Free Things To Do in Vienna

What can you do in the Austrian capital without spending a euro? Read on to find out!

DiscountsFree Things To Do in Vienna

The Vienna Card gives visitors access to over 190 different types of price deals. Deals at the museums and other sights are valid on the day of issue as well as the three days following. Available at hotels and the tourist offices, the pass costs €18.50. If you are planning to stay in Vienna for three days or more, consider purchasing it as the Vienna Card is one of the best tourist board-offered discount cards in Europe.

Free Attractions

Never forget the entertainment factor of simply walking through Vienna. This is the town with Hapsburg leftovers popping up all over the place, after all. For most tourists, the baroque and Jugendstil Art Nouveau architecture, the perfectly trimmed park foliage and faraway views of the Hofburg Palace provide plenty of picturesque, as well as frugal, moments.

Many regal sites remain free of charge. The Hapsburg grounds took over several hundred years to complete. The results are sure to guarantee spectacular views through the eyes of an international tourist.

The Augustinian Church is a Gothic and neo-Gothic masterpiece which includes the Maria Christina memorial. This is also the place where the heart of the Hapsburg dynasty is literally kept. The hearts of the royal family are vaulted here. Remains of the Hapsburgs are coffined up at Kaisergruft. After all the dead vaults, you might be in the mood for a stroll around the light and bright Palace grounds. Lie on the grass and get lost in the flowers and perfection rivalling Versailles.

The Danube River has a beach nearby, a fun place to people watch and cool off during the summer. Locals migrate here to get their yearly share of sunrays. The beach itself is made up of pedestrian-only concrete and grass. In-line skaters and bikers fit in with the festivities at the nearby amusement park.

Most popular hostels in Vienna (by views)

map marker #2
Believe-it-or-Not
thumbnail of Believe-it-or-Not
8.9

Doubles from $24

Distance 1.9 km

map marker #3
Labyrinth Hostels
thumbnail of Labyrinth Hostels
6.2

Doubles from $9

Distance 0 km

map marker #4
Do Step Inn
thumbnail of Do Step Inn
7.8

Doubles from $14

Distance 3.16 km

map marker #5
Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge
thumbnail of Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge
9.2

Doubles from $20

Distance 3.12 km

map marker #6
Hostel Ruthensteiner
thumbnail of Hostel Ruthensteiner
8.9

Doubles from $24

Distance 3.26 km