After a wonderful week of exploring the magnificent city of Vienna, spending an afternoon surrounded by colourful butterflies, enjoying some delicious mimosas, let loose and surround ourselves with peaceful nature and great Austrian food, feeling like royalty at the Viennese Town Hall, discover some Viennese street markets and find Doris, and well, art, loads of it. The time has come to say our goodbyes.
We feed ourselves a hearty breakfast, packed our light bags with the heavy hearts of those who’ve fallen in love, and took a stroll up to the roof for a last peek.
After all due goodbyes, we jumped in the car and set off on our journey back to northern Germany.
The journey takes around 11 hours if everything is on point, and the connection between Vienna and Bremen rarely is. Since a large part of the roads are under construction it is usual to encounter quite a lot of traffic on the way. So, instead of driving the around 1,077 Km in one go, it is usual to make a pit stop in one of the many charming small cities and towns along the road. Usual stops are Würzburg, Nürnberg and our stop of choice… Fulda, a little crossroads town in the border between Hessen and Bavaria.
Almost 8 hours and 700 Km later, we finally arrived in the cozy German town that would host us for the night. It may seem tiny, but what you’ll find in it will leave you speechless. There are so many places to visit in Fulda, something you probably wouldn’t have expected. During our day there, we went on tours, explored the city and discovered beautiful gardens completely by accident. It was a pleasure to be there. So, without further ado, here is my list of…
top things to do while in Fulda (Germany)
1. Visit Fulda’s Stadschloss (palace) (Thanks to Ina for the correction!) and gardens, with or without guided tour, and go up to the tower. The views are extraordinary.
2. Take a walk to Fulda’s cathedral, it is absolutely stunning, specially at sunset. And the interior…the detail of the sculptures, the peacefulness of it all, and its famous dom, among many other things make of it a must see in anyone’s itinerary in Fulda.
3. And last but not least, my favourite of them all, the Dahlia Garden behind the cathedral. You just have to see and smell it for yourself.
And with these beautiful flowers and 400 km more in the car our Viennese adventure came to an end. I couldn’t have asked for a better getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday business. And the little visit to Fulda on our way back made for the cherry on top.
Needless to say, that we ended up stuck in traffic about an hour away from Bremen, for what seemed a small eternity, or what’s the same, a couple hours. So don’t forget to pack a good book!
But hey, there’s still so much to do and see in the Austrian capital that in no time (I’m sure) we’ll be back! Until then we’ll have to keep ourselves busy somehow.
Do you guys have any tips??