Vienna is totally different than we thought it would be! In the most amazing way! We were so impressed by the architecture and the people.
We stayed at the beautiful Hilton Vienna. When we arrived at the train station it was so funny because I thought I had called a normal Uber but it turns out I accidentally called an Uber Mercedes van! Lol. So we rolled up to the Hilton Vienna in this giant black van that had enough room for 10! After checking in, we headed up to our room. The views were insane! We were welcomed with chocolate, wine and fresh fruit. Probably the best parts about staying here was the location in the city park. We spend so much money in Ubers and taxis that it was so nice to be located in the city. We were able to walk everywhere in a short amount of time! There was also a giant mall across the street so it came in handy when our charger stopped working. We love staying with Hilton because the amazing rewards program, HHonors! We get so many perks! This is where you want to stay in Vienna! 🙂
The next morning we had breakfast at the hotel then headed out on foot to St. Stephan’s Cathedral. This Cathedral was bombed in World War II but has since been renovated. It is a beautiful must see in Vienna! Vienna is also known for its numerous statues and it seemed as if there was one around every corner! It is also known for being a place many action movies are filmed; we even saw an active set on our walk!
We walked thru the Sisi Museum to the Hofburg Palace. A lot of our pictures were taken there haha. About 20 meters from the Palace is a lovely butterfly greenhouse. It was about 5 euro but it was so nice to warm up inside and see so many butterflies!
While reading about must-dos in Vienna we noticed a pattern forming. GO EAT THE APPLE STRUDEL AT CAFÉ CENTRAL! It was like every Vienna recommendation was to get this strudel! Now, in the US when we think of strudel we mostly think of toaster strudels because well…I have no legitimate answer but, we are seriously missing out back home! This strudel was AHHHH-MAZING! It was like an apple pie but better, much better.
We ended our day at S’parks, the restaurant inside the Hilton. It was great food and after a long day of walking it was so convenient!
With Love, Elizabeth Ashley
*Thank you Hilton Vienna for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.*