Vienna in a nutshell.

At the start of last month I went on a short trip Vienna, Austria, for 3 days. From where I live it takes about 4 hours to drive there if the traffic is ok.  Personally I love Vienna, not only for the history but also for the grand architecture of this city.
Where to eat?

  • Augustinerkeller  – traditional Austrian Cuisine, very friendly, good food, brilliant atmosphere
  • Café Corbaci – situated in Vienna’s “Museumsquartier” it’s a lovely place to stop by for a “Kaisermelange” (Coffee  with cream) after visiting the most famous museums in Vienna. Especially remarkable: The ceiling!
  • Want a real Viennese breakfast? Try the Café Landmann. It’s right next to the Burgtheater and serves delicious breakfasts. But: it is quite expensive and lots of the customers are quite posh and old and might be a little difficult… You should definetly try their cakes though, SO delicious 🙂

What to visit?

  • Schloss Schönbrunn – the obvious thing to do when in Vienna 🙂 The Palace that was home to the Habsburger Emperors is beautiful and very well looked after. You can get 3 different tour around the place, they’re all good, even with the small tour you get to see the most important sights (like Sisi’s rooms, etc.). You get a free audio guide which is well made and definitely worth recommending. Also: Have a look around the gardens, they are absolutely lovely 🙂
  • The Natural History Museum – First, the building is stunning! It’s a little less impressive than the one in London but it still has fantastic exhibitions 🙂 Really, I would suggest taking a long walk around the city. You will see the most important sites and the city is absolutely beautiful. The funniest thing about Vienna is that you’re walking round a corner in the city and BAM you see a random cathedral or big building. It’s like someone scattered big churches randomly in the city 🙂

Where did I stay?

I stayed at the Downtown Meininger Franz. It’s more of a youth hostel than a hotel but it is very nicely equipped, the beds are comfy, the bathrooms are clean and modern, breakfast was nice (you have to buy it extra though!) and there is a parking garage there as well. It is also quite cheap for a hotel with that location, It takes about 15 minutes on foot to get from the hotel to the town centre.

All in all, Vienna is lovely, the people are very friendly and I would highly recommend a visit if you’re in the area!

P.S. if you haven’t noticed yet I’m a big lover of watching the vlogbrothers on Youtube… so here is Johns Thoughts from Places, Vienna edition 🙂


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