Vienna

July 5, 2010 · 11 comments

Vienna

Ahh Vienna. Rish and I flew there straight from Frankfurt. We’d originally planned to spend time there with friends, but bag snatching and subsequent lack of passport put and end to that :(

We got some cheap flights to Vienna with Niki – a discount airline, where the hostesses wore pink hats and grey blazers, with skinny jeans and flats. Too cute!

Frankfurt-Vienna Air Niki

Niki provided prepacked sandwiches on the flights, along with teach, coffee, water and softdrinks. And magazines and newspapers, for those who could read German! Pretty sweet for a discount airline!

Hostel in Vienna

In Vienna, we stayed at the Hostel Ruthensteiner… which I must say, was perfect for us. Wifi in the main common areas, bar, info readily provided. Nice.

Hostel in Vienna

We actually stayed the most nights in the apartment in the building across the street, with our own bathroom, but sharing the kitchen etc (which we didn’t use) with another couple. I think that was 60 euro /night.

Hostel
Dorms. 19 euro/night

Vienna
Happy dream roll in the dorms

Vienna
Hostel Bfast. 2.5 Euro, I think…

On our return to Vienna (we went to Prague from there, then came back for a night) we stayed in the dorm accommodation. Dorms aren’t my style, but it was pleasant enough! Except for the shower, which was like those timed taps in public toilets. Oh and the light was also times, so I finished my shower with the time taps in the dark! >:[

Ran into a street fair. Woo!

First stop – wandering around Vienna – found ourselves in a street market… Including kids selling ‘stuff’ from home, food and drink. Gotta love how people can manage to drink in the street in Europe without the ‘issues’ we have in Australia…

Ran into a street fair. Woo!

Ran into a street fair. Woo!
Wurst!

Ran into a street fair. Woo!
The stallholder described it as “alcohol and strawberries” mmm

Strudel and Hot chocolate
We then made our way to Strudel. As you do. And as my waxers insisted I do (long story)

Day 2 Vienna

On our second day in Vienna, we headed to Schönbrunn Palace… a short walk (maybe 1-2km) down from our hostel. As it was Sunday, many other things were closed (had to get used to that!) so a palace was a great was to spend a Sunday!

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
I discovered a love/fetish/fascination for clocks while in Europe. I don’t know where it came from, but I found it!

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
The day started off sunny, but quickly deteriorated to rain!

Freaky Citrus

Freaky Citrus

Freaky Citrus!!!
The citrus fruit kept us amused for awhile!

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
I got lost in a maze. Seriously. I couldn’t figure my way out. Oh dear

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
Rish played maths games in the maze

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
ahh, rain. we saw a lot of you in Europe

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

Cafe @ Schönbrunn Palace
I ate a lot of things I shouldn’t in Europe! Yes, my tummy paid!

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
Wet Vienna

When we went back into the city, we wandered into a Jewish event. There was a line, there were security guards/police, metal detectors, and it was free. So we lined up and went in!

Wandered into a Jewish Community event. Food was good!
A man in a strange newspaper suit

Wandered into a Jewish Community event. Food was good!

Wandered into a Jewish Community event. Food was good!

Wandered into a Jewish Community event. Food was good!
Kosher-kebaberiffic!

We then went for more wandering…

Vienna
Rish got the smoothest vanilla bean gelato in the WORLD. I wish I could have eaten more than a taste!

Vienna
Tiles on the Cathedral

Soon enough, it was Schnitzel time. This was what I was here for, right? ;)

Vienna
The little pub/cafe we ate at. Lots of Austrians there, which is what we were after!

Pub Food
Schnitzel! Woo! Battered, deep friend chicken awesome!

Pub Food
Salad that game alongside my schnitzel. There was sauerkraut. Yum!

Pub Food
I’m not sure how I got through it, but I did.. Perhaps the wine helped?

Pub Food
Rish’s meal

Full of food, we were certainly up for a few drinks and a night out with the backpackers at the hostel.

Vienna

After a few drinks, shots and the like, we played this REALLY safe game with a hammer, nails, and wood. This would be dangerous when SOBER, people!

Vienna

Vienna
And yes, Rish drank beer. And vodka. Not at once.

Vienna
Us Aussies danced to Muscles – Ice Cream because the non-Aussies though we were crazy.

Some time after this, I got tired and dragged Rish back to the hostel. hehe. Fun times.

Day 3 in Vienna
Europe – why are all the museums closed on a Monday? Why can’t you just employ casuals like the rest of the world and keep them going for us tourists who don’t understand that when we rock up to a museum on a Monday, it’ll probably be closed??

*ahem*

So, there were a few museums we wanted to see on the Monday, but they had to wait until we ducked back through on the Friday (I think it was a Friday, anyway!). Get to them soon!

Vienna
Started the day all civilised with a hot chocolate for Rish and a tea with lemon for me. I liked the tea with lemon thing. This has prompted me to try it again here!

Vienna
I saw SO many churches, it became a blur!

Vienna
Mozartness

We went to the royal choclatier… yeah, I know me a chocolate don’t mix. I remember. I just chose to ignore that :p

Demel's Chocolate Vienna
My hazelnut cakerifficness

Demel's Chocolate Vienna
Rish’s hot chocolate with vanilla ice cream

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Rish wanted me to be in some photos. Yes, I lived in Threadless Tees the whole trip.

We went into the Cathedral that afternoon.

Vienna

(there are more photos of everything in my Flickr set!)

Vienna

And then to the Concert hall to hear some chamber music that nice. It was wonderful, and I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I was really very tired and struggled to stay awake in parts of the performance. Loved it though.

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna
A late dinner out before an early rise for the train to Prague the next day!

ROFLMAO
Note: Don’t sit on suitcases

Ducked off the Prague for a few nights (but that’s a separate post!) and then came back to Vienna for just one more day!

Vienna
Went to the Weaponry/Musical instruments/Ephesus museum. LOVED the building

Weapons and Armour
More in the flickr set

Turkish and Palestinian Protest

At lunch time, we found ourselves near a Turkish/Palestinian protest about the Gaza blockades. The first of a couple I was to see on the trip.

We then went to another museum, again for me this was all about the building itself and not the art on the walls!

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna

That night, we were after a feed nearby the hostel, so wound up about 200m away at a little pub, which served up HUGE serves…

Generous Servings of Pub Food

Which we must have enjoyed!

Vienna

Hilarity

Vienna was great! Loved it there… if it was a little warmed it would have been even better! :) It was great to have that week wandering around with Rish, seeing new places, speaking really crap German! :) Stay tuned for the rest of the trip!

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Hannah July 5, 2010 at 12:49 am

Me wanting wanting hazelnut cakerificness! And sauerkraut! And cathedrals! So many people told me to go to Austria… once I was ALREADY travelling and my itinerary wasn’t able to fit it in. Why didn’t anyone tell me beforehand? Thank heavens you’re giving me a taster, at least! Hurrah! And hurrah for more coming!

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chocolatesuze July 5, 2010 at 1:47 am

heh i always get lost in mazes too lol oddly i want to play the hold hammer and close eyes and hope for the best game

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Mick July 5, 2010 at 9:16 am

Nice little photo-journal there!
Looks like you guys had great fun.
We’re hoping the rain holds out for our trip, which starts in 4 DAYS. WOOOO.

Love the vanilla slice.. Yummmmmm.

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Fiona July 5, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Thanks Mick! It’s helping us remember the trip!

Enjoy!

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PlanningQueen July 5, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Amazing photos. Could do with some of those alcohol strawberries about now!

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Hannah July 6, 2010 at 4:21 am

Ah, so much fun! I’ll be going to Vienna in August, too!

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Lisa July 6, 2010 at 9:41 am

Wow – it is all amazing! I loved Vienna! And I agree – the vanialla bean gelato is to die for :)

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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 6, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I love Vienna! Good to see that you got a broad sample of the cakes. The newspaper suit man…hmm that is odd! :P

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Kazza the Blank One July 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm

We regretted not getting to spend more than two days in Vienna.

Bag snatch? What happened there?

That maze is actually quite small for a maze, but I was surprised how long it took to get to the middle.

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Fiona July 6, 2010 at 10:18 pm

A friend who is a Chinese citizen lost her passport when he bag was stolen so getting around legally was a bit tricky there for a bit :(

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Kazza the Blank One July 7, 2010 at 7:38 pm

oh dear what a pain for her :(

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