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The Romantic Walking Route in Vienna

Vienna has often topped the list as the most liveable city in the world. There's no denying it, a day walking through the streets will make you instantly fall in love with it. You won't be able to take your eyes off the mesmerizing Viennese palaces, neo-classical cathedrals, inviting terraces and grand ornaments. A stroll around the imperial city of Austria will leave you waltzing through the musical capital of the world.


Route Info

  • Route name: The Romantic Walking Route in Vienna
  • Suggested duration: 1 day
  • Distance: 1,5 KM
  • Best by walking
  • Highlights: the Schönbrunn Zoo and the Schönbrunn Palace.


    • Find more information about what to do in Vienna in the travel guide Vienna with Kids, written by local writer Kaley Diaz. Download the travel guide for €4,99 for 4 different walking routes through the city, interactive maps, GPS location, images and local insights.




      The Romantic Walking Route in Vienna

      Begin your Romantic Walking Route of Vienna with Viennese croissants at a local cafe. You might be surprised to learn that this crispy pastry originates from Vienna, although became famous in France – who would’ve thought that! After a delicious breakfast, continue your way to the oldest and most beautiful zoo in the world, Schönbrunn Zoo. The old baroque zoo, dating back to 1752, was the private menagerie of Emporer Franz Stephan and Empress Maria Theresa and is situated in the gardens of the Schönbrunn Palace.

      If you're feeling peckish after visiting the zoo, with over 700+ beautiful animals, there's a lovely cafe right along the route. Café Residenz is famous for their ‘Apfelstrüdel show,’ which starts every hour. Go behind the scenes with the pastry chef and learn how this traditional Viennese treat is created from scratch. Of course, the demonstrations are also a tasting test.



      The Apfelstrüdel Show - Photo by Kaley Diaz

      Continue onwards with the route to one of the most romantic places in Vienna, the Schönbrunn Palace. This former summer palace of the Habsburg family is an architectural, cultural and historical monument in the city. After exploring the imperial grounds of the place, find your way through the ‘hidden’ gardens behind the hedgerows, where you’ll discover Landtmann’s Jausen Station for a coffee, the former playhouse for the imperial family.



        Tips from locals:
      • While the Wiener Schnitzel is the most famous Austrian and Viennese dish that is popularized by the large size of the portion, and with the crispy exterior. Try other traditional dishes such as Schweinsbraten (crispy roast pork), Tafelspitz (boiled beef strips), and Griessnockerl (semolina ball soup).
      • Don't miss your chance to sip a cup of coffee from the fine Viennese Kaffeehauses, institutions within the city when it comes to brewing the best cup.

      Find more information about what to do in Vienna in the travel guide Vienna with Kids, written by local writer Kaley Diaz. Download the travel guide for €4,99 for 4 different walking routes through the city, interactive maps, GPS location, images and local insights.




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      Schönbrunn Palace




      Photo by Kaley Diaz




      Schönbrunn Zoo - Photo by Kaley Diaz

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