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1. Posted by koss (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

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Hello everyone!
I am planning a one week-long vacation in Vienna with my wife and need some help!

I am wondering between February and March. I can either spend Valentine's at snowy (it should still have snow, right?) Vienna, or I can just go there for our anniversary at mid-March. Which would be better time to spend at Vienna? I understand that both will be cold.

We are also planning to rent an apartment (http://www.viennacityflats.at/vienna/), if we can grab one available. Anyone had any experiences?

Thanks for all your feedback!

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 14, 2008, at 12:03 AM by koss ]

2. Posted by travelbug_ (Respected Member 110 posts) 8y

Hi Koss,

About the snow, it's not guaranteed. I live in Tulln which is close to Vienna and at the moment there is no snow.
There could be in Feb or not at all. In fact last March was pretty warm.

As for apartments I don't know.

If there's anything else you need to know please feel free to message me.

Mimi:)

3. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 8y

I've been to Wien a couple of times, and spend 2 times at Pension Kraml in the neighbourhood of Mariahilf, which is pretty close to the center of town, and close to two metrolines, this pension also has appartments.

As for the timing, I don't know, spending valentine's day in Vienna sounds nice, but it can be cold. If this spring is anything like those of the last years, you could be lucky in March and have much better weather. I think I would choose for March. (actualy May is most perfect)

4. Posted by koss (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Thanks all for the reply.
I went to Wien about 10 years ago and it was unforgettable! But that was during August when the sun was warm and flowers were all over the music-filled streets! I was unsure how it would be on chilly and possibly rainy spring.

It's gonna be second anniversary for me and my wife and I would like to have a relaxing week to explore the city, enjoy the culture, go to an opera/concert, and enjoy the coffee. My budget is also rather tight and dollar being weak doesn't help :( I am thinking about spending 5-7 days in a cheaper place (for about 400 euro), and spending last two nights in a nicer hotel for our anniversary. I'll prolly look around for week or two, then start making reservations.

As for any activities or tours, is there anything I should consider for March?

Thank you very much!

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 14, 2008, at 11:37 AM by koss ]

5. Posted by travelbug_ (Respected Member 110 posts) 8y

Hi Koss

Check this website out :

http://www.viator.com/tours/Vienna/Vienna-Hop-On-Hop-Off-Tour/d454-3585AT025AVS

You can do a hop on hop off bus tour for 28 dollars.

6. Posted by travelbug_ (Respected Member 110 posts) 8y

Hi Koss

I just came across this for accommodation :

http://www.booking.com/hotel/at/hotelkaiserfranzjoseph.html?aid=303714;label=uk-ov%20Italy%20hotels-in-volterra;sid=0f1c07282d87051a99c141ad3460384a;checkin=2008-03-01;checkout=2008-03-07#topanchor

I just put in some random date in March

You could go for the one that excludes the breakfast and find something outside as it's pretty cheap.

Hope this is of some help

Mimi :)

7. Posted by koss (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Thank you Minihops and Herr Bert for your suggestions. I'll definately try the hop-off bus tour.

As for lodging, the apartment we're looking at seems pretty good .. 350-390 euro per one week is a very nice price, unless somebody has anything to say about the quality of the place.

I am looking for a place to spend the last two days (our anniversary date) in a nice hotel. I'm looking for some hotel in InnerStadt or close. A great plus if it has a pool, and it may be either very classical or modern style. I am hoping to keep the price under 250 euro for two nights. Any suggestions?

Oh, and I am also interested in a day-trip to nearby cities. I would appreciate if anyone can give me a recommendation and a method of transportation.

Thank you very much!!!

8. Posted by travelbug_ (Respected Member 110 posts) 8y

Hi Koss

For day trip, Salzburg might be ok as it's 3hrs by train from Vienna to there. Can maybe try to set off earlier on that day.
Another place which is nice is Gmunden - which is also about 2.5hrs to 3 hrs away. It has a nice lake, an ort and mountains in the background (I'm as bit biased about it cos it's where my hubby and I got married :) ) but it's beautiful there. Also if you do decide to go there , I can let you know a good cake shop to visit - probably the best one as we have tried a few different ones there as well.

Anyway check out http://www.tiscover.at/at/guide/54958at,en,SCH1/objectId,RGN201at,curr,EUR,selectedEntry,home/home.html

You can go on a boat cruise there as well.

Any more questions please free to ask or you can message me with them.

For accommodation try checking out that link I gave you the other time, I'm sure you will find something to your liking.

Mimi:)

9. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 8y

I've never been in a situation that I spend those amounts of money for a bed and a shower. (that's all I need) So I can't help you there.

If you have been to Vienna 10 years ago, you will have to check out the MuseumsQuartier (MQ), Maybe you remember that (viewed from the ringstrasse), you have the two big museums near the Hofburg (Art and Natur), and behing that was another palace, that served as stabbles. In this buildings in now the MQ, and they also put two Giant cubes in the court yard. (two museums). If it is raining, and you like art, then go there. (I really like the MUMOK, museum for modern art - which is in the grey cube. )

Salzburg is lovely, in my youth we went there from the Hohe Tauern region for some daytrips. Another possible daytrip is nearby Bratislava just across the border in Slovakia. You can go there by boat if you want: http://www.twincityliner.com/english/fahrplan.shtml