What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

We loved Garten Tulln and Lake Tullin; they are about 30 minutes outside the city. Both are wonderful day trips for the whole family. We also loved all our adventures in Western Austria. Be sure to check out kinderhotels, Sonnentherme (about an hour outside of Vienna), is a hit with small kids. We also enjoyed going to Therme Wein in the winter when it was an American holiday but not an Austrian holiday - pools to ourselves and lots of fun! - Feb 2019


I could fill pages with things worth doing, but I will mention one that I think is a can't miss. There is a performing arts festival in Bregenz every summer from mid-July to mid-August (http://bregenzerfestspiele.com/) where they perform an opera on a stage built on Lake Constance (Bodensee in German). It is one of the two or three most jaw-dropping experiences I've ever had - seriously, it is so visually stunning that I lack the vocabulary to give it justice. - Jul 2018


Easter and Christmas Markets, taking a mountain train up the nearest mountain (the Schneeberg) and stopping for fresh krapfen (donuts) on the way up, enjoying the Danube on hot summer days, biking trips in the Wachau Valley - Mar 2015


A few gems that people don't always get to: Kunsthaus Wien, Friedensreich Hundertwasser's museum. The Austrian Folk Art Museum in the 8th district (Laudongasse and Langegasse). It's fun to stroll through the big auction house in the Dorotheum, an 18th century palace, and even attend an auction there. Every day around noon the Lippizaner horses are walked from their stables on Augustinerstrasse in the center across to practice in the palace, and it's fun to watch them cross the street with their trainers -- for free. - Jul 2014


After you've exhausted all the options in Vienna proper (museums/concerts/opera/ballet/restaurants/bars/etc.), venture further out for skiing, hiking and sightseeing in the countryside. After that, look beyond Austria's borders to all the lovely regional opportunities. You're ideally situated for all sorts of European journeys. - Mar 2014


Oh where to start? Museums, zoo, parks (endless), riding the Ferris wheel at the Prater amusement park, exploring smaller Austrian towns, heading to Salzburg, driving to neighboring countries (Slovenia, Germany, Italy etc), hanging out at a heuriger or beer garden, the opera, going on a hike around the Vienna Woods .... yeah, there is LOTS to do here! - Aug 2013


Oh, tons. Everything from day trips to castles to longer trips to Italy, Croatia, the Czech Republic, etc. You will not be bored in Vienna. - May 2013


All types of sports, lots of parks, hiking in the Vienna woods, sailing lessons along the river, river cruises, museums, all types of concerts, road trips, tons of outdoor festivals practically year-round, shopping, eating. On a short 2-year tour you'd have to work hard every day to get it all in. - Jan 2013


Parks, hiking, zoos, museums, wine/beer festivals, film festivals, circus, cultural events (music/opera/theater), travel to nearby cities/countries.we tended to do outdoor activities b/c they were cheap and we had small kids - Aug 2011


Museums, parks, learn about Austro Hungarian empire, see Eastern Europe, bike ride, walk, swim, hike, fish, boat, take pictures, let your kids run to the park, enjoy a stress free life. - Aug 2011


Wow! Explore Vienna and its environs; Austria is a beautiful country, with much to see and do. Plus. Budapest, Prague, Slovenia, and Italy are only a few hours' drive from Vienna. Austria has many gorgeous national parks as well. - Aug 2009


The city has museums, an amusement park, lots of churches, etc. Easy travel by car or train to other central European destinations. - Aug 2009


WOW. There is not enough room to write.....The city itself is an attraction! Ride the metro out to Danube Tower or Prater Fair with the kids, or walk thru all of the central city and see the opera house, the Burg theatre, Ring Blvd and St Stephens Cathedral. Don't forget Schonbrun Palace, the zoo, and the Vienna opera House. - Jul 2009


Travel out of the EU to save money. - May 2008


Too many too mention. There is always something going on. - Apr 2008


There are many restaurants, clubs, and outdoor sitting areas in the summer. Vienna is a vivid city. Austria is a country with a beautiful scenery so traveling is always a fun experience. - Jan 2008


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