DINNER IN VIENNA: ZUM RENNER

Summer nights in Vienna call for outdoor dinners, and if it’s in one of its typical Viennese courtyards full of trees and flowers – aka “Biergarten”, then better! We got to the Gasthof Zum Renner by recommendation of a friend and couldn’t have been happier with the tip.

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HERMESVILLA: THE CASTLE OF DREAMS

Located within the Lainzer Tiergarten, Hermesvilla is a palace that the Emperor Franz Joseph gifted to his wife Sisi – what a gift right?- Years ago it was also known as the castle of dreams, and I must admit the nickname really does it justice! Continue reading “HERMESVILLA: THE CASTLE OF DREAMS”

CAFE FREI WIEN

One of the things I like most about Vienna is its Coffee Culture. When I arrived here, I  immediately perceived that the Viennese Coffee Houses are more than just a quick stop to recharge energy, they are actually a vital part of the city’s experience. As for me, I could spend hours just watching people come and go, and enjoying the cosy atmosphere. Cafe Frei Wien is one of my last discoveries. Continue reading “CAFE FREI WIEN”

BEAUTIFUL VIENNA COURTYARDS

“What shouldn’t I miss on my visit to Vienna?” That is one of the most frequent questions I get asked by friends and family who come here on holidays. Actually, Vienna has so much to offer, and caters for so many tastes, that I always find it hard to comprise everything to fit a day or two! Even though the most popular attractions are the Schönbrunn and Stephen’s Cathedral, personally what I always recommend is taking some time to wander around the old little streets of the Innere Stadt (First District). Continue reading “BEAUTIFUL VIENNA COURTYARDS”

A SPRING WALK

This pictures were taken last week during a walk through the gardens in the city center. The places I visited were: Volksgarten, Heldenplatz and Burggarten. Currently the lovely peonies in Burggaten are in full bloom, and draw the attention of passers by, just like me. So If you are in Vienna in April/May they are a must see 🙂 Continue reading “A SPRING WALK”

PÖTZLEINSDORFER SCHLOSS PARK

Hello everyone! So where did my camera and I went this time? To Pötzleinsdorfer Schloss Park. In case you are wondering where it is because you´ve never been there, it´s in the 18th District of Vienna. I got there by tramway (end of the 41 line). This beautiful park has a quiet and peaceful atmosphere you will love! Continue reading “PÖTZLEINSDORFER SCHLOSS PARK”