For those who are new to Vienna, here is a classic route for not missing anything.
The old city of Vienna deserves a whole day of visiting. If you are not in a hurry, visit castles and museums, it is in the center of the heart culture. You can do it by tram.
The Vienna Tram Ring has 13 stops and opens from 10 am to 6 pm. A full trip costs 7 euros (4 euros - for children), a daily ticket - 9 euros (5 euros for children), you can go out and enter at any stop. Wiener Karte, (also known as the Vienna Card) - a single ticket for the entire public transportation in Vienna + a three-day discount for visiting museums, theaters, exhibitions, cafes, and restaurants. For example, a discount in Belvedere - up to 20%, Schönbrunn - from 1 euro to 17%, House of Mozart - up to 22%, Hofburg - up to 10%.
We buy a card for 19.90 euros at the airport, in tourist offices, and at railway stations, in the metro and in most hotels. You can also purchase it online. This is the simplest way to visit Hofburg, Treasury of the Hofburg Palace, Heroes' Square, People’s Park (Volksgarten), Palace Park of Austria (Burggarten), Burgtheater and the Vienna State Opera.
The outside ring road will take you to the Parliament, Town Hall (Rathausplatz), University of Vienna, Sigmund Freud Park, Danube Canal, Museum of Applied Art, City Park (Stadtpark), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Maria Theresa Square, The Natural History Museum and the Palace of Justice.
Another option to see Vienna is to take the Citi Tour sightseeing bus - they always stand by the Opera and work from 10 am to 5 pm. You can enter and exit at any stop.
1 hour of the trip - 13 euros, 2 hours - 16 euros, 24 hours - 20 euros, 48 hours - 27 euros (children -7 euros) + there is an audio guide in Arabic. This trip will offer you more historical details and make you save time on the essentials.
Coffee and strudels in Vienna are even more symbolic than Princess Sisi and Klimt. Every food break in Vienna would be a gastronomic delight. Experiment with a variety of coffees and brioches, it is a true pleasure.
At three o'clock in the afternoon, you can listen to free organ in the Temple of St. Peter, Peterskirche, near Graben street.
Opera Wiener Staatsoper on Opernring 2 (10 minutes walk from Hofburg). Think of booking your tickets in advances. And, if you are not going to assist the show, then you can go to the Opera for a tour. Cost - 6.50 €, duration - about an hour.
In the evening you can walk through the Old Town by Graben - a spacious street, past the luminous windows of boutiques, fountains, named after the most revered Austrian saints: "Josephsbrunnen" and "Leopoldsbrunner".
Next to Graben - Kohlmarkt - the pedestrian zone, also with boutiques and the Demel confectionery (Konditorei Demel) - is one of Vienna’s most famous coffee houses.