A night walking tour in Vienna – Travel Photo Mondays


A night walking tour in Vienna - Travel Photo Mondays

A night walking tour in Vienna – Travel Photo Mondays


 A night walking tour in Vienna  – Travel Photo Mondays

There’s something magical about walking through the streets of Vienna at night time. It feels like a nice mixture of very old mixed and new combined into the historic district of the Ringstrasse ( historic center of Vienna). The cafes are full and lively, and it seems like everyone is out enjoying the evening, window shopping and exploring the pedestrian only zones at night-time. It always seems to get packed along the promenades later in the evening time when locals and tourists want to visit the area.


Here are some of my favorite walking venues of Vienna at night time


Vienna Opera House

Vienna Opera House

Vienna Opera house at night


Vienna opera house front facade

Vienna opera house front facade


St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna

St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna


St. Stephen’s Cathedral


Colorful lights at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna

Colorful lights at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna


Interior details of the Cathedral


Interior of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna

Interior of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna



Along the pedestrian zones in the Stephansdom’s area, it is very busy and lively with open air cafes, lit up buildings, shops and landmarks all open for the night visitor. It’s quite pleasant strolling through Stephansdoms and walking back to the cathedral which is relatively close by.  Beautiful architecture line many of the pedestrian zones with the bottom floors containing specialty retailers, galleries and regional brands. From the Ringstrasse by the Opera house, you can easily walk through the pedestrian zones all the way to the Danube river and back. It’s seems to be a very popular pass-time checking out all the shops, looking at the dining venues on the promenade or just finding a nice spot to enjoy a Viennese pastry and enjoy some people watching.


Stephansdom’s plaza


Pedestrian zone in Stephansdom's area.

Pedestrian zone in Stephansdom’s plaza


Another shopping arcade filled with visitors enjoying a pleasant Viennese evening


Main pedestrian zone around the Cathedral of Vienna

Main pedestrian zone around the Cathedral of Vienna


Carriage rides are very popular and plentiful around the historic center of Vienna. They typically ride along the 19th century Ringstrasse  filled with architectural buildings, parks, monuments and baroque inspired masterpieces that are well lit and wonderful to view by taking a nice, slow carriage ride through the district.



Carriage horse rides along the ring in Vienna

Carriage horse rides along the ring in Vienna




Lit fountain next to the Opera House of Vienna

Lit fountain next to the Opera House of Vienna


On a pleasant evening, it’s fun to explore Vienna at night time, especially in the historic center district inside of the Ringstrasse. There are so many beautiful landmarks, monuments and night life to enjoy in this Cultural capital of Austria and taking the time to see them at night time is quite special, don’t you think?


Check out some of my other favorite night tours of cities around the world below


Touring Krakow at night

Bologna at night

Touring Budapest at night

Las Vegas night scenes

Neon light tour in Las Vegas

Discovering London at night

Visiting Lyon at night


Thanks for taking this night walking tour in Vienna for Travel Photo Mondays, please do visit some of the other bloggers participating for today’s link-up.

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35 Responses to A night walking tour in Vienna – Travel Photo Mondays

  1. alison September 25, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    I’ve not had much luck with night time photography Noel, but your walking tour of Vienna has inspired me to give it a try. The image of St. Stephens Cathedral especially caught my eye. Thanks!

  2. A Cook Not Mad (Nat) September 25, 2014 at 6:16 am #

    Vienna is so beautiful, even at night!

  3. Michelle September 25, 2014 at 4:03 am #

    St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna looks absolutely incredible. Those are some gorgeous night photos. When I travel alone I rarely go out at night so a group walking tour would be ideal. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Jempi September 23, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    Good pics Noel. Looking forward to go on a “photography-trip” with you sometime. Cheers, Jempi

  5. travelnwrite September 23, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    Nighttime adds a touch of magic to any location, doesn’t it, Noel? These are most inviting and make me want to pack my bags and set out for Vienna!

  6. Rachel@safari254 September 23, 2014 at 7:25 am #

    Beautiful photos, Vienna looks so magical and grandiose

  7. Johanna Bradley September 22, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

    It looks fabulous, Noel. Quite the place to be for a Christmas Fair! (I know! Much too early to think Christmas)

  8. The Gypsynesters September 22, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    Vienna is so cool, even better after dark! Great shots.

  9. jane canapini September 22, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    Steady as she goes is right! Getting these without a tripod makes you a much steadier hand than I!

  10. Johanna September 22, 2014 at 4:20 am #

    Love your night shots, Noel. You must have a steady hand. St Stephen’s cathedral looks so spooky and ethereal. Didn’t spend enough time in Vienna, so thanks for taking me back for a joy ride today.

  11. Michele Peterson September 22, 2014 at 3:42 am #

    I’m impressed with your night photos of Vienna. Beautiful! I find it so difficult to take photo at night and know I should really carry a tripod and not try to use my husband’s head to steady the camera. Will give it a try on my next trip to Europe.

  12. Catherine September 22, 2014 at 3:19 am #

    Beautiful night shots Noel! I’ve always wanted to visit Vienna… the architecture is simply stunning.

  13. Anita @ No Particular Place To Go September 22, 2014 at 3:03 am #

    We haven’t mastered the art of night photography with our little point and shoot cameras yet but you’ve inspired me to at least TRY! I love the reflection of the lights and the amazing architecture shown in your Vienna photos. Now I can see why it has such a reputation as a romantic city.

  14. facile et beau - Gusta September 22, 2014 at 1:21 am #

    I love citys at night. Great pictures!!

  15. Linda ~ Journey Jottings September 21, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

    So wonderful to see some night shots – There’s a big gap in my images always between 6pm and 6am!!

  16. Corinne September 21, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    Noel, I love night shots. Did you set up your tripod for all these shots? I think the cathedral with the lights is pretty cool.

    • Noel September 21, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

      I didn’t bring a tripod on this trip, just held very, very steady!

  17. jesh StG September 21, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    The times we were in Wien our kids were small, so (since we’re European) we didn’t go out at night. The lights give it a festive atmosphere, while during the day it appears more regal (in my opinion). A perfect city for someone loves cultural activities and sights:)

  18. Muza-chan September 21, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    Great photos 🙂

  19. Michele {Malaysian Meanders} September 21, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    Your photos really transported me there. Vienna seems so romantic at night. I like how they’ve lit up the buildings, especially all the colors on St. Stephen’s Cathedral. I think a carriage ride followed by pastries at sidewalk cafe would be the perfect way to round out the evening.

  20. santafetraveler September 21, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    As always wonderful photos. Vienna at night looks fab!

  21. Betsy Wuebker | PassingThru September 21, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    When we visited Vienna, it was cold and wet, so in the evenings everything glittered and shimmered. Your photos brought back how enjoyable our impressions were.

  22. Leigh September 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    I love night time photo essays as it gives a whole other dimension to the feel of a city and I think it adds a lot of drama. Did you carry around a tripod?

    • Noel September 21, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

      It was all hand held at the lowest shutter speed when I travel light I cannot bring a tripod, so it really is hit or miss for me

  23. budget jan September 21, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

    Hi Noel, My favourite of your nighttime photographs is “Main pedestrian zone around the Cathedral of Vienna” because it looks so real I want to step into it. It looks like a vibrant area that I would love to explore.

  24. Suzanne Fluhr September 21, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    We were just in Vienna—-really—like 10 days ago. It is beautiful at night. My photography?—-not so much, so I’m happy to see your photos. Also, when we were there St. Stephen’s Cathedral was largely covered in scaffolding, so we only had a glimpse of the spectacular roof.

  25. Marilyn Armstrong September 21, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    Just back from Boston and you have whisked me away to Vienna 🙂

  26. Rajlakshmi September 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    The Vienna opera house looks so stunning at night. Loved the architecture of the place.

  27. Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse September 21, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    I’m really enjoying your posts about Vienna!

  28. Marisol@TravelingSolemates September 21, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    Wow, these are amazing night shots Vienna, Noel. I love the vibes and the colors of each scene and they seem so alive It has been a long time since I was in Vienna. I remember enjoying the lovely Viennese evenings. I’m inspired to revisit the city soon.

  29. Dennis Kopp September 21, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    Noel, it has been a while since I visited Vienna and I must admit that I mostly explored this grand city during the daytime. But I remember that my favorite area at night was the Rathausplatz and the beautifully it up Rathaus with its five slender towers. But in any case, a stroll around Vienna certainly seems rewarding at any time of day or night… 🙂


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