Vienna

How does Vienna compare to other major cities nearby for tourists: Zurich, Venice, Munich, etc? If I am there for ~2 nights, what do i need to know for:
>tourist traps
>areas to avoid in general
>hidden gems
>cultural faux-pas not to do
>the kind of person who would enjoy this city and who would not
>other random things (a local told me that people are unfriendly and negative)

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kratom is legal, so buy some.

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's the second largest german speaking city yet it doesn't feel like a mega city imo. Great culture, good sights, great museums (K&K stuff, art up to peak autism things), a lot of good restaurants serving food from all over the world, night life I rate rather meh for the size of the city. It's perfect for a night out with lads going from pub to pub if you're into clubbing it's lacking.
    Degen stuff, Golden Time FKK it is else you got some rather meh Laufhäuser but a great escort scene.

    >tourist traps
    anything that says "a vienna must have/do", Figelmüller you hear tourists talking about it everywhere and flock to it but tbh it's a shit Schnitzel. A actual Wiener is from veal and not pork so save yourself from that mess. As well as the hop on&off buses, a 48h ticket for all public transport in the core zone costs 14€ and will take you anywhere
    >areas to avoid in general
    You won't end up there even by accident as they're at the outskirts
    >hidden gems
    Grinzing, drink some Heurigen but make sure to visit a actual vintner from the area that will serve you wine from Grinzing and not stuff they buy somewhere else
    A lot of cool bars around Schottentor
    Kojiro Sushi for a quick grab to go right at Naschmarkt. It's not really a restaurant but the price/value is unreal for good sushi
    >cultural faux-pas not to do
    Can't think of anything
    >the kind of person who would enjoy this city and who would not
    Vienna has something for everyone, so the only person who wouldn't find something to do are people who hate cities
    >other random things
    If you would have had more time than just 2 days I would totally suggest a speed boat trip on the Danub to Bratislava for a day

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    demel has very good sachertorte (and anything else there is good really), go early though or else the line is far too long to be worth it

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was there for three days, I had intense jet lag so I mostly just went to cafes, got some pastries, sachertorte, strudel, kaiserschmarnn, melange/coffee, etc. I basically had the itinerary of a girly food instagrammer but I guess that's the thing to do in Vienna.

    Check out the catacombs in st. stephans cathedral, those were pretty cool.

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    > areas to avoid
    the naschmarket and the wombat hostel. public parks, esp. near public transit stations can be sketchy at night with coal black african men just meandering around and not feeling weird following you for a block or two
    > tourist traps
    belvedere palace (unless there is a specific artwork you want to see). avoid the guys in front of the vienna opera house selling tickets - those are misleading and the shows are actually like 15 km away and of pretty poor quality musically. Instead maybe visit the opera - i wish i did but it costs 200 euros (standing room might be cheaper, as I found out later).
    schonbrunn too but it's so large that maybe it's still worth a visit
    > hidden gems
    Cafe Havelka was kinda sick if you want a chique antique 1920s-1980s cold war coffee shop experience
    > local told me people are unfriendly and negative
    I don't know about that, but I didn't enjoy my time in vienna. It's really easy to get lost in a shitty part of the city and lose the magic. I would research your trip very well because if you just visit the 2 or 3 palaces mentioned above, go to a museum and stay in a jail cell "hostel" like the wombat you'll kind of hate the city as a boring commie-block heap

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I found it over-rated but I've never really been a tourist there in the sense that I'm always passing through for a day or two but never really doing tourist stuff. Prague and Budapest were much better of course. Munich is total shit so I'd say Vienna is better than Munich. Vienna is way too expensive though. Tons of normoid moron women during covid there.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Vienna has better museums than Prague or Budapest. The old town was cleaner and better maintained as well. Prague had the edge on food, but Vienna definitely has better food than Budapest. But yes, Vienna is definitely the most expensive of the three. But it's not outrageous. Beers are like $6 instead of $2. Everything else was about double the price in Prague, hotels, meals, ticket prices. Definitely a harder city to get laid in.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Prague and Budapest were much better of course
      Either a literal cheap pleb detected, or a czech/hungypsy

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve never been to a city that has such an overwhelming sense of serenity, cleanliness and orderliness in the same way that Vienna does. It’s like Budapest’s rich, regal older sibling.

    I wouldn’t describe it as exciting in any way, but it’s a cool, relatively nice place to hang out at for a few days and see the sights/museums/palaces.

    In regards to the “bad” areas, it unironically doesn’t really have any. I stayed in the “ghetto”, far away from the city centre, and saw old women walking their dogs late at night and nothing but calm on the streets. I once got lost on the complete other side of the city at around 3 am with a dead mobile phone and no bank cards on me, and had to resort to walking the entire way home, asking people for directions along the way.

    It’s a safe, cool, decent place to be. There isn’t much more to it.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      > I survived one night without getting raped or robbed so that means the entire city is safe
      kek this is a common thing I find on SighSee

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >people who have common sense dont get into trouble
        what a shocker

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Vienna is where God has resided ever since the Papacy fell in honor in the 15th century, don't worry about those sort of things
    Go to Schonbrun palace or whatever in the west of the city and the zoo next to it, it's one of the oldest in the world
    Also, walk around every part of downtown - it literally felt like the streets were lined with gold

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