Will arrive Vienna noon on a tuesday and leave friday morning to Prague. My ideas so far are: Tuesday after checking into hotel go to Schonbrunn palace. Wednesday: Ringstrasse bus per RS book, do walk from opera including St. Stephen's (Climb a tower and crypt tour), COntinue walking inner ring. Thursday: thinking of renting car and driving to Melk and Krems. We are 2 couples and enjoy driving in foreign places. We know this is probably not the best option or cheapest, but we like to drive. Friday: Train to Prague. I know we could spend weeks in Vienna, but this would hit the highs. We are not museum people and do not like art museums at all, nor opera. I am interested in thoughts on this plan, both good and bad!
Not sure about the Ringstrasse bus, but there is a street car that does the whole loop that is a very interesting ride. Vienna's street car and subway system is excellent, you'll be able to go just about anywhere. Your hotel should have a pocket map. What about a visit to a winegarden? Grinzing, Nussdorf and several other suburbs are in the Vienna Woods, surrounded by vineyards. The Nasch Markt - an open air food market. http://www.wien.info/en/shopping-wining-dining/markets/naschmarkt. This website will give you lots of ideas. The Prater - an island in the Danube that is a popular leisure center - with the historic Riesenrad - a ferris wheel with trolley car-like compartments. Botanical gardens and many parks. Schonbrunn has gardens and a glass "palm house" and a zoo. Cakes and tortes? Famous coffee houses. (We're "foodies" so it's easy for us to be entertained.) Many people talk about Vienna's cemeteries.
I know you said you're not museum people - but 2 interesting places - the Arsenal military museum and the Royal Houseware museum - all the funiture and fittings owned by the former royal families - including the Kaiser's chanmber pot!