What to do on a hot Summer Saturday, if you are not into sunbathing and the heat? First of all leave the city and go for green! Countless possibilities at the outer districts and near Vienna. I recently had a wonderful morning in Eisenstadt, the smallest provincial capital in Austria, which I can highly recommend.
Start your morning either with shopping in the Market Hall or at Henrici’s for breakfast, after you parked your car in the carpark. The Market Hall is opened on Saturdays from 8.30-12:30 most of the year, but I would recommend checking their website or Facebook page (here). Regional producers from Slow Food Burgenland offer delicacies and specialities.
Henrici’s offers a breakfast menu on weekends from 9-12 and is opened during the week from ten o’clock. I visited the place on a weekday and didn’t mind the lack of a breakfast offer, because I have a sweet tooth and love Esterhazy cake, even in the morning with my coffee.
The city center of Eisenstadt is quite small and you will be finished with your city walk in at least half an hour. The Palace Park is way bigger and offers many places to relax, like the lovely pond, and enjoy the day. Don’t forget to shop at the Esterhazy Winery Shop next to Henrici’s in the opposite of the main entrance of Esterhazy Castle, which is always worth a visit. And if you are into decoration shopping for your home, you should visit the decoration store Stilwerkstatt (Sankt-Rochus Strasse 2). They offer nice Scandinavian Home accessories and wonderful scented candles.
Enjoy summer in and around Vienna!
Servus aus Wien, xoxo V.