Vienna offers a multitude of possibilities at any time of the year. With the following suggestions, the next congress will also be an experience for your companion.
The first thing to do in Vienna in the morning is to have an extensive breakfast. A visit to one of the many small cafes is worthwhile. The Joseph Brot or Café Ansari, in the 2nd district, offer the perfect start to the day. If you could spend the whole day just having breakfast, then the Guesthouse is the place to go, where you can enjoy a first-class breakfast every day from 6.30 to 22:00.
Strengthened, the day can begin and now the diversity of Vienna is already apparent. With its numerous museums, Vienna invites you on a great tour through the city every day. Unique exhibits can be admired while promenading. Be it the original clothing of the Aztecs in the Welt Museum, the most valuable collection of drawings in the Albertina or Egon Schiele's self-portrait in the Leopold Museum. The twin museums on Maria Theresien Platz house the unique Venus of Willendorf in the Natural History Museum and the portrait of the Tower of Babel in the Art History Museum.
Belvedere Palace, one of Vienna's most beautiful palace parks, houses the largest collection of the Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt.
The paths between the museums can be devoted to a relaxed lunch. The diverse culinary offerings are ideal for this. Be it a visit to the numerous Viennese markets, a visit to a typical Viennese inn or the fresh cuisine of the numerous restaurants.
But Vienna does not only offer wonderful museums. No, the city itself also looks beautiful. Those who want to get an overview of the city can do so, apart from the Ferris wheel in the Prater, by visiting the palace garden of Schönbrunn Palace. Emperor Franz Joseph already enjoyed the wonderful view from the highest point of the palace garden, the Gloriette. But you can also enjoy a unique view of the city from Cobenzl or Kahlenberg after a beautiful hike through the vineyards of Vienna. If a day trip to the surrounding mountains do not appeal to you, the Danube Tower and the roof terrace of the Natural History Museum are particularly recommended.
In addition to the museums, the many magnificent churches in Vienna stand out. Be it the oldest church in Vienna, Ruprecht's Church, the modern Wotruba Church, the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, or Vienna's landmark, St. Stephen's Cathedral. They are all popular destinations for excursions at any time of year.
Art Nouveau in particular has left its mark on Vienna like no other epoch. First and foremost the Vienna Secession, founded to convey a new image of art, is still the place to go for contemporary art. But also buildings integrated into the cityscape, the Strudelhof Staircase, the High Bridge or the Anker Clock are mementos of Art Nouveau.
You should definitely use the afternoon to visit one of the famous Viennese coffee houses. And enjoy the incredible variety of typical Austrian desserts. Apfelstrudel, Sachertorte or Kasierschmarrn. Accompanied by one of the typical Viennese coffee specialities.
If you want to get to know the modern Viennese coffee culture away from the traditional coffee houses, you will get your money's worth in the small roasting houses.
Those who have lost track of all the sights and don't know exactly where to start or what to see first. The great range of sightseeing tours is recommended. A traditional horse-drawn carriage ride in a Fiaker or a trip on the hop-on hop-off bus will take you to the most important sights in the city centre. An interactive city tour with riddles and tasks also lets you explore the city in a playful way.
Finally, the evening can be spent at leisure, be it a visit to the Burgtheater, the Volkstheater or the Theater in der Josefstadt. But you can also indulge yourself in one of the many great restaurants.
Music lovers should visit the Vienna Konzerthaus. The University for Music and Performing Arts also offers excellent concerts. The Vienna State Opera, famous for the Vienna Opera Bal, is always worth a visit.
There are no limits to liquid pleasure in Vienna; as the only city in Europe with inner-city viticulture, Vienna not only offers its own wine variety with the Wiener Gemischter Satz. With its grandiose bars, Vienna also invites you to extend your day into the night.
On your way back to the hotel, you should get yourself one of the typical Viennese Käsekrainer.
Before you start the next day with an extensive breakfast.
Because Vienna is particularly magical in winter, we have compiled all the information you need on a separate page.