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2018-07-20 09:00:00 CEST

Insider Tips: Must-sees Vienna

The stunning, the unique, the weird and the wonderful

Vienna, being one of the most historical cities in Europe, has had the time advantage over other cities on gathering together a mix of stunning, unique, weird and wonderful sights.

Apart from being home to Mozart and Beethoven to being the most liveable place in the world (for the ninth year in a row), the Austrian capital has a lot more going for it, like a plethora of unusual sights. Here we give you you a list of just some of Vienna’s must-see sights while you visit for this summer's Vienna Major.

1. Otto Wagner Church aka Kirche am Steinhof

Otto Wagner was a Viennese architect known worldwide for his take on Modernist and Art Nouveau architecture. His buildings are an encapsulation of the spirit of Vienna, and the Otto Wagner Church is just but one example of that. The roof of the church is adorned with golden tiles, carefully and deliberately placed, bearing Wagner’s signature green and gold. Located on the hills of the abundantly green Baumgartner Höhe, the gleaming dome, acts as a beacon, can be seen in all its glory from almost all over the city. It’s definitely worth the trip.

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71 Likes, 1 Comments - Sergii Blynnykov-Yanosh (@sabniko) on Instagram: "#KircheamSteinhof #OttoWagnerKirche #OttoWagnerKircheamSteinhof #OttoWagner #kirche..."

2. Cobenzl and Kahlenberg

Located atop the hills Cobenzl and Kahlenberg, among some of the most famous vineyards that Vienna has to offer, along with legendary views of the city, Cobenzl and Kahlenberg are attractions that aren’t to be missed. See the Danube Island from a different view while possibly (most-likely) visiting a local Heurige in the vicinity and taking in not only the sights but also the sounds of Vienna. If you feel energetic enough, you could also hike up there, there are well-known hiking trails with many different routes for you to try out. All in all, the view at the end of the hike will make you say WOW.

In Vienna, the Danube is omnipresent - whether in the form of the Donau-Auen National Park or Old Danube, Danube Island or Danube Canal. This also means that the river banks and beaches are close by. The Viennese use it for recreation, games and sports or for pleasurable hours in the beach cafés, bars and restaurants on the Old Danube, as well as Copa Beach and Sunken City on Danube Island. ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿน by @slicingmemories #viennanow

2,570 Likes, 20 Comments - Wien | Vienna (@viennatouristboard) on Instagram: "In Vienna, the Danube is omnipresent - whether in the form of the Donau-Auen National Park or Old..."

3. Prater

Firstly it is the setting of one of the most daring, ambitious and massively successful beach volleyball photoshoots ever: Serve the Sky. It’s also a theme park, and let’s face it, theme parks and summer go hand in hand. Think about it, hot days, candy-floss (cotton-candy), the sounds of screams and people facing their fears and of course, seeing the Wiener Riesenrad, which also happens to be one of the oldest Ferris-wheels in Europe, up-close and personal.

Just look at that again! WOW!  Photocredit: Stefan MoertlJust look at that again! WOW! Photocredit: Stefan Moertl

4. Ringstrasse

If you want to kill like six birds with one stone, this is the street for you. There exists a street in Vienna, which surrounds the first district in a sort of a circle, and is aptly called ‘Ring’ and, the thing about this street is, it basically covers some of the most important tourist attractions in one fell swoop. From Rathaus to Parliament to Museumsplatz to Hofburg to Opera House to the Danube Canal, this street is basically a goldmine of things you can’t leave Vienna without seeing. So, take the scenic route on your way to the Danube Island.

another one of Vienna's beautiful buildings โค๏ธ I took this photo by pure chance - was actually on my way to another sunset spot ๐ŸŒ… this is only the back side, I can recommend the front as well ๐Ÿ˜… #whatheck #letsgoeverywhere #lostcrew #goprode #gopromafia #goproeverything #herochallengede #gopromemoriae #gopole #goprofamily #experiencedifferent #wanderintwo #1000thingsinvienna #1000thingsinaustria #ig_austria #visitaustria #feelaustria #vienna #starttheadventure #gopropointofview #goprohero6 #austria_memories #discoveraustria #austria๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น #weloveaustria #austriantourism #viennaaustria #wienerstaatsoper #viennastateopera

217 Likes, 3 Comments - Around The World With Adrian (@adrianaction) on Instagram: "another one of Vienna's beautiful buildings โค๏ธ I took this photo by pure chance - was actually on..."

5. St. Stephens Cathedral

It’s one of the most iconic buildings of the Viennese skyline. It’s the building that’s on almost every magnet and t-shirt sold in tourist shops. Aside from being like the only featured building on touristy bibs and bobs, the cathedral is probably one of the most exported snow globe ever. The long and the short of it, it’s a must-see! And if you dare, there are catacombs located at the bottom of the church (apparently it was a European thing to build churches upon skeletons)... And if you’re not into dark and boney bottoms, why not walk up the tower and get one of the most unbeatable views of city.

Magnificent sunset over Vienna's emblem - St. Stephens Cathedral. ๐ŸŒ… by #viennanow

2,857 Likes, 24 Comments - Wien | Vienna (@viennatouristboard) on Instagram: "Magnificent sunset over Vienna's emblem - St. Stephens Cathedral. ๐ŸŒ… by #viennanow"

6. Danube Island (Donauinsel)

Let’s not forget the reason you’re visiting in the first place, your reason for living, your reason for breathing.  After the success of the World Championships in 2017, beach volleyball had to hurry back to the Vienna for one of the most anticipated tournaments of the season. The A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch will definitely exceed expectations and that’s just the setting alone. Located between the Danube River and the channel (New Danube), the 21 km long island is a man-made masterpiece and also the perfect venue for a beach volleyball event of this scale. Where will you be between July 31 and August 4? 

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