This is a beautiful city! It's very big and with lots of interesting things to do and see. You will need four or five days to visit the city, and many more if you wanna see the "alternative" things. On the other hand, I have to say that
is an expensive city (at least this is my opinion). Tickets for the palaces (Schonbrunn, Belvedere, Hofburg) are quite expensive, so you'd better choose one of them if you don't want to ruin! Cafés are expensive too, but you should not leave the city without having an excellent Viennese coffee and a piece of sachertorte!
is one of my favourite cities in the world. I lived just outside Vienna for 5 months and i still didnt get to see all i wanted from the beautiful city. Schonnbrun and the Hofburg are un-missable while the Rathaus and Stephansplatz will have you begging for more. And more there is! You can sit on Mariahilferstrasse and watch the world go by while eating schnitzels and drinking coffee. Sit in one of the many parks and just watch the viennese go about daily life. This city really does just ouze with class, the underground is one of the most efficient ive ever come across and the Austrians seem genuinly pleased to see you. My only concern is the amount of tourists. But, as I'm one myself how can I really complain!
I also think
is really underrated! Everybody talks about Berlin, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Prague, but I found Vienna to be my favorite. It's very compact, safe, clean, friendly -- just very pleasant to hang out and relax and enjoy and take in all the beauty. It may be slightly expensive, but then again, the city offers you so much and if you go to cafes or bars that aren’t touristy, it’s actually quite cheap! Coffee can be a bit expensive, but then you can sit there forever reading papers, watching the world go by, or talking to locals. The 1st district is very touristy but understandably so -- I really like the 5th and the 6th, the area around Naschmarkt! What I love about this city is that, unlike other cities, it doesn’t have endless gray and dangerous suburbs but a very green belt instead; if you have time, go outside the city too -- Kahlenberg, Leopoldsberg. Walk in the vineyards with great views of the city! on top of Kahlenberg, there are great views of the city…
I envy the people who live in
! I´d move there right away!
I went to the "Rainbow" ball last week, a huge gay and lesbian dancing event! It was held in Hofburg Palace right in the centre of
! It was just an amazing! There is another big gay/lesbian carnival ball coming up soon; it´s called "Roseball." I´d love to go back to Vienna for that.
Great if you like museums. The castles and the coffee are both great as well. But
seems to lack a personality (other than big city) these days, which is strange given that it used to be such a cultural center. Skip the overrated statue clock and beware pickpockets outside the Dom. Get off the main streets for a more relaxed feel.
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