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Travelling: Weekend in Vienna

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A city that exudes elegance, history and artistic flair, Vienna is a must-visit destination. Steeped in centuries of culture and rich in architectural wonders, the Austrian capital promises an unforgettable experience for travellers of all ages. From its magnificent palaces to its world-class museums and nightclubs – Vienna is a city that truly has it all.

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Friday

Start your Vienna adventure with a delicious breakfast at Café Telegraf.

After enjoying your meal, take a walk through the picturesque streets of Vienna. As you meander through the city, make your way to the historic University of Vienna, a place of academic excellence and rich history. On the way, don’t forget to capture the iconic Votivkirche (votive church), a stunning example of Vienna’s architectural marvels.

Continue your day with a visit to the opulent Schönbrunn Palace. Explore the magnificent gardens and immerse yourself in the beauty of Austrian history. And for a taste of local tradition, don’t miss the Apfelstrudelbackschau, where you can witness the art of making Austria’s famous apple strudel.

As the sun dips below the horizon, it’s time to experience the city’s culinary scene. Vienna has a wide variety of restaurants. Be sure to try some traditional Austrian dishes at Bettelstudent to round off your day.

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Saturday

Your second day in Vienna is dedicated to the city’s imperial history. Start your day with a visit to the Hofburg, Vienna’s former imperial palace and a symbol of the grandeur of the Habsburg dynasty. Explore the nearby Parliament building and the Sisi Museum, dedicated to Empress Elisabeth of Austria.

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Your exploration continues with a visit to St Stephen’s Cathedral, a stunning Gothic masterpiece. Don’t forget to explore the catacombs beneath the cathedral, which offer a unique perspective on Vienna’s history.

As the sun sets, Vienna’s vibrant nightlife comes alive. Start your evening at Delirium Bar, a fantastic place to enjoy a wide selection of drinks and soak up the inviting atmosphere. Later, dance the night away at clubs such as Grelle Forelle, VoGa or Werk, known for their vibrant music scenes.

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Sunday

Finish your weekend in Vienna with a true Viennese experience by having breakfast at Café Hummel, famous for serving the best Wiener Schnitzel in the city.

Immerse yourself in the world of art at the Albertina Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of graphic art. Don’t miss the chance to see works by legendary artist Pablo Picasso.

If you have a taste for the arts, consider attending a theatre or ballet performance. Make sure you book your tickets well in advance to secure your seat.

Vienna, a city that should be on everyone’s bucket list, offers a wealth of cultural treasures. A weekend in this charming city promises to be an unforgettable experience, with its rich history, exquisite cuisine and vibrant nightlife. Whether you’re a history buff, art lover or gourmet, Vienna offers an unforgettable and enriching journey. 

Enjoy your weekend in this imperial beauty!

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