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  • Writer's pictureAlex van Terheyden

A weekend in Vienna

So I had the pleasure of spending a weekend in Vienna this year. For some reason, this had been a City I had avoided for much of my life. Why you may ask? Well, I had always (wrongly) assumed Vienna was a little bit Stuffy. Associating the historic Austria capital with Classical Music and the Opera.

Well, of course, Vienna has huge historical connections to Classical Music and Opera given Mozart and Strauss Spent much of their lives in Vienna and few will argue that Vienna doesn’t have one of the most famous Operas in the world. However, on my jam-packed weekend in Vienna, I discovered there was so much more! Amazing bars, clubs, parks, restaurants and some seriously impressive sights with super awesome people!

One of Vienna's Beautiful Buildings - The Hoffburg Theatre

I thought it would be a City I would tick off and say I’ve now been there. But in actual fact, it’s a city I very much look forward to going back to again and visiting very soon. As let’s be honest its impossible to see everything in 1 weekend. If you are curious that weekend in Vienna can be seen on My Wondering Englishman YouTube Channel. But just because I can I’m Posting The video below. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment here or on my Video. And I hope it inspires you To visit!

Over the years, I've had the fortune to stay in an array of hotels, apartments and various forms of accommodation while travelling. For the majority of travellers, I recommend - yes there are hotel comparison websites such as Trivago and Kayak. However, from my years of travel experience, I've discovered both of these comparison websites do not have all the hotels, hostels and apartments listed. The reasons behind this could be some premises simply do not pay the comparison sights a fee or the reason could be something else. If you know of the reason do leave a comment below. However, I have discovered no matter what the location will 9/10ths of the time have the most competitive deal and generally more choice. However, if you are super keen to get the best deal- use, Kayak, Trivago, and in separate browser windows.

An alternative which I do recommend for your accommodation is Airbnb. The city authorities still allow Airbnb in the city (it hasn't been banned just yet). I've booked a number of apartments via Airbnb. If you have not used them before (you have probably been living under a rock). But if you use this referral link you will get many Dollars or Euros off your first booking and I'll get a very small referral kickback. I'm an Airbnb host as well as a frequent Airbnb traveller. I love Airbnb because not only does it make travelling more affordable but it also allows you to stay off the beaten track. Staying with a local or in your own cottage is far more unique than staying in a generic hotel you could find anywhere in the world. Use the map below to search for the perfect Airbnb stay within walking distance of the centre of Beautiful Vienna.

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