Fiona! I'm booking to go to Vienna in a few months, do you have any recommendations for what I should do?
Oooh, lovely! :D I hope you have a great time there!
So there’s a gazillion palaces and churches: the Hofburg, the Belvedere (which is also an art museum!), and of course Schönbrunn (which is lovely esp. when the weather is nice, and features, among other things, some of Empress Elisabeth’s belongings), St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the Votivkirche, the Imperial Burial Vault etc, etc
ALL THE MUSEUMS OH MY GOSH: you want art? The Art History Museum, the Albertina or the Belvedere are just one of over 100 museums! Science? Natural History Museum (which is right opposite of the Art History one :D) Literature? Go to the National Library and visit the Literature Museum!
You’re into classical music? We got your back. Visit the Vienna State Opera, or the house of music - or maybe even go to a concert! Beethoven, Mozart, the Strauss dynasty - you can find traces of their time in Vienna everywhere. And of course, there’s also operetta, cabaret and musicals too.
oooh and let’s not forget things like the Prater (an old amusement park) or the Naschmarkt (you can buy all manner of tasty things there!) Speaking of food, try the Café Demel, Café Central, Café Schwarzenberg or the Café Hawelka for an authentic Vienna Coffee House experience (though getting into the last one can be hard)