When I first moved to Vienna, I thought it was going to be an incredibly expensive city to live in.
Was I surprised to find out, not only can you see Vienna on a budget, if you want to see some of the most fun, most beautiful, most interesting places in the city, you can do so for almost nothing and sometimes even free.
Seeing Vienna on a budget is easy too, as there is so much to do and see that hardly costs anything. That includes sightseeing, shopping, eating out and entertainment.
Places like Tunnel, a newly iconic restaurant where students often hang out as the food is cheap and delicious, and where there is nightly live music. Or taking Trams 1 and 2, which both go the entire way around Vienna’s Ringstrasse (if you change at Volkstheater) a 5.3 kilometer circular road that goes past some of the city’s most historic buildings.
You can also go to the MAK museum (the Museum for Applied Arts) every Tuesday from 6pm to 10pm and it’s free, or vintage shopping in Vienna’s 7th district.
One of my favorite places in Vienna, Der Wiener Deewan, is the perfect place to eat if you are low on money and if you love delicious and healthy food. The restaurant serves Pakistani food, and it is an all-you-can-eat buffet where you pay what you want. I highly recommend this place. I eat there once a week if I have the time, as the food is incredible and the atmosphere is fun.
Don’t forget Vienna’s wurstelstands (sausage stands) too. They are all over the city, and you can get a delicious spicy Vienna sausage on a hot dog bun and a drink for less than 5 euros. Perfect food after a night out at the theater or a concert, or even a night out drinking.
Check out all these fun things to do and more in the excellent video from the Vienna Tourist Board below.