AdventureAustria is an independent English owned travel and events agency based in the Tyrolean town of Lienz in south Austria.
We’ve put together the following travel guides to help visitors get the most out of their holiday in Austria. Whether you are planning only to stay in Lienz or planning to venture on to other parts of Austria, you’ll be sure to find some useful information here.
The 5 top things to do in Vienna
1. The Vienna Prater
2. The Vienna maze
3. Schönbrunn Zoo
4. Carriage ride through Vienna
5. Madame Tussauds
The Viennese district known as the Prater is the location of a huge and historical fairground including the Prater Big Wheel which is one of the most famous Viennese landmarks. The Vienna Prater season is from March to October. The world famous giant Ferris wheel along with several other attractions are open all year. Around 250 attractions in total will entertain you, including slot machines, casinos, ball throwing, shooting galleries, ghost trains and flight simulators. However long your visit to Vienna is, a trip to the Prater is one of the best things to do in Vienna.
The Vienna maze which is located in the Schönbrunn Palace was built around 1720 but after years of neglection it slowly disappeared until it was completely gone in 1892. It was only in 1999 that the new maze was built based on the historical model on a total area of 1,715 m². In the centre there is a viewing platform. The restored maze with its historical labyrinth also invites you to discover and feel many different shapes with your fingers.
The Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna is the oldest existing zoo in the world and has already been voted three times as the best zoo in Europe. Baby pandas, elephant offspring and many other rare animals attract more than two million visitors every year. The Schönbrunn Zoo is now one of the most modern and best zoos in the world. The enclosures of the animals are particularly generous and inspired by nature. More than 500 animal species live here.
A traditional horse-drawn carriage ride belongs to one of the images that represents Vienna in the same way as St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the giant Ferris wheel in the Prater…and should be the highlight on any visit to Vienna. There is almost no other better way of exploring the city centre than a ride on a horse-drawn carriage. Stands are located at different starting points throughout the city: Stephansplatz, Heldenplatz, Albertina Square, St. Peter’s Square and Burgtheater.
The world famous wax museum Madame Tussauds is the situated in the Vienna Prater. 71 wax figures can be seen at Madame Tussauds. Emperor Franz Joseph and his Sisi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Falco, Maria Theresa or Gustav Klimt are just some of the Austrian personalities and historical figures that can be found. The international prominence is also strongly represented with Johnny Depp, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Angelina Jolie and Michael Jackson. Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela can also be admired.
For more tours, sightseeing and things to do in Vienna check out city-discovery.com.