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.

 

Some favorite attractions 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?

Other must reads for Vienna

10 things you should be doing in Vienna

A visit to the Kunsthistoriches Museum

A fall garden tour at Schonbrunn

Belvedere palace at twilight

 

Also, 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

 

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