A guide to the perfect weekend getaway in Europe
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Austria2 days / August 2020
Highs & Lows
Eating Wiener Schnitzel is a must!
There is seriously not a single negative thing I could mention regarding this trip
If you are looking for your next city trip within Europe, I would highly recommend to give Vienna a shot!
In the past I heard so many positive things about this city and when one of my friends moved there, I figured now would be the perfect time to visit Vienna for the first time in my life.
I am very happy that we went there during summer, the weather was perfect! Please keep in mind that Vienna offers a lot of possibilites for nice walks, which can be quite exhausting at hot temperatures. If you are a bit more sensitive towards heat, I suggest to visit Vienna rather during May or September.
Vienna is full of beautiful architecture. Whereever you go, there is always something to admire. Between all the beautiful buildings you find many parks, which are equipped with fountains, providing drinking water. All in all, the city is insanely clean.
I really want to emphasise Vienna's excellent public transportation systems, as they are easy to understand and very relible. You can buy a day-pass for small money that allows you to use every subway, tram and bus connection within the city.
My favorite way to explore a city, is to determine a few "must-sees" and build my day around it, take random walks and just explore the city by foot. This way I believe you find beautiful streets and hidden gems. With this trip report I will serve you with some off tose "must-see's", but I highly recommend that you switch your explorer mode on and just explore the city with a random walk.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
We made a little stop at the "Naschmarkt", which is a small market. When we arrived, most of the stands were already closed. Looking back, we could have skipped that.
How was the food?
Café Rüdigerhof - best Schnitzel ever! Pizza Disco Volante - best Pizza, try the pizza four ways
What tips would you give a friend?
For Europeans, Vienna is the perfect weekend-trip destination. Try to catch a flight that arrives friday around mid-day and leaves sunday in the afternoon or evening, this way you will not be too stressed.
Have a look at the weather forecast, in summer it can be really hot in Vienna! I was wearing dresses 24/7
The public transport system in Vienna is super advanced! Buy a day or weekend pass to use the subway and bus system - you will not regret it
Most often I book my hotels via booking.com, but lately I have started to also book hotels directly! Just drop them an email and maybe they create a better deal for you :)