There are many things to consider when you are spending the weekend in Vienna. Plan your trip well, time it right, and the Austrian capital will not disappoint. Here are some of the top things to do while on a short break in the city:
The Spittelberg quarter is a district that consists of 18th and 19th century buildings and narrow, cobbled streets between Burggasse and Siebensterngasse. The 1970’s saw the restoration of the district’s baroque and Biedermeier houses and the pedestrianization of many of its streets. Spittelberg makes for a pleasant walk, especially on a Saturday, the day of the craft. Restaurants, cafes, and bars dot the historic district.
Be there in time for ImPulsTanz
ImPulsTanz is the biggest contemporary dance festival in Europe. For a month, it turns Vienna into a hub of international dance elites, including top choreographers of contemporary dance. ImPulsTanz offers top-quality programs, including more than 200 workshops for people hungry for movement. Lectures and street parties are also held.
Delight your taste buds at Figlmuller
Your weekend in Vienna is not complete without eating out in one of the finest traditional Austrian restaurants in the city. Located between Backergasse and Wollzeile opposite St Stephen’s Cathedral, the restaurant features authentic décor and gothic vaulted arches that give great atmosphere. Try the colossal wiener schnitzels; its recipe is a well-kept secret.
Party all night long
Cap off your weekend in Vienna with a big bang. Hit the city’s vibrant bars and clubs and see for yourself what Vienna nightlife has to offer. We highly recommend Kitsch and Bitter located near the city’s oldest church, the St. Ruprecht Church. It is one of the hottest (and coolest) places in Vienna where locals mix with tourists.