Outdoor Activities Vienna

Vienna Alps – Austria’s Semmering and Rax In A Day

Vienna Alps: Rax Alp vista

Vienna Alps. Did you know that the Alps are just an hour’s drive from Vienna? At the foothills of Europe’s largest mountain range, the Rax and Semmering create Alpine feelings. That said, you will find easy hiking paths, lovely historic villas and lush surroundings as well. In fact, the kind of things Empress Sissi, Sigmund Freud, baron Rothschild and many …

Read More »

Ice Skating Vienna 2023/24 – Where To Find Magic Winter Fun

Ice skating Vienna: city hall ice skating rink

[todaysdate format=”F Y”]  One of the best things to do in Vienna in winter is ice skating. First, you won’t need to wait for snow. Second, Vienna’s best ice rink is right on your sightseeing track. And third, you won’t need a skate shop since you can borrow skates at the rinks.  City Hall Ice Skating in Vienna By far …

Read More »

Vienna Danube Guide 2024: 16+ River Discoveries To Dive Into

view of the Vienna Danube

In this extensive insider guide to the Vienna Danube I’m going to share what the Donau in Wien looks like, the best places to explore and enjoy yourself and where you’ll likely arrive by cruise ship. Although the Danube flows through Vienna it is not the only Vienna river. Further down you will also learn about the eponymous Wien river. …

Read More »

Seegrotte Tour Review: Europe’s Largest Underground Lake

Vienna Woods: Seegrotte, blue lake

Seegrotte Tour Review. Originally, the Seegrotte caves just South of Vienna were a gypsum mine that operated from the 1840s until 1912. The mine’s caverns, with their impressive stalactites and stalagmites, provide a glimpse into the history of mining in the region. Gliding across the quiet underground lake a boat tour takes you through a subterranean world of beautifully illuminated …

Read More »

Burgenland Austria: 8+ Top Attractions And Outdoor Activities

Burgenland: Vineyards and Neusiedlersee

Burgenland Austria. For most travellers Burgenland is still uncharted territory. For us Viennese, the historic Land of Castles and its ancient Celtic wine culture represents a Southern escape: Thanks to lots of sunshine, vineyards, a rolling landscape, spas and Neusiedlerseee we use Austria’s warmest region for culture and wellness. Find out about Burgenland’s top attractions and outdoor activities, the best tours, and …

Read More »

Prater Vienna Tips: Giant Ferris Wheel, Rotunda And More

Vienna Prater Giant Ferris Wheel

As one of Wien’s largest public parks, the Prater Vienna is home to various recreational activities, including our oldest and largest amusement park, green spaces, and walking and cycling paths. Most famously, the Prater hosts the Giant Ferris Wheel. However, woodlands and a recreational area make up the larger part. If you ask me as a native Viennese, it is …

Read More »

Vienna Tours by Bike: 4 Cake-Busting Cycling Tours

rental bikes in Vienna

If you enjoy a bike ride you can combine cycling with sightseeing in Vienna. There are a couple of excellent Vienna tours by bike, which take you around the historic centre and to green spaces. When I lived in Vienna, I cycled everywhere within the compounds of Gurtel ring road. On the way, I would pass several landmarks, or simply …

Read More »

Augarten: Exploring Vienna’s Forgotten Treasure

Vienna Sights: Augarten and air defence tower

What is there to see at Vienna’s Augarten? From fine Viennese porcelain in Europe’s second oldest porcelain manufactory to a manicured baroque garden and a World War II Air Defence Tower. These are just some of the local treasures that have been hiding from tourist swarms. Here are five things you can do there: 1. Stroll Through Oldest Baroque Garden …

Read More »

Ringstrasse Vienna: Map, Illustrated Guide And My Favourite Tours

view on Ringstrasse in Vienna

Because Ringstrasse Vienna lines up more than 20 landmarks, historic buildings and gardens, it makes a great entry point to the city. Alongside a stunning 2,000 lime, Norwegian maple and hackberry trees, Wien’s 5.2 km (3.2 m) long ring road mixes cultural highlights and green space. In sizzling summers, the trees can reduce the temperatures by up to five degrees! To …

Read More »

Wachau Valley 2024: 14+ Surefire Tips For A Magic Day

Wachau Valley, Duernstein monastery

[todaysdate format=”F Y”]  Wachau Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Lower Austria, between the towns of Melk and Krems. With thousands of years of history and culture, materialising in charming villages and majestic landmarks the valley offers a glimpse into Austria’s rich past. From the Benedictine Abbey of Melk to the medieval town of Dürnstein, there are …

Read More »