Things to do in Vienna with just 48 hours to spare

Since I get asked all the time:

Here some of my favorite places in and around Vienna. This list is highly personal and subjective. But so it goes.

If I had just one or two days, I'd do this:

See the inner city by visiting the St. Stephan's Cathedral and walking the Kaertner Strasse to the Opera building and then back down the Graben towards Trzesniewski for a very quick bite, or to Zum Schwarzen Kameel for a longer brunch and some great people watching (in summer, be sure to drink a Hugo-  nobody else makes one as good), or go for lunch at Zu den Drei Hacken .

On the second day I'd hit the famous Naschmarkt market in the morning or for brunch (fish restaurants, etc), and I'd head out to get up into the vineyards around Vienna afterwards and reward myself with a bite and glass either at a Heuriger. Some favorites include Mayer am Pfarrplatz - where Beethoven used to hang (try their Nussberg Riesling), Heuriger Schübel-Auer or you hike up to a Buschenschank— the bare-bones version of a Heuriger up on the Nussberg mountain. If you are at the other side of Vienna, try the fantastic Zahel Heuriger, by one of the producers we import, the Zahel winery.

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