Thursday, 12 December 2013

More on Vienna

Still buzzing from my Vienna trip. My first travel article is out already and there will be more to come. This one is a general overview. The others will be more history oriented.

Vienna is a great place for high culture. I was totally blown away by the galleries and museums, and the fact that many are in palaces. The above shot, for example, is the cafe in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the main art museum that I mention in my last post. That's right, this is the cafe. The rest of the museum is even better.

Vienna is a museum junkie's paradise. Not only do they have all the usual museums (such as a military history museum I'll be writing up for another blog) but they have lots of random weird museums, like an Esperanto Museum (more on that in a later post) and a Globe Museum. The Globe Museum is a compelling place for anyone who loves travel and geography.
As the Christmas season approaches there are plenty of winter markets selling food and gifts. One of them was in the Museum Quarter near my hotel. The little rounded huts you see here sold mulled wine and bratwurst, perfect for a chilly Viennese night. That glowing box had a DJ in it and was pumping out tunes!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I could definitely hang there a while.

D.G. Hudson said...

I would like that extra large globe. Beautiful ceilings in Vienna too, I see. Thanks for sharing, Sean!

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