Travel Blogs from Vienna
... I had missed it.
The train ride was fine; too dark to see out. I arrived in Vienna and proceeded to the taxi rank to get to my hostel. I had booked a small boutique hostel that was highly recommended in my Lonely Planet guide and in my reservation I had told them I'd be arriving late, 2300ish. I told the taxi driver the street name and he pointed out at the main square in front of us and said, "Oh that street is 200m away." Oh, but I reaaallly wanted ...
This morning we woke to a flurry of snow, that soon turned to ice! We had our appointment with The Spanish Riding School at 10.00am to watch the morning exercise performance. They were amazing! We watched the Lipizzaners and their riders go through their paces and after the stallions are rewarded with sugar lumps that the rider keeps in their coat tail! The Lipizzaners are among the ...
... hop off bus, only for the one day this time, tomorrow I though I would try out the big red bus. Sadly I was not impressed, no not disappointed in the bus, it was just me, perhaps I was becoming a little jaded, or just tired of looking at famous buildings and statues, after a while its near on impossible to tell them apart. As it was getting on in the afternoon I decided I would stroll back to the market for pig’s knuckles good Austrian music all washed down with a ...
... my bags at the old style traditional railway hotel, not bad, small room and no dining facilities...ok for a night though, and cycled into town. Stopped off at a bicycle shop who stocked Bromptons and bought a new pedal to replace the one damage and repaired in Bangalore. The selection of bikes was impressive as was the workshop facilities which were like a BMW dealership, all tiled with uniformed mechanics. Back on the street, the ...
... it was left to his 16 year old apprentice to come up with something unforgettable! The result was a chocolate cake with a couple of layers of apricot jam and iced in chocolate - as I say, it tasted nice, but give me the Apple Strudeln any day! The 16 year old, in time, established Cafe Sacher!
Unfortunately we do not have time to review the other 369 coffee shops as it is really cold and we need to feel the sun on our face again soon! Croatia, here we come!
Other places to stay in Vienna
Meidling, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $109
Innere Stadt, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $267
- Very Grand indeed!
- Wow, What a hotel!
Landstraße, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $179
- Couldn't be better
- Looks better inside !
- Absolutely no complaints
Landstraße, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $87
- Very Nice Stay
- An excellent hotel!
- Good hotel with average location
Einfahrtstrasse 1- 3, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $125
- It was ok
- Convient location/ not bad hotel..good food
- Good but spartan
Rudolfsheim - Fünfhaus, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $88
Weißgerber, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $173
- Why Do American Hotel Chains Always Give the Worst Service in Europe?
- Nicely Appointed
- No complaints at the Hilton Vienna
Innere Stadt, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $176
- Fantastic Christmas stay!!!
- Nice but with quirks.
- Luxury hotel, friendly staff, 5* Location
Donaustadt, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $105
Josefstadt, Vienna | 2 star hotelfrom $117
Innere Stadt, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $223
- Good location but tacky hotel
- OK but no charm
- Excellent stay
Döbling, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $82
Leopoldstadt, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $112
Innere Stadt, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $153
- Very nice, good location on the Ring
- Rather disappointing
Leopoldstadt, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $125
- Late fall excursions are wonderful!
- It was ok
- We had a pretty pleasant stay
Margareten, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- Good Choice for Budget Travellers
- Accomodating Service, Good Location
- Hotel is OK, but some problems.
Hietzing, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $84
Rudolfsheim - Fünfhaus, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $85
Innere Stadt, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $193
- Top Class Hotel
- Great location, wonderful city
- Second time here
Donaustadt, Vienna | 3 star hotelfrom $86
Landstraße, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $103
Schottenfeld, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $78
Alservorstadt, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Nice, quite grand hotel
- Hotel de France was wonderful!
- Decent hotel, great location
Leopoldstadt, Vienna | 3 star hotelfrom $76
Leopoldstadt, Vienna | 3 star hotelfrom $83
Innere Stadt, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $199