Vienna, Austria

While I was in Ireland, I ran into a couple 4 different times throughout all of Ireland by pure happenstance, and so we knew it was meant to be. My next trip was to visit them in Vienna.  This would be my first solo European trip, and the start and almost the end of my Vienna, Prague, Munich, Budapest, Vienna, Istanbul trip.  I was lucky to spend that Christmas and New Years ever perched upon a hilltop overlooking Vienna in all of its festivities among new friends.  One thing, you have to have a love for Schnitzel there.  It is served everywhere, and even when I asked my friends to suggest a nice restaurant that I would pay for us to all go eat at, they still chose a Schnitzel House.  Several meetings were "look for the Schnitzel stand".  It definitely has a place in my heart now.

Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the MuseumsQuartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.

A black and white photo of a horse drawn carriage in the snow.
A black and white photo of a snowy park at night.
A black and white photo of a vending machine on a snowy street.
A black and white photo of a vw beetle parked on a street.
Black and white photo of a woman feeding ducks in a park.
A statue of a golden statue in a park.
Two people walking down a path in front of a castle.
A black and white photo of a canal in a city.
A black and white photo of a street with a christmas tree.
An ornate cathedral lit up at night.
The parliament building in vienna at night.
The spire of a cathedral against a blue sky.
Two people walking under an archway in black and white.
A group of people are standing in front of a large glass egg.