Austria

5 alternative things to do in Vienna

If you are an expat living in Vienna or you have been there many times, I guess you have already seen all the top attractions like St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg, Schönbrunn Palace, Prater, Belvedere etc. and you wonder if there are any other interesting things to do. Or maybe instead of running between sights you just prefer exploring off the beaten path places and looking… Read more →

Spittelberg, a hidden gem of Vienna

There was a time in my one year stay in Vienna when I realized that I feel tired of visiting popular tourist attractions and must-see places. I wanted something more authentic, local, off the beaten track… and then I discovered Spittelberg, charming little quarter hidden behind the area of Mariahilfer Straße and Museumsquartier. I remember first time when I got there… Read more →

Spring in the Belverdere Gardens, Vienna

Sometimes I believe everything happens for a reason. There are ups and downs and without downs, the ups would mean nothing. Just like without long, dull and grey winter days we probably wouldn’t appreciate spring with all its colors and flavours. That’s what I thought when I was walking in the Belvedere Botanical Garden looking at unbelievable beautiful violet crocuses… Read more →

Hiking in the Viennese Alps

They say ‘put down the map and get wonderfully lost’. I admit since I started to follow this clue I discovered many wonderful places that I probably would never even heard of. When I lived in Vienna I used to take weekend excursions to the nearest Alpine peaks called Wiener Hausberge which actually means ‘Vienna’s local mountains’. One day, just… Read more →

Best Vienna night views

During my one year stay in Vienna I really enjoyed night walks. City by night looks completely different than in the daylight. The most representative buildings and tourist attractions are highlighted while the rest is hidden in the shadow… and maybe that’s the most exciting thing about exploring Vienna after the sun goes down. For me the most beautiful city night view is from Kahlenberg.… Read more →

Interesting facts about Vienna

Did you know that… About one fifth of the population of Austria lives in the capital, Vienna. Schönbrunn Palace, the summer palace of the Habsburgs, has more than 1,440 rooms. The Tiergarten Schönbrunn, founded in 1752, is the oldest zoological garden in the world. Vienna’s Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) has over 2.5 million tombs, it’s more than the city’s live population.… Read more →

Colorful Naschmarkt

Naschmarkt is Vienna’s best-known market which has a great choice of food from all over the world. Here you can buy fruits, vegetables, spices, meat, cheese and taste various delicacies from all over the world. Naschmarkt is not only market, nawadays it’s – more and more – place for eat something and meet friends. There are many restaurants where you… Read more →