What to do in Vienna? / AUSTRIA

There is no bad time to visit Vienna, right?!

In my opinion answer is definitely – NO. It’s always a right time!

So, in today’s post I’m bringing you there with my post. I hope that you’re ready folks!

Let’s go! 😉

ABOUT VIENNA

Vienna is the federal capital and largest city of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria’s primary city, with a population of about 1.8 million (2.6 million within the metropolitan area, nearly one-third of Austria’s population), and its cultural, economic, and political centre. It is the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union.

Vienna is a wonderful baroque city, which is well-known for Maria Theresa’s reign as well as Emperor Franz Joseph I and his beloved wife, Empress Elisabeth of Austria.

There are a few things you need to consider when visiting Vienna for the first time. The city is safe, with a fantastic infrastructure of buses, trams, trains and subways which are running on time and can take you virtually everywhere.

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Vienna has a tremendous amount of restaurants and coffee houses. Almost all large subway stations have bakeries for a quick pick me up snack. For something authentic, make sure you try various traditional dishes and drinks. We recommend the Viennese Schnitzel, the Sturm (Federweiss in Germany), Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) and of course, the almighty Viennese Coffee.

Mumok Museum

Mumok is the largest museum of modern and contemporary art in Central Europe. If you like Pop Art, Cubism, Futurism and Surrealism, then this is the place for you. My concern with the museum was that I had to pay extra for the cloakroom. You see, I had my large poster from the Kunst Haus and I was not allowed in the museum with it. It was too big for the lockers as well so I had no choice but to pay 1 EUR on top of the normal fee. I thought that was poor.

Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria 
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:00
Public Transport: U2 Museum Quartier
Admission Fee: 11 EUR or Free with the Vienna Pass

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WHAT TO EAT

Can you really experience a city without eating the food? NO. Here’s a quick look at some of the must-eats:

Sacher-tort – This famous chocolate cake is one of the most decadent desserts and is shipped all over the world.

Schnitzel– you can’t go to Vienna without a wiener schnitzel. The most famous is the Figlmüller but there are plenty of restaurants around that serve this dish.

Finger sandwiches– These little sandwiches are the perfect light lunch or snack and great for any kind of eater. I like them from Trzesniewski.

Apple strudel– Sweet, cinnamon and apple filled pastry. You can’t go wrong.

Coffee – You must have coffee in Vienna. Café central is a great place.

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After dropping our bags we strolled the streets of Vienna and I walked around with my mouth wide open. First, please notice how CLEAN the street is above. Okay, then notice the architecture because it is incredible. For example:

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Next, we headed to St. Michael’s Square for the impressive architecture.

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Don’t forget to check out the beautiful gardens and head up for a view.

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Next we did one of my favorite things to do in any city: a walking tour. I feel like you get such a good feel for what the city’s about, and you find hidden facts that you might not discover by just walking by. The tour started at 2 pm near the opera building, and took us to some of the most important and historical parts of the city.

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Vienna is a UNESCO world heritage site for two reasons: the Spanish horse riding school… and the coffee culture. The cappuccino was actually invented here. The oldest coffee shop, Frauenhuber, dates to 1825 and you can still grab a cup here today. Both Mozart and Beethoven once performed here so it has a long history.

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Museums, shopping, food, architecture, music, it’s all here. Vienna is one of the most romantic and European cities and it is so much fun. This is a laid back city full of culture and a sense of style. Whether you’re just wandering the streets or you’re devouring art in museums, you’re sure to find something you love about Vienna.

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And during the Christmas market the main square looks like this:

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Just amazing, right?

We realized that there is still so much left to do in this gorgeous city, and we couldn’t cover everything we wanted to see during 1 day in Vienna. For example, we really wanted to visit the Hofburg, the Johann Strauss apartment, have a river cruise, check out the Sigmund Freud Museum and enjoy a wine cellar tour. Clearly, we need to go back to Vienna and dedicate even more time. Not that we mind, as Vienna managed to conquer our hearts. So much so, that we are happy to call it the best city in Europe. We absolutely loved everything about it.

We’re gonna back, that’s for sure and what about you? 😉

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