Just got back from Vienna. Decided to go on a bank holiday weekend.
Found vienna to be a nice and pleasant place to visit. However, i wouldnt recommend going there soley to see vienna as there isnt a lot to do apart from look at palaces and churches (architecture).
we wanted to go to budapest as the international train services are very cheap compared to the UK, unfortunately, cheap tickets ran out, therefore i would suggest pre-booking tickets. Nearby countries included Germany, Hungary and Slovakia!
busses go regularly to these places, however, if time is of essence, i wouldnt recommend (around 4.5 hrs one way)
vienna sightseeing trips are arranged by various companies, who i found were quite expensive. for a min of 23 pounds, you could get an hours tour on a bus of night time in vienna.
Drink are extremely expensive (coke averaging at over £1.50 330ml compared ot £0.45 in uk)
hard to find money exchanges! i would not recommend changing your currency in vienna as the commisions are not set, they depend on how much you change!
places to visit are numbered. Scnoburn is a good place which is a palace with a garden attached to it. huge place, takes a good few hours to walk around it. also has zoo inside it.
nearly each stop on the metro has something there to look at, but can get repetetive (architecture).
Food wise, lots and lots of restaurants, travel wise its cheapish. day trip tickets 24 hrs - 5.70euro. bus into central from aiport 6 euros and 9 for a 16 mins fast train to central!
something called a vienna card might be useful too (18.50)
vienna iteself is gorgeous, however, we found 3 days to be excessive for just vienna.
go to vienna and take the train to nearby countries!