Hello Dear Traveler,
Vienna, you will be truly surprised by the authenticity, architecture & culture of Artists & Intellectuals such as Beethoven, Mozart, Klimt or even the famous neurologist Sigmund Freud spent a part of their life in the city of art.
Also recognize for it royal palaces, museums & house of the Habsbourg. Vienna find its roots in the Celtic and Roman style which result into a Medieval and Baroque architecture.
Budget for a stay in Vienna
Person : 1 person.
Duration : 2 days – 2 nights
Food : From EUR 15 -20 per meal including drinks. ( portions are quite big)
Hotel : From EUR 30 (can of course find for less)
UBER : From the Airport to the city : Around EUR 12
Metro : EUR 2.4 per ticket
Tour and Visits : EUR 15 to EUR 20 per ticket (Palace, museums…)
Where to stay in vienna ?
Vienna is pretty small, the city centre is really convenient, pedestrian streets, a lot of coffee, shops, hotels and restaurants. To really enjoy the city, I would suggest to find an accommodation in the ring or nearby. You can then walk everywhere & transportation are very convenient.
I stayed in Heymi apartment in the city centre, very convenient, clean, big, ancient university building with original contemporary staircase. Only 5 to 15 minutes walk from all the main points of interest.
- Address : Maria-Theresien-Straße 3, 1090 Wien, Autriche
- Phone : +43 1 3102329
What to do in Vienna ?
Vienna has a lot to offer depending on your interests, art, museum, palace, ballet, opera, shopping, authentic coffee shops…. The city center is traditional, great services and friendly staff everywhere I went. I had a very relax stay, decided to go with the flow and mood of the moment. Since it was winter time, it was a bit cold, however considering the delicious food and warm restaurants, it was a pleasure all along.
1 - STROLL AROUND THE INNER CITY
The inner ring part of Vienna is the ancient city, roads are made of cobblestones, ancient white stones buildings, tiny pleasant shopping streets.
The best highlight is the hidden local shops, cafés, chocolate shops, restaurants.
The main museums and places of interest such as old architecture buildings, palaces, cathedrals and churches are there. One or two days are enough to see most of it, of course not into details but gives you a clear picture of Vienna and its beauty.
2 - STOP BY AUTHENTIC CAFÉS
The illustre café Landtmann since 1873 where Freud sat in Thonet chairs from imperial age offers a coffee & Apfelstrudel menu. Landtmann is an institution, Cozy & elegant atmosphere. The decor remains authentic to give you a back in time experience.
- Address : Universitätsring 4, 1010 Wien, Autriche
- Phone : +43 1 24100120
- Website : https://www.landtmann.at/
Budget : from Eur 11
- Address : Herrengasse 14, 1010 Wien, Autriche
- Phone : +43 1 5333763
- website : https://www.cafecentral.wien/en
Budget : from Eur 11 for a cake & drink
3 - VIENNA WALZER CONCERTS
Do not miss a classical music concert, had the opportunity to watch a performance in Palais Palfy where the Mozart give a concert with his sister in 1762. The show is in the original Figaro Saal from the 14th century. The concert was in two parts :
- Mozart, performance with Baroque costumes
- Strauss, performance with Biedermeier costumes
Budget : From Eur 62 to Eur 42 depending on the ticket category.
- Address : Josefsplatz 6, 1010 Wien
- Phone : +43 1513 9870
- email : email@example.com
- Website : http://www.classic-concerts.at
The performance came with ballet dancers and Opera singer. A blessing.
4 - SCHÖNBRUNN & THE PARK, THE SYMBOL OF VIENNA & THE SUMMER RESIDENCE OF THE HABSBURG
SCHÖNBRUNN & THE PARK
Schönbrunn is the palace to see in Vienna, a mix of Rococo & Baroque style. The castle construction started in 1696. Since then Schönbrunn has hosted several rulers who renew its decoration following the design of their time.
More information here
Was a pretty cold winter day-a hot coffe or chocolate in Cafe Gloriette was appreciated at his most.
Tips : In the park, go up the hill to Cafe Gloriette, Here
- Address : Schloßpark, 1130 Vienne
- Phone : +43 1 879 13 11
- Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website : http://www.gloriette-cafe.at
5 - Christmas market
Christmas Period is lovely, Vienna has plenty of Christmas Markets. In Austria it is an old age tradition since 1298.
No less than 20 Christmas market in Vienna are settle every year offering handy craft, seasonal gift and succulent local dishes.
My favorite is the Viennese dream Christmas Market in front of the city hall, usually open from mid November to end of December.
More information : Here
What & Where to eat?
1 - ZUM SCHWARZEN KAMEEL
The famous Zum Schwarzen Kameel restaurant on the main shopping street have amazing :
- Esterazhy torte
- Sacher Torte
A large selection of tea, wine, champagne & oysters.
- Address : Bognergasse 5, 1010 Wien, Autriche
- Phone : +43 1 5338125
- website : https://www.kameel.at/
Budget : from Eur 20
2 - FIGLMULLER
Had the best service experience in Figlmuller. The waitor has been very cheerful and helpful to choose the right wine. Famous for their Schnitzel.
I have tried their Viennese boiled beef which I consider to be delicious:
- Viennese boilde beef
- Red wine : Zweigelt or Blaufrankisch, depends if you prefer sweet.
- Café latte
- Address : Bäckerstraße 6, 1010 Wien, Autriche
- Phone : +43 1 5121760
- Website : https://www.cafecentral.wien/en/
Budget : from Eur 20, depends on what you order.
3 - PFUDL, DAS GASTHAUS
For your favorite Viennese dishes, Pfudl is the place to be. Feels like grand ma kitchen, very cozy, mainly locals are coming.
- Tafelspitz boiled beek
- Address : Bäckerstraße 22, 1010 Wien, Autriche
- Phone : +43 1 5126705
- Website : http://www.gasthauspfudl.com/home-pfudl-en.html
Budget : From EUR 15
Tips for your trip :
1 – The portions in the restaurants are quite big. Better sharing if you can so you can enjoy main dish and dessert.
2 – Visit Schonbrunn, the decoration and design inside the castle are beautiful.
3 – Do not miss your chance to see a classic music concert or opera.
4 – Plan more than 2 days if you can.
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