“We are all mad here!” was the first thing i saw in Vienna. It was the 25hours hotel sign. Maybe not the best way to welcome someone in your daily life but believe me… you would be mad not to get in there! The stuff welcomes you with a wide smile making you feel almost like home. This hotel plays with the dreams and sensations associated with the world of the circus.
The panorama-suite was exquisite and the view of the city was breathtaking. You can see the town hall and the domes of the twin museums at the MuseumsQuartier. Above the bed was a wall-art with a circus theme.
The next morning I hit the road to Stephanplatz. I walked through the park of the amazing Homburg palace. I had a stop to the Cafe Central which is just a few steps from the palace. I had the famous viennese apple strudel and of course the viennese style hot chocolate. Vienna… It’s all about cafes. It’s like a sightseeing of the city. People actually make a queue outside the cafes.
Tip: Be chic! Wear a trench coat.
I took the Kohlmarkt street where the well know cafe Demel is and after that the Graben street, where you can find every label you want and will lead you straight to the St Stephen’s Cathedral. At the glorious St Stephen’s Cathedral you can take the stairs to the top and enjoy the view of the city. The next morning I went to Naschmarkt. The most popular market located at the Wienzeile over the Wien River. There you can find all the goodies you need to prepare your daily meal or pumper yourself with a nice bouquet of fresh flowers. I had a snack at the market and off to the World’s second largest Museum of Natural History.
The next stop was the one and only Sacher Cafe. There was a queue but worth the waiting. Try nothing else than the Sacher chocolate cake. Mmm… delicious.
The Schönbrunn Palace was the next on my “things to do” list. It was Princess Sissy’s imperial summer residence and you will simply love it! If you are there during Christmas time you will enjoy the Palace Christmas market. Of course, all the Christmas markets all over Vienna are great, with the one at the town hall being the most famous. Vienna took Christmas to another level.
Don’t miss the Prater Park and if you find some time visit the Danube Tower. The sunset from up there (250m) is epic.
Tip: Put on your Christmas sweater. 🙂
At night have a glass of wine at K.u.K Hoflieferanten from where you can see the Opera or a banana tanqueray cocktail at Skybar.
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