In this blog post you will find some of the lesser known things to do in Vienna. These are things that are less touristy and may be what the locals living in Vienna may get up to.
1. Hiking in the Vienna Woods
On the outskirts of the city there are numerous hiking trails which have been marked out and cleared for those wanting to explore the rural side of Vienna. Some of the routes offer spectacular views overlooking the city and for those wanting a challenge you can be awarded pins for completing multiple trails.
The picture above and below are both from some of the trails that run along the northern hills.
Click here to Visit the Vienna website to learn more about the routes available.
2. Swim in the lake or outdoor swimming pools
Head to Alte Donau for a swim in the Oxbow lake of the Danube and for many water sports that are available. Alternatively head to the numerous Swimming Pools that are scattered around the city. If swimming isn't your thing you can also relax on a sun lounger and enjoy the great atmosphere.
Click here for information on the best pools in Vienna.
3. Relax and enjoy a drink along the canal
A perfect way to enjoy sunset or just relax after exploring the city, is to head to the many outdoor bars along the canal that comes off the main Danube River. Your best bet is to get off at Schwedenplatz or Schottenring underground stations and you'll be a short walk away.
4. Visit a Viennese Heurige
One of the best things to do during a trip to Vienna, is to visit a traditional Viennese Heurige where you'll be able to drink delicious locally made wine whilst eating tasty food. Some of the Heuriges also have views of their wineries.
Click here to find the locations of a few of my favourites...
5. A visit to the Palace of Justice/Justizpalast
The Palace of Justice is absolutely stunning, and one of the first things you'll be greeted with as you walk in, is the spectacular room seen below. As well as the beautiful interiors of this building if you head to the top to the Justizcafe you can get far reaching views over the city whilst enjoying refreshments.
If you wanted to learn some of the more tourist things to do, read my post on Vienna - 10 Top Things to See.
Do you know of any other lesser known things to do or see in Vienna? Please leave a comment below and thanks so much.