Best Day trips from Vienna

Best Day Trips from Vienna

Best Day trips from Vienna

Located on the banks of the sparkling Danube River, Vienna stands as one of Austria's most important commercial and cultural hub. Blessed with a spectacular location in the north-easterly foothills of the Alps, Vienna offers an abundance of scenic beauty to unravel, from soaring mountain peaks to emerald river valleys and farms. Thanks to the central location of the place, it plays the base to take day trips by train and visit some of the nearby quaint towns and villages of Austria. From the magnificent mountain peaks to the spectacular Vienna woods, this place has a lot in store to explore in the neighbourhood.So prepare for your travel afield while we take you through some of the best day trips from Vienna:

1. Budapest

Located at a distance of 240 kilometeres, Budapest is also nicknamed as the "Paris of East". Perched on a beautiful location astride the Danube River, Budapest, though a long drive from Vienna, is worth the pain complete with breathtaking architecture spanning styles from Baroque to Neoclassical, and Art Nouveau; and the chance to soak in the city's famous therapeutic springs. Some of the major attractions in the place are Castle hill, the Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion and the Matthias Church. Though generally overlooked in the day tours because of the paucity of time, one of the most beautiful ways of traveling from Vienna to Budapest includes a cruise that takes up to 6 hours. Other options include train taking a less than 3 hours, cars taking 2hr 20min and buses taking 2h 30min.

2. Salzburg

Counted as one of Europe's most admired medieval town, with architecture and natural endowments taking equal credits, Salzburg also enjoys a special fame in the world of music as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Some of the most famous places in the region include the gorgeous Mirabell Palace and gardens, Hohensalzburg Castle; Mozart's Birthplace, Residenzplatz and the impressive marble fountain of Residenzbrunnen.One of the best vehicles for transport is the train taking 2.5- 3 hours of travel time. Other options include cabs and cars both costing 3 hours of journey each.

3. Prague

One of the most beautifully preserved towns, Prague is all about spires and breathtaking architecture, thereby earning the title of World Heritage site by UNESCO for all the right reasons. Being a largely pedestrianized city, the best way to explore the place is on foot, and the best place to begin your exploration is the wonderful Old Town. Some of the most famous churches in the place include Týn Church, and the Jewish Quarter. Other attractions in the place are the Prague Castle, St. Vitus Basilica, St. George's Basilica, and the Old Royal Palace, with the Wenceslas Square and the famous Charles Bridge drawing equal admiration.Located at a distance of approximately 300kms, the best way to travel is via rails, taking an average travel time of 3 hours. Other options include a bus ride that costs you 4 hours, while a car costing you 3hr 40min for the same distance. It is best to give your day a head start early in the morning, to make the most of your one day trip to Prague.

4. Bratislava

One of the most affordable and easy day outs, a trip from Vienna to Bratislava qualifies for a much-loved ticket to fun to many a travellers. A confluence of the old and the new, you can witness 18th-century buildings lining the streets of the old town and Soviet era architecture sitting with the new technology in peace. The best way to cover the city is on foot, making sure you are able to observe the beauty this town has to offer. Some of the major attractions in the place include Bratislava Castle, Bratislava City Museum, Michael's Gate and Grassalkovich Palace along with a plethora of nature, hiking trails lace the surrounding the Little Carpathian Mountains. Travellers belonging to the adventure and debauchery cadre flock to this underdog every summer.Taking an hour to arrive, the fastest and the most affordable network is the rails. Other options include the bus service, taking a little over an hour and a car drive taking an hour to reach.

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