Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Austria

As we have only had the opportunity to visit Vienna, once and for just a few days in 2016, we only had the opportunity to visit two restaurants and eat steak. I am sure there are loads of other restaurants that I can recommend after future trips and we do plan to make future trips!

Vienna is a beautiful city with a rich history. It is full of gorgeous architecture spanning back centuries. 



We found the people to be friendly and eager to communicate. Having traveled to many countries where we didn't speak the language, we have found people can almost always find a way to convey what it is they want to say.

The Straßenbahn is a tram that runs in both an inner and outer ring in the city. It's an easy and affordable way to get just about anywhere in the city. No need for Uber! 

We were lucky to spend our first two nights in Vienna at the beautiful Hotel Bristol on the opposite side of the street from the world famous Vienna State Opera House. Taking the tram was perfect as there is a stop right outside the front door.


On the first day, we had reservations at Plachutta. It is an authentic Austrian restaurant with typical Viennese dishes. Click the photo for the full review.

Plachutta - Vienna




The final night was spent at Vienna Hotel Marriott. This is a modern area of the city with construction being done and just across the street from a beautiful park - Stadtpark. The tram does not run as close to this hotel which required more walking. 

We set out on foot and - a stroke of luck for us - we stumbled upon Wild . The restaurant has been in business over 100 years. It has a casual atmosphere and the staff was superb. Click on the photo for the full review. 

Wild - Vienna