In Vienna, there is a sense of old and new merging together to create one beautiful city that screams to be explored! And since Vienna has free WIFI available around the city, especially in touristy areas, you’ll never have to worry about the Snapchats of your awesome trip not going through.
- Rathausplatz: It's hard to determine if this building is the city's town hall or the home of a fairy tale princess. Either way, it's an imposing building that always seems to have something going on. In the winter, this is where the town's Christmas market and ice skating rink are. (Side Note: if you can, try to be in Vienna around Christmas – the Christmas markets are just plain fantastic!)
- St. Stephen's Cathedral: This church has the tallest spire in Europe. If you'd like, you can climb up the towers to get a fantastic view of the city. If you prefer to stay closer to the ground, the church is unbelievably beautiful.
- Belvedere gardens: Below the shadow of Belvedere Palace lies the Belvedere gardens. With the sculpted hedges and impressive water fountains, you can describe the experience of strolling around the gardens as "perfectly magical." No matter when you visit Vienna, the gardens will always be open and free to enter. However, Spring and Summer are the best months to see how expansive and colorful they can be. Inside the palace is an extensive collection of works of art from Austrian artists such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka. If after visiting the gardens you decide to visit the palace, the student price is €12.50.
- Schönbrunn Palace: Easily accessible using public transportation, the Palace is stunning and well worth your time if you have a free afternoon. Here you can see where a young Mozart played for the Emperor or simply experience the extravagant lifestyle of the Imperial family, the Habsburgs. Although student entrance to the palace is €13.20, you can walk around the Schönbrunn palace gardens for free and enjoy its beauty in both Winter and Summer. Within the garden lies a hedge maze, which is €4.20 for students and they only sell tickets if the weather is pleasant.