What to see in Vienna in 48 hours

According to the fact that we had only 48 hours with girls in Vienna, we had to combine sightseeing, rest, walking and of course food degustation.

Vienna is the capital of Austria. Considered as a royal city, Vienna offers a variety of things for the visitor. No matter if planning to see museums, night clubs or just a stroll after a heavy lunch, you will find something for yourself.

Museums in Vienna

  1. Belvedere

Located inside the Belvedere complex, the museum is represented with a variety of collections such as Medieval Art, Baroque, Classicism, etc.And of course, famous Gustav Klimt works are in Belvedere. Visitors have a chance to take a picture with a copy of his “Kiss” painting at the entrance of the 2nd floor. However, the original one is protected with the thick glass and placed in the center of the floor dedicated to Gustav Klimt.

The museum is divided into two main parts: Upper Belvedere with permanent collections and Lower Belvedere with the temporary collection.

Our choice was the Upper Belvedere. It took us almost 2,5 hours to see the permanent collection (ticket is 16 euro). Information on the prices you can find here

Belvedere Palace
Copy of the “Kiss” Painting
Exploring Belvedere with Girls

2. Albertina Museum

Albertina Museum is a true paradise for art lovers. Such names as Monet, Picasso, Rubens, Makart, Warhol are all presented here. Also, the collection includes painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, prints, architecture and my favorite staterooms.

Get prepared for the tour, it may last 3-4 hours as the museum is big with a few floors, each one is dedicated to a different theme.

Albertina Museum tickets are 16 euro (no discount).

Staterooms at the Museum

Staterooms at the Albertina Museum
Next to Contemprory Art Stand

Where to Eat in Vienna

  1. Ribs of Vienna

Menu is full of different types of ribs, no matter if it’s a big size, medium, hot or mild, everyone will find something for their own taste.

In regards to drinks, a guest can chose either wine or beer, or non-alcoholic beverages.

Official website – http://www.ribsofvienna.at/eat.html

Ribs of Vienna

2.Plachuttas Gasthaus zur Oper

That’s the restaurant which will offer a real soup of Vienna. The dish consists of a few parts – a huge pot with a thick soup, combination of boiled meat and vegetables. In a meanwhile, they bring a smaller pot with hash browns. On the side they serve several souces and bread.

All in all, portion for 1 person will cost around 21 euro.

Official website – https://www.plachutta-oper.at/en

Traditional Soup

3. Gerstner K. u. K. Hofzuckerbäcker

Yes, name is quite complicated 🙂

This classic Vien cafe keeps its authentic atmosphere and recipes since 1847. Here a visitor can either enjoy a drink (coffee, beer, spritzer, etc). Official website –

Gerstner K. u. K. Hofzuckerbäcker

Gerstner K. u. K. Hofzuckerbäcker

4. Cafe Central

Again one of those classic old cafes with high heavy gothic walls with a reach decoration, and sometimes very rude service. This cafe will an ideal place for Facebook or Instagram pic, however service in such places usually is very low. Waiters might be impolite, sometimes reaching a point of being rude. Cakes are average.

Good to know about Vienna:

  1. Transport (metro) net looks quite complicated, therefore it will be better to download or at least get familiar with the directions prior to the trip
  2. Uber is available even though some European countries ban the service (e.g. Germany)
  3. Sunday is a day when all shops including pharmacies are closed. Shopping (grocery, water, snacks) should be planned beforehand. Gas stations remain open
  4. Transport is clean and safe
  5. Vienna is a great city for walking. Lots of parks, cozy cafes and historical sights (Hundertwasser House, Palmenhaus Cafe, Diner at the Ministry of Justice, etc)

Hundertwasser House


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