Sunday, 12 February 2017


Oh Vienna, your beauty astounds me.

So this week's focus is on the wonderful city of Vienna in Austria where I was lucky enough to spend a weekend at the beginning of February. Today's show, although being a bit late, was all about what to do if you find yourself heading to the wonderful city. Vienna is also known as 'little Italy' so be prepared to find Italian restaurants everywhere and some of the best Italian food outside of Italy.

  • STA Tour: 48 hours in Vienna: includes a half day city tour including museums, wine bars and the opera and one night in a hostel
TOP TIP: Vienna is small so a long weekend in more than enough. Don't buy an underground ticket, everything is within walking distance. If you do, get a 24/48/72 hour pass for between £10-£15 from the ticket machines, although there are no ticket barriers or guards so if you are feeling less than honest...

Easiest way to get there:

  • Fly Direct from Gatwick or Heathrow with British Airways or Austrian Airways, both at a similar price of £100 per person
  • Or make it part of your inter-railing journey (for which there will be a special show at some point in the future)

Vienna from above
Where to stay:
  • Wombat's City Hostel: £17 per night for a dorm room which includes free Wifi
  • Das Capri Hotel: includes breakfast for £80 per night for a double room (but features in a very good BA deal at 
Spanish Riding School

What to do:
  • Museums: There are many many impressive museums in Vienna that can be quite pricey, but they are all free on the first Sunday of each month if you can time your trip to fit in with this. Otherwise, it might be worth purchasing the Vienna card that can bring you discounts, free tickets and travel, and is also available from all hotels/hostels and online in advance
  • Walk the Ringstrasse: Give yourself a guided tour of Vienna's historic highlights or hop on the tourist Ringstrasse Tram for approx. £5
  • Spanish Riding School: This famous riding school is a must when in Vienna. Head over to the Winter Arena in the Hofburg Imperial Palace and get to watch the morning practice to music, every morning Tuesday-Saturday 10-12 for £10 with a student card. Tickets cannot be bought in advance so make sure to get there around 9:30 am to be guaranteed entry and get yourself a seat!
  • Danube Tower: Take a trip to the tower on the outside of the city where 171m up, you can have lunch in the revolving restaurant with a view. Take a look at picture-perfect mountains that surround Vienna.  
  • Praeter: Head to Praeter for the old time fairground rides and what Vienna claims to be one of the oldest Ferris Wheels in the world, and certainly one of the most romantic places - combine your ticket with the Danube tower for £14.50

Have a good week my loves!

Lots of Love, Kate xxx

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