Things To Do In Vienna: Part 3
Vienna often seems like a city out of the storybooks with its old world charisma, its readily romantic culture, and its leisurely lifestyle. It possesses a distinct aura – or maybe that is just the secondhand smoke – that is immediately evident. Half-hearted jokes aside, a great deal of its charm centers on the finely sculpted details and pastel hues throughout the city. (more…)
Best Of: Vienna
Best Dining Experience: Café Palmenhaus
We ducked into Café Palmenhaus, a glass-paned building that resembled a conservatory, on a rainy afternoon for coffee and cake but ended up ordering a full meal. The café bustled with a combination of locals and tourists (more locals) dodging small tables, trees, plants, and trays of food. The service is slower than in the States, which seemed to annoy a nearby family, but I enjoyed it. It was a calm, quiet dining experience; it was unhurried, as leisurely as a mid-afternoon meal in Vienna should be. The food was decent and light if somewhat on the pricier side (especially compared to what we had spent on meals in Prague), but the real winners were the desserts and the Wiener Melange.