I was lucky enough to spend about a week on vacation in Vienna, Austria. I had a wonderful time visiting with old friends and seeing the lovely sights that Vienna has to offer. Here are some of the highlights of my trip:
Vienna is a wonderful city for wandering around. There are beautiful buildings all over the place. When your feet get tired, though, the metro system is a great resource. I never had to wait more than four minutes for a train! I also enjoyed visiting Stephansdom – it was definitely worth it to ride the elevator to the top of the north tower, and the creepy tour of the catacombs was interesting too. The Opera House tour was very interesting as well. The vast Central Cemetery had numerous impressive graves, including those of famous composers Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, and Strauss.
We loved climbing the vineyard-covered hills in the suburb of Grinzing. At the top of one hill, we sampled some wine, grape juice, and simple food at a heuriger with a beautiful view.
Speaking of food, I found Vienna to be surprisingly vegan and gluten-free friendly. More on that in my next post…