Vienna, Austria

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Viennese Waltzing & Architecture Dreams

Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to. There is a very long history of Vienna beginning when the Roman Empire created a military camp in the area covered by Vienna’s city centre. From that beginning, Vienna grew from the Roman settlement known as Vindobona to be an important trading site in the 11th century.

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Accommodation
We stayed in the Starlight suite hotels (£127 per night) which is located about 5 minutes’ walk from the Schwedenplatz area -very central and close to everything. The rooms were spacious and modern with a gym and spa area included.

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Food
Veggiezz
which is located right opposite the Starlight hotel specialise in Vegan food. I’m not vegan myself but the food is extremely tasty. I recommend the homemade fries with mushroom and leek tagliatelle and chocolate and walnut brownie. They also sell these drinks served in the biggest bottles including matcha iced lattes and ginger and rose juices.

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Shoyo ramen do the best ramen and dumplings in town (order the black tea and orange iced tea)! Other restaurants with the most adorable outdoor seating and located in the middle of the Viennese centre include Ofenloch and Ellas.

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For an incredible view of the garden I recommend having drinks in the Palmenhaus by the Burggarten.

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If you want vegan fast food, Swing kitchen is delicious and affordable.

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Castelletto serve a wide selection of porridges, omelettes and pastries for breakfast (the fresh carrot and orange juice is great)! For acai bowls, great smoothies and juices try Lilette’s.

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Aida Café in the Stephansplatz has the best homemade ice cream and you can try the famous Sachertorte here.

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Must Sees
I suggest walking around without a plan as everything is so close to one another and within minutes you’ll stumble upon beautiful buildings after buildings.

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Stephansplatz is the main centre of the city of Vienna where the famous cathedral is and all the other shops and restaurants. Watch the sunset from the cathedral and then walk down south towards the Burggarten and further south to the Robert Stolz-Platz.

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The opera house and the Karlskirche Cathedral are also iconic photo spots!

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Visit the Kunst Haus Wien, then walk a few blocks to take photos of the Hundertwasserhaus and the Hundertwasser Village.

Vienna is popular for music and you can learn all about the famous Viennese composers at The House of Music.

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If you’re there on a Saturday go to the Naschmarkt and hunt for treasures at the adjacent fleamarket.

Hike through the vineyards on the Wien Weinwandertag.

If you know a thing or two about Psychology, then you’ll want to visit the father of psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Museum, and hike to the Freud monument at Bellevuehöhe in the 19th district.

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Walk through the 1st district, finding all of the hidden courtyards and the Ringstrasse to admire some of Vienna’s most beautiful buildings.

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