(Valentine’s day may be around the corner, but that doesn’t mean we are only limited to romance one day a year! This article gives a few ideas,tips and advice as to what romantic activities couples can get up to during their trip to the Austrian Capital!)
There is a whole world of romance to be found in Vienna: majestic architecture, delightful nature and wood landscape surrounding the city, fascinating art, a wide variety of memorable intimate restaurants and countless romantic hotels, which are all the better when shared with a loved one.
Nothing quite says romance in Vienna like a horse drawn carriage. The clip-clopping from Viennese fiakers, are just as much a part of Vienna as St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg. For many, a trip with the two-horse carriage is one of the highlights, for there is no comfier way to discover the charms that Vienna has to offer.
You can find fiaker stands in several areas across the city including; Stephansplatz, Heldenplatz, Michaelerplatz, Albertinaplatz, Petersplatz and Burgtheater. Before embarking on your journey it is important to discuss the price beforehand – prices vary from €50 to €100, depending on the course and the length of the journey. Despite these prices seeming quite steep, there is no denying that the experience really is a winner!
Another most obvious way to enjoy romance in Vienna is nurturing your senses with a glass of wine, whilst savoring some mouthwatering cuisine in a handsome environment, and where a better place than at the Danube Tower! The Danube Tower, situated in the middle of Donaupark, makes up the Viennese skyline and can be seen from afar. Over the years it has become an ever increasingly popular lookout point and a major tourist attraction. The tower consists of two revolving restaurants (at a height of 160 and 170 meters) – the Panorama café and the Blue Danube Waltz, that both offer unique, panoramic views of the Austrian capital. The Panorama cafe enables you to embrace typical Viennese cafe culture, whilst tucking in to an apple straddle and a coffee. Whereas the Blue Danuve Waltz offers a fantastic variety of fine Viennese cuisine.
Due to popular demand, it is highly recommended to reserve a table a few days in advance to avoid disappointment- particularity during peak times such as lunch and dinner.
The most perfect, memorable dates with you and your loved one, are usually the most simple. So why not take a stroll through Schönbrunn Palaces show stopping gardens where you can both soak up the flowery parterres that are bursting with colours, beautiful dancing fountains, romantic follies and lose yourself in the hedge maze. If that isn’t enough, then take a visit to the Carriage Museum, which is filled with astonishing Cinderella-worthy coaches.
Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family, is part of the World Cultural Heritage and is also one of Austria’s most visited sights. The site of the Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn is one of the most impressive and well preserved Baroque ensembles of its kind in Europe.
There is just something so special about a zoo walk together midst exotic animals and surrounded by the beauty of nature, and Vienna Zoo is certainly no acceptation! Vienna Zoo is the oldest existing zoo in the world with more than 500 animal species.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes down to what you can experience at the zoo. In particular, the zoo has recently introduced the opportunity for visitors to exclusively experience an intimate glimpse of the elephants at the zoo. Here you can look behind the scenes of the elephant house throw, watch elephants in a training session, study the Schoenbrunn herd and gain a fascinating insight into the everyday life of an elephant and first-hand information from the elephant keepers. The zoo has much, much more to offer including Giant pandas, Iberian tigers and one-horned rhinoceroses!
A top tip before you plan your trip Check the weather forecast for rain a few days before your walk since it may not be as romantic to lug raincoats and umbrellas around whilst getting soaked in the rain!
Visitors looking for some unforgettable experiences with their loved one will undoubtedly find them in Vienna!