! The first time, I went I expected a quiet, calm, maybe even conservative city with great architecture and cafes. I got there on a weekend and didn't know it was gay pride parade; the entire ring was closed and I ended up attending this massive parade! it was so much fun and I met so many people! I had never been to a gay parade before -- I recommend this party to anyone! It´s on every summer! I ended up at after pride parties! It was fab! I didn't know Vienna could be that great for partying! The city and its surroundings offer so much! I have been twice now and expect to go back again this summer! I feel, there is still so much I want to see and discover; I also made some good friends there! They showed me around so much! We walked forever and I loved it! I find the house of Hundredwasser really bizarre! The castles of Shonbrunn and Belevedere are absolutely stunning; shopping on Mariahilfstrasse´s great; go to Gerngros, there´s a restaurant with a roof terrace …
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 envy the people who live in
! I´d move there right away!
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 would not call
my favourite city in Europe, but I guess it´s close! I really loved it -- the 1st district is like an outdoor museum with all those magnificent buildings, but don´t just stay in the 1st district -- others are cool too! Don´t miss Museumsquartier, it's great to hang out in the big patio inside! If you like the architect Otto Wagner don´t miss the church "Steinhof" -- it´s in the Vienna hills though, way out of the centre but it´s brilliant there and you can go by bus. The views of Vienna are spectacular from "Wilhelminenberg"! Another church of Otto Wagner is right in the cemetery "Zentralfriedhof"! It is so big! if you have time, there are great day trips you can do from Vienna and you don´t even need a car because public transport is so efficient and good! If you want to get a taste of the Alps, go to the village of Puchberg or Semmering! I also loved the Wachau in the Danube Valley, with its stunning little villages and vineyards! I did not know…
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!
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