Growing up looking at photos of my Papa’s business trip and watching movies made me want to travel and see the world. I was able to recognize Europe on the world map when my Dad left for a month long training to France. The postcards, souvenirs and stories during his trip made me dream and want to explore Europe. My dream to be able to set foot at Europe came true when I was given a chance to volunteer for World Youth Day 2005.
The movie Sound of Music played a big part on why I want to visit Austria, but sadly I did not get a chance during my trip. It is still on my list of places to visit and hopefully this time with my own family. Travelling with the family needs a lot of planning since we need to be able to cater to everyone’s interest. One thing I know for sure is that we all agree that to fully explore and immerse oneself during trips is to explore the food scene.
Join me as we explore the food scene of Vienna, Austria in the comforts of our home (for now).
It’s always a good idea to start our day with a cup of coffee paired with Demel cake at one of Vienna’s must stop coffee shop, Demel.
Grab some more pastries on your way out, we might get hungry as we try to find our way to Burggarten. Living in the concrete jungle of Dubai make our eyes long for some greenery and the court garden is the best place to hang out and let the kids run.
My kids are hungry after all that walk and running around the garden so it’s time to get lunch. This time let us explore the city riding a horse carriage or a Fiaker, the horse clickety clack steps will lull the kids to take a nap.
It’s time to wake them up as we approach St. Stephans Cathedral, we get off here and say our thanks for the blessing of visiting this beautiful place. A few steps away from the cathedral is Vienna’s oldest coffee shop, the Café Diglas. I heard from friends that this is the best place to be among the locals and not that crowded with tourists. We are craving for bratwurst and schnitzel for lunch. Make sure you leave some room for pastries.
I think it’s time to head back to the hotel and give the kids a proper rest and prepare for an evening stroll.
Thank you for joining me in this armchair journey to Vienna, Austria.
Have you been to Vienna? What are your top 5 must do in Vienna with kids?