Hi friends, welcome back to the conclusion of my Germany and Austria series 🙂 After completing our Salzburg Sound of Music DIY tour, we checked out of our hotel and arrived at the train station about an hour before our train departed. I was getting nervous because nobody was at the train station, but apparently it wasn’t a busy stop. We were expecting a busy train like the one from Paris to London, but we weren’t changing countries so we didn’t have any document or security checks. The train ride took about two and a half hours and made a few stops along the way.
After arriving in Vienna we took the U-Bahn a few stops to our hotel, The Ambassador, and checked in. We got an upgraded room here too and it was massive! The dated décor made it feel like we were staying in the White House, but that hotel’s style. It was a completely different vibe than the more modern Kempinski hotel.
We arrived in Vienna around 5pm, so after we got settled, we headed out for an early dinner before the rush. We went to Puerstner for our last German/Austrian meal and it was the perfect spot to end the trip! One last beer, Spätzle, and Wiener Schnitzel with some apple strudel to satisfy our sweet tooth 🙂
We walked around a little after dinner to see St. Stephen’s Cathedral and then headed back to start packing and unwinding.
The following morning we checked out very early and passed people still at the bars on our way to the City Airport Train (CAT). The CAT to the airport was very efficient and easy, and we were through security very quickly. We had coffee while we waited for the lounge to open, but it wasn’t as nice as the one in London. If you’re flying to the US from Vienna, you need to have your ticket verified after going through the passport check. We came down from the lounge and saw a long line, but we had plenty of time.
The flight home was very comfortable and went by pretty quickly. We flew business class on the way back to make the nine-hour flight more bearable and we didn’t go hungry!
I hope you enjoyed following along on our Germany and Austria series! Jon and I were blown away by how beautiful both countries were and had such an incredible trip. We were only in Austria for 36 hours, definitely not enough time to see much, but we’d love to come back one day! I don’t think I’d change anything about this trip except making it way longer 🙂 I hope this series brought back good memories or encouraged you to visit these amazing spots. Thanks for following along!! I truly appreciate you spending time reading this series and all the kind comments!
Posts in my Germany and Austria series:
- Munich – New Town Hall & St. Peters
- Munich – The Residenz & German Food
- Bavaria – Lake Starnberg & Eibsee
- Bavaria – Neuschwanstein Castle
- Bavaria – Hohenschwangau Castle & Alpsee
- Bavaria – Zugspitze & Eibsee
- Bavaria – Walchensee, Geroldsee, & Partnach Gorge
- Bavaria – Königsee
- Bavaria – Obersee & St. Bartholomew
- Bavaria – Maria Gern, Hintersee, & Ramsau
- Bavaria – Eagles Nest