Vienna was my last stop in my whirl-wind-week-backpaker-style travelling. I was intending to return to Graz however thought it would be convenient to drop by Vienna since it’s on the way, and Munich to Graz is 6 hours, whereas Munich to Vienna is 4. :)
I booked the hostel very last minute but was pleasantly surprised to find that it was absolutely gorgeous! Snuggled away on the 3rd floor of an old apartment building, it was more like an apartment than a hostel with a lovely look after lady named Julie to boot!
Vienna is an artsy city with more than 10 museums and exhibits going on at once and their local celebrity is Gustav Klimt. It also have daily concerts and operas and is home to the oldest zoo in the world! I visited 3 museums and saw 4 exhibitions, giggled at baby seals, dined on the local delicacy- Wiener Schnitzel (Wien is German for Vienna), enjoyed hot chocolate and apple strudel (Apfelstrudel) at an imperial bakery and went shopping.
Museum’s Quarter, an awesome precinct with 9 or so museums and a Lomography store!!!
I visited the Fashion Photography “Vanity” exhibit at Kunsthalle, which showcased fashion photography spanning from the 1920s to today.
Vogue covers through the years.
Monet and Picasso exhibit at Albertina. Monet lillies on the staircase; I did not notice this until on my way home!
According to Julie, this is the best Wiener Schnitzel in Wien! Definitely couldn’t finish it so had leftovers for dinner :p Sooo good!
Demel Imperial Bakery. Very regal looking establishment and bit on the pricey side however they once did bake for Royalty so I had to try!
They had an assortment of cakes but I just wanted to have the traditional Austrian apfelstrudel, which wasn’t overly exciting or special.
There were so many bakeries in Vienna, all with their own special chocolates and cakes.
St Stephen’s Cathedral — I just love the roof!
Photos of Shönbrunn Palace and Gardens next!