Europe Travel

10 Things to do in Vienna

3rd July 2015

things to do in Vienna
things to do in Vienna
things to do in Vienna

‘Vienna waits for you…’  Billy Joel

With horse drawn carriages, dreamy palaces and non-stop Beethoven, Vienna was a delight. We stayed at Motel One; an inexpensive and stylish hotel, and did all the touristy stuff. Here are 10 things I’d recommend if you’re visiting the city.

1. Order schnitzel at the famous Figlmuller.

2. Gaze at the Kiss by Gustav Klimt in the Upper Belvedere.

3. Visit some of the many ice cream parlours, although choosing what to order is tough!

4. Lose a few hours wandering along the graffiti covered Donaukanal. With its own man-made sandy beach and deck chairs it’s a hub of music and activity.

5. Take the tiny lift to the top of St Stephen’s Cathedral, the view is breathtaking.

6. Enjoy the flowers; we were there in late April and there were beds of tulips everywhere.

7. Catch a performance at the Vienna State Opera or watch from the screen outside.

8. Relax in the classical gardens of the Belvedere Palace, there’s a terrific view of the city from inside the museum.

9. Wander around the glorious parks, palaces, museums and art galleries.

10. Join the locals by having lunch at one of the Vienna sausage stands. The sausage with cheese, served with bread and mustard, is delicious!


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  • Reply Gem 3rd July 2015 at 10:33 am

    This is one place I have always wanted to visit, it is on my bucket list and hopefully I will get there one day. When I get there I will definitely take note of this list the ice cream parlor and schnitzel sound particularly good 🙂 x x x

    • Reply Candy Pop 3rd July 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Thank you. It's a magical city, you'll have a wonderful time when you visit.

  • Reply found and sewn 3rd July 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I've been looking forward to this post! What a wonderful city. Love your photos…I need to plan a visit really soon xx

    • Reply Candy Pop 3rd July 2015 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you Vicki. You will love Vienna!

  • Reply Ingrid Orens 4th July 2015 at 5:19 am

    I visited Vienna often when I was a kid – and I loved it ! For one obvious reason : der Prater ! Don't know if I would still be as fond of it now as I was then, though…

    • Reply Candy Pop 5th July 2015 at 10:10 am

      How fun. I'm sure you'd still like der Prater, I especially loved the ferris wheel.

  • Reply Victoria - Florence and Mary 6th July 2015 at 10:58 am

    The first photo of you looks fabulous!

    Victoria x

  • Reply Heather @ my little red suitcase 7th July 2015 at 6:11 pm

    What a lovely visit! X

  • Reply 10th July 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I've never been in Vienna but if once I go I'm sûre I will make this 10 thinks ! Looks so beautiful !

    • Reply Candy Pop 13th July 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Thank you. It was my first time and I hope won't be my last.

  • Reply CraveCute 13th July 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I've never seen a more beautiful Travelog! What a wonderful place!

    • Reply Candy Pop 13th July 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment.

  • Reply Sarah Jane 21st July 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Nice Lederhosen! Seriously beautiful place, can't believe I've yet to visit it. Gotta put that right soon xx

  • Reply Mallory 9th February 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Your pictures look amazing, they’re so clear and colorful! What kind of camera do you use?

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th February 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment. In Vienna, I used a Canon 5D mark II.

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