Vienna Planning

**Featured image from Lonely Planet**

The final part of my trip will be to visit Vienna, Austria. I’ve booked my flights to Europe and now my trains/buses to get around to each city. Now that I have MyMaps done for each city, I’ll be booking my hostels, preferably close to the train/bus station so I don’t have to drag my luggage around!

Pinterest

As always, I’ve checked out Pinterest for other blogger’s trips to Vienna.

GPSMyCity (foods to try)

Kayley Ann (Ultimate Bucket List)

Andrea’s Travels

Google Maps (MyMaps)

I created a MyMaps for Vienna to see how spread out (or how compact) each attraction is, and also how close I would be to the bus station. The orange pin is the bus station and it looks like a far walks but it’s only about 30 minutes to the cluster of pins in Vienna so I’ll definitely be walking there.

MyMaps

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Planning

Here’s my list of places I’d like to visit if I have time/if everything is open while I’m there! All the cities seem like very photogenic places so you can bet I’ll be going back to some places at different times of the day to try different shots!

  1. Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
  2. Belvedere (Historic building complex)
  3. Karlskirche (St Charles’s Church)
  4. Kahlenberg (Lookout)
  5. Hundertwasserhaus (Apartment with Austrian artist influence)
  6. Rathaus (Vienna City Hall)
  7. Prater theme park and Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel)
  8. Schönbrunn Palace
  9. Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera)
  10. Museumsquartier
  11. Michaelerplatz
  12. Spittleberg
  13. Hofburg Palace and Austrian National Library
  14. Relax and enjoy a drink along the canal
  15. Visit a Viennese Heurige
  16. A visit to the Palace of Justice/Justizpalast
  17. Relax and rejuvenate at Therme Wien

Food: 

  1. Wiener Schnitzel
  2. Apfelstrudel (with tea or coffee)
  3. Goulash
  4. Sachertorte (Chocolate Cake – yes please!)
  5. Kaiserschmarrn (another dessert)
  6. Viennese Sausage (Wiener Würstel)

Currency: Vienna is the capital of Austria, which is a EU member and therefore uses the Euro. This makes it a little easier for me – I’ll definitely be back to other countries that use the Euro so I won’t feel like I have to use all the cash I exchange at the bank.

Tipping: I found this article helpful and it looks like tipping is usually included in the final bill, but I’ll be sure to check the bill first!

Do you have any suggestions for things I should see, do or eat in Vienna? I can’t wait to visit!

My next posts will be to see what Atlas Obscura has to offer about each city and then create a final excel spreadsheet including cost of entry and times open!

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