Under $100: Vienna, Austria

by Jack Guy

Dec 19, 2018

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Under $100 / Europe

The Austrian capital is a great place to spend a few days exploring, no matter what time of year.

Make a leisurely start with coffee at one of the ubiquitous cafés, with Café Sperl a particularly good example (coffee and snack, $5). Walk around the exquisite imperial palaces of the museums quarter and then make your way to the Palmenhaus for a lunch.

This classy restaurant is inside a huge old greenhouse behind the Fine Art Museum, and it’s a spectacular setting for a traditional lunch. Main dishes cost around $20, but it’s worth it for the food and the setting.

After lunch, visit the Fine Art Museum ($15) for a few hours, stopping off for coffee and cake ($8) in the spectacular museum café. When you’ve had your fill of art, take a stroll around the center of town, visiting the cathedral and the opera before dropping in at Café Demel for an evening drink ($5).

For dinner, head to the classic Wratschko Gatwirschaft, an old pub with food. The short menu features classic Austrian dishes, plus the drinks are cheap and tasty ($16 for food and one drink). Stay around for a few more drinks or check out the rooftop bar at 25 Hours Hotel for amazing views over the city ($4 per drink).




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