is full of exciting places, buildings, museums, and events, which can hardly be explored in one single visit. The good news is that we have selected the absolute Top 10 sights for you which you will find below.

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Top 1: St. Stephen’s Cathedral 

The Landmark of Vienna.

Top 2: Giant Ferris Wheel

Breath-taking view over Vienna.

Top 3: Schönbrunn Palace

The Imperial Summer Residence.

Top 4: Imperial Palace

The Glamour of the Imperial Era.

Top 5: Spanish Riding School 

The oldest and last remaining riding school for classical equitation.

Top 6: Belvedere Palace

Art Collection in the Baroque Palace.

Top 7: Vienna State Opera 

One of the most important opera houses in the world.

Top 8: The Twin Museums

The Museum of Art History and the Natural History Museum.

Top 9: Parliament

Where politics happens.

Where politics happensGreece is regarded as the cradle of democracy, and so it is no coincidence that Parliament resembles a Greek temple in the heart of Vienna. Ground was broken for the Austrian Parliament Building on 2 September 1874. Today, the Austrian Parliament Building is home to the National Assembly and the Federal Assembly.


The Austrian Parliament Building was heavily damaged in the Second World War. On 7 February 1945, a bomb destroyed not only two of the 24 monolithic columns in the central hall, but also the assembly hall of the House of Lords. Reconstruction took many years.

The most famous statue here is situated in the fountain in front of the main entrance and depicts Pallas Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, strategy, and struggle, and the art of craftmanship and of manual work. She embodies the wisdom of the state and is accompanied by two figures for legislation and the enforcement of laws.

Note: The Austrian Parliament Building is currently undergoing renovations that are expected to last until 2020. For this reason, it is not accessible. Until then, public tours and visits of the plenary assembly hall are taking place at the nearby Imperial Palace, the alternate location. Tours of Epstein Palace (the former residence and office of the Epstein banking family) take place throughout the year.


Parliament
Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3, 1017 Vienna

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Top 10: City Hall

The most important secular building in Vienna.