One day in Vienna
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Nov 27, 2010 7:20 AM Last Post By: rossatz
Nov 26, 2010 8:56 AM
One day in ViennaHello and good morning from canada.
Looking for some advice from the experts.
We will be arriving at 6am in vienna from krakow. We have one full day (until about 8pm) until we have
to catch our train to florence to meet some friends and travel around Italy.
1. Im wondering what to do when we arrive so early. Im suppose nothing will be open that early, so we wont
even be able to get a coffee and breakfast etc. What time do things open in vienna and any suggestions as to what we can do until then.
2. If you had one day to spend in vienna (we do intend to return and spend more time, just not this trip) what would you do.......any special places to eat, drink or see .....
Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Nov 26, 2010 4:12 PM
1The Spanish Riding School. I made a point of going there because I have horses myself but you will definitely enjoy it even if you do not. We did a tour of the barn after and had a wonderful tour guide who explained some of the history behind the school. There are a few shows a day or you can buy tickets for the cheaper schooling sessions (which is when the tours are as well) we paid a student fee and it was something like ten Euros. My favorite stop while there!
Nov 27, 2010 12:54 AM
2My top Vienna thing was the Kunsthistorichesmuseum; room after room of stunning art and some of the mummies the British Museum haven't managed to nick.
Of course one day isn't enough to do Vienna justice (Blah-de-blah-de-blah...) but we spent one day there and it is possible to have a very whistle-stop tour of the major sites in the centre with time for a couple of galleries and a wiener schnitzel.
Nov 27, 2010 7:20 AM
3I would first check your arrival and departure train stations . They may not be the same .
Most probably you depart to Florence from the Westbahnhof .
You may arrive at the station Meidling.
Both stations have baggage lockers. But certainly much easier to have your luggage in a locker at your departure station .
Easy public transport between the stations - have a look here
ticket info too. you may wish a 24 hour ticket unlimited rides at a low fixed cost.
After checking luggage take transport to the city center - Stephansdom/ city center -
quick transport there via UBahn line U-1 and 3
The St. Stephans Cathedral should be open and several nearby cafes to choose for some cheap breakfast-
Aida on the square by the Church - just around the corner on the Graben pedestrian zone.
then depending on your interests- a walk alonng Graben and Kohlmarkt passing St. Peters Church - worth a vist and to the Hofburg Palace - the winter Palace of the Habsburg rulers - tours possible after 8 :30 I think-
The Royal Treasury in the Habsburg complex makes a good visit also the Spanish Riding School, Library in the same buildings of the Palace.
Beyond this and crossing the Ringstrasse is the Kunsthistorisches Museum
one of the premier art museums of the world.
A short distance beyond is the Museum Qurter with various exhibits .
Much more depends on your interests
I would check the tourisrtn websites forn information
The city center is compact and you easily can see much in a relatively short time.
Visit one of the Vienna Cafes too- great break - good pastry drinks and atmosphere.
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