Vienna’s Gay Pride Festivities
If you haven’t caught on by now, Auston and I are pride whores. With so many European prides to go to, we’re like kids in a gay pride candy shop grabbing all the rainbow colored skittles and lifesavers we can find. This year, we started off pride season with our first trip to the Austrian capital of Vienna. The pride festivities in Vienna could be described much like the city itself, a little slow, a bit tranquil, and somewhat pricey (check out our Vienna budget tips to save some money), but it’s worth the time if you’re patient enough to let it reveal itself to you.
5 Budget Travel Tips for Vienna
We recently shared our experiences of what to do in Vienna from our trip last month getting to see the Schönbrunn Palace gardens, the Imperial Treasury, the Zentralfriedhof (cemetery), St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and list goes on. Needless to say, we kept ourselves busy with the sights. However, we were careful to keep it cheap too. Here’s our quick list of five ways to enjoy Vienna on a budget.
A Venture Into Vienna
Last year during our round the world trip we went through Austria on our way to Germany but never took the time to make any stops in the country, though we would have liked to. However, last month we finally had the opportunity to check out Vienna. Not surprisingly, the culture was in sharp contrast to Spanish life and having been living in Madrid the past three months, we were not fond of Vienna to start. As we walked in the city one warm evening all we could think was, “Where are all the people?” We were so used to seeing Spanish life spilling into the streets and filling up the plazas on just about every day of the week – especially in the summer. However, after a couple days of adjustment we started getting the hang of Viennese life.