Here’s where you can slow things down, get away from all the bustling activity in the streets of Vienna 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: small pathways, ponds, rolling hills, and rare botanical plants.
The two most significant recreational facilities in Vienna are Donauinsel and Prater. Danube Island is perfect for endless walks (with your dog), a swim, or BBQ sessions. Prater, more centrally located, is to Viennese what Central Park is to New Yorkers.
Stadtpark is another big garden with not only the tourist-attracting statue of Johann Strauss and grass you’re actually allowed to lie down on, and a scenic pond.
Come to Setagaya Park to find inner peace. The quiet little Japanese garden (see above photo) is a bit out of the center. In 2019, Austria and Japan commemorated the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Also, the town twinning between Vienna’s 19th district and Tokyo’s suburb Setagaya has existed for many years already.
For food, just down the street, I suggest you find Minh, my trusted resource for Vietnamese food in the neighborhood. Try the delicious Bun Cha Gio!