Two hours from Vienna lies Olomouc, a small baroque city in Czech Republic. If you take the bus though it’s more like four hours. Still a bus trip comfortable and terrible convenient when you don’t want to drive.
Besides the town center of Olomouc you can also visit the Hradisko Monastery. This came highly recommended but I didn’t make there. While I was there the weather was terrible and I decided that after every church I am entitled to a coffee and/or cake break. Very soon this turned into a beer. Honestly, one has to keep oneself motivated, no?
Anyway, Olomouc offers enough despite being a small town. Even a Unesco World Heritage site in form of a Trinity Column. So while in Olomouc I visited every church, circled the many squares and walked through the narrow, crooked alleys. Besides this I sampled the local cuisine and was impressed. I also read a lot while there. As I said the weather was not my friend on this weekend.
I can’t really remember the names of the churches I saw, neither what the squares are called or the cobbled street. But I can provide you with an impression of Olomouc and I am sure you will agree with me that it is worth a visit. Yours, Pollybert