If you are looking for a unique weekend break, Vienna is perfect. It is a relatively small city, but do not let that put you off. It still has plenty to offer its visitors. The fact that it is not very big means that it is super easy to get around. If you are only going to be there for a couple of nights this is a big plus. It makes it easier for you to fit everything you want to do into your itinerary. Here are a few things you might like to do while staying in Vienna.
Treat yourselves to a night at the opera
If you arrive early enough on Friday, don’t just have a meal and go to bed early. Instead, treat yourself to a bit of culture.
This city is the home has plenty to offer opera lovers. For example, there are three wonderful opera venues here, so finding a performance that you will enjoy is not going to be hard. Many people assume that Vienna State Opera Tickets are prohibitively expensive. Far from it, provided you book well in advance attending the opera in Vienna is no more expensive than it is in other parts of Europe. So, a night at the opera is well within the budget of most people who visit the city.
Take a walk
On your first morning, it is a good idea to get your bearings. By far the best way to do this is to go for a walk and take in some of the main sights. A good route is to head towards Burggarten to see Mozart’s statue, then go to the Hofburg Palace, followed by the House of Parliament. Finish your walk by strolling through Volksgarten.
By the time you have done that, you will feel refreshed and no doubt be ready for lunch. You will find plenty of restaurants and cafes almost regardless of where you are in the city.
Visit the Burgheater and a museum
After lunch, take the Burgheater tour. It really is fascinating. Once you have done that you can spend a little time in one of the city’s museums. There are plenty to choose from. Almost unbelievably, this little place has more than 100 museums. So, it really is a good idea to do a bit of research and choose which one you are going to visit before you fly. This official tourism website will help you to make the right choice.
Take an evening walking tour
At night, the city is even more enchanting. The best way it unique nighttime ambiance is to take an evening walking tour. Then book yourself a sumptuous meal.
Treat yourself to a brunch breakfast
Viennese food is fantastic, far nicer than anyone thinks it is going to be. If you can skip the hotel breakfast and head to somewhere like Blueorange or the Balthasar Kaffee Bar for a brunch breakfast. If you are a vegetarian, go to Phil.
Take a river cruise
Be sure to take the Danube Canal cruise at some point during the day. It only takes about 75 minutes and you will get to see some of the sights you have missed. A canal cruise is a very relaxing way to round off your time in the city.