September 29, 2007

A Day in Vienna

I absolutely loved Vienna. Austria itself is beautiful with old world architecture, incredible art and music throughout. However, Vienna is a city that captures you. I walked the streets with ease. The beautiful parks, the concert halls, the city's buildings are amazing. They post informative plaques telling where Strauss or Mozart lived during a particular period in his life.

My top five things to do in Wien

  1. Listen to Mozart
  2. Stop into Cafe Central then eat wiener schnitzel for dinner
  3. Tour the Kunsthistorisches Museum
  4. Visit St. Stephan's Church
  5. Drop in during the morning exercises of the famous Lipizzaner Horses

The Museum of Fine Arts, Kunsthistorisches built in 1891 near the Imperial Palace to house the extensive collections of the imperial family. With its vast array of eminent works and the largest Bruegel collection in the world, it is considered one of the most eminent museums in the world. Numerous major art works of European art history, among them Raphael’s "Madonna in the Meadow," Vermeer’s "The Allegory of Painting," the Infanta paintings by Velazquez, masterworks by Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer, Titian and Tintoretto...

What a lovely day in a beautiful city and if you have money or the time left, pick up a piece of Reidel glass. This wine glass company is from Austria and has the most beautiful pieces...and definitely worth carrying home on the plane.

1 comment:

  1. Yes! I can totally see you in Vienna. You should have an apartment there, and we can take museum trips.


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