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1. St. Stephan’s Cathedral
St. Stephan’s Cathedral (Stephansdom) is one of Vienna’s most famous sights. Built in 1147, it dominates the city centre and for a long time was the highest building in Europe, measuring almost 137 metres. Duke Rudolf VI of Habsburg ordered the complete restructuring of the church in Gothic style, laying the cornerstone of the nave with its two aisles in 1359.

St. Stephan’s Cathedral, Stephansplatz
Underground: Stephansplatz U1, U3
Open daily: 06.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Info: www.stephansdom.at

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2. Belvedere Palace
The two magnificent palaces on the Belvedere grounds were commissioned as a summer residence outside the walls of the city by Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736), and designed by J. L. von Hildebrandt, a famous Baroque architect. Upper Belvedere houses a marvellous collection of Austrian and international art from the last two centuries. Lower Belvedere houses the Museum of Medieval Art and the Baroque Museum.

Belvedere Palace, Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27
Underground: Südtiroler Platz U1
Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 a.m. – 06.00 p.m.
Phone: +43 (0)1 79 557 – 134
Info: www.belvedere.at

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3. Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Palace was the summer residence of the Habsburgs. Due to its historical importance, beautiful location, magnificent architecture and splendid gardens, this palace is among the very top sights in Vienna. Emperor Franz Joseph (ruled 1848-1916) was born here in 1830 and spent the last years of his life entirely in Schönbrunn. In 1918, the palace became the property of the new republic.

Schlosspark Schönbrunn
Underground: Schönbrunn U4
Open daily: 08.30 a.m. – 05.00 p.m.
Phone: +43 (0)1 811 13 - 239
Info: www.schoenbrunn.at

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4. Hofburg
The Hofburg (Imperial Palace) was the residence of the Habsburg emperors until 1918. Originally a medieval castle, of which only the chapel has survived to this day, the palace was continually extended as the power of the Habsburgs grew. Today, the Imperial Palace houses the offices of the Austrian president, the chapel where the Vienna Boys Choir sings, the Spanish Riding School, various official and private apartments and several museums and state rooms which are open to the public.

Burgring
Underground: Museumsquartier U2, U3
Treasury: Open Friday to Monday and
Wednesdays 10.00 a.m. – 06.00 p.m.
Thursdays 10.00 a.m. – 09.00 p.m.
Phone: +43 (0)1 533 75 70
Info: www.hofburg-wien.at

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5. Burgtheater
The Burgtheater (the former imperial court theatre) in Vienna’s first district is one of the leading German-language theatres. It was originally built from 1874 to 1888, but was badly damaged during World War II and has since been rebuilt. The ceiling is lined with frescoes and the interior is decorated in rich red, cream and gold, with marble floors and paintings of famous actors on the walls.

Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 2
Underground: Schottentor – Universität U2
Open: Guided tours Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Phone: +43 (0)1 514 44 - 4145
Info: www.burgtheater.at

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6. Imperial Burial Vault
The Capuchin’s Crypt (Kapuzinergruft) lies below the Capuchin Church, which was built between 1622 and 1632. Members of Austria’s ruling dynasty, the House of Habsburg, have been buried here since 1633. The glorious double casket of Maria Theresia and her husband, Emperor Francis I, sculpted by B. F. Moll, is of particular artistic merit.

Tegetthoffstraße 2
Underground: Stephansplatz U1, U3
Open daily: 10.00 a.m. – 06.00 p.m.
Phone: +43 (0)1 512 68 53 - 16
Info: www.kaisergruft.at

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7. Hundertwasserhaus
The „Hundertwasserhaus“
(„Hundertwasser House“) is located in Vienna’s third district. The famous artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser was commissioned by the City of Vienna to design a building and the result was this residential house which mirrors Hundertwasser’s distinctive style: a colourful complex with a variety of windows, onion spires, oriels, small balconies, undulating facades and roof gardens.

Löwengasse 41-43
Underground: Schwedenplatz U1, U4
Open daily: 10.00 a.m. – 07.00 p.m.
Phone: +43 (0)1 712 04 91
Info: www.hundertwasserhaus.at

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8. Demel
Opened in 2000, the Demel Museum is situated in the cellar of Vienna’s best-known pastry shop and allows visitors to take a nostalgic trip back through the history of this famous establishment.

Kohlmarkt 14
Underground: Stephansplatz U1, U3
Open daily: 10:00 a.m. – 07:00 p.m.
Phone: +43 (0)1 535 17 17 - 0
Info: www.demel.at

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9. Prater
The Prater has been a recreational area since the early 15th century, originally serving as hunting grounds for the Habsburgs. In 1766 it was opened to the public by Emperor Joseph II and gradually developed into an amusement park. In 1873 the Prater was the site of the World’s Fair and some of the exhibition halls and the giant ferris wheel (Riesenrad) are a legacy from this period.

Praterstern
Underground: Praterstern U1
Open from 08.30 a.m.
Phone: +43 (0)1 728 05 16
Info: www.prater.at

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10. Giant Ferris Wheel
Ever since it opened, the Giant Ferris Wheel has been a symbol of Vienna's Prater district, and with its famous silhouette seen from far off it has become the city's trademark. The Giant Ferris Wheel, erected by the British engineer Walter B. Basset, has the proud distinction, in contrast to other wheels in London, Blackpool, Paris, or Chicago, of having withstood all the natural catastrophes and acts of war to which it has been subjected. Following the destruction of the entire operating system and all the cabins in 1945 by bombs and fire, the Giant Ferris Wheel, like the city it symbolises, very soon began to rise from the ashes to turn again.

Prater 90
Underground: Praterstern U1
Open: 10:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.
Phone: +43 (0)1 729 54 30
Info: www.wienerriesenrad.com

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11. The Spanish Riding School
The Spanish Riding School (Spanische Hofreitschule), which is the oldest equestrian school in the world, teaches riding skills that have barely changed in centuries. Originally using horses bred in Spain (hence the name) is origins date back to 1572 when it was known as the Spanish Riding Stables.

Hofburg, Michaelerplatz 1
Underground: Stephansplatz U1, U3
Phone: +43 (0)1 533 90 31
Info: www.spanische-reitschule.com

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12. City Hall
The City Hall is one of the most splendid amongst the numerous monumental buildings along Vienna’s Ringstraße boulevard. Today the City Hall is the head office of Vienna's municipal administration. More than 2000 people work in the building. Visitors are stunned by the magnificent appointments of the state rooms, which frequently provide an atmospheric backdrop to various events such as press conferences, concerts or balls.

Rathausplatz 1
Underground: Rathaus U2
Open: Monday to Friday 08:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
Viewings: Monday to Friday 08:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Phone: +43 (0)1 4000 - 0
Info: www.magwien.gv.at

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13. Danube Tower
If you want to enjoy a magnificent view over Vienna this is the best place to go. It is 252 meters high and was built within 20 months.
While enjoying the terrific view visitors can spend time in the rotating café or restaurant, where traditional Viennese specialities as well as modern delicious meals are served.

Donauturmstraße 4
Underground: Alte Donau U1
Observation platform: Monday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Café: Monday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Restaurant: Monday - Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 03:00 p.m. and
06:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Telefon: +43 (0)1 263 35 72
Info: www.donauturm.at

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