Vienna, the capital city of Austria, is a beautiful place to visit with a wide range of interesting, fun and exciting activities and experiences to enjoy! Notable residents have included Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud, to name but a few, and their intellectual greatness has certainly shaped this city into a thriving urban landscape. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 4 things that you absolutely must do whilst in Vienna!
- Watch the little monkeys with your little monkeys – Tiergarten, located on the western side of Vienna, is the oldest zoo in the world! Established in 1752, the zoo features not only stunning architecture, but a wide range of animals too, including orangutans, elephants, sea lions, penguins, arctic wolves, monkeys, tigers and even pandas.
- Discover Viennese wine – Vienna actually boasts 700 hectares of vineyards within its boundaries, 80% or so of which is turned into delicious white wine. If you’d like to try a glass or two of this crisp local wine, you’re in luck; it’s readily available in the many wine taverns on the edge of the city. Fancy sampling the local vino but don’t want to leave the delights of the city centre? Well fear not, for Viennese wine is available in many local bars and restaurants.
- Grab some street food – If you’re feeling peckish, Würstelstands, or sausage stands, are ubiquitous in the glorious streets of Vienna. Serving up piping hot sausages, hot dogs, soft drinks and even beer, these street vendors are certain to quell your hunger.
- Get on yer bike! With more than 700 miles of cycle paths, the best way to extensively explore Vienna’s streets is on two wheels. Citybike allows you to hire some pedal power from 120 stations dotted around the city. Prices are cheap too – the first hour is free, with the 2nd hour costing €1, 3rd hour is €2 and each hour thereafter is just €4.
But that’s not all, this wonderful city has a whole lot more to offer, so why not go and explore it for yourself! Whilst you’re there your friends and family can call you cheaply and keep up-to-date with your Austrian adventures through Cherry Call; simply give them the international dialling code of 0043 and point them in the direction of our website!