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Best way to see Vienna (city tour tips & tricks)

What is the best way to tour Vienna & best things to see?

Get the most out of your city tour in Vienna and explore the most beautiful sights and attractions of Vienna with our HOP ON HOP OFF buses. Vienna is the city of imperial heritage and endless culture.

See the famous Vienna State Opera, the City Hall, Schönbrunn Palace, the Albertina, the Kursalon, the Belvedere, the Votivkirche, the Hundertwasserhaus, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Danube Tower and much more!

Vienna has so much to offer. Make sure you get the most out of your city tour and don't miss a thing.

Which five sights should you definitely visit in Vienna to get the most out of the city

Here are our 5 favorite sights for a city tour in Vienna:

What can't you miss in Vienna? Read below our list with 5 top places everyone must visit in Vienna.

  1. Vienna State Opera - The Vienna State Opera is not only a famous landmark of Vienna, but also a great starting point for your sightseeing tour by bus in Vienna. This is the common point from which the 3 different lines of our popular HOP ON HOP OFF buses depart.
  2. Schönbrunn Palace - If you want to get the best out of Vienna, Schönbrunn is a must. Take a guided tour, enjoy a concert or take a ride with the Panoramabahn in the summer months. Everything you need to know about Schönbrunn can be found here: Schönbrunn Palace Activities
  3. Belvedere - take the yellow HOP ON HOP OFF line to stop 34 Belvedere Palace and see the world-famous "Kiss" by Gustav-Klimt.
  4. Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel - take the blue line to stop 18 Prater / Riesenrad and enjoy a magnificent view over Vienna during a ride on the legendary Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel.
  5. The Kunsthistorisches Museum is not only a must for all art lovers, but also for anyone who wants to visit one of the most important museums in the world and enjoy the imperial collections. Your HOP ON HOP OFF stop is 2 Kunsthistorisches Museum on the red and blue lines.

Our HOP ON HOP OFF buses will not only take you to these sights, but to so many more!

HOP ON HOP OFF starting point

Karlsplatz, in front of the Vienna Opera House, is a great starting point for the 3 lines (yellow, red and blue) of our Vienna Sightseeing HOP ON HOP OFF buses. But of course you can get on and off at any station.

How much does a city tour by bus cost in Vienna?

The Vienna city tour bus prices vary depending on the different time periods for which they are purchased or depending on how many hours 24h, 48h, or 72h.

Here you will find the current prices for the respective periods:

How long does the HOP ON HOP OFF bus take in Vienna?

It depends on which line you travel with, e.g. are you traveling along the Ringstrasse or towards the Danube? Every tour is different. Take a look at each line and choose which is your best way to see Vienna:


Book your Vienna sightseeing city tour and explore the best sights in Vienna

Get your ticket now for a city tour with the Vienna Sightseeing HOP ON HOP OFF buses and enjoy a great sightseeing tour.

Your ticket is valid for 1 year and the tour can be started at any HOP ON HOP OFF station.