Vienna had been an afterthought. After completing our Danube River bike tour in Krems, we took a train to Vienna. In Canada, as we were planning for this trip we had decided to spend a bit of time in Vienna and took advantage of the fact that we would arrive there anyway by train before heading to Cesky Krumlov and Prague. Boy, did we ever make the right decision. We fell in love with Vienna❤️. This unique cultural city offers music, art, history, beautiful cafés and much more. We felt very safe everywhere here.
It was funny because, during our stay in Vienna, we often commented to each other, “I could live here “. Shortly after returning to Canada from this trip, there was an article on Vienna in our local newspaper saying that Vienna was ranked as one of the best places to live in the world. We absolutely agreed! This is still the case today, see below an extract from a more recent report.
"Quality of living - Vienna remains the number one" "For the ninth consecutive time, Vienna tops the Mercer ranking in 2018, showing that Vienna's approach to quality of living is internationally acknowledged."
One of the things that struck us about Vienna was how much they pay attention to detail. I don’t know how many times we saw white linen tablecloths on tables, even in the smallest and simplest outdoor cafés and bars. “Classy” city!