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Itinerary - 24 Hours in Vienna

Morning

Start the day at one of Vienna’s famous coffee houses, for a typical Viennese breakfast. Or head to Motto am Fluss on the Danube Canal. Resembling a glassy yacht and featuring a spacious terrace, the second-floor Motto Café is one of Vienna’s hotspots and a perfect—and delectable—launchpad for your explorations.

Next, take a stroll to the Albertina. There, you can join the Future Bus Tour, where you can immerse yourself in the past through virtual reality glasses during a city sightseeing tour. The historical virtual bus tour lasts for an hour and takes you to some of the most splendid landmarks of the city, such as the Opera, the Parliament building, the Imperial Palace, and City Hall.

After the interactive bus tour, walk up Kärntner Strasse toward Vienna’s beloved St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Construction of the cathedral commenced in the 12th century; it was the site of both Mozart’s wedding and his funeral. Today, it remains one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria. Guided tours are available for both the cathedral and the catacombs below. You can also walk 343 steps up the South Tower (or take the elevator up the North Tower) for a rooftop view of Vienna’s first district. 

Afterwards take a leisurely stroll along the Graben, a wide pedestrian street sprinkled with inner-city palaces, coffeehouses and typical Viennese stores. Stop briefly at the Pestsäule, a 17th century baroque column commemorating the Great Plague and its devastation of the city over three centuries ago.

Am Graben
© WienTourismus / Christian Stemper

Lunch

For lunch, stop at one of Vienna’s premier culinary institutions, Zum Schwarzen Kameel. Opened as a spice shop in 1618, the restaurant serves authentic and typical Viennese cuisine. Mingle with the chic clientele in an Art Deco salon and enjoy a lavish meal of Eiernockerl—a local version of spätzle with eggs—with black truffles, and a glass of Viennese white wine.

Zum Schwarzen Kameel restaurant
© WienTourismus/Peter Rigaud

Afternoon

After lunch, walk up Kohlmarkt, an elegant pedestrian promenade dotted with historic buildings and luxurious shops. Plan for a brief stop at the legendary Café Demel, renowned for its specialty coffee drinks, indulgent hot chocolate and fantastic deserts.

At the end of Kohlmarkt you will reach the Michaelertor, an entrance to the Hofburg Imperial Palace, itself the seat of the powerful Habsburg Empire for centuries. This enormous complex houses numerous museums and attractions. Admire the day-to-day splendor and magnificence of the Habsburg family in their private apartments and state rooms. Or visit the Sisi Museum, dedicated to the celebrated Empress Elisabeth—who has long since joined the ranks of beloved cult figures. Or discover the Imperial Treasury, considered by many to be the world’s greatest. With pieces like the Emperor’s Crown of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian Emperor’s Crown, its collection of insignia and jewels is incomparable.

Treasury
© WienTourismus/Gregor Hofbauer

Evening

Make dinner a magical experience at Palais Coburg’s Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant. Palais Coburg is a stunning bit of architecture, built on the former defense wall of the emperor’s city. Its award-winning kitchen is matched only by its incredible wine cellar, one of Europe’s largest. The ambience and cuisine are extraordinary

If you feel like staying out longer, the Babenberger Passage is the place to be. In this once-abandoned pedestrian underpass below the Ringstrasse, one of Vienna’s finest dance clubs and bars has blossomed. Chic, elegant and cool—and with a good dose of design—the establishment is as stylish as the crowd that frequents it.

Still going? Reward your stamina with a late-night snack at a typical Viennese hot dog stand. Just steps away is the Bitzinger sausage stand, widely held to be the city’s best—and your shot at feeling like a true local.

Motto am Fluss

Franz-Josefs-Kai 2
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Café daily, 08:00 - 22:30
    • Restaurant Mo - Sa, 18:00 - 23:00
    • Restaurant Su, 18:00 - 22:30
    • Bar Su - We, 18:00 - 00:00
    • Bar Th - Sa, 18:00 - 01:00

Future Bus

Albertinaplatz
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

      • 04/19/2024 12:00 - 16:00
      • 04/20/2024 12:00 - 16:00
      • 04/21/2024 12:00 - 16:00

St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)

Stephansplatz
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Tu, 06:00 - 22:00
    • We, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Th, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Fr, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Sa, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Su, 07:00 - 22:00
    • on holidays, 07:00 - 22:00
  • Guided tours

    • Guided tour of the Cathedral, daily

      • 3.30 pm, approx. 30 minutes

      Guided tour of the Cathedral english, Monday - Saturday

      • 10.30 am, approx. 30 minutes

      Guided tour of the catacombs, every quarter or half an hour

      • Monday - Saturday, 10 - 11.30 am
      • Monday - Saturday, 1.30 - 4.30 pm
      • Sunday and holidays, 1.30 - 4.30 pm

      Elevator to the Pummerin

      • daily, 9 am - 5.30 pm

      Ascend the South Tower of the Cathedral

      • daily, 9 am - 5.30 pm

      Evening tour including tour of the roof

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 120 cm wide)
    • Side entrance
      • 3 Steps (Double swinging doors 90 cm wide)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      North Tower: access via elevator only (door width: 65 cm) and 12 steps (not wheelchair-accessible).
      South Tower: 343 steps (not wheelchair-accessible).
      Parking space for visitors with disabilities (Singerstrasse).

      Evening guided tours with roof tour and guided tours of the catacombs are are not wheelchair-accessible.


Zum Schwarzen Kameel

Bognergasse 5
1010 Vienna

Demel K. & K. Hofzuckerbäckerei

Kohlmarkt 14
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 00:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 115 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
      • Door 75 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

Michaelerplatz

Michaelerplatz
1010 Vienna

Imperial Treasury Vienna (Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien)

Hofburg, Schweizerhof
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -6%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 16€ / reduced ticket price: 15€

  • Prices

    • Visitors under 19: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 17:30
    • We, 09:00 - 17:30
    • Th, 09:00 - 17:30
    • Fr, 09:00 - 17:30
    • Sa, 09:00 - 17:30
    • Su, 09:00 - 17:30
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 200 cm wide)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Public parking spaces for people with disabilities on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • Door 80 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (reserve at least one day ahead)

    • Comments

      Exhibition rooms: 20 steps and elevator.

Sisi Museum

Michaelerplatz
1010 Vienna
  • Comments

    • Entrance via Batthyanytor/Michaelerkuppel

  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -8%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 19,50€, reduced ticket price: 18,00€ /
      Sisi Ticket (Schönbrunn palace, Sisi Museum & Imperial Furniture Museum): 45,00€ instead of 49,00€ / Tickets on www.imperialtickets.com and on site

  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:00 - 17:30
    • (Last entry: 16:30 h)

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Elevator available
      • 125 cm wide and 129 cm low , Door 79 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Admission free for a person accompanying a blind visitor or a visitor in a wheelchair, provided that the accompanying person is included in the ID.

    • Comments

      Barrier-free access to the exhibition rooms on the 1st floor by elevator.

Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant Palais Coburg

Coburgbastei 4
1010 Vienna

Babenberger Passage

Burgring 3, Babenberger Passage
1010 Vienna

Bitzinger's sausage stand at Albertina

Albertinaplatz
1010 Vienna
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