As a little girl, I grew up hearing stories about Vienna from my grandmother. From long afternoons spent at old world cafes to late nights at the Austrian Opera House, she still says this city was her favorite place she ever visited. Walking these streets and exploring this place, I could see why she fell so madly in love. Everything about Vienna is rooted in beauty. From flower markets, to European cafes, to gold leafed everything, Vienna was inspiration overload. I traveled here solo and spent my days taking long walks getting lost in the streets. I was only here for a few days, and the weather was quite frigid, but, even still, it was as dreamy and romantic as I imagined. Here are a few of my favorite shots from my weekend here along with a few spots I would recommend to visit. Enjoy!
WHERE I STAYED IN VIENNA:
I stayed at a boutique hotel in Stephansplatz in the heart of Vienna and highly recommend the area. It was really easy to get around and there are so many attractions, retail shops, and little eateries right on the main drag.
ST STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL IS A MUST:
Regardless of your religious background, historical the most premiere center for art and architecture in Europe can be found in the Cathedral’s of the main cities, and Vienna is no exception. St. Stephen’s is still a working cathedral and tourists are not allowed into the front part of the church if a service is in process, but it is well worth peaking inside to see this beautiful place. And, make sure not to miss the tile work on the roof. It was gorgeous!
WHERE I ATE EVERY DAY:
Since 1888, Demel has been serving up some of the cities best pastries and delights. I fell so in love with this old world cafe I ate here almost every day. It is a bit pricey, but worth the experience even just once. The pastries were yummy, but it was the entire ambience and experience that did it for me. With details like grand chandeliers and silver polished tea kettles, it was a lovely treat!
THINGS TO DO IN VIENNA:
There are loads of other places to see and visit in Vienna. Due to time constraints, I wasn’t able to do it all. Here are a few places you may want to check out for yourself: Schonbrunn Palace, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Belvedere Museum, Wiener Staatsoper for a show, Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and Rathaus.