Girls trip to Vienna – What We Saw, Did & Ate in 3 Days

Some weeks ago one of my best friends and I spontaneously booked a trip to Vienna that we have thought about for a while already.

We spend three very hot but wonderful days in Austria’s capital city and had lots of fun together.

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I have already been to the city three years ago for New Years and really liked the vibe of the city and always wanted to explore it for some days with good weather.

On my Instagram @mind.wanderer you can find a highlight called ‚Vienna‘ and see some of our favorite memories from this trip. In this post, I am going to share everything that we have done that I can recommend you to do on your own city trip and some amazing veggie food that we have discovered!

 

Transportation

Flixbus has amazing routes that cover many cities in Germany and lead to Vienna overnight which was super nice. We started around 10 pm in the afternoon and got to Vienna at around 7:30 am so we had the whole day to explore.

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We spend two nights in the A&O Hostel/Hotel that we have already been to in Leipzig last summer and really like. It’s pretty cheap but has all we need: clean and comfy beds and bathroom and their breakfast is pretty amazing as well (for that price).

In Vienna itself, we bought two-day passes for metro, tram and bus which I can highly recommend to see as much as possible. They are only 8€ a day and totally worth it.

One day we booked a Big Bus Hop-on-Hop-off Ticket which is very pricey but also super interesting because you get some information while driving and practical to see all the sights.

On our third day, we caught the Flixbus at 10.30 pm back home so we really had three full days in the city but only payed for two nights for the hotel.

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Day One

After we arrived at the bus terminal we went to our hotel which was located at the main train station (but there is another A&O Hostel which is one of Vienna’s hip districts so I recommend you to go there instead) and left our luggage there to explore the city center.

Because it was Sunday morning the streets and public places where super empty which was weird but nice and calm. We came  back on our third day in the afternoon and it was so busy and packed, so we could really enjoy the pretty buildings alone on our first day.

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For brunch we walked to the café & bistro BlueOrange to enjoy an amazing vegan breakfast with a bagel, hummus, avocado, salad and a small fruit salad and a yummy juice.

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Afterwards we drove to the well known „Prater“ a public place with rollercoasters and other ride facilities as well as food and the famous Prater ferries wheel. We rode a carousel that moved up super high so we had an amazing view over the city.

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It was super hot all three days in Vienna so we needed a cool down. At the Danube there is a „bathing ship“ that has a pool and a bar on deck and we spend a great evening there.

The day ended with cocktails and games at our hotel.

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Day Two

The next day we drove through Vienna with the Hop-on-Hop-off Bus which was super interesting because we saw many buildings that we wouldn’t have time to visit all ourselves and we learned a lot from the audio guide.

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We walked through the garden of the Schönbrunn Palace which was beautiful and ended at the old Danube to refresh and spend some time relaxing with the locals.

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For Dinner, we went to an amazing all vegan restaurant called „Veggiezzz“ which is part of a chain in Vienna and ate super delicious burger with fries. They also had sandwiches, wraps and healthy bowls as well as yummy dessert and I would love to try more from there menu the next time I visit Vienna!

That night we went to the rooftop terrace of the Ritz Calton Hotel and had a beautiful view over the city at night and some amazing (but super pricey :D ) drinks.

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Day Three

On our last day, we visited the Belverde Palace which is super beautiful (we liked it even more that Schönbrunn, even tho it’s not as popular).

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As well as the Museum of Modern Art „mumok“ that we really liked as well. And enjoyed the cold water basin in the museum’s district.

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We also went to the café and vintage shop „Burggasse 24“ that is pretty popular and had some amazing vegan cake there.

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After all the culture we did some shopping at Brandy Melville and had a had time finding something good (and veggie) to eat for our last day.

We ended up at Vegetasia a completely vegetarian Asian restaurant that had an all-you-can-eat buffet which was amazing! It’s so great when you don’t need to check if you can eat this and just grab whatever looks good :D

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We had an awesome time together in Vienna and I am already looking forward to explore Bali with my two best friends next summer!

Have you already been to Vienna before? How did you like it?
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Quick Healthy Vegan Chocolate Dessert

Yesterday I showed you my Chocolate Dessert on Insta-Stories and because I got some questions on how to make it and what’s in it, I thought I would quickly post the recipe on here.

This will also be my first English recipe on my blog and I hope I will find the time to translate them all one day, but this for sure won’t happen in the next year. At least you can use the Google Translate option in my sidebar and hopefully still understand what I am talking about :D

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A while ago I found Silken Tofu at the Asia market and wanted to test this Healthy Vegan Chocolate Mousse Dessert with it. It’s not only super delicious, chocolaty and creamy but still healthy and protein-rich, it’s also made in only 10 Minutes and with only 5 ingredients.

(The silken tofu can also be found in organic stores or maybe even big supermarkets.)

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For 2 big portions, you will need
  • 300g silken tofu
  • 50g dark vegan chocolate (60%)
  • 2-3 tbsp organic raw cacao powder
  • 3-4 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch vanilla extract
  • toppings of choice (dark chocolate flakes, berries, coconut flakes, banana slices…)

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How to make it
  1. Cut the tofu block in small pieces and mix it with a blender or kitchen mixer on high speed for around 5 minutes until you have a smooth consistency.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate on low heat in a pot on the stove – be careful to not burn it!
  3. Add the melted chocolate and the other ingredients and blend them together.
  4. Taste test if you want your dessert to be more chocolaty or sweeter. If you’re happy with the result add your toppings of choice and enjoy!

This Chocolate Mousse is perfect to satisfy your chocolate cravings in a healthy way!

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I am pretty sure it is possible to make any kind of flavored dessert with the silken tofu like berry, peanut butter or lime and I am definitely going to test more recipes with it. Silken tofu can also be used in vegan cheesecakes or chocolate mousse tarts.

How do you like my first recipe in the English language? Will you try this dessert yourself? Are you interested in more healthy snack recipes? 

The Ultimate Healthy Crunchy Granola

Das knusprige Müsli in den Supermärkten ist meist voll von unnützen Fetten und industriellem weißen Zucker. Eine Vielfalt an gesunden Nüssen, Samen und Kernen ebenso wie leckeren Trockenfrüchten hingegen fehlt oder ist nur ansatzweise zu finden.

Deswegen bietet es sich an es einfach selbst zu machen, damit man weiß was drin ist und das reinmischen kann, was einem schmeckt. Es gibt so viele verschiedene Zutaten, die ein selbstgemachtes Müsli zu einer waren Geschmacksexplosion machen und das ohne haufenweise Zucker, Schokolade und Fett.

 

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In den herkömmlichen Supermarkt-Müsli-Mischungen ist der Zucker die wichtigste Zutat, da er das Granola durch karamellisieren schön crunchy macht. In diesem Rezept verwenden wir hingegen die Flüssigkeit aus Kichererbsen-Dosen – hört sich zuerst komisch an, funktioniert aber wunderbar – und nur wenig Rohrzucker bzw. Ahornsirup.

Aus diesem sogenannten Aquafaba – dem aufgeschäumten Kichererbsensud – kann man so viele wundervolle Dinge zabern, da es sich wie Eiweiß zu einem festen Schaum quirlen lässt. Demnächst möchte ich damit auch Mousse au Chocolat ausprobieren.

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Zutaten

Dieses Rezept ist wirklich sehr variabel und kann in total verschiedene Richtungen verändert werden. Du magst es am liebsten schön schokoladig? Knackig Nussig? Oder soft mit vielen Trockenfrüchten? Füge alles hinzu, was dir schmeckt!

  • 300 g Haferflocken / Dinkelflocken / Reisflocken – irgendeine Basis
  • das Wasser einer Dose Kichererbsen
  • 40 g Rohrzucker oder Kokosnussblütenzucker
  • 60 ml Ahornsirup
  • TL Spitze Vanille Extrakt
  • 1/2 TL Zimt
  • Prise Salz

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Zusätzlich:

  • Gehackte Nüsse (Haselnüsse, Walnüsse, Mandeln, Paranüsse, Cashews, Pecanüsse…)
  • Samen (Chiasamen, Leinsamen…)
  • Kerne (Kürbiskerne, Sonnenblumenkerne…)
  • Haferkleie, gepufften Quinoa / Amaranth, Kokosnussraspeln
  • kleingeschnittene Trockenfrüchte (Rosinen, Datteln, Aprikosen, Apfel…)
  • Kakaopulver, gehackte dunkle Schokolade, Schokodrops…

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So geht’s
  1. Die Kichererbsen über einer Schüssel abtropfen lassen und den Sud auffangen.
  2. Die trockenen Zutaten in einer Schüssel zusammenmischen (ohne die Trockenfrüchte!).
  3. Die Kichererbsen-Flüssigkeit mit einem Mixer ca. 2 Minuten schlagen, bis eine schaumige Masse (ähnlich wie Eischaum) entsteht und diese unter die trockenen Zutaten heben.
  4. Die feuchte Müsli-Mischung auf ein Backblech mit Backpapier geben und bei 150°C Umluft für ca. 30 Minuten gold-braun backen und zwischendurch umrühren.
  5. Abkühlen lassen, die Trockenfrüchte untermischen und in einer luftdich verschlossene Verpackung verstauen.

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Es gibt so viele verschiedene Möglichkeiten! Ich werde das nächste Mal auf jeden Fall die Variante mit Schoko probieren. Vor allem aber auch die Kokosraspeln und meine geliebten getrockneten Aprikosen passen unheimlich gut ins Müsli.

Am liebsten esse ich das Müsli zusammen mit viel frischem Obst und Kokosnussjoghurt oder dem Mango Lupinenjoghurt. Es eignet sich aber auch ideal als Topping für Smoothie Bowls oder auf Porridge als crunchiges Extra :)

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Seid ihr auch absolute Frühstücks-Liebhaber? Habt ihr Müsli schon mal selbst gemacht? Kennt ihr das schaumige Aquafaba bereits?