If one of your new years resolutions is to Travel more, here’s my Vienna insights! It’s a beautiful city albeit one that you need a fair bit of cash to spend in to be able to enjoy it. Below is my guide to getting around, food, drinks and a curve ball if you fancy something a little different!
Let’s start with getting around. At the airport the City Airport Train (CAT) is super easy to use. It’s around 12 euros for a single ticket from the airport through to the city centre. It runs from 7am each day (remember there is no Uber!)
I’d also recommend the Vienna sight seeing bus. It’s around £45 for a 72 hour ticket which will help you get around most parts of the city and the outskirts too (along with the airport if you need it) so it works out great value for money AND you find out some fun history to boot.
Here are my recommendations, some are a little out of the way!
Make sure you visit the food market, there are lots of Greek and Arabic foods to buy as you go along so make sure you go hungry (this includes stuffed vine leaves and baclava, yum!).
Taste of India Marxergasse
A little out of the way, but delicious Indian food, with both indoor and outdoor seating.
Such a change from the bustling city centre, this little pizzeria again is off the beaten path, is super cheap and super tasty. You can watch them make your pizza from scratch too.
Based in central Vienna, this restaurant is usually packed. The food and wine selection is great, but you need to be patient with the service due to the volumes they’re dealing with so just bear that one in mind!
If you’ve found my blog or Pinterest, then by now you should already know about my Bar Bucket List – A collection of all the bars around the world that I would REALLY recommend you visit. Here’s my Vienna recommendation:
If Dogs Run Free
It’s so tucked away you might miss it as you walk past, the interior is pitch black and a little haunting (the wickerman that looms over the stairs is enough to terrify anyone) but the drinks are phenomenal. I’d recommend the Horses Neck if you’re a bourbon lover, also the Espresso Martini and the Old Fashioned (yup, I sampled a few!)
Warenhandlung Vegan Coffee Shops
This is a beauty coffee and pastry shop, it also uses fully recyclable cups and is a brilliant place to buy waste free items while you’re there too and some lovely goodies to bring home.
The Alt Danube is brilliant if you want to be able to say you’ve swam in the Danube river and you’re not afraid of big fish, there are different parks to chose from (from party parks (Zone B, the music is loud), to those for families Zone A!)). You can’t change zones when you’ve gone in and have to buy a new ticket.
You pay 4 euros for adults to get in, make sure you take a towel for the grass or there are sun loungers in the shade. There are also lockers, changing rooms, showers and cafes inside where you can buy food and drinks.