Is Vienna Worth Visiting?

Located in the heart of Europe, Vienna, the capital city of Austria, is a place where classical music, art, culture, and culinary delights intertwine to create a distinctive atmosphere. Known for its imperial history, it boasts grandiose architecture, with many opulent baroque buildings such as the historic Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace dominating the cityscape. Vienna is also the birthplace of Mozart, Beethoven, and a host of other renowned classical musicians, and hosts the State Opera, a world-class venue for unsurpassed music experiences. Additionally, the city is famous for its coffee house culture, traditional wine taverns, and the Vienna Boys' Choir, ensuring a visit that indulges all senses. With its stunning landscapes, the River Danube flowing through, and its close proximity to beautiful vineyards and woodland, Vienna is truly a picturesque European gem.

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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 27 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.7/5

Safety

4.8/5

Food

4.5/5

Budget-friendly

3.1/5
serap

serap (24)

Hungary

Solo travel experience

I loved Vienna very much. I saw Gustav Klmtin's famous painting The Kiss up close and visited many museums. Vienna was a wonderful city. I stayed in a hotel and everything was very cosy. I tried Vienna's famous coffee and dessert and it was great.

Posted: February 17, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Lilly

Lilly (19)

Germany

Solo travel experience

I don‘t know why but I feel like it‘s always sunny in Vienna! (Even in the coldest october) The pictures were taken by my analog camera when I visited a good friend last october. I always felt safe in the city and even though it‘s a big city it doesn‘t feel like it. I can highly recommend, it‘s a really beautiful city.🌞

Posted: February 11, 2024Experienced: September, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Cozette

Cozette (18)

United Kingdom

Solo travel experience

Lots to do and see. Most people speak English too. There is something for everyone here in Vienna. I found it not too difficult to make friends so that’s a plus. Felt very safe especially as a woman walking on my own at night.

Posted: January 20, 2024Experienced: December, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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imane

Italy

Solo travel experience

I stayed at the Stadaffe hostel it was super social and nice. The city is very safe to walk around both during the day and at night. It’s is really clean and gives a nice and cozy atmosphere. You have a lot of budget friendly fast food and a lot of shops. It’s really easy to move around with public transportation.

Posted: December 28, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Schönbrunn Palace is beautiful, as is Belvedere with Gustav Klimt's Kiss. I loved walking around St. Stephen's Cathedral, Hofburg, Vienna Opera House, City Hall, and Museum Quarter and drinking coffee in local cafes in the city center. It is definitely worth seeing Hundertwasser House as well, even from the outside. Beautiful views of the city extend from Nussberg, the wine-growing area.

Posted: December 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

It was very beautiful and amazing ! 😊😊Very great art museums to see. Safe and clean city, would recommend for solo female travel 👍🏻 👍🏻 Also, would recommend going to the vineyards that is 30 mins from the city, amazing view and lovely wine, what’s not to like 😉

Posted: October 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I went in May and I really enjoyed it there. I spent most of my time at free or discounted attractions, but the city was quite easy to navigate, safe and seemed beautiful to me.

Posted: July 14, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I didn't really like Vienna. The city didn't impress me much and it wasn't that beautiful, the food wasn't too good, and it was expensive. The only things to do there were visiting museums (which were also expensive). Nonetheless, I liked the museums I went to. What irritated me was that they were annoyingly expensive compared to other museums I've visited in Europe.

Posted: July 12, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Naschmarkt was my absolute favorite part of Vienna. It is an amazing outdoor market where they sell food, spices, candied fruits, and all kinds of things. My favorite dish in Vienna came from there - goulash from one of the restaurants. I also loved to walk along the river. A charming place for walks.

Posted: June 5, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Vienna is an incredible and beautiful city. I really enjoyed the Freud Museum, the Belvedere Palace, and the Schönbrunn Palace. I felt very safe.

Posted: May 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Local tips

In Vienna there is something to do for everyone. No matter if you like art, movies, music, architecture, food, partying, you will find events that cater to your interests every day. I especially recommend visiting the state opera one night: you can buy standing tickets last minute for 10€. Vienna is generall a very safe city, so it's no problem to walk around at all hours of the day. Foodwise Austria is a bit bland. Vienna has a deeply rooted "Kaffehaus" culture. To have a traditional experience I would recommend visiting Cafe Landtmann.

Posted: August 6, 2023
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I lived in Vienna for 2 years (between 2019 and 2021) and I absolutely LOVED it! There is so much to do, everywhere is just so beautiful, and the prices are very fair, I found it cheaper than other European capitals :) Always recommend it to everyone, as it still seems like a „underrated” place!

Posted: June 2, 2023
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Mariia

Mariia

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Hey ,my name is Mariia, I am 21 years old, I am a student of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, I am engaged in photography (analog and digital).If you are interested, you can look at my instagram, there I sometimes publish my work as a filmmaker ( lisovsska_m).I mainly work on documentaries and music videos. I love all animals without exception and play guitar.

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Seoeum

Seoeum

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✈️ I have been to 15 countries so far and have done international volunteering in multiple nations. 🩵 🐣 I'm interested in culture exchange, curious of foreign languages, and opened to make new friends on my way to everywhere! 🌎 SC👻: seo_eum

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Liz

Liz

Vienna

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3 days

About me

My name is Liz, I’m 23 with roots from El Salvador but I grew up in Florida 🇺🇸 I currently live in Vienna, I moved here because my boyfriend is half-Austrian. I love traveling and meeting now people! It’s always so interesting learning about different cultures and languages.

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Kiki

Kiki

Vienna

Can host for:

7 days

About me

Hi, I am Kiki! Nice meeting you on travel ladies! 💁🏼‍♀️ I stumbled across this platform after meeting amazing travel buddies through workaway! 🗺️ It was a life-changing experience meeting one of my closest friends - now I have families in several countries 😍 As I grew up in a very hospitable family, I love inviting people over and meeting people from other cultures! 🤗 I originate from Croatia and Serbia, but grew up in Vienna - so I speak several languages and therefore learned to appreciate different cultures 🫶🏼 In my everday-life I am finishing my medical studies and working as a student in the pediatric-radiology department. I enjoy my career very much but also want to broaden my horizons while meeting people from all over the world! 🌎 Let’s get in contact and organise a memorable travel together! Planning to go to Southeast Asia beginning of April - always happy to get some recommendations or meet a travel buddy ✈️❤️

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Shelley

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I'm recently single and looking to rebuild my own life. I want to travel the world and meet new sisters to share experiences with.

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Begum

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