It is quite common that we have to stay a night in Vienna when we go back to Washington from the Western Balkans due to the mismatching connections. Or rather, we have to stay over night either in Vienna or in Frankfurt on the way back, but most seem to pick Vienna for some reason! So did my colleague and I, and I really think we made the most of our time there. We strolled around the city centre, have lunch at one Viennese café, coffee and Sachertorte in another, and bought marzipan in a third. We also went to the Art History Museum in the Museum Quarter where we saw work by Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Bruegel. My colleague takes art classes so she showed me the different palettes that the Renaissance painter used which made me see the paintings in a somewhat different light. In the evening, we had a light meal at the Schwartsenberg Café where we tried their own sausage before going to a wonderful concert with a small chamber music orchestra playing pieces by Mozart and Straus, and with both dance performances and opera singers. And if that was not all, we managed to squeeze in a little shopping! It was a wonderful day and I wish I could have stayed longer, but hopefully, I will have a stop-over there again soon.
I couldn’t fit all the pictures that I wanted to show you, so I inserted a slideshow: