Staying Longer
Palais Dorotheum
Dorotheergasse 17
1010. Wien
Tel: 1 515600
This is a large auction house in the 1st District and is spread over 4 floors.  You can browse the items prior to auction (and even place an absentee bid for things) as well as the items they can sell you on the day, without the auction.  You'll be amazed at what you can find that is antique and yet still costs less than IKEA!

Haus der Musik
Seilerstätte 30,
1010. Wien
Tel: 1-513 48 50
Open: Daily 10am - 10pm

This is an amazing,fun and very hands on museum that shows how sound works as well as the history of some famous Austrian musicians.  You can conduct the Vienna Philharmonic or creat a new symphony and participate in many sound related experiments.  Not a visit to be rushed.

Donau Island

Take a pedal boat out on the Danube from Alte Donau U-Bahn (summer only).  Here you can walk along the waterfront and take your pick of the boat hires.  You can hire pedal boats or electric boats, boats with slides into the water to ease you into that refreshing dip. 
They hire by the hour but you can stay out as long as you want as you pay once you return the boat.  They also work out part hour amounts so you don't pay for an hour unless you use it!


If you've heard of him you might be interested to see 1 or 2 - or 3 - of his unique buildings in Vienna (exteriors only).  He had visionary ideas about the design of buildings as well as their appearance and they certainly stand out.

The most amazing is the Fernwärme at Spittelau.  The power station that burns rubbish to heat parts of Vienna.

You can see this by taking the U6 U-Bahn line towards Florisdorf or the U4 towards Heiligenstadt and get off at Spittelau for the best view.

His other amazing building is in the 3rd District on Löwengasse.  This is a block of Local Authority apartments which were designed (inside and out) by Hundertwasser and although you cannot see inside, the cafe on Löwengasse does show a DVD on him and his work with interior views - if you ask they'll show it in English.

There is also a façade on a house down a side street next to Gumpendorferstrasse U-Bahn (U6) if you spot it from the train.

The Wachau.
Krems and Melk are towns in the Wachau Valley, an area that was added to the UNESCO list of world heritage sites in recognition of its architectural and agricultural history.  In summer you can take a cruise along the Danube from Vienna through the Wachau and its Medieval and Barocque sites and the vineyards between. 

In Winter:

Night skiing or sledging at Semmering in the winter is excellent fun (you can go during the day too!).
You will probably need a car for this as it is about an hour outside Vienna.  There is a local train station and the Retter Bus company runs trips here for night events (including 4 ski lift rides in their price - follow the links from:
                           for further details) but it is better either to stay here overnight or drive. 

You can hire sledges and skis there (sledges are €6.50 each).

If you don't go with the bus company 4 rides on the ski lift costs €27 per adult.

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Facade of Hunderwasser House Vienna