Get standing-room tickets for the opera
Eighty minutes before Vienna State Opera performances, standing-room tickets go on sale for around $4 a pop. Bringing a pair of binoculars doesn’t hurt, but even without, it’s a great way to check out the city’s prolific 19th-century concert hall for practically nothing.
Eat strudel at Pastry Shop Jaksic
This family-run bakery has been making traditional Croatian strudel for over 70 years, and it’s safe to say they’ve perfected the recipe. Jaksic makes its own pastry dough, stuffed with sweet and savory fillings ranging from fresh cheese to salty pumpkin. Go early in the day, otherwise you’ll miss out.