Vienna is surely charming regardless the time you are visiting it. In case you want to see the lovely city during summer 2013 , here are the things you should consider doing to maximize the fun you have.
Summer Coffee at a Viennese Café
You never truly appreciated coffee until you took the time to stop early in the morning for a cup of hot steaming brew on the Vienna streets. Try Rüdigerhof café or go to Hawelka or Sperl and make sure you order Mélange or Viennese Cappuccino. Take your time to enjoy it watching people in the street and you will have a relaxed start of the day.
Boat Trips on the Danube
Summer is the best time for such an activity especially because you can see the beauty of the shores both on the route to Bratislava and on the one towards Wachau valley.
See the Neighborhoods
You can experience Vienna by simply visiting museums and parks, but if you want to try the feeling of belonging there, make sure you visit the picturesque neighborhoods. You can shop in the markets of Naschmarkt but also eat in the area . You will be served delicious specific cuisine, you won’t find in the 5 stars restaurants.
Typical Viennese desserts can be found anywhere in Vienna. Every café has something tasty on the menu and make sure you try something other than Sacher torte. Most strudels are more delicious and a lot less expensive.
To experience Vienna more closely try taking a biking tour. The tours begin from Ringstrasse and travel through the old town , then to Prater and finally to the Danube Island. You can choose from several guided tour options.
Where to have a Drink?
You can choose from the large number of bars and clubs in the modern part of the city but for something more interesting make sure you choose a wine tasting tour. Wachau valley is part of UNESCO heritage and you can experience tasting wine and local products from the farms located here.
If you plan some cash on nice things for you and your family you will see how fun is to shop in Vienna. Mariahilferstraße is the shopping center of the city. Here you can find almost anything you can think of. Kirchengasse , Lindengasse and Siebensterngasse are known for a great number of boutiques and you can buy the latest fashion from the international designer shops on Kärntner Straße.