Nothing rivals Vienna in winter, the lights, the snow, the smell of Glühwein in the air. But come spring Vienna has few perks worth visiting. Cue- Vienna’s greenery. Yes, the state known for Sacher Torte and Mozart also has some impressive Parks to show off.
Lesser known for its history Burgarten was built in 1818 as a private garden for the Emperor extending from Hofburg. The Emperor Franz having a flair for gardening designed the park with his choice of fauna and flora.
Nowadays people mainly frequent the park for its reknowned cafe: Palmenhaus. Constructed as a greenhouse the cafe offers an airy and light atmosphere even on the dreariest of days.V
Literally translated into the people’s park.
Blumengärten Hirschstetten, 1220
In recent years, new themed gardens have been added to this park. Visitors can be carried away into other (plant) worlds – from Mexico, to India and to English rose gardens to name a few.. Biodiversity is highly encouraged here with the like of bee hives, the turtle garden, the palm tree house. At Hirschstetten Zoo special attention is paid to the conservation of species and the protection of endangered animal species. It is home to more than 50 different animal species.
Laudongasse 13, 1080 Wien
What I ordered?
I have a thing for crust. I hate when its too thin. This pizzeria served classic Napoleatana pizza. The crust was perfection!
This place was pretty packed for a Sunday night so kudos to them!
But they had no cocktail menu which would have been nice to compliment the hip design.
Where to stay?
The Grand Ferdinand Hotel
A newcomer that has instantly rivaled with the big leaguers potentially because of its size and location not to mention its interior decor.
Where to Eat?
Breakfast – Motto Am Fluss
I am a slave to good pancakes in the morning. So Motto am Fluss is higly recommended on my list. The ambience is chilled, the location is central and the food is superb.
Lunch – Le Burger
For the fluffiest of burger buns head to this local. The interior of this etablissement is super hipster served with a dash of nature. Did I mention they have sweet potato fries?
Dinner – Plachutta
Drinks – Blue Mustard
What to do?
Mumok is more than a twofer- this area is an amalgamation of art museums with both contemporary and …. art. It’s extremely time effective and you got to see alot of art in a short period of time.
If you’re here over the weekend
Visit the Flea Market at Naschmarkt
Open on saturdays from 6.30 am to 6 pm ; Anyone is free to sell here if they’ve booked a spot beforehand. Expect trinkets, art objects, used household items, literature, music and antiques. If you’re looking for cheap thrills, this is the place.