Ahead of the wedding in Slovakia last weekend I made a brief pitstop in Vienna. As I was only there for 24 hours it meant that I only scratched the surface of the city sights. I’ve put together some of the places that I visited; the Schonbrunn Palace was definitely my favourite spot, you can probably tell from all the pictures I took!
Where to eat & drink
Palmenhaus is set back from the road in a large glass house next to the Imperial Palace with a direct view of the Burggarten from the terrace. The Art Noveau structure reminded me of the Victorian hot houses in Kew Gardens. The former tropical house doubles up as a bar and restaurant throughout the day and late into the evening. I was told by one of the waiters that on Friday night’s they have a DJ set with “mellow tunes.”
The Guesthouse Brassiere & Bakery was recommended by a local for brunch so I definitely had to go and check it out. It’s located in the very heart of the city, behind the Opera House and adjacent to the Albertina museum. I enjoyed a scrumptious Eggs Benedict on their terrace with a glorious view!
Naschmarkt is apparently the city’s most-renowned market with over 100 stalls. It offers so many different types of food from traditional Viennese to Asian. I sat in the sunshine at one of the tapas bars enjoying a glass of Prosecco, it was bliss.
Where to visit
Ok so I went a little crazy with the camera here, but Schonbrunn Palace & Gardens was incredible! I didn’t have time to go into the palace. If you click on the link here you can see all the gorgeous interiors…serious goals. As it was such a lovely day I spent a few hours in the gardens lapping up all the amazing colours.
As I came into the garden I was greeted with a Wisteria walkway that was in full bloom. I had to battle my way to the front to get a good snap as it seemed that everyone had the same idea of getting that perfect Instagram shot!
I walked around the back of the palace up the hill towards The Orangery. Standing at the top I was met with a fantastic view of the city. This is a must-see especially for those who want a wonderful panoramic view.
The Albertina museum is another spot that if i’d had time I would have most certainly visited. Apparently there’s going to be a Monet & Picasso exhibition here in June.
Lastly, I headed to Maria-Theresien-Platz and Memorial which is a large public square in the city. This area is known as the museum quarter so for any art history buffs this is a must!
Where to stay
What a fantastic city, i’ll definitely be coming back again at some point, but for the time being. Au wiedersehen.
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Necklace: Berrymead Studio