My Favourite Vienna Photos
The Vienna pictures on this page and the embedded pages are mostly taken from my own camera. They show Vienna how natives like me see it. Some of them feature widely known key landmarks and palaces, and some simply show my favourite places. Some of them have blue spotless skies, but many of them were taken on ordinary cloudy days.
You can also use these pictures of Vienna as your themed Vienna city guide. If you love historic palaces, for example, you may want to start with reviewing the photo gallery about palaces. The images in the different photo galleries and the related links will connect you with the places and background information you need to plan your time in Vienna. Just click on the photos or the headlines below to access the galleries and notes.
The whole historic centre of Vienna is a UNESCO world heritage site, so there is plenty to plan and see.
I have taken most of the pictures myself and complemented them with others where there were gaps or where individual photography was not allowed (as in some museums or with certain artwork.)
The galleries are grouped into different Vienna attractions such as
This photo gallery collects some of the finest pieces of Viennese architecture and prominent landmark buildings, such as St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom), the Secession, Jugendstil houses designed by Otto Wagner, key buildings along the Ringstrasse, and a few of my favourites of the baroque period in Vienna. It is growing consistently as I add new pictures.
Our Imperial past has scattered Vienna with beautiful palaces of the Habsburgs and aristocratic families. Nowadays, many of them are used to house public administration, such as Trautson Palace (Minstiry of Justice) or the baroque palace used by the Higher Administrative Court (the former Bohemian Court Registry) on Judenplatz. You will see key palaces in this gallery: from the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Schonbrunn Palace to the Belvedere Vienna, the Liechtenstein Palace, the Augarten Palace to Kinski Palace.
This gallery includes Vienna pictures of our main opera houses and concert halls for classical and contemporary music: The Vienna Opera House, the Theater an der Wien, the Musikverein (home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), and the Konzerthaus. These classical venues are all landmarks themselves. I can highly recommend the Vienna Opera tour, which will show you places inside the Opera that are usually not accessible to opera attendees.
Many of our wineries have a unique local architecture, yellow painted with wooden green shutters and dark wood panelled top levels. Most of them have lovely inner courtyards with vine canopies and centuries-old trees where people would sit, sip their wine, have a snack and chat. Many of these wineries are located close to or right in the hilly vineyards of outer Vienna, and offer themselves great views of the city. Neighbourhoods such as Grinzing or Neustift am Walde have real village character, and it is hard to believe you are in Vienna.
Access the gallery on my page about wineries and you will see a taster of some of my local friend Babsi's and my favourite spots.
by Barbara Cacao
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