Two weeks ago I went to Vienna. I wanted to visit this awesome city so long that couldn’t wait when the trip starts! The flight from Berlin to Vienna is so quick, that you don’t have a chance to get bored. The airport in Vienna is huge, so plan your time accordingly when you are flying back from Vienna. We jumped into the first RE train that goes to Vienna and reached the city centre in 20 minutes.
This post in NOT about most popular places in Vienna, but about 5 places that I personally really liked and enjoyed. So, let’s starts.
1.WEINFACH Vinothek & Bar (Taborstraße 11a)
While preparing for the trip I read that there are a lot of good sorts of wine in Austria, so decided to check this out. This wine bar is just a perfect place to taste local wines and get a lot of interesting information. The owner is serving tables and knows literally everything! He asked about wine preferences and offered several options to choose from. They also have great cheese and meat plates. What can be better than a good wine with a good food?
Although this place is not cheap, it definitely worth visiting!
2. Hundertwasserhaus (Kegelgasse 36-38)
Built in 1986, now it is one of Vienna’s most visited buildings. The architect took no payment for the design of the house, declaring that it was worth it, to prevent something ugly from going up in its place. Good thinking! Today Hundertwasserhaus accommodate 53 apartments, 4 offices, 16 private terraces and 3 communal terraces, with a total of 250 trees and bushes.
3. Schönbrunn Palace (Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47)
This palace – is a former imperial summer residence. The Baroque palace with 1,441 rooms and over 300 years of history. Sophia Loren, Jackie Chan, Timothy Dalton (James Bond) and many others great stars were shooting episodes in Schönbrunn. What was more remarkable for me at this place beside marvellous architecture is a fabulous garden!
4. Belvedere Palace (Prinz Eugen-Straße 27)
The complex of Belvedere Palace consists of two Baroque palaces – the Upper and Lower Belvedere, the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. While walking there – it feels like you are a part of the royal family. Today the Belvedere houses the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Max Beckmann.
5. Gasometers (Guglgasse 6)
For nearly 85 years this place was used as gas tanks helping supply Vienna with town gas. In 1984 due to new technologies in gasometer construction, the Gasometers were retired. In 1978 – got a status of protected historic landmark. In 1995 Vienna’s government called for ideas for the new use of the structures. Between 1999 and 2001 a new complex with apartments, offices and shopping malls was built.
6. Das Eduard (Sparkassaplatz 1)
Perfect place for Sunday breakfast/brunch! A lot of breakfast options. It’s very tasty and the service is super friendly. Be aware that it can be crowded. And it’s the only one good place that we managed to find for breakfast at that area.
7. Naschmarkt (pin on Google map is here)
It’s a favourite place both for locals and tourists with a huge choice of fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, cheese, fish, spices, honey and so on! You can also order a food here in one of the small cafes.