Trams are the most frequent form of public transport in Vienna and the tram system dates back to the 1800s. I should point out that one or two upgrades have taken place, since. The entire city is crisscrossed by tramlines, whereby most go to and from the city center (like spokes on a wheel) and […]
Insider tips for your trip to Vienna
Here you'll find independent tips and tourist information for Austria's capital city (written by a real person, not a marketing machine). Enjoy!
I particularly recommend:
- Answers to some of those important questions. Do the Viennese speak English? How about credit cards? Is it expensive?
- Discover the traditional Christmas markets of Vienna, where you can enjoy a feast of culinary delights and a mug of punch.
- Articles on the sights around the famous Schönbrunn Palace, including a slideshow and interactive map.
- Explore some of Vienna's traditional food, like Wiener Schnitzel, Langos and roast chestnuts.
Within a hop, skip and jump of half a dozen tram, bus and U-bahn lines is Cafe Stein, one of Vienna’s more popular cafe bars. It serves an eclectic mix of drinks and meals, managing to be different enough from standard Viennese fare to warrant special attention, but not too different to be an oddity. […]
Roasted chestnuts (German: Maroni) are a popular snack in the winter. You’ll likely see more than one “Maronistand” if visiting Vienna during the colder months; these are small one- or two-man stands where chestnuts are roasted on an open drum, and sold in packets to passers-by. Normally, a Maronistand sells roast potato slices (German:Bratkartoffel), potato […]
One of the advantages of being an Emperor is that when you start to worry about whether your houseplants will survive a cold Austrian winter, a purpose-built hothouse is a mere snap of the fingers away. And so it was with the giant green iron and glass construction currently home to the Wüstenhaus (Desert House) […]