A number of adjectives come to mind while reflecting on our three-day-weekend in Vienna.
It truly is one of the great European cities to immerse yourself in! To help hone your to-do-list here are seven things we highly recommend in Vienna.
1. A luxurious 5 star stay at Palais Hansen Kempinski
If we weren’t already impressed by the elegant external facade, the grandeur foyer, statement chandeliers, and a glass elevator, we were definitely blown away upon entering our luxuriously spacious Junior Suite! We absolutely savoured every moment of our stay at Palais Hansen Kempinski.
A relaxed and delicious dining experience in Die Keuche on our first night was exactly what we needed after a 3.30am start to our day. Beautiful fresh ingredients graced our plates entree, main and dessert, each matched with a scrumptious Austrian wine. We were back here again for breakfast the next two mornings with every possible breakfast food imaginable on offer including hot foods cooked to order. You won’t regret making time for a long breakfast to make the most of the variety.
On our second day, after racking up our step count around Vienna, we laid about in the calming Ottoman Empire themed hydro pool and relaxation lounge.
Also, we ended our last night in Vienna with Austrian cocktails back in the hotel…you’re in Vienna so why not?
2. Admire Architecture
You won’t be in Vienna Old Town more than two minutes before you realise admiring architecture is a very good idea. Take some time, a lot of time, to wander the beautiful cobblestone streets. You’ll see palaces, the home of Mozart, elegant white buildings and horse drawn carriages.
Naschmarkt is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat for lunch, wander the hundreds of stalls and then take a seat in any of the alfresco dining spots for an Austrian beer – we thought Hirter was a good choice.
4. Hofburg Imperial Palace
The Hofburg Imperial palace is a stunning piece of architecture. Wander through and notice the exquisite details and spacious courtyards. You can visit the ticketed royal treasury as well.
5. Kunsthistorisches Museum
The lavish interior of this museum was our highlight! Decorated with marble and gold, looming arches and beautiful light flooding though the windows – it’s a special place to while a couple of hours away.
6. Café Crawl
The viennese take their coffee and cake very seriously and for this we are grateful! On our last day in Vienna we hopped from Café to Café. We recommend Phil, Café Prückel, Aida and Kleine’s Café.
7. Enjoy the views from St. Stephen’s Cathedral
There is a 4 euro fee to take the lift to the top but we thought it was well worth it for the spectacular views over the city and an up close look at the amazing roof tiles of the Cathedral.
That’s a wrap on our seven things you must do in Vienna. Hope you can take a weekend break soon and enjoy all this elegant city has to offer.
C + P