Vienna

Vienna was our second stop of our 2017 trip after Prague and it was impressively awesome.  Our rental unit and location was not optimum but the city is incredible.  To me, Vienna was the highlight of our trip and a city that you must have on your bucket list if you have not yet visit.

This place can please to a wide variety of travelers with different tastes: city visit, musical, artistic, imperial interest, history, religious, architecture.  Legendary names have lived in Vienna: Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, Beethoven, Freud. Along with museums, palaces and houses to visit you will definitely need more than a day.

Vienna is the Austria’s capital, smallest in area but the largest in population in the country. It is a step away of many great centers and shares border with a few countries such as: Germany, Republic Czech, Hungary just to name a few.

There is a hundred reasons why you should visit Vienna. We used the Vienna Pass which was very practical in optimizing our visits. Some things to see includes: Opera- Wiener Staatsope, Winter palace of Prince Eugene, Osterreichisches Parliament, Rathaus (City Hall), Volksgarten, Stadtpark, Mozart house/museum, Museum Quartier, Albertina, Karlskirche, Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), Vienna Naschmarkt, Schonbrunn Palace and more.

 

Historic City Center of Vienna

A city to visit once in your lifetime

I’m amazed by this city. So mush to see. The architecture is awesome. It is clean, easy to get around, accessible by public transport. Simply loved it.

RINGSTRASSE

The Ringstrasse, as its name refers to, is a circular boulevard where many historical buildings are disposed on each side of the street.  The public transportation is easy to use and many options are available on the boulevard.

I’m not sure what came first the street or the ensemble architectural but the combination is splendid.  There is something to see at almost every corner.

Just walking on this street allows you to discover very imposing and important buildings, gardens,…
– Stadpark (Park)
Museum of Applied Art
Straatsoper (Opera)
– Maria-Theresa-Platz
– Kunsthistorishes Museum (Art history museum)
Naturhistorishes Museum (Natural history museum)
– Rathaus (City hall)
– Parliament
– Volksgarten (park)
– Burgtheater
– Neue Burg

Vienna U-Bahn

Perfect way to visit Vienna! No car needed.

This was the only method of transport we used in Vienna. Simple, convenient, frequent service, clean, on time.

Would not recommend any other way to visit Vienna. The tram and the metro is well organized.

Vienna Pass

Excellent, if you want to visit many places!

We visited a lot and we did not do it all in 4 days.

I believe that we visit more when you have a pass in a city. The city pass in Vienna allows you to access most of the important museums and palaces.

However, I would not count on it for the transportation. It is good once to listen to the narrative but once you did… we used only 1 full tour and 2 others for a short distance. You need to know the hours of operations.

If you need to get to a specific destination use the public transport.
We missed the boat ride twice. Don’t do the same.

We purchased it online but expect long line to wait to get the pass downtown.