Vienna Waits For You
My recommendations and sentimental tips for visiting Vienna...
- •Haus Der MusikSounds a bit out there if you're not a musician but it really is one of the most interesting museums I've ever been to, fun and interactive.
- •Hundertwasserhaus/KunstHausWienAmazing piece of 20th century architecture with fantastic exhibitions and an amazing facade. I went to see an amazing Annie Liebovitz exhibition here in 2009.
- •Kaffee und KüchenParticularly Sachertorte but any sweet treat is a joy in Vienna. Loads of amazing cafes in the city centre for a proper Viennese experience; Landtmann and Schwarzenberg spring to mind.
- •HeurigerIn the outer districts of Vienna, especially near the Wienerwald there are a collection of old buildings that are traditional wine taverns, fantastic places to settle in for a Weisswein gespritzt.
- •BeislA similar proposition to Heuriger but with a focus on traditional Austrian food and beer: perfect place for a Schnitzel or Tafelspitz, followed by Strudel.
- •JudenplatzIn Judenplatz there is a stunning monument to the Holocaust: designed to look like a library of books with their spines turned in represent the untold stories of the war. The nearby museum of Judaism is also worth a visit.
- •MuseumsquartierSo. Many. Awesome. Museums. Go with what you fancy on the day!
- •A Schloß or two...I would highly recommend the Belvedere in town or if you fancy going further afield, Schonbrunn is beautiful and has a zoo.
- •The NaschmarktA wonderful fresh fruit and veg market with excellent street food and nice vendors.
- •Get a Tram!You used to be able to simply hop on the 1 or the 2 and go round 'the Ring' which is the central loop of Vienna. It borders the older city centre and starts the dartboard-style district map of the city. Now they've capitalised on this for a tourist route (boo) but the trams are still a great way to get around and see the city. Not sure if they'll still have the older style with wooden seats but they are quaint ☺️
- •StephansdomUbiquitous cathedral in the centre of town but you can get a very rickety lift to the top and have citywide views. Also good for views is the Praterstern in the Prater park, famous due to its featuring in The Third Man.