Celebrating a century at the heart of the modernist movement, the Austrian capital is putting on quite a show
If you are looking for a traditional Viennese cafe, I would recommend Cafe Drechsler largely because it is close to the Secession and about 10 minutes from Karlsplatz with all its sights. The cafe was remodelled by Conran & Partners and re-opened in 2007. The cafe does not accept credit cards and the staff do speakContinue reading “Travel 2016 – Tip 5 – Vienna – Cafe Drechsler”
The next recommendation is the Secession building near Karlsplatz with its golden dome. The only exhibit is the 34-metre long Beethoven frieze by Klimt depicting humankind’s search for happiness. The cost is 6 Euros and payment can be made by credit card. The frieze is beautiful and the room is air-conditioned – a welcome reliefContinue reading “Travel 2016 – Vienna – Tip 4”
Arriving at the main train station in Vienna – the Hauptbahnhof – it is important to know that there is an underground line (U1) at Sudtirolerplatz allowing the visitor access to the underground system. You can also buy 24-hour, 48-hour, and 72-hour passes for all the public transport system. The 24-hour pass cost 7.20 Euros on June 23rd, 2016.
The Austrian capital is not all high art and ballgowns. A short walk from its famous attractions, the district of Wieden has a younger, edgier feel with indie coffee shops, contemporary galleries and a multicultural food scene
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