The first stop on our “20 cities in eight week” summer was Vienna, Austria. We stayed two nights at a charming, spacious Airbnb in a neighborhood within walking distance to the MuseumsQuartier 36 hours on the ground in the largest city along the Danube River, here’s what we did.
- Durum kebabs from Miros Kebab & Pizza, a small mom-and-pop stand run by an elderly couple, or Wiener Gemüse Kebap Mustafa Usta, a food stand that bakes wraps fresh for each customer.
- “Good Morning Vienna” breakfast at Kaas am Markt, a cafe with outdoor seating inside an outdoor market.
- Käsekrainer (cheese-filled sausage) and bratwursts from stands across the city.
- Persian stew over humus and rice at Hungry Guy, an Israeli street food restaurant with outdoor seating.
- Ramen from Mochi Ramen Bar, a small Japanese restaurant at Vorgartenmarkt, a neighborhood market with a Saturday farmers market.
- Soup from Suppenwirtschaft, a takeout soup and curry restaurant featured in The Washington Post’s Vienna guide.
- Flat white at Cafe Comet, an artsy coffee shop.
- Iced latte at The Good Coffee Society, a neighborhood cafe that roasts specialty coffee.
- Lattes from Jonas Reindl Coffee Roasters, a coffee roastery inside a design-forward space.
- Play on the rope course and slides at Karl Farkas Park, an enclosed public park in a mural-lined space.
- Ride water rides, explore fun houses, and more at Prater, a 1766 pay-as-you-go amusement park with a historic ferris wheel.
- Take the easy-to-navigate public transportation. Buses, trams, subways, etc. come every few minutes. We bought the 48-hour pass. Our six-year-old daughter rode free.
- Wander the trails in the Augarten, the city’s oldest Baroque park with a palace, a World War II tower, gardens, and an enclosed playground.
- Walk through the Karmelitermarkt, an outdoor market in the Jewish Quarter that’s open daily.
- Graffiti art along the Danube Canal.
- Street art on stairs in the MuseumQuartier near the mumok, a modern art museum.