We’ve explored some of Vienna’s most captivating landmarks and attractions, perfect for those of you enjoying taking great photos while on holiday.
1. Stephansdom Towers
The South Tower of St Stephen’s Cathedral offers one of the best views across Vienna. The tiresome climb up its winding stairway (over 300 steps!) is worth it for the sweeping panorama of the city, including St Peter’s Church, the Rathaus, Belvedere Palace and the Danube Tower.
2. Ferstel Passage
This elegant passage and shopping arcade was built by the Austrian architect Heinrich von Ferstel in 1860. It’s a beautiful place to capture the everyday movement of shoppers and people enjoying the café culture.
3. Belvedere Palace and Museum
One of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks, the two Upper and Lower Belvedere Palaces are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 17th and 18th century as a summer residence for the Prince Eugene of Savoy, the site compromises of beautiful gardens and an Orangery, while inside you’ll find both permanent and temporary art exhibitions.
4. Jesuitenkirche Wien
Also known as University Church for its location on Dr-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz next to the old university – Jesuit Church is a marvelous baroque expression of the Roman Catholic Christian faith. Italian architect and painter Andrea Pozzo gave the church its ornate design and intricate paint work. It’s a true masterpiece.
5. Vienna University of Economics and Business
This futuristic campus has over 22, 000 students near the city centre, close to one of Vienna’s largest parks. There are six individual building complexes, designed by six international renowned architects.