When in Vienna… you can`t leave without at least trying the famous Wiener Schnitzel. At this place they even had a little brochure of how to make them yourself.
More food… again something you have to try when in Vienna, a piece of Sachertorte. Most of you know I`m a sweet tooth, so I`ve tried several chocolate cakes, but the Sachertorte at Demel is my favorite! A bit of background told by my guide, Sacher sold the recipe for Sachertorte to Demel, but then decided to make and sell it themselves. So at Sacher you now have the Original Sachertorte and you have the authentic one at Demel.
When in Vienna… act like a kid and head over to Prater. Prater is an amusement park with one of the oldest Ferris Wheels. The advantage at this park, there are almost no lines to go on a ride: rollercoasters, ghost houses, bumper cars, waterslides… they`re all there. – There is no entrance fee and the rides cost between 2-4 euros –
When it`s hot in Vienna, as it was when I was visiting, do like the locals do and go refresh at the Alte Donau. Rent a boat (15/16 euros per boat per hour) and have a splash!
When in Vienna… check out the Museumquartier, one of the world’s largest complexes for modern art and culture. It offers a wide variety of programs and events, from performing arts, architecture, music, fashion, theater, dance and literature. Don`t forget to go back at night when everyone gathers around the fountain to relax, have a drink and catch up on the days adventure.
When in Vienna…have a “Hugo”, a refreshing prosecco based cocktail. And no better place to have it then at the rooftop terrace of the 25 Hours Hotel with one of the best views over the city.
On my second visit to Vienna, I definitely saw a different side of Vienna. For more practical tips, check out my Vienna Travel Guide. If you `ve got some extra time, visit the Schonbrunn Palace, just outside of Vienna.
*Prices were accurate at time of publishing
I was invited by the Vienna Tourism Board, as always opinions are my own.
Barbara Cacao says
Isabelle, thanks for your lovely post about my hometown. You’ve been to many excellent places like the 25 Hours Hotel. Just this summer, I discovered its roof terrace during my ‘great climb’ to Vienna’s best rooftops. Viennese usually don’t hang around in local hotel restaurants and bars, but this one is different.
Although I’ve been back in my hometown so many times, each for at least a week, I never find enough time to visit exciting new places and re-visit my all time favourites. Let me know as and when you are in Vienna next time – happy to share some tips!
Thanks! I will 🙂