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!