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5 Hidden Gems in Vienna That You Need to Check Out

Discover Vienna’s must-see secret spots that you need to add to your travel itinerary

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  • 23 May 2022
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There are plenty of things to do in Vienna, whether this is your first time visiting or you've been here time and time again. With so many landmarks and attractions, it can be easy to miss out on something that may not be on the main touristy itinerary. From museums with free entry to incredible cafes, check out these five hidden gems in Vienna you need to check out next time you visit!

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1) Go up top

Grabbing a table on top of a building is a must for anyone visiting. The Das LOFT Wien restaurant, has become hugely popular among locals and tourists alike—especially because it’s an unbeatable vantage point for watching Vienna’s breathtakingly beautiful sunsets. In terms of menu choice, you can find anything from traditional Austrian cuisine to modern fusion creations. We highly recommend this makes your list of things to do in Vienna.

2) Visit the hidden Viennese gallery

The Hundertwasserhaus is a private museum built by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. It’s totally unique and definitely worth a visit for its colourful architecture, beautiful views of the city, and unique collection of artistic works. Located near Naschmarkt, it’s one of Vienna’s more off-the-beaten path museums.

3) Walk along the Danube Canal

The Danube Canal is a great place for an afternoon stroll. Take a leisurely walk from Donauspital Süd all the way up to Ruprechtskirche and soak up some of that quintessential European atmosphere as you go.

4) Watch local artists at their most creative

Art lovers are in for a treat when they visit Vienna. Checking out the local artists while you’re in town is definitely on our list of things to do. In Vienna every summer the city turns into an open-air gallery as artists display their work on bridges and underpasses, making art easily accessible for passersby. Make sure you add these five locations to your itinerary—you won’t regret it!

5) Krypt Bar

Krypt is a speakeasy-style bar in the 9th District. Located behind a gate and down a small alley. Krypt boasts a hidden entrance leading down into its own world of dim lighting, cozy booths, the sounds of bluesy jazz playing softly in the background, bartenders that are more than happy to tell you stories about their hometowns around the world and what makes them love working at Krypt (plus great drinks) – all for no cover charge.

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