Travel Blogs from Vienna
You can do a lot in three-and-half days in Vienna, but you do have to be organized. Also, you'll need to build in the "screwing up the public transportation" initiation. After half-a-day though, you'll probably have the color-coded U-system down.
Here are some "must do's":
... had never even heard of sauerkraut!! I tried explaining to them that it's what's in a reuben, and they had no idea what THAT was either!! Silly Aussie-Kiwis!! All the recent and upcoming countries all eat so heavily! I am still stuffed!
Afterward, we all decided to take the metro to Prater Park which is a permanent amusement park- one of the oldest in the world! We had a ton of fun!! A few of us went on a water ride where my behind got soaked, a ...
... fruit juice, you could actually taste all the apple. We also ordered a very strange hotdog. We continued our day with a tour through the palace, and then through the maze gardens which surround it.The three of us took a subway back into town and got an early dinner at a Vienna style coffee house.
We parted with Caroline around 7:30, which gave Scott and I exactly 38 minutes before sunset to get to the Vienna Ferris wheel, Riesenrad, ...
... in. We stopped in at one of the bakeries recommended from the tour and holy **** it was amazing. You can go out the back and see the twenty or so bakers making their delicacies. Smells amazing. Everything was ridiculously expensive though, so didn't end up buying anything. The tour finished at the very grand Hofburg palace.
We had been going for quite some time by now so we did a bit more running and jumping and had a quick search for an area away from the tourist ...
... with the Quarters and is built over the Vltava river, the longest river in the Czech Republic, starting near the border of Germany. We managed to see the main sights in the time we were there.
Well, we are now in Vienna. The Apartment is compact and clean. Apparently, we are 10 mins walk from the centre. We'll have a good look round tomorrow.
For now it's bedtime. I've been given the pull out bed (very comfy), so as not to disturb the girls with my snoring!!! ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Hahn Vienna
We arrived at 3:00 pm on a Sunday, and were shocked to find that the reception hours ended at 2:00, necessitating finding a phone booth and calling the head office. (We didn't know this in advance. Weekdays, reception is open until 8:00 pm.)
After that little debacle was settled, we were quickly installed in a comfortable room on the second floor of this modernized hotel. The view out our window of a bank of unattractive offices and some raised train tracks wasn't great, but the baking afternoon sun required closed drapes anyway. (The "air conditioning" was little more than a fan).
On the whole, though, for those traveling with a car, this place is a great deal at 76 Euro a night plus breakfast. It's two blocks from the U3, which takes you right into the heart of the Vienna scene in 15 minutes, without parking or driving hassles, and the neighborhood, though working class and nothing fancy, is decent and safe, with great people-watching opportunities.
The receptionists are business-like, but friendly enough, and the place is absolutely spotless, and the breakfast quite generous. Our only mishap (besides the surprise at the beginning), was a parking ticket due to parking too close to the pedestrian crosswalk--though we didn't park any differently than anyone else. I suspect our obvious rental car status helped seal the deal with that ticket.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.