Vienna, Austria
Hannah, 22
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What are the Vienna spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Definitely Schönbrunn, the Danube, the Stephansdom and Christmas markets if you are here around Christmas time.

Do’s and don’ts in Vienna: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Usually, there is no tip included in your bill. If your bill is - for example - about 15,40 EUR you should round up at least to 16 EUR. If you really liked the service, the food etc., you should round up to 17 or 18 EUR. // One of the biggest DON'TS is definitely when you stand on the left side of the escalator. There is an unwritten rule: you stand on the right side so people in hurry can walk on the left.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

It definitely depends - you can calculate with 20 EUR for dinner and for other drinks you should take about 50 EUR with you.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

The center of Vienna (1st district) and the 7th district (Neubau).

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

the 10th district haha.

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Ice skating and Christmas markets! Just do it! Warm up with a "Glühwein".

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

to Schönbrunn <3

Your go-to brunch spots:

Joseph Brot, Caffe Latte and the Brickmakers.

Your perfect night out in Vienna includes:

in Summer: Sand in the City, in Winter: Christmas markets (Schönbrunn, Spittelberg, Karlsplatz, ...)

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

If you want a fast snack go to a kebab store - they also have vegetarian kebabs, at least 90 percent of them. Another very Austrian snack is a Würstel = sausage.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Vienna. How do you spend it?

Walk through Schönbrunn or the city center, breakfast at Joseph Brot and lunch and cocktails at Strandbar Hermann.

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Briana Vargas