Visiting in December (first visit !) principally for the Christmas markets and general vibe of central Vienna.
Will be staying at the Graben Hotel (Dorotheersgasse 3).
Discounting arrival & departure days, we will be there all day on a Thursday/Friday/Saturday and at present the only real travel I know we will do is a trip out to Schönbrunn Palace for the market there, and maybe the palace itself.
In the daytime I envisage nothing more structured than mooching around, popping into the odd museum, gallery or church or similar, stopping for coffee and cake, and some nice local restaurants, but we don't have an itinerary as such, will get a guide book and plan to mostly walk >> if that's realistic<< as I'll need to burn off the sachertorte somehow.
In other words, this is all a long winded way of asking, is there enough within walking distance of where we'll be staying that we might as well just walk nearly everywhere (which currently seems to be the case to me) , and so will only need to pay for the odd trip or two, or realistically is it similar to somewhere like London, where you just cannot walk everywhere, in which case the 72 hour card looks like a no-brainer, plus its obviously easier, just one purchase instead of fishing for coins all the time. (or maybe the 72 hour Vienna card, its discounts don't actually look huge to me but i suppose saving 5€ cant be too hard)
Thanks in advance for any answers.