What to Do / Eat in Vienna, Austria

Vienna Central Cemetery – Not only is this one of the biggest cemeteries in the world, but heavy-hitters like Beethoven and Schubert are buried here.

Wiener Riesenrad – Aside from being the location from a classic scene from The Third Man, the view of Vienna from this ferris wheel is quite breathtaking.

Heindls Schmarren & Palatschinkenkuchl – There’s a dish called kaiserschmarren that’s basically pancakes, but the best pancakes you’ve ever had.

Hotel Sacher – If you’re going to try sacher torte in Austria (and you probably should), you may as well try it where it was invented.

Pizza Vending Machine – There’s a pizza vending machine at the Prater amusement park in Austria, and it’s just as awful as you’d fear.  Literally the worst pizza I’ve ever had in my life.

Wiener Schnitzel – Oddly enough, I struggled (and ultimately failed) to find outstanding wiener schnitzel in Austria.