Go ahead and drink it right from the tap. For more information about Vienna public water, visit http://www.wien.gv.at/wienwasser/index.html & http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/I._Wiener_Hochquellenwasserleitung.
just like in most big cities, parking in vienna also requires some non-common sense and research :-) in most districts with the exceptions of a few outer ones, parking is limited to 90 minutes at the time. it costs EUR 1 per 30 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at a tobacco store, and need to be marked with the current correct time (not pencil) and put into the car so that the parking officers may see it. we strongly recommend registering with mobile parking, which allows you to create these short term parkng tickets with the click of a button. you will need to have a working major credit card though. please register here: http://www.handyparken.at/handyparken/home.seam. if you need help, dont hesitate tp contact us.
if you are coming to vienna with your car, you may want to take advantage of one of the nearby Park&Ride garages (http://www.wien.info/en/travel-info/to-and-around/park-ride) for just EUR 3 per day and the excellent public transport system of the city. pls let us know if you need help figuring out the nearest garage and best public transport routes. we are glad to help.
for more insights on this topic, pls visit the guidelines and information from the vienna tourist board at:http://www.wien.info/en/travel-info/to-and-around/parking
Don’t leave Vienna without eating a Wiener Schnitzel. You will find the best Schnitzel in town at Figlmueller’s (http://www.figlmueller.at/wollzeile.php). To find out what a Schnitzel is, visithttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiener_schnitzel. The meal is often eaten with an authentic Viennese potatoe salad and/or rice.
The Lipizzaner Horses are really something very special, and not only for horse lovers and enthusiasts. The originally black born horses, whose majority turns white when grown up, are majestic animals whose performance is parallel to any world class ballet. To learn more about these true Viennese stars, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipizzan. There are several ways of visiting the horses. You may watch them during the morning training, visit the Spanische Hofreitschule, where they are housed or one of their performances. For pricing and schedules, please visit the Vienna Tourist Website at http://www.wien.info/en/sightseeing/sights/imperial/spanish-riding-school.
Our apartments feature free local phone calls to make your stay as convenient as possible. For taxi information, please visit the official Vienna Tourist Info Site @ http://www.vienna.info/en/travel-info/to-and-around/taxis. We usually call the following number for taxis - 01/ 40100.
If calling from the phone at the apartment, you will just have to dial 40100. If you are calling from a mobile phone or outside Vienna, then dial 01-40100. If you are calling from outside the country, make sure to add the Austrian country code of +43 and leave off the first 0. The above number would be dialed as follows 0043 1 401 100 or from the States and Canada 011 43 1 401 100.
If you are confused, just send us an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
While in Vienna, you may want to visit the house of one our most famous inhabitants – Wollfgang Amadeus Mozart. The house is located in the old city, and it allows you some insights on the composer’s daily life and inspirations. For more info, visit the website at www.mozarthausvienna.at. The address is as follows: Domgasse 5, 1010 Vienna. Enjoy!
If you are staying in one of the two Urban Apartments (www.sleepinginvienna.com), take a stroll (just a few steps from Market Square Apartment) to Yppenplatz, where you will find several small cafes for breakfast. We like the An-Do Cafe very much. Details are as follows: Yppenmarkt Stand 11-15, 0699 17061116.