Vienna Pocket Guide

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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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  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Vienna.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Vienna... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Vienna.

Vienna City Reviews

  • 80%


    Classic city

    Vienna is a very classic city. It looks like you are in 1800, and the population there make you fell that way with all the opera, palaces, old churchs and cafe. Wonderful!

    Insider Tip:always take a coat, you never know when it'll be cold.

  • 90%


    Laid back and very cool

    The best thing about Vienna is that it's pretty laid back for a very large city. And we are talking about a city that used to be the capital of a large empire in Europe, so you have lots of palaces, museums, cafes, cathedrals, parks, monuments. On top of that, you have major events happening all the time and almost little traffic. You get the vibe in the cafes and restaurants that the Viennese are really relaxed and friendly. This is probably one of the best places to relax in Europe.

    Insider Tip:Lottery tickets often come with free museum admission on some days of the year. This will shave the cost of seeing museums tremendously, so do check what is available.

  • 80%


    First, but definitely not last visit

    This is a beautiful, classy, very traditionally European town with lots of old buildings and gorgeous architecture. The people are very nice and it's very easy to manage only in English. The tube will take you everywhere and the opera is definitely worth a visit, as well as the Karlskirche - my favorite above Stefanskirche. When it's sunny, go sit at the mock beach by the river, there are less tourists and more locals there.

    Insider Tip:Don't eat the sacher cake, it isn't worth it. Also, don't buy concert tickets from the ubiquitous salesmen, even though they flirt with you.

  • 60%


    Vienna - city of amazing architecture, dog poo and smokers

    It's Vienna, always lovely and always fun and, I think, always remarkably safe. But residents smoke in bars (why is that still legal?) and will not pick up after their dogs. But but Vienna has bikes and bars and beer and buildings, oh my my...*amazing* buildings, and the Stadtpark and the Donauinsel and coffee for €1 and the Prater and so so much. Just sidestep the dog doo.

    Insider Tip:Spend a whopping €1 for a CityBikesWien subscription - the best way to see any city is on a bicycle, and Vienna has so many dedicated cycle routes.

  • 90%


    Music, Art, Vienna!!

    Vienna is a city that can leave you breathless. From its amazing buildings which you could not stop seeing, to the artistic atmosphere you can feel everywhere! If you love art and music, you need to go to Vienna, walk the city, have some coffee, listen to a concert and live the history surrounding you!

    Insider Tip:If you walk fast, you can make it all in one day!!

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