We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Vivi, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Vivi lives in Greece, and submitted the following report about Vienna. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: German
Reasons to go to Vienna
Vienna is a beautiful central European city, full of historical monuments and rich culture.
You can visit Empress Elisabeth's palaces Hofburg and Schoenbrunn, or walk in the lovely gardens of Belvedere. There are performances daily at the Vienna State Opera (there is also a screen outside where you can watch the performance for free).
If you like museums, you will love the Museum Quartier. Take a ride on the Ferris Wheel in Prater Amusement Park, spend a day in the world's oldest zoo, Tiergarten Schönbrunn, or visit Mozarthaus Vienna, Mozart's one-time residence which is now a museum. Have a coffee and a piece of the famous Sacher Torte in one of the many old-fashioned cafes.
I recommend staying in the center, near Stephansplatz and moving around using the metro or tram.
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety – 1 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language – 2 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 1 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult)