14.06.2011 - 14.06.2011 24 °C
We love Vienna. A lot. It’s in our top three places we’ve visited for sure. It’s clean and exceptionally beautiful. There are plently of gorgeous parks throughout the city where you can easily waste the day away. The food is good, in fact we never really worried about where we ate (other than the price) because it goes without saying that the food is a very high standard. The typical cake with your coffee is exactly how I do it at home. The city felt very safe, never once was I nervous or reluctant to walk in any area. I think we saw two homeless people in four days, which is remarkable! If we could have stayed in any city for the rest of the trip this would be it. It felt like home.
This day we visited Naschmarkt. It’s a giant market in the middle of the city. It’s loaded with things, some over priced and some not. We wandered around oogling the goodies we wish we could take home with us. Eventually we settled on a half roast chicken for lunch. We demolished it. After the market, on recommendation of Julia our awesome hostel host, who happens to be full of great recommendation, we walked on over to Karlsplatz to see a very grand church. We hung out on a bench listening to two girls sing beautiful harmonious music standing under a dome which offered beautiful acoustics. The church cost 6 euros to get into so we opted not to. 6 euros to see a church feels greedy to me.
We spend the majority of our afternoon in the House of Music. It was pricy but very interesting. The first floor was dedicated to the history of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with a movie room where they blasted video recordings of a few shows they have done. It was fantastic! I consider the ticket 11 euros to watch the orchestra! One of the songs they played was the Star Wars song, so I recorded it, it was to good not to. It will most certainly be a goal on my life list to watch this particular orchestra in person. The rest of the museum was more interactive and we quite enjoyed it.
We slowly walked home to waste some time before dinner. We ended up eating burgers and a wonderful place down the street. They made everything in house right down to the ketchup. We tried a very delicious grapefruit radler which I wish we could bring box upon box of home!
After we packed and were sufficiently tired we went to sleep. Around...sometime in the morning mr. snore-y mcsnores-a-lot come home and I moved to the spare room Julia had so nicely equipped with sheets for me. Our hostel, Mojo vie was awesome and I would urge anyone we know who is headed to Vienna to stay here. Even if you don’t want to stay in a dorm, I’m sure their private accommodations are wonderful as well.