Vienna can be a very romantic city to visit, the Opera, Palaces and Museums are mesmerising. Klimt’s incredible “The Kiss” painting is also there to see. And don’t get me started on the food… Schnitzels, Hot-dog stands to sin for, Apple Strudels and Chocolat Viennois…! You get the picture, head to the rest of the post to see more suggestions.
Albertina Museum: Stroll through, exclusive exhibitions from Monet to Picasso, Contemporary Art and Fim Stills.
Belvedere Museum: Visit the breathtaking Baroque palaces, the Orangery, and the Palace Stables, and get to see the historic “Kiss” by Gustav Klimt!
Vienna Opera: Pre-book your tickets and visit the magnificent Opera in Vienna, one of the leading and most famous opera houses in the world.
Austrian Natioal Library: A stunning place with collections that include everything, from ancient texts written on papyrus, to maps, paintings, manuscripts and rare books.
There are many great places to shop in Vienna, I suggest you visit the following too:
Swarovski: There is this huge three-storey Swarovski store in Vienna, with sparkling windows and all kind of sparkling ornaments in its interior.
Inked: This is a very cool and trendy shop where you can find brands such as Etoile Isabela Marant, Golden Goose DB, Zimmerman, Mara Hoffman, Alexis and T by Alexander Wang.
Sacher Cafe: Everyone goes there for the famous “Sacher torte”!
You can also have & shop Chocolat Viennois.
Cafe Landtmann: Must have the apple strudel!
Cafe Central: Have mouthwatering traditional coffee specialities and sweet treats from the in-house patisserie.
Julius Meinl am Graben: Prosciutto, salmon, caviar from the Capsian Sea, white truffle risottos are just some the delicacies found there!
HOT DOG stands
Can be found all around town and Yes, they are a MUST!
The ones close to Albertina and Cafe Sacher are very good!
Very casual bar type places (all with good wiener schnitzels):
Figlmueller: BEST Schnitzel in Vienna! Not to be missed!
Plachutta: Delicious beef hot pot style dishes
Gasthaus Reinthaler: Traditional Viennese dishes * not open at weekends, so better go for a Friday lunch.
Slightly more fancy but still casual
Zum Schwarzen Kameel: One of Vienna’s oldest restaurants, and a perfect place for lunch!
Steirereck: This restaurant, awarded two Michelin stars, is a culinary experience! The cuisine is modern Austrian of the highest level, combining the best products with a passion for innovation. I recommend that you go for dinner and have the six-course menu. It is very hard to find a table, so make sure to make a reservation at least a week before!
Loca: Loved this unpretentious, tiny restaurant, that has excellent food!
Mochi: This is a very good Japanese, new fusion type restaurant. They have a take-out place right opposite the main restaurant that also has nice little things for the house.
Loos American Bar: An architectural, art deco gem designed by Adolf Loos, serving incredible cocktails!!!
Dry Martini and Whiskey Sour were SLAYING! Loved the crowd there, too! ; )
Opening pic: Opera House, photo credit @kat_lib