Those who live in Vienna probably already know it’s the greatest place in the world. But if you’ve never been, these pictures will probably convince you to go. Here are 20 gorgeous Vienna photos that will make you want to pack your bags today:
1. Bird’s Eye View
This photo was taken from the top St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The bird’s eye view gives you an idea of the architecture in Vienna. Colorful red and green roofs stand out.
2. The City Streets
Vienna is both urban and sophisticated, both understated and magnificent.
3. Belvedere Palace
Speaking of magnificent, pictured here is the Belvedere Palace, a famous baroque palace in Vienna. The reflection pool catches the beautiful lighting during dusk.
4. The Churches
Vienna has many beautiful churches. Pictured here is Votive Church—an example of neo-gothic architecture. The church was completed in 1879, as a gift to thank God for preventing the assassination of Emperor Franz Joseph in 1854.
5. From a distance
This photo was taken from nearby Leopoldsberg. You can see Vienna’s many bridges across the Danube River, which runs through the center of the city.
6. Hofburg Palace
The Hofburg Palace is one of Vienna’s grandest historical attractions. It used to serve as the imperial palace and today is still used by the president of Austria. In this photo, you can see one of the palace statues just beyond the iron gates, and the city of Vienna beyond that.
7. The Gardens
Vienna has countless gardens that bloom in the spring and stay beautiful throughout the year. This pictures was taken at Volksgarten, which is part of Hofburg Palace.
8. The Mozart Monument
Vienna is known not only for its gardens but also for its music. At this monument, Mozart, who was from Austria, is honored with a statue and a garden of flowers in the shape of a treble clef.
9. The Opera House
In the middle of the city, you’ll find the one of the best places to see opera in the world, the Vienna State Opera. At night, it glows.
10. The Museums
Vienna has over a dozen large and elegant museums. The buildings themselves are works of art. Pictured here is the Vienna Natural History Museum.
11. Walking in Zentralfriedhof
Zentralfreidhof is one of the largest cemeteries in the world. It makes for a peaceful and rather beautiful walk.
12. The City Lights
Vienna is beautiful at night. Pictured here are the multiple buildings of the Vienna International Center, reflecting on the water.
13. Double Rainbow
Like other European cities, Vienna can sometimes get non-stop rain. But where there is rain, you can be almost certain there will be a rainbow.
14. The Great Outdoors
Vienna is a great place to live if you enjoy going on outdoor adventures. You don’t have to go too far to get away from the noise of the city. Follow the Danube River south of Vienna and you’ll find miles of forests.
15. The Castles
Not only can you see palaces in Vienna, you can also see castles. Pictured here is Castle Schönbühel, which was built about 900 years ago. It’s located at the east end of Wachua Valley, which you can reach by train from Vienna.
If you can get up early enough, sunrise is beautiful from anywhere in Vienna. In this photo you can also see that many homes have skylights or rooftop gardens.
Sunset in Vienna is just as beautiful as sunrise. This photo was taken from the Danube Tower.
Ready to pack your bags yet? If so, check out our other articles on the best places to visit in Vienna.
Featured photo courtesy: Franz Jachim/Flickr