Visit Vienna in November
Yes exactly, in November, then when the crowds of tourists have left Vienna and the city slowly comes to rest. We still have a beautiful autumn weather but the days are now getting slowly but noticeably shorter and the summer fades away. Then also Vienna gets calmer and quieter before it starts again in mid-November with the Christmas markets.
Therefore, I have a few inspirations for you that to enjoy that a special charm of Vienna.
Let the time pass by...
One suggestion: Leave the guidebook at home and start to explore the city off the beaten track as there are so many other things to discover, you might otherwise over look easily. Enjoy it just to stroll around in the city, to discover small, winding streets that you can find everywhere in Vienna, not only in the city center. Choose maybe a route where you've never been before or check out some areas of Vienna that you do not know.
... and enjoy Viennese Gemütlichkeit
Or how about sitting without time pressure in the coffeehouse and watch people passing by? I was recently in Palais Ferstl at Beaulieu, and if you do not know that you are in the center of Vienna, you might think you are sitting in a Parisian cafe.
Instead of coffee, do you prefer to warm up with a fine cup of tea? My two favorites in the city center are Demmers Teahouse (mostly when I meet with a friend at Schottentor) or the teahouse Haas directly behind the Stephansdom (reserving a table here is a good idea:-))
Well fed and warmed up you can you then continue and visit one of the many exhibitions or museums which have an amazing range of things to see.
The dark side of Vienna
What is true is that it is getting dark quite early in November. But this brings out a very special face of Vienna. Just around the Ringstraße, the buildings will be particularly beautifully lit and what you shall not miss is the view from the Heldenplatz to the Hofburg (which is also the current title picture).
And if it also gets a bit foggy, then you'll feel transported back in time in some narrow streets in the city center with their red lights, where it all was a bit more quiet and cozy.
So what do you say? Do you like my suggestion, to see Vienna in November? Also ask Christian and me for more ideas and insiders tips as we too discover new facets of our city very often.
Greetings from the Appartements Ferchergasse