Vienna, Austria offers travelers the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of all those dead guys you read about in your freshman year university classes. Home of Freud, Beethoven, Mozart, Mendel, Vienna (known to the locals as Wien) straddles the line between history and modern life.
The feeling one gets from walking through the city is quite unique. You can look to the left and see a building that was erected more than 700 years ago and then look to your right and see a brand new Dolce & Gabbana store.
Our time in Vienna was amazing thanks to our friend, and Vienna local, Vivian! Vivian not only hosted us at her lovely apartment but also played tour guide for us all around the city of Wien.
Gathering our favorite parts of our trip, we put together this Vienna Travel Guide that ought to help you have an amazing experience when you visit Vienna!
Vienna is great for finding simple foods like schnitzel all around town. Fortunately for us, every meal that we had in Vienna was delicious, especially the gelato! The gelato almost made us feel like we were back in Italy for a minute.
Here are our favorite restaurants in Vienna:
Perfect spot on a rainy day! ☺️☔️ Took a yoga class in Vienna with @surfing_pocahontas and @michael_j_gallagher and the whole class was taught in German! Such a wonderful experience! It’s amazing how it really doesn’t matter what language you speak, we all speak the language of the world. When you listen with your heart and soul that’s really all you need to understand one another. 🙏🏻💛✨
As mentioned, we got a bit of a local experience, staying with our friend Vivian.
Although, Airbnb is a great option, as are these hotels:
Vienna is wonderfully walkable. However, if you’re not so keen on walking, Vienna’s got your back. Vienna’s public transportation system is fantastic. Both above and below ground trains are both on time and efficient.
You can buy day passes to ride public transportation (although they do not check tickets or patrol for riders without tickets.