Paris vs. Vienna

Which City is Better?

Author: The Traveling Professor/Friday, December 16, 2016/Categories: Paris, Germany & Austria

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Paris and Vienna are two of the greatest cities in Europe for travelers to go to.  They both have their special appeal.  In some ways they are similar, in some ways they are different.  Both Vienna and Paris are special.  However, what are the differences between the two?  You might want to see in order to plan your next tour to Europe.

I am sure there will be some difference of opinions, but here are The Traveling Professor's comparisons, with my favorites indicated with a ✔



Most Iconic Structure

The Eiffel Tower  ✔

Parliament Building

River Cruise

Seine River Cruise and Canal St. Martin ✔

Danube River Cruise


Notre Dame ✔

St. Stephen

Authentic Restaurant

Bouillon Chartier

Griechenbeisl ✔



Kunsthistorisches Art History Museum ✔

Most Beautiful Building

Opera Garnier

Kunsthistorisches Art History Museum ✔

Quirkiest Museum/Attraction

Catacombs ✔ 

Freud Museum

Street Food


Vienna Sausage ✔



Socher Hotel ✔

Public Transportation

Paris Metro

Vienna Tram ✔

 Military Monument Arc de Triomphe ✔
 Soviet War Memorial


Paris Food Market

Vienna Christmas Markets ✔

Casual Restaurant

Les Bouquinistes

Heuer am Karlsplatz ✔





Ballet at Opera

Vienna Philharmonic ✔

Best Hotel Values


Vienna ✔

Best Food Values


Vienna ✔


Pierre Herme

Demel ✔


Wine ✔


 Contemporary Art Museum Musee d'Orsay ✔
Palace Versailles ✔

The Traveling Professor will be running a small group tour to Paris in March and April.   We will also be running a small group tour to Vienna and Austria in September/October

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