Vienna is a monumental city, with palaces and grandiose buildings. The range of things to see in the Austrian capital is huge so we have selected those that best fit the needs and tastes of families with children. We have dispensed with icons of Vienna as its Parliament, whose visit to the interior
Vienna is a monumental city, with palaces and grandiose buildings. The range of things to see in the Austrian capital is huge so we have selected those that best fit the needs and tastes of families with children.
We have dispensed with icons of Vienna as its Parliament, whose visit to the interior can be somewhat tedious or the House of Mozart, where he lived between 1784 and 1787. If we have time we can also take a quiet walk through Stadtpark, the city park , or the Naschmarkt, a bustling open-air flower and food market.
Monuments in Vienna to visit with children
Prater is a space where the oldest amusement park in the world, Wurstelprater, opened in 1895. Its history makes this place not only a fun center for the little ones but in a charming place full of classic attractions in perfect condition that manage to move visitors to another era. The adhesion of other modern attractions has not affected the idyllic atmosphere of Prater at all.
The giant ferris wheel is one of its most recognized symbols, although not only of Prater but of all of Vienna. In the enclosure there is also an interesting planetarium.
Prater is located three kilometers northeast of downtown Vienna.
The schedule of Prater attractions is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from March 15 to October 31, although the ferris wheel and other attractions as well as most restaurants and stores open all year.
Schönbrunn is the great palace where the imperial family lived during the summers. The place is overwhelming for its majesty and size, and the visit to both the interior rooms and the outdoor garden is very entertaining for the whole family. Do not miss seeing the labyrinth and the private gardens.
The ornate rooms, the Blue Chinese Room, the Grand Gallery or the Breakfast Room are some of the many and huge rooms that can be contemplated.
It is also essential to reach the Glorieta located at the opposite end of the palace and climb the small hill to enjoy beautiful views of the Schönbrunn complex.
The Schönbrunn Palace offers several ways of visiting but without a doubt the most interesting for the little ones is the so-called 'Children's Museum': a hilarious guided children's visit in which the children dress as emperors and princesses to tour the palace, the Zoo, the labyrinth and enjoy with the children's theater.
In the zoo, in addition to discovering more than 500 animal species, children can jump in a zip line ten meters high between the treetops and contemplate a wonderful view of the palace, the zoo and the city.
Hofburg Palace in Vienna
The visit to the Hofburg Palace in Vienna is extremely interesting. In this large complex where they lived for more than 600 years the Habsburgs can be seen today the imperial apartments, the Museum of Sisi, the Austrian National Library, a church, the Silverware, the office of the President of Austria and the Winter School of Horse riding.
The Silverware shows the luxurious objects of silver - but also of glass and porcelain - that came to belong to the Republic of Austria after the end of the Habsburg monarchy.
But it is the 19 imperial rooms that focus the visit to the Hofburg palace. Looking at its decoration, its furniture and listening to the interesting explanations of the audio guides, it is not difficult to get an idea of how Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth lived in this place. The palace has an entertaining visit for children.
Hofburg Palace is located at Michaelerplatz, 1.
Visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day. The months of July and August extend the hours until 18:00 hours.
The price of admission for adults is 9.90 euros. Children from 6 to 18 years old only pay 5.90 euros.
The Vienna Opera or Straatsoper is worth a visit for many reasons. For what it represents as the seat of the most important and famous opera company in the world, for its architectural majesty and its history: its architect could not stand that his work disappointed the expectations of the Viennese and committed suicide shortly after its inauguration in 1869 During the Second World War the building was seriously damaged after a bomb explosion and was later remodeled with the latest technological advances.
You can visit the Vienna Opera through guided tours but, of course, another excellent option is to buy tickets for a play and enjoy it in addition to visiting the building. The cheapest tickets cost just 4 or 5 euros.
The Vienna Opera House is located in Opernring, 2.
The hours of the guided tours are very variable, although they are normally carried out at noon, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The visit with a guide is priced at 5 euros for adults, 4 euros for retirees and 2 euros for students.
The Belvedere Palace was the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy but unfortunately the rooms and rooms of the palace are not set as they were, but show different pictorial collections.
Despite this, the monumentality of the palace and the splendor of the gardens is well worth a visit in which children will feel like princes and princesses walking through its royal gardens.
The complex consists of two palatial buildings - high and low Belvedere - in addition to what was once the greenhouse, which currently also serves as a pinacoteca. Gustav Klimt's famous 'The Kiss' is the center of attention of Belvedere's pictorial collection.
The Belvedere Palace is located on Prinz Eugen street.
The visiting hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Admission costs 16 euros for adults, 12.50 euros for students under 27 and 12.50 euros for retirees. Children under 19 years old do not pay entrance fee.
The Ringstrasse is the main artery of Vienna, its most lustrous and famous avenue. It houses many of the buildings that must be seen - inside or outside - in the Austrian capital: the Hofburg Royal Palace, the City Hall, the Parliament, the Stock Exchange, the Burgtheater, the Votive Church, the University, the Museum of History of Art or the Museum of Natural History.
Formerly the wall that protected Vienna from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries was built in the place of the Ringstrasse, but with the expansion of the city, in 1857 it was decided to demolish the wall and create a large boulevard, the Ringstrasse, where today they walk thousands of tourists and Austrians.