Vienna - Post Report Question and Answers

What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Too much to list. There is so much in Austria. I love the saunas and thermespas. Hiking is excellent. Cycling is excellent. The art scene in Vienna is fantastic. There is something for everyone in Austria. - Sep 2022

Hiking in the Wienerwald, wine festivals, Christmas markets, skiing in the Alps, summer hiking in the Alps, swimming in lakes, biking around Burgenland visiting wineries, leaving clubs at dawn, lazy days by the river, picking ramps in the spring, getting lost down side streets in the first district... Austria is a beautiful country with stunning landscapes, and all extremely accessible. Trails are well marked, huts dot the mountains so you can nearly always sleep in a bed and eat a hot meal during a multi-day trek, lift tickets are cheap, and so much nature is accessible via public transit! It's a very "work to live" kind of place, so take every opportunity you can to do as the locals do and enjoy the place! - Sep 2021

Best trip was to Lake Attersee in Upper Austria. It is where the Austrians go in August. Swimming in the lake, hiking in the mountains, blueberry picking and touristy stuff a short drive away. - Feb 2019

Man, the wealth of travel opportunities are simply overwhelming. During our two years, we traveled outside of Austria to London, Dublin, Lisbon, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Liechtenstein, St. Gallen (Switzerland), Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Vilnius, Tallinn, Helsinki, and Kiev. Within Austria, particular highlights were Salzburg, Hallstatt, and Bregenz. Within Vienna, there are just way too many wonderful things worth seeing. One could do worse than just wandering the 1st District and seeing what beautiful surprises lie around each corner. Going to the opera and seeing Jose Carreras on his farewell tour was simply lovely. Attending the free Wiener Philharmonic open air concert at Schönbrunn Palace was also particularly magnificent. - Jul 2018

Exploring the country outside of Vienna. The other states, outside of the known touristy places (Salzburg) are very different. - Nov 2017

Within Austria, as a family we've really enjoyed farm stays in the mountains where you actually rent a small apartment on a working farm. The views are generally gorgeous, the kids love being on a farm, and it feels like such an authentic piece of Austria. The Heuriger (wine taverns similar to a beer garden but for wine and often in the vineyards) on the outskirts of Vienna are such a lovely and relaxing way to spend a nice spring/summer/fall day. The abundance of charming festivals in the fall completely won me over. Outside of Austria - the easy travel to Croatia, Slovenia, and Hungary (particularly Budapest) have been highlights. - Mar 2015

Hearing world-class music. Seeing world-class art. Sitting in a typical Viennese coffeehouse with a newspaper. Hiking in the vineyards and Vienna Woods. Also, discovering neighboring countries like Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland and Germany. - Jul 2014

Too many to list. - Mar 2014

Taking a tour throughout history by visiting fantastic museums and palaces, exploring the beautiful city of Salzburg, visiting neighboring countries, hanging out at local heurigers (wineries) and just living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! - Aug 2013

Travel! - May 2013

Wandering the many alleys of the medieval First District. Touring the countless museums in the city. Taking a weekend trip to the wine country along the Danube. - Jan 2013

Salzkammergut, Salzburg, Eastern Europe, cheap flights to anywhere in Europe/surrounding areas (for us it was Rome, Paris and Cairo).Biking, hikes, fantastic public parks and pools. - Aug 2011


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