I’ve been to Vienna a number of times, but last weekend I fell in love all over again. A good friend of mine invited us to meet her at the Museums Quarter for an evening drink and it turned out to be one of the best nights I’ve had in Vienna. As we walked around the corner from our hotel, we walked up some stairs only to find on the other side an enormous courtyard filled with plastic couches, cafes, restaurants, and people relaxing having a drink with their friends. It was perrrffect!
Ok, this may not exactly be a “hidden” travel tip, but it’s one I will mention anyways, if not for any other reason than I love this place! If you are into food and outdoor markets, you will have to check out the Naschmarkt while in Vienna, Austria. There are two rows at about 1.5 kilometers long worth of taste bud tempting treats. Seriously, bring your appetite!
One of the most popular things to do in Vienna is to go to an old Viennese coffee house, and trust me, there are tons of them. Most of the ones you will find in tourist guides are located directly in the shopping district and very crowded. Some friends and I stumbled across the Cafe Schwarzenberg last year, and searched the city to find it again this year…and were thrilled when we did!
I feel as though this city might get over looked sometimes by travelers coming to Europe. Rome, London, Paris, and Amsterdam seem to always be high on people’s lists of places to visit when they are trekking around this region of the world, and I felt it only fair to write a little something about my favorite bigger European city, Vienna. Vienna is the capitol and largest city of Austria. It is a majestic city with wide streets and impressive architecture that managed to not be destroyed during WWII. Vienna has effortlessly combined old and new to create one of Europe’s most interesting cities. (In my opinion at least)
I’ve recently spent some time in the small Austrian ski village of Saalbach-Hinterglemm, and dispite (hold on to you seats) I am not a skier or snowboarder, I really enjoyed my time there. I say this because obviously most people who go here go for one reason, and that is to ski or snowboard. I do have to say though, the town itself was adorable, the people are extremely friendly, and even though I’m not a winter sport kinda gal, I really had fun.