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The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Here are our tips for the best of things to do in Vienna, collated from posts by various members of the Europe a la Carte blogging team.  You can also explore the city in my walking tour and I’ve put together “The best places to stay in Vienna for all budgets” to help you find accommodation for your city break.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Concert Hall, Vienna

Best Vienna Attractions

Amanda writes about the Hofburg Palace, location of the Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum and the Imperial Silver Collection in Vienna’s city centre.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Hofburg Palace by budgetplaces

Marcus loved the frescos at Karlskirche where there’s even a lift to take you up close to this beautiful artwork.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Cupola Fresco at Karlskirche by Marcus Cederstrom

Neha. although not normally a fan of zoos, enjoyed her visit to Vienna’s Baroque Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the world.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Vienna Zoo by Roberto Verso

Amanda was impressed by the Vienna Boys’ Choir.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Vienna Boys Choir by tore_unes

Marcus compares Vienna’s Schonbrum Palace to Versailles, as an opulent reminder of the past days of glory.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Schonbrunn Palace by Marcus Cederstrom

Kimberly finally made it to the Spanish Riding School to watch a performance by the Lipizzaner horses.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Spanish Riding School by Kimberly Sullivan

Best Vienna Events

In her Europe a la Carte guest post Anne-Sophie Redisch describes the Vienna Christmas Markets which run annually mid November to Christmas Eve.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Christkindlmarkt, Vienna

Andy enjoyed going to the various events (some free) such as opera, drama and dance at the  Vienna International Festival held every May since 1951.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Sweat Workshop at Vienna International Festival by Tor Lindstrand

Best Vienna Museums

Amanda wondered if she’d undergo analysis at the Sigmund Freud Museum.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna by Chris Lancaster

Neha was amazed that there’s even a Museum of Art Fakes in Vienna.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Van Gogh copy from Vienna Museum of Art Fakes

The Kunsthaus, with its colourful art and uneven floors is Amanda’s favourite Vienna art spot.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Kunsthaus Vienna by Jacob Paul Skoubo

Amanda points out that the Vienna Haus der Musik is open until 10pm, offering an evening cultural activity, when many other museums are closed.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Haus der Musik Vienna by _dChris

Find out about more fascinating Vienna museums.

 

Best Places to Eat & Drink in Vienna

Andy recommends that you sample some Topfen (cream cheese) Strudel at Cafe Aida. Kimberley suggests that you slow down and enjoy Vienna’s cafe culture.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Coffee and Cake at Vienna’s Cafe Aida by denkrahm

Kimberley enjoyed her visit to the restaurant in the Palmenhaus in the Burggarten and suggests that you sample the Weinerschnitzel at Figlmuller. If you’re after traditional Viennese fare the Reinhaler Gasthaus is the place to head, I ate pork and dumplings there.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Reinthaler Gasthaus, Vienna

Best Vienna Day Trips

Although there are so many things to do in Vienna, you might want to venture further afield on a day trip from Vienna.

Amanda visited the Marchegg Stork Sanctuary, a Worldwide Fund for Nature project, during breeding season and saw plenty of chicks in the nests.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

Nesting Stork by Roberto Verso

Marcus made the trip to Grinzing, just north of Vienna to enjoy some local wine in a traditional heurigen (wine tavern) and some great views over Vienna.

The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

View of Vienna from Grinzing by Marcus Cederstrom

I hope that the Europe a la Carte blogging team’s Vienna travel tips will help you make the most of your trip. Vienna is featured in our best cities in Europe to visit post.

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The Best of Vienna Travel Tips

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