- Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens- Big & spectacular Palace, once used by Empress Maria Theresa
Vienna is no doubt one of the most beautiful European Capital City. It has food for every kind of traveler. Austria's capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm. A city having a bouquet of historical places, museums, cozy riversides and beautiful natural outskirts to visit.
Pass- If you want to cover Vienna like a pro traveler, the best way is to buy a whole day public transport pass. It includes trams, buses, and metro too. Passes are available for 24 hours and 72 hours, or as weekly, monthly or annual passes. Here is a link to read in detail about the pass- Vienna Public Transport
We especially did this, rode trams, buses, and metro to any direction we wished and explored the shades of Vienna. Trust us we often encountered extremely beautiful places which were least touristy.
HopOn-HopOff- There are various Hop on Hop off buses that completely covers the entire city. The benefit is that they provide temperature-controlled buses and audio guide in your preferred language. Major players are Vienna public HOHO, Big Bus, and Vienna Sightseeing. Our personal favorite was Vienna Sightseeing, yellow and green in color. Their coverage routes are perfect, they even take you to outskirts, across Austrian villages to Kahlenberg hill. They have buses, walking tours and even boat tour. Here is a link to Vienna Sightseeing tour for more details- Hop on hop off
The benefit of such a sightseeing bus is that they provide decent coverage to must-visit sights and the audio guide provided is really beneficial.
Suggested daily budget – 50-60 EUR / 52-62 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a hostel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using local transportation. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!)