Top 10 Historical Monuments in Vienna

Discover the best attractions and experiences in Vienna for history and culture enthusiasts. From visiting iconic museums and historical sites to exploring the city’s hidden gems, immerse yourself in Vienna’s rich history and culture with our top picks for geeks.

Published:July 28, 2023
Last updated:February 12, 2024

Vienna, a city where history and culture intertwine, invites the curious traveler to uncover its rich past and vibrant present. From gran imperial monuments to hidden corners teeming with stories, Vienna’ history is an European Treasure. If you are passionate about the past, here you can find the top historical monuments in Vienna!

Schönbrunn Palace entrance on a sunny day

1. Visit the Hofburg Palace

  • Imperial residence of the Habsburg dynasty.
  • Home to the Sisi Museum and Imperial Treasury.
  • Dive into the world of royalty and opulence.

Location of Hofburg Palace

2. Explore the Schönbrunn Palace

  • Summer residence of the Habsburgs .
  • Expansive gardens and parklands.
  • The Schönbrunn Palace is the most famous historical monument in Vienna.

If you want to join our Free Walking Tour inside Schönbrunn Palace Garden, check out all the availabilities here: Free Walking Tour Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Garden

Location of Schönbrunn Palace

3. Take a stroll through the historic city center

  • Vienna’s historic city center is UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can find several historical monuments distributed in the first district.
  • Discover St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna State Opera, Spanish Riding School, and more.
  • Walk in the footsteps of history, exploring architectural and cultural landmarks.

4. Discover the Vienna State Library

  • Houses historic books and the famous Papyrus Erzherzog Rainer.
  • Explore the world of literature and knowledge in this historical monument.

Location of Vienna State Library

5. Join the Free Classical Walking Tour of Primetours

  • Experience Vienna’s history with the highest-rated Free Walking Tour.
  • Local, licensed guides reveal the city’s secrets.
  • Uncover the highlights of the historical city center while sightseeing historical monuments of Vienna.

Let’s walk together through the streets of Vienna!

6. Visit the Freud Museum

  • Dive into Sigmund Freud’s world of psychoanalysis.
  • Explore his former apartment and workplace.

Location of Freud Museum

7. Visit the Imperial Crypt

  • Final resting place of Habsburg dynasty members.
  • Pay homage to Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth.

Location of Imperial Crypt

8. Join the Terrible Crimes in Vienna Tour

  • Unearth hidden stories of notorious crimes, like the Bloody Countess and the history behind “standard bread loaf”.
  • Visit Palais Bathory and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
  • Delve into Vienna’s dark past.

Let’s step together into the dark side of Vienna’s history

9. Take a tour of the Vienna State Opera

  • Explore one of the world’s most famous opera houses.
  • Behind-the-scenes guided tours offer opera insights.

Location of Vienna State Opera

10. Join our tour Free Walking Tour Vienna: Hitler and the New Vienna 1900

  • Discover Vienna’s intellectual and creative peak.
  • Experience the clash of Old and New Vienna.
  • Immerse yourself in the city’s unique history.

Joining a tour is one of the best ways to get to know the city and explore historical monuments in Vienna!

Do you dare to look into the Old and step into the New Vienna with us?

Free Tour guide showing Vienna
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