On the Sunday we embarked on a huge walk around the main sights of Vienna. We saw the Hofenburg residence, the Parliament, Rathaus (town hall), the museum quarter in daylight and the old town.
I can’t be bothered to explain it all and as a picture says a thousand words, here are a few thousand words in photo form:
Inside the old town.
Someone said to me in Vienna, “There’s not much to do here unless you like Palaces and Museums”. This is so very true! I liked it, but they don’t half like their huge buildings and museums.
Also, I don’t know anything at all about art. So it’s hard work traipsing round famous galleries pretending you know what a certain painting symbolises!
All in all I enjoyed Vienna, it’s very extravagant, very cultural, very grand. It’s also very expensive, well, compared to Budapest. Everything is much closer together and easy to walk to. I didn’t have much authentic food because schnitzel and sausages aren’t very vegetarian! I did have a lot of ice cream though! I also liked being able to practice my German skills. I ordered my food auf Deutsch, asked for directions and even gave some lady on the metro directions! I really want to live in Germany now to become fluent. Or learn another language from scratch!