Valentine’s Day: The Most Romantic Spots in ViennaFebruary 10, 2017 10:00 am
Fall in love all over again at the most romantic spots in Vienna.
As one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Vienna is rich with potential date ideas for everyone from culture lovers to the adventure-seekers. Find out where to take your loved one below.
Take to the skies and in one of the Giant Ferris Wheel’s thirty glass cabins, which offer a gorgeous view of the skyline from 65 metres high. Featured in movies like the third man or James Bond – The Living Daylights, have your own cinematic moment with a loved one and choose one of their romantic candle-lit dinner packages.
Vienna PASS holders receive free entry to the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel.
Leave the architecture for a day and head to the oldest zoo in the world. Have fun being kids again meeting over 500 different species of animals, housed in different themed areas such as the tropical Rainforest House and burning hot Desert Experience. If you’re still in the mood for something cultural afterwards, the Schönbrunn Palace (also on this list) is just a stone’s throw away.
Vienna PASS holders receive free entry to Schönbrunn Zoo.
Share a bottle of sparkling wine in the historical Schlumberger Cellars, which has stood for over three hundred years. As some of the greatest purveyors of sparkling wine, they frequently host tours of their incredible space in which they share their knowledge of the wine-making process with aspiring connoisseurs. Perfect for an evening activity, the tasting lasts fifty minutes and comes with a complimentary glass of bubbly.
Vienna PASS holders receive free entry to the Schlumberger Cellars.
Perfect for culture vultures, the Belvedere museum is home to a world-renowned exhibit of artwork including Klimt’s The Kiss and works by impressionists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet. Not only does it house art, but the former Baroque palaces are themselves stunning architectural masterpieces and retain gorgeous period-centric detailings. Pack a picnic and take a stroll in the gardens for a romantic interlude.
Vienna PASS holders receive free entry to Upper and Lower Belvedere.
Step into another century and explore the grandiose Schönbrunn Palace, where Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Franz Stephan entertained guests such as Mozart. As a listed UNESCO site, it’s one of Vienna’s most visited sites and certainly one of its largest with over 1400 rooms and sprawling gardens. See the glittering Mirror Room and lose yourself in the palace maze for an hour.
Vienna PASS holders are eligible for a free grand tour.
Vienna is the classical musical capital of the world and the stunning crimson Staatsoper theatre never fails to impress. As the home to the Vienna State Opera, it’s worth keeping an eye on the programme for the season and booking your tickets in advance. Dress up for the evening and let the drama and passion of the performers ignite your own love story.
Dinner in a Viennese Beisl
Have a romantic dinner in one of the numerous Viennese Beisl or Gasthaus. Enjoy the warm, cosy and homey atmosphere and the tasty local food. Here are our favorites: