Every street reveals a different historic building, ancient monument, traditional café, or beautiful park. It’s no wonder Vienna is crowded with tourists from around the globe, regardless of the time of year. Still, there are some special spots in Vienna that are just perfect for taking breath-taking Instagram pictures.
If you’re looking for those spots in Vienna that will make your Instagram photos fascinating, look no more. We’ve put together a list of 7 most instagrammable spots in Vienna for you to visit and explore.
Let’s break it down together.
1. The Gloriette at Schönbrunn
Schönbrunn Palace is one of the most beautiful historical sites you can visit in Vienna. Built at the end of the 17th century, this imperial summer residence is now one of the main tourist attractions of Vienna.
However, the glorious yellow palace itself is not the spot we had in mind. It’s the Gloriette.
If you go behind the palace of Schönbrunn and look up the hill, you’ll see the Gloriette - a set of columns and arches rising above the hill.
Once you climb the hill, you can pay a small fee to enter the viewing terrace and be able to:
- See the Schönbrunn palace from a panoramic perspective
- Take a stunning picture
- Rest with a cup of coffee at the café
The Gloriette offers a view on the Schönbrunn like no other site and is instagrammable as it gets. Make sure to check it out.
2. The Danube Tower
If you’re looking for a site that will give you a dazzling view over the entire city of Vienna, look no further. The Danube Tower is our next most instagrammable spot in Vienna.
The Donauturm, as the locals call it, is a 252 meters tall tower. That makes it the tallest landmark in Austria!
All you have to do to make one of your most beautiful Vienna photos is to go to the top of the tower.
Luckily, you can take one of the two high-speed elevators available to all the visitors. It will take the elevator only 35 seconds to get you to the observation tower.
Once you get there, the view will take your breath away.
3. Upper Belvedere
You don’t have to be an art fan to fall in love with the Belvedere Museum and its surroundings.
Belvedere is actually a complex of two Baroque palaces called the Lower and the Upper Belvedere. The buildings are housing the Belvedere Museum where you can find a fascinating collection of Austrian art, dating from the Middle Ages.
However, it’s not the inside of the Museum that we want to talk about.
The outside of the Upper Belvedere shot frontally, will allow you to create a majestic photo. You've got all the elements:
- A grand water basin
- The breath-taking palace with a white facade and a blue rooftop
4. Giant Ferris Wheel
Another popular tourist attraction in Vienna is the Prater amusement park. The park offers different rides and fun attractions to visitors of all ages. However, one particular ride is known as Vienna’s must-see landmark.
The giant Ferris wheel, also known as The Wiener Riesenrad is 64.75-meter tall and you can find it at the very entrance of Prater.
The Ferris wheel is highly photogenic and, apart from offering you a great time while riding it, it also enables you to take some stunning pictures. So, you can choose:
- Take a picture of the Ferris wheel from the ground
- Ride the Ferris wheel and take aerial images of Vienna
You’ll make great pictures in both cases. This landmark is definitely worth visiting.
5. St. Stephen’s Cathedral
Also known by its German title, Stephansdom, St. Stephen’s Cathedral is situated in the Stephansplatz and can be easily spotted thanks to its high towers.
The cathedral is a combination of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and it offers you a unique chance to capture its spirit and create amazing photos.
- Explore different angles
- Take a shot from a distance or do close-ups
- Take a tour of The South Tower and make images of the city from above
You’ll have plenty of inspiration once you reach the cathedral so make sure you put in on your tour plan.
6. The Hundertwasserhaus
Now, here’s a landmark that offers a completely different style and architecture from most other sites we’ve covered so far.
The Hundertwasserhaus is a curious-looking building that was designed by the artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
You’ll fall in love with:
- The colorful façade
- Strangely shaped patterns
- A lovely fountain
- Curved pavements
It’s a chance for you to explore a different face of the city of Vienna and capture it with your camera.
7. Vienna City Hall
The seat of Vienna’s local government, Wiener Rathaus, is a spectacular building dating from 1872.
It has a complex, layered structure that gives it a steady, heavy look. The combination of towers, several floors, and basements create a unique architecture that you'll find fascinating in every way.
The Wiener Rathaus is definitely a place for you to check out and explore. Bring your camera and make sure that you find all the right angles.
Vienna is a magical and wonderful city that needs to be a part of your travel list. Once you get there, you'll get carried away by the ancient spirit, beautiful architecture and vibrant streets.
Make sure that you visit all the sites we’ve listed and capture every moment with your camera. But, don’t forget to explore and find your own favorite spots in Vienna and share them with your Instagram followers and friends.