Vienna is famous for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as well as living in a first world country, which helps a lot for organization and security, doesn’t it?
In this post I’ll give you all the tips you need to make an amazing trip to the city and how you can have a lot of fun here.
How long to stay in Vienna
In order for you to have the chance to see everything Vienna can present you, it is recommended that you stay in the city for at least five days.
Of course, this time will depend a lot on your style of travel and what you intend to do in the city, if it is a quick ticket or is it really for getting to know the city.
So, I highly recommend that you stay in town for the five days I mentioned.
- Vienna Cathedral (Stephansdom): This is one of the most admired buildings in the city, as it was one of the few survivors of WWII bombers.
- Donauturm: Want to see Vienna from a panoramic view? Through this tower you will have the chance. Built in 1964, it is about 275 meters high and has a rotating restaurant on its top, as well as a deck that will give you the chance to see the city from above, with a breathtaking panoramic view.
- Kärtner Strasse: Take a walk along the main street of the city, where it is pedestrian-only. This is where the addresses of the main brands in the world are installed.
- Naschmarkt: An open-air market that runs from Monday to Saturday, you can find items related to local cuisine, but there are also good international options. There are more than 100 places to visit, in addition to numerous stalls.
- Vienna Opera House: Vienna is the capital of music and that’s why you, as a tourist, need to come and discover the best that the city can present in this regard. Just to give you an idea, this is where artists like Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss, among others were hosted. There are about 15,000 concerts held annually and the entire city prepares for each of these events, which makes it even more special.
- Hofburg Palace: Heritage left by former Austria-Hungary is considered a symbol of great power in the city. The place is a complex that conserves several utilities there as the National Museum of History of the country, besides being the official residence of the president.
- Schonbrunn Palace: This is another place you need to visit. Built in XVII, it is one of the most visited tourist spots in the city. There are more than 1441 rooms and their decorated rooms.
Here you will have the chance to tour the rooms and admire the local decoration where all the Austrian kings lived. Outside, the garden also attracts attention and is great for walks.
Where to eat in Vienna
- Naschmarkt: If you want to get to know the best of the city a little bit, then ideally, go to this Central Market;
- Coffee Central: One of the most visited places in the world is this café, considered a UNESCO Heritage Site, that’s right, so it’s really worth having afternoon tea there.
- Esterhazy Keller: One of Vienna’s most traditional restaurants, worth a visit to enjoy the local culture and cuisine.
- LabStelle: Seasonal and organic products are offered here, it is also one of the most sophisticated places in the city and is well worth a visit if you want to know more.
To enter Austria you will not need a visa, as the country also participates in the Schengen Treaty, which guarantees the citizens of other countries free movement.
However, travel insurance is mandatory, which must include medical assistance and also funeral repatriation, which cannot be less than 30,000 euros.
The only document that is, as a rule, is precisely the passport that you must have at least three months of validity before reaching the date of your trip to the city. You will also not be able to stay beyond that time in Austrian territory.
Customs may request a return ticket and a receipt confirming that you are able to remain in the country during this period.
After this post I’m sure all doubts about Vienna have been resolved and that you’ll have a lot of fun in the city.
But if you have any questions, please leave a message in the comments space so I can help you.
Big hug and until the next post.