A guide to Vienna – our home town
With our roots firmly embedded in our birthplace of Vienna, and with lockdown slowly but surely lifting, we’d encourage any lovers of European holidays visit this wonderful city.
As regular visitors to Austria through the years, we've been able to root out some of the best spots Vienna has to visit, eat, relax and enjoy. Here are a few of what we consider to be essential stop offs…
The centre of the city, the first district , is not very big, however there are plenty of restaurants and things to see and do including the Spanish Riding School https://www.srs.at/ which is right next to the Roman ruins, Hero’s Platz , Parliament and the Rathaus (Council building) - don’t forget they often have a concert or wine festival taking place right in front of this building!
Schonbrunn Palace Is a must and is home to Gloriette, Palm House, Privy Garden, the Maze, the Zoo, and the Orangeriegarten.
The wonderful Gustav Klimt collection is held at Belvedere Palace, not too far from splendid, St Stephens Cathedral. The United Nations building and the Danube (which are next to each other) are also worth a visit.
Try to take a coffee and or lunch break in any or all of these café’s Café Central, Café Demel , Café Landtmann and Café Sacher, each selling a selection of wonderful cakes!
Don’t forget the Sofitel Hotel - go to the restaurant and bar on the top floor, downstairs from the Sofitel through the back entrance is a Gaucho restaurant.
Wine lovers can enjoy Gruner Veltliner or Riesling (white) or Blaufrankisch or Zweigelt (red).