I believe that writing about the Viennese schnitzel or the delicious pastry filled with apples, Apfelstrudel, won’t be any news for anyone so I will get straight to the point.
It is fairly simple to realize that I have a thing for architecture and I tend to write on and on about how much I appreciate it. But this Austrian city couldn’t be spared of my appreciation as it has all the baroque styles one must see.
I will start by saying that the hotel I stayed at, Terminus, was right in the center and when I crossed the street I stopped and stared with my mouth open for a few minutes at Karlskirche. Embarrassing, I know. But Karlskirche, or St Charles Church, it can only be described as the definition of what baroque architecture was trying to be.
I mean… judge for yourself.
If you’re a regular listener of classic music, or just think that Mozart is “cool”, might as well bring some fancy clothes and book tickets in advance (trust me!) for one amazing night at the opera house.
Also, don’t forget to take a stroll through Belvedere’s amazing garden and enjoy for a moment or two the stunning view.
Schonbrunn is again a place for a walk in its beautiful gardens that are so well kept. But at the same time you can buy tickets to visit the palace. The tickets are sold for some areas in particular, if one’s only interested in seeing just Sisi’s rooms, as well as for the whole palace. Inside there’s a Disney like world. It kind of reminded me of Beauty and the Beast’s final dance.
Stephansplatz is made for the spenders. It has that Victor Emanuel galleria vibe, but in an open place, for the little shopaholic that hides inside of us. And if you’re feeling guilty, you can pray for your soul at the St. Stephen’s Church. Another baroque wonder.
In the last couple of days the cloud gathered around for a noisy party, a great opportunity for the visitors to act like children and go to Prater park. Some sweet guilty pleasures have to be indulge, after all what we eat in abroad doesn’t count, right? 😀
And as if that wasn’t enough, the fun ended with an amazing view over Danube.