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City Guide Vienna, Austria

Visiting Vienna

Vienna is a city full of surprises. For every breathtaking building you expect to see, there are another two beside it that you don’t. Due to its passionate relationship with classical music grand theatres and ornate opera houses adorn the city centre, but it is also a city bursting with bars and clubs that would feel at home in the hippest of cities. And while it was the seat of the Habsburg Dynasty for so many years, you can live like a king here without upsetting your bank balance.

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Vienna City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Vienna

    Vienna is a beautiful city with lots a great sites all within walking distance of each other. The entrance fees are, however, very high for all the buildings and museums.. I did not gopartying or eating out so I scored those as average.

    Insider Tip:The Schönbrunn might be 15km out of the city centre but it is definately worth a visit! It is only a short trip with the tube. The gardens were free of admission when we were there.

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    Anonymous

    Perfect city break!

    Vienna has sooo many sights and bars and cafés and clubs to fill your days with. The weather was lovely (mid August). It is slightly more expensive than Eastern Europe but we'll worth the visit.

    Insider Tip:You can get a train to Bratislava in Slovakia really easily and only takes an hour! Good for a day trip.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Vienna

    Expensive city. Like extremely expensive city. Your money will not go a long way there. It's nice beause its very clean and pretty, but if you are a broke backpacker like myself I would not recommend more than a few days there

  • 50%

    Anonymous

    Overrated

    Pretty yes, but I've been to nicer (cheaper) places. Just as Paris makes too much of it's "city of love" status, Vienna makes too much of it's "city of music" status.

    Insider Tip:Don't spend any more than 2 days here. Go to Bratislava on the train (1 hour) or boat (4 hours).

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    Anonymous

    Vienna: Paris Without the French

    In Vienna the architecture is great, people are helpful and trains are efficient. A small city, you can traverse it many times by foot in a day. The food is plentiful, but cheaper if you make the 5 minute rail journey to the edge of town.

    Insider Tip:Austrians are a religious people, hence everything is closed on Sunday.

Austria: Itinerary

With a history spanning over 2,000 years, Vienna has the architecture and attractions to make for the perfect break away. Restaurants serve top quality food, museums to interest everyone and a lively enough nightlife to keep you up until the early hours. All in all, the Austrian capital has something for everyone.

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