Vienna City Break; My Wish List!

Yup, I’m at again! Daydreaming of travel. I mean really, I’m a blogger, surely someday I’ll be discovered by a travel agent or even a billionaire that is looking for someone to scout out destinations for them. I would come back here and in great detail I would tell you all about my travels!! I PROMISE!! Of course the number of pictures I’d post would probably crash the Internet.

So, where is my dream vacation taking me today?? How about Vienna!! The HEART of Classical Music!! The City of Dreams! It definitely on my bucket list of MUST see places! The history, the majestic architecture, the culture and style! From cobblestone walkways, horse drawn carriages, and glistening statues, the churches all have me wanting to pack my bags and book a flight!

I found this video on YouTube about Vienna from The New York Times; What to do in Vienna in 36 hours. WOW! I actually had watch it twice! Between the music, the scenery and the narration its like taking mediation break!! I can only imagine what it would be like in real life!!

I have to admit watching this video one of my first thoughts was it’s so clean! So pristine! Which prompted me to research future. I found Vienna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in 2010, was voted as the top city in the world for quality of living.

Every site that I visit I have learned that walking is the best way to get around. Can you imagine being able to walk the cobblestones streets in Vienna? Visiting the Museum of Fine Art? Walking the city’s famous Ring Road? Ringstrasse which can be toured by tram or on a Fiaker; I had to look that one up! It’s an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage.

Imagine seeing the Sigmund Freud Museum!? See how Freud and his family lived prior to the Second World War when they had to abandoned their home.

More places to see would be the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, the Vienna Zoo which is the oldest in the world!

The top of my personal list of sights to visit would be Vienna’s many churches. From St. Peter’s Church an 18th-century church easily identified by it’s beautiful copper domed roof to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, considered to be the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. I love the architecture, peacefulness and beauty of churches. A great chance to add to my collection of Rosaries too.

One of my personal quirky place I like to visit would be cemeteries!! I am so fascinated with old cemeteries; from crypts and mausoleums to old tombstones.

I’m ready to go to Vienna!! What about you? Vienna even has the perfect motto ‘now or never’ Where do YOU want to go? I would also love to know if you have quirky sights you like to visit when you travel? What about souvenirs? Do you collect something special?


  • Sarah L

    What I remember most from my trip to Vienna:
    The Giant Ferris Wheel, trademark of Austria’s capital city and a symbol of Vienna’s world-famous Prater, creates a very special point of reference for every visitor with its unmistakeable silhouette, clearly visible even from great distances.
    A circular trip on one of the most significant and fascinating structures in the world, and the unique view of the city of Vienna, make the Giant Ferris Wheel an absolute cultural and architectural must for every visitor to Austria’s capital.

  • Kelly O

    Oh, what an amazing place! I am with you, the cemeteries are a wonderful place to visit. I love seeing all the amazing headstones and the mausoleums. They are truly amazing. I don’t think of it as being sad, or morbid. Those are places of beauty for those that had loved ones that wanted to remember them. I have not been anywhere so Vienna would be such fun.

  • Rosie

    I know someone who visited Vienna and adored it. This is my kind of place to vacation, forget islands, I like culture, no need to bake in the sun!


    We have family friends who moved there back in the 80s and they wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else! I’ve been to most European capital cities but not Vienna (Barcelona is my favourite), however we always watch the New Year’s Day Concert with the Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra and it’s always wonderful .. Mozart, Strauss – glorious music! Check it out on You Tube …

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