Part 5: Vienna, Austria
Another 3 to 4-hour train ride and we arrived to a city filled with art and music – Vienna. In every corner you could feel the rich history this city had to offer and the luxuries of life awaited in most corners of the inner city.
We visited trendy cafes mixed with small boutiques, the night life was amazing and for a large city the clean streets were signs that this city knew how to clean up. I just couldn’t stop taking photos of this beautiful city. Again, we were in the city centre so we would take a tram (which was only 25 mins away from the city centre).
Things to Note While in Vienna:
- English is spoken in Vienna, but it doesn’t hurt to learn some German phrases.
- Best time to visit to avoid crowds is early spring (end of March).
- If you don’t want to spend too much on taxi fare, be sure to take the subways / trains / trams into the city centre. It’s also fairly easy to get around using the subways while in the downtown core.
Where to Stay in Vienna:
Lots of great boutique hotels and Airbnb’s you can stay at, and most are fairly cheap.
For the reader & book lover:
A must-see in Vienna is the National State Library. It’s like the library from Beauty & the Beast!
What to Do/See in Vienna:
- Walking tour is always a must for me. I feel like you get a good sense for what the city’s about, and the hidden facts that you might not discover by just walking by.
- Visit the National Library, it’s stunning! Also free for anyone under 19.
- Coffee culture is amazing here so be sure to visit local cafes and coffeeshops.
- Stephen’s Cathedral is a stunning Gothic style cathedral that towers over the city.
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.
Have you been to Vienna? If you have, what was your favourite part of the city? What are some things you recommend seeing, do have any favourite places to eat or shop?
If you’d like to check out my Prague Travel Guide it’s the third part to this series.