Vienna or Wein is in Austria. It is a very beautiful and historical city with many palace’s and churches. One day trip to vienna is very short. You can cover most of the important places. The ideal time you will need in vienna is two or three days. If you have time then I would recommend two days trip in vienna
How to reach Vienna?
The cheapest ways are given below in the ascending order of cost:
1. If you live close by to Vienna then, check here if you can get a shared ride.
2. If you live in Europe but a little far away. Use Ikarus or Eurolines bus to reach Ams. The url of the site is here Eurolines bus is not very comfortable, but you get what you pay. If you book in advance you might get some Promotional offers.
3. If you are staying in Germany, then you can use the bahn / train service. Here also book your tickets in advance to get lower fare. In this site you have means of transport option. ICE means fast/bullet train, local transport is slow and that includes the Regional Express (RE), S bahn, U bahn, bus, tram ,etc. Travelling in local is cheaper and slower than ICE.
4. If you prefer to go by air, and you are staying in Europe, then the cheapest flight is RyanAir Check out the website
5. Use Eurail pass. There are interesting offers for youth (12- 25) get discounts and similarly there are discounts for children and small groups. With Eurail you can travel in all transport means like ICE, RE, etc. Check the Eurail site for details.
6. Book all your tickets early, and get discounts.
Where to stay in Vienna?
If you need a cheap or budget accommodation, then check the site www.hostelworld.com. Here most of the hostels have only dorms and may have free breakfast.
If you are ready to spend in a little more, then check out www.hotels.com
Before booking any hotel or hostel I advise that you read the reviews for it first. You can read the reviews from tripadvisor or any other sites which give reviews.
Public transport in Vienna
The public transport in Vienna is very good, cheap and convinent. Buy a day pass as it is most economical. For more info on transport visit this site
Important places to visit in Vienna
It is located in Ringstrasse. The architect who designed this is Thophil Hansen. He designed it in the Greek style. One of the major tourist attraction of this building is the athena fountain that is erected right in front of the parliament building.
You can also have a guided tour of the parliament. The cost is around 5 euros. Check this website for more information on timings, etc
How to go to Austrian Parliment?
underground station Volkstheater for lines U2 and U3
It is located in Museumsquartier(District of Museums). The most notable buildings near musemsquartier are the Kunsthistorisches museum and Naturhistorisches museum. Both the buildings are identical and stand opposite to each other.
Kunsthistorisches Museum is one of the oldest museums of the fine arts and decorative arts in the world and it houses the collections of the Hapsburg royal family. the interiors of this museum is beautiful and worth the entrance fees of 12 euro. More info can be found in this site http://www.khm.at/en
How to go to MuseumQuartier or Kunsthistorisches Museum?
Take U bahn U2 and U3, getting-off on the stop Volkstheater or tram no. 1, 2, 46, 57A, 49, D, and J with getting-off on the stop Dr.-Karl-Renner- Ring or Burgring.
It was the Hapsburgs winter palace formally. This palace was constructed by Franc Joseph 2. It is now the residence of the President of Austria. We didn’t go inside the Hofburg palace. But the exteriors of this building is also worth visiting. There is a Sissi museum here which showcases artifacts from the Empress’s life.
How to go to Hofburg?
underground station Volkstheater for lines U2 and U3
The Belvedere is a big palace with a beautiful pond in front of it. The garden which is behind this palace is stunning, it has statues and fountains. This palace was built by Prince Eugene of Savoy as his own summer residence.I guess it is a art museum now.
How to go to Belvedere Palace?
U1 with getting-off on the stop Südtirolet Platz and tram no. 0, 18, and D with getting-off on the stop SüdBahnhof.
St. Stephens´s Cathedral stands on the ruins of two earlier churches and was completed in the year 1160. Its current Romanesque and Gothic form was initiated later by Rudolf IV (1339 – 1365). As the most important religious building in Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop, the cathedral became
one of the city´s symbols and the place for important events in the nation´s history.
How to go to Stephensdom?
Schönbrunn Palace was the cherry on the cake in this tour. It is a very beautiful palace. I bought the tickets to enter inside the palace. They gave me a audio guide along with the tickets. And the tour was worth it. It is a must see for those who love to imagine the splendor of royalty. In the tour I found out more about the most loved and famous empress Sissy
Indide the palace complex other than the beautiful imperial palace there are other attractions also like the park with fountains, statues & architectural features (Palmhaus, Gloriette) and zoo.
For more info see www.schoenbrunn.at
How to go to Schonbrunn?
U4 with getting-off on the stop Schloss Schönbrunn and tram no. 10, 58, bus 10A.
with getting-off on the stop Schloss Schönbrunn.