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Vienna: A Neighborly Nod from Prague


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If you’ve been charmed by the medieval splendor and picturesque alleys of Prague, we suggest considering a delightful excursion to Vienna—just a stone’s throw away. While Prague captivates with its Gothic spires and quaint lanes, Vienna calls with its imperial grandeur and a rich tapestry of cultural delights.


Seamless Journey from Prague to Vienna

We recommend swapping your Czech Crowns for Euros and exchanging the flavors of duck breast with cabbage for the classic wiener schnitzel. Rest assured, Vienna’s public transportation mirrors the reliability and safety of Prague’s. A leisurely morning train from Prague can have you stepping into the heart of Vienna by lunchtime. The central locations of both cities’ main train stations make them easily accessible. Settle in for a comfortable ride, complete with scenic views, an onboard restaurant, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Secure your passage via Czech Railways (České dráhy) or Austrian Railways (ÖBB).


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Explore Vienna’s Rich Cultural Tapestry

Upon your arrival in Vienna, we suggest checking into your hotel before setting out to explore. The city’s diverse neighborhoods, world-class museums, and grand concert halls await your discovery. Take a leisurely stroll through Stadtpark or Burggarten, and don’t miss the opportunity to admire the stunning local architecture.


Culinary Concoctions and Chic Cocktails

  • Praterwirt: We recommend this delightful spot for carnivores—a place where high-quality meats, both beef and veal, tantalize your taste buds. Complement your meal with a freshly tanked Czech Budweiser for a truly sublime experience.
  • Vollpension: Step into this quirky café where recipes handed down by Austrian grandmothers come to life. The city’s best cakes, especially the apple strudel, are like a warm hug from Oma herself.
  • Loos Bar: For an evening imbued with the glamour of a bygone era, we suggest visiting Loos Bar. This architectural gem is perfect for unwinding with a cocktail after a day of sightseeing.
  • Neni at Naschmarkt: A culinary mosaic of Israeli flavors awaits at Neni. Ideal for any meal of the day, this venue caters beautifully to all palates, including vegans.


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Viennese Coffee Culture

  • Café Jelinek: Relax in the cozy ambiance of Café Jelinek, where the coffee is as rich as the history. This local favorite is the perfect spot to linger over a cup of time-honored Viennese coffee and homemade cakes.
  • Café Ritter: Immerse yourself in the elegance of Café Ritter, a cornerstone of Vienna’s café society. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon indulging in traditional Viennese pastries in an atmosphere filled with tales of yesteryears.
  • Café Sperl: Like stepping onto a film set, Café Sperl offers an authentic taste of Viennese tradition. Its polished wood paneling and marble tabletops make it an ideal setting for enjoying a leisurely coffee.


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Vienna: A Family-Friendly Adventure

Exploring Vienna with young ones is more fun than you might imagine! This city is a true haven for families, packed with activities that captivate both the young and the young at heart. Here are some spots we recommend:

  • Belvedere Palace and Gardens: Not only does this location boast stunning architecture and gardens, but it also features a kid-friendly playground—perfect for a blend of culture and play.
  • ZOOM Children’s Museum: For a hands-on educational experience, the ZOOM Museum offers exhibits designed specifically for children. It’s an engaging way for young minds to learn through interactive play.
  • Schönbrunn Palace Gardens and Zoo: For an adventurous day out, visit Schönbrunn Palace Gardens. The oldest zoo in Europe is located here, complete with a variety of animals and a child-friendly train that tours the grounds.
  • Prater Amusement Park: For endless fun, visit the Prater. With a wide array of rides and attractions, including the iconic Giant Ferris Wheel, it’s a paradise for children and adults alike.
  • Schmetterlinghaus (Imperial Butterfly House): This enchanting butterfly house in the heart of Vienna offers a magical experience for children. Inside a stunning Art Nouveau greenhouse, hundreds of colorful butterflies flutter freely in a tropical environment. It’s an ideal place to introduce kids to the beauty of nature and the fascinating lifecycle of butterflies.
  • Donauinsel (Danube Island): This long, narrow island along the Danube is a recreational paradise, perfect for families seeking outdoor activities. You can bike, skate, play, or simply enjoy a picnic. With dedicated playgrounds and safe swimming areas, it’s a great spot for children to play and explore.
  • Time Travel Vienna: Dive into Vienna’s history in an engaging and interactive way at Time Travel Vienna. This unique attraction uses 5D cinema technology to bring the city’s past to life, making history fun and accessible for kids. It’s a perfect educational outing that entertains both young and old.
  • Haus des Meeres (Aqua Terra Zoo): Explore the fascinating world of aquatic and tropical life at the Haus des Meeres. This aquarium features an impressive collection of marine and land animals. Additionally, the facility boasts outdoor climbing walls and a vast playground, providing both educational and physical activities for kids.



Discover Vienna with Expert Guides

For those wishing to dive deeper into Vienna’s hidden gems, consider booking a tour with local experts. Our knowledgeable guides bring the city’s history and culture to life, ensuring a memorable visit.


An Example of a Three-Day Itinerary for Vienna

Day 1: Explore Vienna’s Old Town

Morning: Kick off your Vienna adventure with a 2.5 to 3-hour tour of Vienna’s Old Town. Start from the iconic Vienna State Opera, stroll past St. Stephen’s Cathedral, wander along Ringstraße, and explore the historical Hofburg Palace. This walking tour gives you a fantastic overview of the city’s rich history and architectural grandeur.

Afternoon: After the tour, enjoy lunch at a traditional Viennese restaurant where you can taste local specialties like Wiener Schnitzel or Tafelspitz.

Evening: Wind down your day with a visit to one of Vienna’s renowned coffee houses, such as Café Sperl, known for its time-honored Viennese coffee and homemade cakes.


Day 2: Dive into Vienna’s Art and Coffee Culture

Morning: Begin your day at the MuseumQuartier, one of the largest districts for contemporary art and culture in the world. Choose between modern art at MUMOK or traditional art at the Leopold Museum.

Afternoon: Experience the leisurely Viennese coffee culture at Café Ritter, an historic venue known for its decadent pastries and ornate décor.

Evening: Head to the Prater Amusement Park for an evening of fun and excitement. Enjoy a variety of rides, attractions, and the history-packed Prater Museum.


Day 3: Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens

Morning: Visit Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, a magnificent 18th-century palace and Vienna’s most popular tourist attraction. Explore the historic state rooms, wander through the elaborate gardens, and visit the oldest zoo in Europe.

Afternoon: Join the Sweet Secrets of Vienna Dessert Tour. This delightful tour starts at 4 PM and takes you through local neighborhoods where you’ll indulge in traditional Austrian desserts like krapfen and marillenknödel.

Evening: Enjoy a relaxed dinner at Neni at Naschmarkt, experiencing the blend of Israeli and Austrian cuisines amidst Vienna’s most famous market.


April 29, 2024


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