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  • tiriavpo 312 posts

    Yes – we watched Rick Stein’s long weekend https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07bpc4c/rick-steins-long-weekends-4-vienna and then did most of the venues.

    Definitely recommend the schnitzel and Gemischter Satz in Cafe Imperial, the strudel in Cafe Landtmann, the sandwiches in Trzesniewski and sachertorte anywhere. The Prater is worth a wander and a spin on the historic ferris wheel – very Third Man and James Bond.

    It is all very compact and walkable. Great too for Christmas markets. The tram is cheap and there is a route which goes round the ‘ring’ from which you can see, or visit, a lot of the city.

    MilesOnPoint 80 posts

    It’s a fabulous city and I would agree with many of the recommendations above.

    For a local restaurant that is consistently excellent for the classics and good local wine, head to “Oswald and Kalb” (Bäckerstraße 14, 1010 Wien).

    For something higher end, go for lunch at the Michelin starred Konstantin Fillippou, €69pp. It’s an extraordinary experience (I think it was covered in that BBC Chef’s black book programme).

    The Park Hyatt Vienna is my favourite hotel, worth going for a drink in the bar if not staying there (can’t recall if the cigar room ever reopened).

    NorthernLass 7,472 posts

    Just had a look at website for Konstantin Fillppou but it says they don’t open until 6 pm?

    marshy11 247 posts

    Just had a look at website for Konstantin Fillppou but it says they don’t open until 6 pm?

    The website advises lunch on certain days – Scroll to very bottom

    HOURS

    Lunch:
    Wednesday through Saturday
    12 PM to 3 PM
    Kitchen closes at 2 PM

    Dinner:
    Monday
    6:30 PM to midnight
    Wednesday through Saturday
    6 PM to midnight
    Kitchen closes at 10 PM

    NorthernLass 7,472 posts

    Thanks, @marshy11, that’s a different version of the website from the one I found.

    vetjames 66 posts

    I have spent many weeks in Vienna visiting family. Here are some top tips:

    Worth going to if they are singing while you are there: https://www.viennaboyschoir.org/

    Amazing views from this vast public swimming pool: https://www.wien.gv.at/freizeit/baeder/uebersicht/sommerbaeder/krapfenwaldlbad.html

    A good heuriger ‘wine pub’ in the 19th (but lots to choose from in Grinzing): https://www.pfarrplatz.at/en/

    Here’s another one of my favourites: https://www.schuebel-auer.at/heuriger

    And another: http://www.muellers-heuriger.at/

    Lovely Buschenschank with nice wine and views. An essential trip if the weather is nice and within walking distance —albeit uphill— from the Grinzing/Nussberg tram. https://www.wieninger-am-nussberg.at/

    High-end Austrian restaurant – https://www.restauranteckel.at/

    Food market – https://www.wien.gv.at/freizeit/einkaufen/maerkte/lebensmittel/naschmarkt/

    The trendiest restaurant in Vienna, booking essential – https://zurherknerin.at/

    Day trip: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melk_Abbey

    And another day trip: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%BCrnstein

    And if you are missing home…https://johnnys-pub.at/

    NorthernLass 7,472 posts

    Great – we may well check out the swimming pool given that it’s supposed to be 33 C next week 🏖. This is why I love the German language; they can name an outdoor pool Krapfenwaldlbad 😂

    vetjames 66 posts

    Great – we may well check out the swimming pool given that it’s supposed to be 33 C next week 🏖. This is why I love the German language; they can name an outdoor pool Krapfenwaldlbad 😂

    Take the 38 tram to Grinzing and then there is a bus up the hill, or walk the 20 mins up the hill through the vineyards.

    Go as early in the morning as you can, it gets very busy!

    Azza 24 posts

    11 to 15 August. Staying at the SO Vienna ( Sofitel I think )

    I’m there 10th – 15th!

    Going Berlin – Prague – Vienna

    With a 2.5 year old. Adventure awaits.

    can2 434 posts

    Heading to Vienna next month for work. I’ll have some time to stroll the city.
    I think I’ve already done all the tourist stuff (and already booked my dinners and the opera).
    I am more interested in seeing more of the underrated neighbourhoods of the city. Any suggestions?

    Ant M 55 posts

    I did a day trip from Vienna to Bratislava on the train. As has been mentioned there’s a 20 minute walk at the far end to get to the old town though.

    An alternative is to go by catamaran – either both ways or go one way by train and the other by boat so you get to see different scenery. Book ahead though as it was sold out on the day I wanted to do it

    can2 434 posts

    I did a day trip from Vienna to Bratislava on the train. As has been mentioned there’s a 20 minute walk at the far end to get to the old town though.

    An alternative is to go by catamaran – either both ways or go one way by train and the other by boat so you get to see different scenery. Book ahead though as it was sold out on the day I wanted to do it

    Thanks. Did that already, too

    Anna 458 posts

    We always book a walking tour when we visit a city as the guides tend to be extremely knowledgeable and interesting and will show you places you wouldn’t know about otherwise. The last 2 we did (Berlin & Vienna) were WW2-related but there’s usually a few different ones. I book via Viator or Get Your Guide (you can get avios with the former, can’t remember re the latter!)

    can2 434 posts

    Thanks. Will look at viator. I never used it before

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