Impressions Vienna

Cherry Blossom in Vienna

May 2, 2016
Cherry blossom Vienna

Although April has lived up with its image being a very changeable month weather-wise, you can’t deny that spring has arrived after all. Before I’m showing you my two favourite spots to watch spring in its full bloom, I’m taking you to a little staycation my bf and I had while he was visiting Vienna. Because I don’t wanna hide those views from you 😉

Staycation at the Suite Hotel am Kahlenberg

It might be a strange idea to stay in a hotel in the city where you live and won’t come to everyone’s mind. But I really like the concept of staycation the more I think about it. In that particular case there were two reasons, which led me to the final decision to try it out: I found this hotel through one of those online deal sites and especially the hotel’s location caught my attention: The suite hotel Kahlenberg lies on one of highest mountains (well let’s say hill) of Vienna and therefore offers some of the finest views of the city – straight from your room or the magnificent terrace!

Kahlenberg1 Kahlenberg2 Kahlenberg3 Kahlenberg4 Kahlenberg5 Kahlenberg6 Kahlenberg7 Kahlenberg8 On that day we could look as far as to Schneeberg (the highest peak of Lower Austria)!

Kahlenberg9 At night the city turns into a sparkling sea of lights, which was even visible from the bed. There couldn’t be any better way to fall asleep…

Kahlenberg10 Kahlenberg11 The next morning this delicious breakfast was brought to our room!


Spring fever in the city

No park, no garden and no green space – no matter how small it was – was spared from the amazing bloom that has spread explosively the last weeks… If you can’t get enough of flowers and blossoms have a look at the blog carnival initiated by Paleica 🙂 Especially the cherry blossom was every ‘grammers favourite, and while you can find it all over the city – there were two places that everyone seemed going to: 1) The Setagayapark, a Japanese garden and…


Spring62) … an unimpressive (at least during all other seasons) alley near the U3 station Schlachthausgasse!

Spring13 Spring14

How was your start into spring?

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  • Reply Christina May 2, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Ich hab zwar selbst noch nie wirklich ‘staycation’ gemacht, finde es aber eine gute Idee! Besonders am kahlenberg oben – mit tollem Ausblick/Fernblick 😉

    • Reply sileas May 10, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Also allein schon für den Ausblick hat es sich gelohnt 🙂

  • Reply May 2, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Der Idee von Staycation kann ich zwar eher weniger abgewinnen, aber die Frühlingsphotos sind sehr gelungen 🙂

    Liebe Grüße,

    • Reply sileas May 11, 2016 at 9:07 am

      Ja ich kann mir gut vorstellen, dass das vielleicht nicht jedermanns Sache ist 😉 Vielen Dank!

  • Reply shootingvienna May 2, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Ach die Enten hab ich am Samstag auch im Stadtpark beobachtet wie sie so süß auf der Wiese geschlafen haben 😀
    Super schöne Frühlingsbilder, mal sehen was der Mai zu bieten hat 😉

    • Reply sileas May 11, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Danke dir! Ich finde die Enten ja auch sooo herzig ❤️

  • Reply SueT唐 梦 琇 May 3, 2016 at 9:01 am

    I think these could be some of the most beautiful photographs I have seen in a very long time Julia. What a lovely hotel with great views, but those photographs of the blossoms and flowers (and ducks) are stunning. Thankyou for sharing.

    • Reply sileas May 11, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Awww Sue I’m flattered! Thank you so much!

  • Reply Paleica May 3, 2016 at 10:13 am

    traumhaft schön, deine vielen blüten! herrlich!! und das mit dem staycation gefällt mir auch. ich wollte das schon ewig mal machen, noch kam ich aber nicht dazu. steht allerdings weit oben auf der liste 🙂

    • Reply sileas May 11, 2016 at 9:13 am

      Danke! Ich hoffe es es ergibt sich bald die Gelegenheit 😉

  • Reply Katta May 4, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Super coll 🙂

    • Reply sileas May 11, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Danke 🙂

  • Reply Eugene May 4, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Sakura such as in Japan

    • Reply sileas May 11, 2016 at 9:16 am


  • Reply mintnoti May 6, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I really enjoy staycations, they can be a lot of fun and you gain a new perspective of your own city! That hotel looks really nice and I’m loving all your photos of the cherry blossoms! We are still waiting for ours to bloom here. Have a nice weekend 🙂

    Eden | Mint Notion

    • Reply sileas May 11, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Thank you Eden, oh – the cherry blossom in Canada must be so beautiful too!

  • Reply Mitzie Mee May 6, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    The view from the hotel is stunning! What a beautiful place to wake up. I also love staycations, but recently, I feel like I’m living in a suitcase, so when I’m home in Dubai, I just want to stay in our flat:) So pretty with all the flowers in the parks and on the streets. For a moment I thought the photos were from Japan:)

    • Reply sileas May 11, 2016 at 9:19 am

      I can totally understand that. Especially when you’re on the move so much, it’s nice to sleep in your own bed 🙂

  • Reply fashiondiiary May 8, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Tolle Fotos! Ich liebe Kirschblüten – da kommen direkt Frühlingsgefühle auf <3
    Urlaub in der eigenen Stadt kann doch auch mal ganz interessant sein, vor allem, wenn das Hotel so gemütlich ist 🙂


    • Reply sileas May 11, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Vielen Dank! Wenn schon in der eigenen Stadt, muss das Hotel schon etwas ganz besonderes sein 😉

  • Reply Tiffany. Yang May 9, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I get you Sileas! I love staycations too 🙂 its so relaxing, and it helps getting your mind of things.


    • Reply sileas May 11, 2016 at 9:41 am

      I always admired your staycations! Great inspiration 😉

  • Reply equinoxio21 May 13, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Lovely pictures. Thank you Julia. I understand Spring was late in Europe, but the blooming more than compensated. “Staycation”? Interesting concept.
    Auf wiedersehen.
    (Not quite sure about the spelling, hehe!)

    • Reply sileas May 14, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      You spelled it right 😉 Thank you, I couldn’t stop taking photos of all the blossoms!

      • Reply equinoxio21 May 17, 2016 at 12:29 am

        I understand perfectly. Living in the tropics one loses track of time. Here the trees almost never lose their leaves. So one is spared the “drabness” of winter, but also one misses the explosion of Spring. I kinda miss it. So thanx for sharing those blooms.

  • Reply fleurdelailis May 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Really stunning photos! I love cherry blossoms so much; it’s a shame they disappear so quickly.

    • Reply sileas May 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

      That’s true, you gotta be really fast to capture them…

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