Top 10 Things To Do and See In Vienna

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The Sword at Centimeter.

10: Have a Meal at Centimeter: These restaurants are scattered through the city and come highly recommended. Hussle a group together and head to Centimeter for a meal. Make sure you have a group of at least 5 people so you can order 'The Sword' or 'The Wheelbarrow'. This is a new way of dining with schnitzel and pork coming out on a sword accompanied by fries, chilli, and chicken wings. The Wheelbarrow comes accompanied by a range of pastas. Also order the 5 Litre beer tower. Although the beer goes flat quickly, its handy and something different having a tower of beer on your table. It is guaranteed that temptation will get the better of at least one member of your group and they will forget the glass and drink straight from the tower.

9: Catch an Old-Styled Tram: Vienna still operates vintage trams.

Riding Tram 49
Jump on the second carriage of the tram and sit right at the front to get the illusion of driving. My tip is bring some beers to make the trip more enjoyable. One of the best tram routes is the 49 which operates between Burgasse/Stadthalle and Volkstheater. The route takes you through winding streets with some turns which make being drunk on public transport all that more enjoyable. Rather than take the U-Bahn, take a tram as much as possible as they are not so crowded and you get to see the sights of this amazing city.

8: Donau Insel: So you are hungover but looking to do some more sightseeing. Jump on the U1 line and head to the Donau Insel. Lie back in the sun looking over the Danube, hire a boat, jump on trampolines, or enjoy a cocktail. All this is easily possible at the Donau Insel.

Enjoying Cheap Cocktails on the Donau Insel
In May is around when the Insel opens for summer action so this is usually the time to go. The opening party is a local favourite. Try to find bars in May that are just opening. If you are lucky they may have all cocktails for 3euros and some bar owners might even offer free tequila shots. For summer sports this is also the place to be. Bring a football and have a kick on the open spaces.

7: Kebab Stands: One of the first things you will notice about Vienna is the abundance of Kebab Stands. Shop around to find your favourite. My tip is only buy from kebaboligists (kebab shop workers) that use a big knife and never buy from somewhere that uses an electric knife. Another tip is kebaboligists that smile make the best kebabs but if he (or she) has a moustache then you must buy a durum.

Strolling the Gardens of Schonbrunn Palace
Kebabs are best enjoyed at around 4-5am and are best eaten leaning over a rubbish bin.

6: Schonnbrunn: This will be mentioned in all your tourist guides and this is the time to become the standard tourist and follow the masses to the palace. Tour inside and find out the history of Maria Theresa. Walk the strolling gardens and climb to the top of the gardens for the best view. The zoo is close-by for a visit to see Fu-Long, the famous panda. This is the one monument i suggest you follow the camera and map wielding retirees to.

5: Prater: The world famous theme park is another Vienna site you will find in tourist guides. Take some photos of the Riesenrad (Ferris Wheel) but skip all the rides for mini-golf. Gather a group, visit Billa for a heap of beers and enter.

The Best Kebab In All Of Vienna
The owner has no issues with bringing alcohol into the course. Enjoy 18 challenging holes with your mates. A good score for 18 holes will be about 40 but it is just as easy to come in with 70. A great way to kill a few hours.

4: One Euro Pub: Located at Seidengasse 39b, 7th district. This bar is pretty self explanatory. Everything cost 1euro. Beer, Wine, Tequila, Jager, Crappy Red Bull Knock Off, Chips. This bar is the best place in Vienna to begin your night or, in some cases, end your night. Take 10euros in, come out completely smashed. Also try the porno game in the corner with the ever popular 'Spot the Difference'.

3: Heurigers: These are wine bars usually located on the outskirts of the city. They serve cheap wine, an authentic meal, and traditional music gets played.

Mini Golf at Prater
Sit outside during summer and enjoy the atmosphere. My experience at a heuriger was when a friends parents took a group of us out for dinner. The wine flowed a little too easy and i came home with cuts and scratches all over my body. The next morning was spent leaning over the toilet bowl.

2: Paddy O'Briens: Located at Passauer Platz in the 1st district. Walking through backstreets and away from the heart of the city you stumble across a bar where the security scare the shit out of you. Enter and walk down the stairs into a dark bar with no music. The regulars wear dark clothing and sport piercings. You are probably now asking why this makes it to number 2 on the list, well, here comes the good bit. Order a Red Bull Vodka Bucket from the bar. 35euros gets a full bottle of vodka tipped into a bucket topped off with ice and Red Bull.

1EURO Bar
Gather a group to share the spending and suck on the gigantic straws until you get headspins. After the second bucket you will realise this is the best place in Vienna to enjoy a night with mates. No music makes conversation easy and the conversations get very interesting after a few buckets.

1: Museums Quartier. The heart of Vienna in my opinion. This area comes to life during Spring then hits into overdrive come Summer. Enjoy the Art museums that surround the area but to really get the most out of MQ you must grab some alcohol and sit in a purple booth for hours. Listen to the reggae music and people watch as a range of character fill MQ. Enjoy a drink at sunset or wander down with a guitar during the night. Play a couple of Clash songs and you will soon attract a crowd. This is the ideal meeting spot in Vienna and the best way to relax.

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The Sword at Centimeter.
The Sword at Centimeter.
Riding Tram 49
Riding Tram 49
Enjoying Cheap Cocktails on the Do…
Enjoying Cheap Cocktails on the D…
Strolling the Gardens of Schonbrun…
Strolling the Gardens of Schonbru…
The Best Kebab In All Of Vienna
The Best Kebab In All Of Vienna
Mini Golf at Prater
Mini Golf at Prater
1EURO Bar
1EURO Bar
The Bucket at Paddy OBriens
The Bucket at Paddy O'Briens
MuseumsQuartier
MuseumsQuartier
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