Viennese cultural highlights for your trip to the city
Vienna’s cultural diversity is unique in the world: be it music, theatre, art, history or architecture – the city inspires every visitor with its many attractions. We show you the most important and most beautiful places that you must visit on your city trip.
For anyone vacationing here, the three Hilton hotels are the perfect starting point for a stroll through the city. We have compiled a small selection of places that no culture lover should miss.
The Leopold Museum is in the middle of the Museum Quarter – locals shortened the word “MQ”. From Andy Warhol to Roy Lichtenstein and Gustav Klimt to Egon Schiele, artworks by international artists are presented here. MQ is an almost unique place – due to its perfect blend of past and present. Small and old art from different styles and eras is concentrated in a very lively area filled with trendy cafes and great restaurants.
This mix of old and young is also a key aspect of the charming Hilton Vienna Plaza, an Art Deco hotel in the 1920s. Many people interested in culture book one of the modern rooms here and wander through the Museum District just a few steps away.
From here the Habsburgs ruled a global empire. The building itself is stunning and by far the largest complex of buildings in Europe built for non-religious purposes. In addition to the official residence of the Federal President, there is also an Austrian Film Museum.
Elegant white libezaners are trained at the world-famous Spanish Riding School in Hofburg.
The Jewish Museum
The world’s oldest Jewish museum was founded in Vienna in 1895. Today, the museum has two locations in Vienna where visitors can discover the city’s ancient Jewish history: above the historic ruins of the synagogue at Judenplatz and at Dorotheergasse. A must for anyone interested in history.
Stephen’s Cathedral is one of the most famous sacred buildings in the world and is located near the Hilton Vienna Park. The construction of the cathedral began in the 12th century, where the emperors and kings found their final resting places, as did the dignitaries of the church. The double-headed eagle and the coats of arms of Vienna and Austria are laid out on the roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral with colored roof tiles.
Vienna State Opera
The Opera House opened in 1869 with the premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Juan. To this day, it attracts visitors from all over the world when the annual Vienna Opera Ball is held. In the summer months, the famous Vienna Jazz Festival can also be experienced here.
Schönbrunn Palace is Austria’s largest, and it’s certainly not lacking in splendid palaces. The palace and park have been part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, and the Schönbrunn Zoo, which is part of the grounds, is the oldest zoo in the world.
Danube Canal Graffiti Art: This is also art and culture. In recent years, the Danube Canal has become the city’s hot spot. One reason: the sometimes impressive frescoes on the riverbank walls.
From here your travels begin:
The charming Hilton Vienna Plaza and the Hilton Vienna Park impress with their central location, and the Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront impresses with its proximity to the beautiful Danube River and the balcony with great views. Wherever the trails lead in Vienna – from all three hotels, all destinations are easily reached by public transport, bicycle and on foot.