Top 15 most instagrammable spots in Vienna, Austria

What are the top Instagram locations in Vienna? Which places are the best for a photo session? From impressive churches, through the nooks and crannies of the old town to the strange-looking buildings hidden in Vienna.
A list of top 15 most instagrammable places in Vienna, Austria
I present you my list of top 15 most instagrammable spots in Vienna, Austria with tips on how to get there. Check the locations on the map below, it may be helpful when you plan your walk around the city. If you want to stay in touch, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram or on Facebook.

1. Vienna State Opera.

The Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) is one of the most popular Instagram spots in the city. This building looks really impressive both from the outside and inside. In fact, the pictures of the Vienna State Opera taken on the terrace of the Albertina Museum most frequently appear on Instagram.

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U1, U2, U4 (Karlsplatz)

By tram: 62 (Karlsplatz); D, 1, Ring Tram (Oper)

By bus: 59A, 4A (Karlsplatz)

Vienna State Opera Albertinaplatz

2. St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

If you are looking for the most iconic Instagram places in Vienna, you should visit the St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom) to see the panoramic view of the city from one of its towers. It’s best to go early in the morning or just before sunset.

Opening hours and prices:

South Tower: Monday to Sunday from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm; € 5 adults,  € 2-3 children

North Tower: Monday to Sunday from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm; € 6 adults,  € 2.50 children

St. Stephen’s Cathedral: free

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U1, U3 (Stephansplatz)

3. St. Charles’ Church.

The Church of St. Charles’ (Karlskirche) in Vienna is sometimes called the Austrian Taj Mahal. The building is really impressive and looks great on the pictures. If you’re looking for the best photo spots in Vienna, do not miss this one.

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U1, U2, U4 (Karlsplatz)

By tram: 1, 62 (Karlsplatz)

By bus: 59A, 4A (Karlsplatz)

Karlskirche Vienna Instagram Spot

4. Hofburg Imperial Palace.

The Hofburg Imperial Palace is really huge, it consists of many buildings and courtyards. However, the most instagrammable place is St. Michael’s Gate at Michelerplatz. People usually take pictures of fiacres (horse-drawn carriages) here.

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U1 (Stephansplatz)U3 (Herrengasse, Stephansplatz)

5. Hudertwasserhaus.

The Hundertwasserhaus is one of the most bizarre-looking buildings in Vienna. I’ve already written about it in the article TOP 10 strangest buildings in Vienna, Austria. Many people come to the Hundertwasserhaus to take a picture of its colorful house facade, curved pavements, and a fancy fountain.

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U3 (Landstraße, Rochusgasse) or U4 (Landstraße) – plus about 10 minutes (700 m) on foot
By tram: 0 (Radetzkyplatz), 1 (Hetzgasse) – the nearest stop

Hundertwasserhaus Vienna Instagram Spot

6. St. Peter’s Church.

St. Peter’s Church (Peterskirche) is located right next to Graben, which is one of the most representative places in the old town. This building can be seen on many Instagram photos from Vienna.

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U1, U3 (Stephansplatz)

7. Schönbrunn Gloriette.

They say that being in Vienna and not seeing the Schönbrunn Palace is like being in Paris and not visiting the Eiffel Tower. Speaking of Schönbrunn, if you will be there, make sure to go for a walk to Gloriette. The beautiful panorama of Vienna can be seen from here and it is one of the best spots for taking pictures of the Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn.


Gloriette: € 4,50 adults, € 3,20 children

Schönbrunn Gardens: free

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U4 (Schönbrunn, Hietzing)

By tram: 10, 58 (Schloß Schönbrunn)

Gloriette Schonbrunn Vienna Instagram Spot

8. Palace of Justice.

The Palace of Justice (Justizpalast) is one of the best insiders photo spots in Vienna. Beautiful architecture and symmetry always look great on Instagram!

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U2, U3 (Volkstheater)

By tram: 46 (Schmeterlingplatz); 1,2,71,D (Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring)

9. Vienna City Hall.

The building of the Vienna City Hall (Wiener Rathaus) looks really impressive. Every winter one of the most beautiful Christmas fairs in Vienna takes place here. It is the best time to take a perfect picture for your Instagram.

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U2 (Rathaus)

By tram: D, 1, 2, Ring Tram (Stadiongasse/Parlament)

10. Palm House Schönbrunn.

The Schönbrunn Palm House looks amazing from both outside and inside. Its glass-metal construction is a real masterpiece of architecture. The Palm House is the perfect place for a photographic session in Vienna when it is raining and the weather is bad.


Palm House Schönbrunn: € 6 adults, € 4,50 children

Schönbrunn Gardens: free

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U4 (Hietzing)

By tram: 58, 60 (Hietzing)

Palmenhaus Schonbrunn Vienna Instagram Spot

11. Hotel Sofitel Vienna.

Das Loft, the sky bar of the Sofitel Hotel (SO/ Vienna Hotel) is one of the best places to watch the sunset in Vienna. A wonderful view and colorful ceiling make it an excellent Instagram spot.

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U1, U4 (Schwedenplatz)

By tram: 1, 2, Ring Tram (Schwedenplatz)

12. Palais Ferstel.

The marble-clad passage of Palais Ferstel with luxury stores and cafes looks really splendid. It is also called the Freyung Passage. Do not forget to visit the famous Café Central which is located nearby.

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U2 (Schottentor), U3 (Herrengasse)

By tram: D, 1, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 (Schottentor)

13. Votive Church.

Where to find blooming magnolias in Vienna? Next to the Votive Church (Votivkirche)! At the end of March and beginning of April, this is the most popular place on Instagram.

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U2 (Schottentor)

By tram: D, 1, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 (Schottentor)

Votiv Church, one of the most instagrammable places in Vienna, Austria

14. Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.

The interior of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna looks very impressive. If you would like to take an interesting picture on Instagram, you should visit this place.


€ 16 adults, free for children and teens under 19

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U2 (Museumsquartier)
By tram: D, 1, 2, Ring Tram (Burgring); 46, 49 (Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring)

15. Maria am Gestade Church.

Probably one of the most photogenic stairs in Vienna are located just below the church of Maria am Gestade (Mary at the Shore). This place is often overlooked by tourists, usually local people make photo sessions here.

How to get there:

By U-Bahn: U2, U4 (Schottenring)

By tram: 1, Ring Tram (Salztor Brücke)

Maria Am Gestade Church, one of the most instagrammable places in Vienna, Austria

Vienna is a really beautiful city, where there are many great places to take pictures. It was difficult for me to choose only 15 of them. However, I hope that my list of the most instagrammable spots in Vienna with tips on how to get there will be helpful for you. What are your favorite photo locations in Vienna?

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  31 comments for “Top 15 most instagrammable spots in Vienna, Austria

  1. May 12, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Przepiękne zdjęcia 🙂 Na pewno będę częściej wpadać 🙂

  2. May 15, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Your pictures are killer. I am sold by the idea of visiting each and every spot you have mentioned here in Vienna and get some great Instagram pictures. Loved the pictures of the Imperial Palace, the City Hall, and more. Thanks for the share.

    • July 8, 2019 at 11:37 am

      You’re welcome. I hope you will do a lot of beautiful pictures in Vienna.

  3. Daniel
    May 15, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I visited Viena multiple times but even I didn’t know about some of these places! Each one of them surely is deserving of being called “one of the most instagrammable places in town”. I loved all of them and will surely check out the ones I missed when I visit next time

    • October 24, 2019 at 10:59 am

      Some of these places are known only to local people and maybe a few tourists who did a good research. I am glad that you want to see Vienna again. This city is worth it.

  4. May 15, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I stopped in Vienna as part of a Viking River Cruise back in 2011. This post sums up my time there. Amazing architecture everywhere!

  5. May 15, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Those places look amazing! Good job capturing them. We’ll add them to our list for when we travel there!

    • October 24, 2019 at 11:01 am

      Vienna is full of such photogenic places and it was extremely difficult for me to choose only 15 of them.

  6. Shane Prather
    May 15, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Such an instagrammable European city, no doubt! I only had a short day trip to Vienna but i’m convinced I need to return and see even more!

    • October 24, 2019 at 11:04 am

      You should definitely come back to Vienna! 🙂 There are so many things to do and see that even one year spent in this city was not enough to explore everything that Vienna offers.

  7. May 15, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    These are def some very beautiful spots. Thanks for sharing

  8. May 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

    I had the opportunity to go to Vienna when I was last in Munich, and I didn’t. After reading your post and seeing the lovely pictures, I’m regretting my (terrible) choice not to go! I would have loved to see Hofburg and Schonbrunn (sorry about the lack of an umlaut there!) I’m planning to go to Germany again soon, so I’ll be sure to actually go to Vienna this time! Thank you!

    • October 24, 2019 at 11:05 am

      You’ll like Vienna, it’s a really wonderful city! The architecture is breathtaking.

  9. Emily
    May 16, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Totally saving this for my trip to Austria!! These are stunning loactions!

  10. May 16, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Instagrammable places indeed! Vienna is among our wish-we-could-travel-there list. Difficult for us considering that we’re from the Philippines, and getting a visa to Europe is quite challenging.

    • October 24, 2019 at 11:06 am

      I keep my fingers crossed so that you can see Vienna as soon as possible.

  11. May 17, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Headed to this part of the world next year and hope to make it to Vienna. All of these spots are so pretty. I’m not sure I’m quite as good of a photographer as you are, but I’m sure going to give it a try!

    • October 24, 2019 at 11:07 am

      Vienna is a very inspiring place, you will definitely take a lot of beautiful photos there.

  12. blair villanueva
    May 17, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Truly, what some gorgeous places! No wonder Vienna is one of the most favorite places to visit for the gram.

    • October 24, 2019 at 11:08 am

      It’s true, there are many amazing and photogenic spots in Vienna.

  13. May 18, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Firstly, your photos are truly amazing and stunning. I haven’t been to Vienna yet, and seeing these photos and reading your experience has rendered me an excitement to traipse my feet here soon. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    • October 24, 2019 at 11:10 am

      There are many more such wonderful places in Vienna, I highly recommend visiting this city.

  14. Ana
    May 20, 2019 at 6:21 am

    All these spots look picture-perfect for Instagram. My brother went to Vienna a few years ago and loved it. I hope to visit there soon!

    • October 24, 2019 at 11:11 am

      Your brother is right, Vienna is amazing. I also love this city and visit it whenever I have the opportunity to do it.

  15. mashka
    December 7, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Going to Vienna in a couple of days and will follow your list. Thanks 🙂

  16. Ron
    February 5, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Romantic Vienna !

    “But sudden was the newborn day reveal’d:
    A maiden came, in heavenly bright array,
    Like the fair creatures of the poet’s lay
    In realms of song. My yearning heart was heal’d…”

  17. December 13, 2022 at 9:56 am

    my favorite place to go ,I hope to go one day 🙁 Thanks for sharing