Couples + Family

12 Hours in Vienna with Megan and Mike Jerrard

Vienna’s romance is a tangible entity. Travelers may feel their heart flutter at the sight of so many ornately adorned palaces and buildings, or they might feel the love as the first strains of a piano melody pipe through the air. Of course, they will most likely fall head over heels with the delectable sweet treats the city so proudly whips up at so many beloved cafes.

We discovered the romantic side of Vienna on our recent trip around the world with Star Alliance and Marriott TRAVELER.

(Photo: Mike and Megan Jerrard)
Stadtpark, Vienna (Photo: Mike and Megan Jerrard)

Stadtpark is a gorgeous green space in the city with winding paths, several pools and fountain installations, and, most notably, a golden plated bronze statue from the former Viennese waltz king Johann Strauss II.

(Photo: Mike and Megan Jerrard)
(Photo: Mike and Megan Jerrard)

The view from atop St. Christopher’s Cathedral.

(Photo: Mike and Megan Jerrard)
(Photo: Mike and Megan Jerrard)

Not even the rain could stop us from exploring on our first day in Vienna. Thank you to Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel for the umbrella!

(Photo: Mike and Megan Jerrard)
(Photo: Mike and Megan Jerrard)

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Belvedere Museum is made up of two 18th century Baroque palaces linked by stunning gardens and houses an extensive art collection.

(Photo: Mike and Megan Jerrard)
(Photo: Mike and Megan Jerrard)

Russian Orthodox Church (left) across the road from the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel Vienna is juxtaposed with a statue from Stadtpark.

Watch Megan and Mike explore Vienna in the video below.

Megan and Mike Jerrard were solo travelers that met and fell in love. Now, they blog about their romantic adventures together at MappingMegan.com.