Welcome to Visiting Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace, ViennaVienna, a city of sausages, schnitzel and Strauss, proud palaces and peaceful parks. I love this city, warts and all, and this is an ongoing personal project to help ensure you get the most out of any stay, too.

Here you’ll find independent tips and tourist information for Austria’s capital city (written by a real person, not a marketing machine). Enjoy!


Featured posts:

Cacti at the Wüstenhaus

Wüstenhaus (desert house)

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) […]

What’s the time in Vienna?

The city is on Central European Time (CET), the timezone covering most of western and central Europe. It also observes daylight savings time, so between late March and late October, the clocks go forward one hour (technically known as CEST). Vienna is usually… one hour ahead of the UK and Ireland six hours ahead of […]

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.