• {Travel} Weekend Getaway to Vienna

    Weekend getaway to Vienna was totally unplanned, when I was looking at what places I could visit whilst I am in Brno I did not know how close Vienna and Brno are to each other. I was searching google maps for other cities close to Brno that I could visit including Prague which I visited a mere 2-3 weeks ago. When I saw the Czech travel system I was impressed by how many places you can visit using the bus or train these places included Berlin, Budapest and of course Vienna. I looked at trains they were regular between Brno and Vienna costing €40 for single ticket and bus cost €18 return to Vienna so you know which one I chose. Though the train is fast the bus is less than 3 hours which I think is very reasonable amount of time.

    Getting into Vienna was quicker than I thought, we left Brno around 9:30 and we arrived in Vienna just gone 11.45. The bus starts from Prague, Brno then Vienna before heading to Bratislava, in Vienna it stops at the Standon. From the Standon I bought an all day ticket for the train or bus for €7.60 which is so cheap and I took the U2 line to Karlplatz where from there you can pretty much navigate Vienna.

    Soviet War Memorial

    Vienna Soviet war memorial


    Soviet war memorial fountain

    Vienna Soviet war memorial

    Soviet War Memorial


    St Martin’s Cathedral

    I visited the Naschmarkt then visited the Resselpark before stumbling upon the Soviet War memorial grounds which were absolutely breathtaking and humbling. From there I made my way to Schnobrunn palace where I spent a considerable amount of time exploring the grounds and admiring the architecture. Upon leaving the palace I heard to museum quarter where I saw the leopald museum as well as the museum of fine art.

    Schnobrunn Palace

    Schnobrunn Palace


    Schronbrunn Palace grounds

    All of these places I toured can be accessed using the U2 line or the U4 line from anyway in Vienna and you will get there. For the Naschmarkt get off at Karlplatz station and walk, for the Soviet war memorial it’s a couple stops from Karlplatz at Resselpark. To reach the Schnöbrunn palace it’s also a few stops from Karlplatz at Schnöbrunn station then to see the leopald museum get off at museum’s quarter.

    After exploring alone for 4 hours I then used my remainder 2 hours before my return bus to Brno to get onto a tour bus and explore the rest of Vienna which was amazing. I managed to see the Danube river which Austria shares with Bratislava, I saw the Danube island, the Danube blue and the oldest amusement park in Europe. It was an amazing tour which I honestly recommend to all and one which I will be starting with next time I head to Vienna.

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    1. Elizabeth O
      February 29, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      One of the many things I miss about living in Europe is being able to get and go. One day you’re in London and the next in Lisbon, Vienna or any other relatively nearby country. Vienna is a beautiful city and you captured some its beauty very well. 🙂

      • March 1, 2016 / 8:04 am

        Thanks Elizabeth we are so lucky to be living in Europe and can get up and go any time

    2. February 19, 2016 / 8:45 am

      Oh I have always wanted to visit Vienna. It looks beautiful. Love that it was unplanned too.

      • February 19, 2016 / 8:51 am

        It’s a beautiful place which I highly recommend

    3. February 18, 2016 / 6:36 pm

      Ive been to Vienna twice and loved it, I did the bus tour they do of the city and it was just fasincating c

      • February 18, 2016 / 7:06 pm

        I know right it’s awesome

    4. February 17, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Beautiful pictures! I’d love to visit Vienna myself – my mum and dad went a few times and they really enjoyed it.. It’s great that you can visit so many lovely places from where you are.

      • February 17, 2016 / 9:19 pm

        Thanks Cliona it’s a beautiful city

    5. February 17, 2016 / 3:48 pm

      I am so jealous that you are near enough to just take an unplanned trip to Vienna. I’ve heard so many amazing things about Vienna and would love to experience it for myself one day!

      • February 17, 2016 / 4:19 pm

        Thanks I hope you manage to experience it too as its amazing

    6. February 17, 2016 / 1:14 pm

      So beautiful!! I have to get there one day.

      • February 17, 2016 / 2:23 pm

        Thanks so much

    7. February 17, 2016 / 12:16 pm

      Vienna is such a beautiful place. I would definitely love to visit it atleast once.

      • February 17, 2016 / 12:19 pm

        It is an amazing place indeed

    8. February 17, 2016 / 9:15 am

      Wow I would love to go here, there’s just so much to see and do, such a beautiful place. Love the post hun and some fantastic photos too really does it justice xx

      • February 17, 2016 / 9:17 am

        Thank you so much

    9. February 17, 2016 / 8:54 am

      I love city breaks! I have never been to Vienna but it looks beautiful. On the list for sure!

      • February 17, 2016 / 9:17 am

        Me too, I love traveling as a whole and can’t wait for my next adventure

    10. February 17, 2016 / 8:00 am

      Looks like a very beautiful place to visit. Yet another destination for me to add to my growing list!

      • February 17, 2016 / 9:16 am

        It’s an amazing place a definite must visit

    11. February 17, 2016 / 7:19 am

      I have to admit that Vienna was never on my to-do list but it is now – it looks stunning

      • February 17, 2016 / 7:52 am

        I am glad to have put it back on the map for you

    12. February 16, 2016 / 11:11 pm

      The War Memorial and the Schnobrunn Palace look incredible. It looks like an amazing place.

      • February 17, 2016 / 7:15 am

        They are and thanks

    13. February 16, 2016 / 7:43 pm

      We’ve never been to vienna, it looks like a lovely place and you’ve taken some great pictures! seems like you’ve gotten some pretty decent weather recently!

      • February 16, 2016 / 9:13 pm

        It’s amazing and I loved every minute of it and the weather was awesome

    14. February 16, 2016 / 6:52 pm

      Ah Vienna what a wonderful place, I would love to visit one day. What was your favourite thing about the trip?

      • February 16, 2016 / 7:30 pm

        It’s a wonderful place, my favourite thing was hiking up the Schnöbrunn palace grounds

    15. February 16, 2016 / 3:53 pm

      I really, really want to go to Vienna and this post has made it even more desirable! It looks stunning and is definitely on my wish list.

      • February 16, 2016 / 4:09 pm

        It’s beautiful and a must visit

    16. February 16, 2016 / 3:30 pm

      Vienna looks beautiful but I’m afraid I may get lost on their travel systems. It is definitely a place on my wish list.

      • February 16, 2016 / 4:08 pm

        I am sure you would I am bad at navigation and I got around just fine

    17. February 16, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      I have never traveled out of the United States. Vienna looks like an amazing place for a weekend getaway.

      • February 16, 2016 / 2:58 pm

        I hope you get to travel out of the states at least once

    18. February 16, 2016 / 1:28 pm

      I’m going to Vienna next month and can’t wait. The place looks wonderful and the reviews always good.

      Thanks for sharing 🙂

      Alina from The Fairytale Pretty Picture

      • February 16, 2016 / 1:39 pm

        You’re most welcome, have a lovely time

    19. February 16, 2016 / 9:03 am

      I’ve always wanted to go to Austria but after reading this I know I definitely have to. My partner would love it too for all the history! Your pictures are gorgeous 🙂

      • February 16, 2016 / 10:52 am

        Thanks so much, I enjoyed Austria big time

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