A perfect day for lovers in the City of Music
In an exklusive excerpt from the new Vienna Glam City Guide you´ll find a perfectly curated itinerary for a romantic day in Vienna. Walk in the footsteps of the beautiful Sissi and Emperor Franz Joseph.
Vienna is know as the city of music but it is also a perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Planning to grab your other half and skip over to Austria on you next holiday? Or maybe a special anniversary? Whatever you’re looking for in romantic Vienna, this is where you start putting together the perfect couple getaway – from morning coffee to late drinks.
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This Itinerary is an exclusive excerpt from the new VIENNA Glam City Guide, the personal city concierge for fashionistas, dapper gentlemen and all people who love to travel in style and enjoy the fine things in life.
Itinerary 3 Day 1:
A Romantic Getaway to Vienna
1. HOTEL DANIEL
all night long
Landstrasser Gürtel 5
+43 1 901310
Luxury doesn’t have to be opulent, and a young couple will greatly enjoy this concept of “smart luxury”. It has an urban vibe but it’s also quite romantic, with raindance showers, glass walls with delightful views of the gardens surrounding the Belvedere Palace and even a hammock inside the room. For an even more intimate ambiance, you can rent their converted trailer, a cool space including a bathtub with windows to the garden.
2. TEEHAUS HAAS & HAAS
+43 1 5122666
Start your day in the heart of the city, with a warm cup of tea in one hand and a muffin in the other. This cosy teahouse has excellent teas from all over the world and you can serve them with finger sandwiches, jam, chocolate or a proper breakfast. There are over 30 breakfast menus inspired by travellers themselves, from Japanese miso soup to French croissants.
3. TIFFANY & CO
8-10 +43 5353 950
I’m not saying you should take this as a hint, but if there’s any occasion to get a present or a souvenir from your better half, Tiffany’s is probably the perfect destination. And after you have discovered some of the most beautiful jewellery on Earth, continue your walk on the famous Kohlmarkt and its endless variety of luxury stores.
20min Josefsplatz 1
+43 1 5331033
After so much sparkly beauty, relax your eyes with a walk in the Castle Garden nearby and see its most famous inhabitant, a marble statue of Mozart. You can also visit the Butterfly House inside the conservatory of the old imperial garden, where 40 species of butterflies find their home. It is also a delightful wedding venue!
+43 1 5337570
Walk to the other side of the National Library and rest your feet on one of the benches in this beautiful public park, while listening to rippling fountains, enjoying the fragrant ambiance of the blossoming rose garden and imagining the times when Strauss and Lenner used to play here. With the elegant Theseus Temple at the heart of the park and the green wonders surrounding it, there is no surprise that this delightful place is a popular backdrop for engagement and wedding photos.
6. HOFBURG PALACE
+43 1 5337570
You cannot miss the beautiful palace overlooking the gardens, as it is one of the most charming sightseeing locations in Vienna. At the center of the Habsburg Empire, the Hofburg Palace now offers an insight into life at court during those times through the Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum and the Silver Collection, all including authentic pieces of history.
7. DO&CO ALBERTINA
60 min Albertinaplatz 1
+43 1 532 96 69
Refinement and fine food blend inside this elegant restaurant with a classic romantic vibe. The menu is filled with numerous Viennese dishes mixed with a few samples of international cuisine. There is a pleasant and elegant ambiance at any time of day with plenty of interesting things to do in the area. The first of which is in the very same building: the Albertina Museum.
8. ALBERTINA MUSEUM
150 min Albertinaplatz 1
+43 1 53483
After getting a taste of culinary art, how about some actual art too? This 19th century building is the home of countless prints and paintings, making it the world’s largest and most valuable collection of graphic art. The Hall of the Muses and the Habsburg Staterooms tell the story of their times, but the art collection goes beyond that, with photography and architectural sketches ranging from the late Gothic period to contemporary art.
9. ARANY SPA
Am Hof 2
+43 1 227401130
Spend a few hours in the afternoon at the luxurious spa inside the Park Hyatt hotel. You can take a dip in the 15-meter indoor pool, destress with a steam bath or take advantage of the treatment room for couples. If you need some personal time too, just send your partner to get a special men’s skin booster facial to prepare him for your date.
+43 1 5261108
Enjoy your dinner in an intimate location with a warm colourful décor and a beautiful plant-filled garden. The menu changes regularly but the products keep the same gourmet standards of quality focused on a Mediterranean and Austrian cuisine. A vegan samosa and some pumpkin-goulash sound very tempting indeed.
11. CAFE BAR BLOOM
Into the night Rotenturmstrasse 15
+43 1 5322244
Spend the rest of your evening exploring Vienna in the sunset lights and take the opportunity to enjoy the scenery from above, on the terrace of Bloom – the café and rooftop bar at Hotel Lamée. The roof of the Saint Stephen Cathedral looks especially resplendent while sat on a comfy chair and indulging in a sample of the Viennese coffeehouse culture.
We hope you enjoy a lovely day in Vienna. To find more itineraries and recommendations from local insiders and celebrities take a look at the Vienna Glam City Guide.