Vienna is a fantastic city to just walk around and marvel at the grand buildings. It is very clean, friendly and quite cheap. Our first evening was spent wandering through the old town and surrounding area. We stumbled across a fabulous food festival right outside the gigantic Rathaus that had a variety of Austrian food and everything from Mexican to Australian and plenty of local wine. The backdrop of this food festival was an opera that was being projected on to the cathedral. They must do this often as last time I was here they were doing the same thing except it was streaming a Tiesto gig that was happening somewhere else in the world.
We sat in the park and ate and drank and enjoyed the opera until the early hours of the morning.
The next day was spent walking through the grounds of the Schlosspark Schonbrunn. I had visited this park on my previous visit but it still blew me away, it is a great building with beautiful grounds and offers a good view over the city. Remember only pay if you want to go into the building!
The next stop was museum quarter, unfortunately you do have to pay go into the museums here so you must pick wisely. It is a great place to just walk around if you aren’t into museums. We chose the Leopold Museum as it had an Egon Schiele exhibition. Entry was £15 so we spent the afternoon in there which was delightful as it was air conditioned and it was baking outside. The exhibition was very enjoyable and I particularly liked his self portrait.
I loved my second visit back to Vienna but although I love the buildings and it is a great city to walk around I found it missing a special something.
Have you been to Vienna? Did you feel the same way?
|Sampling the local wine and beer|