We were warned by a couple we met earlier on our trip that the waiters in Vienna are very rude. We suspected perhaps they were exaggerating, but it didn’t take long for us to experience this firsthand soon after arriving in the city from Prague. Our female server obviously wasn’t vying for a customer service award anytime soon! Vienna did have some redeeming qualities (the architecture), however, and we particularly liked the area set up the 2014 Film Festival between the Ringstrasse and City Hall.
Will we be back? Probably not. With three nights and two full days allocated to Vienna, we used one for an unscheduled day trip to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, to escape having to deal with more poopy attitudes. Should you avoid it? Certainly not if you enjoy classical music and museums. We know people who love Vienna… just don’t count us among them.