Here’s where you can slow things down, get away from all the bustling activity in the streets and take a deep breath. Enjoy the colorful spring and the warm sun, just like the turtles in the above picture!
Türkenschanzpark is what many call the most beautiful park in the city. It has it all: ponds, rolling hills for tobogganing (above picture) and rare botanical plants.
The two biggest recreational facilities in Vienna are Donauinsel and Prater. Danube Island is perfect for endless walks (with your dog) or BBQ sessions. Prater, more centrally located, is to Viennese what Central Park is to New Yorkers.
Setagaya Park, a quiet little Japanese garden is a bit out of the way. The town twinning between Vienna’s 19th district and Tokyo’s suburb Setagaya exists now for many years. Come here to find inner peace.
For food just down the street I suggest you find Minh, my trusted resource for decent Vietnamese food, and try the delicious Bun Cha Gio.