History Preserved: The Historic Center of Vienna, Austria

July 5, 2016

 

 

The best part about traveling alone is deciding WHAT, WHEN, and HOW you want to do things. Well, since the ENTIRE city center is a Unesco World Heritage SiteΒ I decided I NEEDED to see everything, well mostly everythingΒ πŸ˜‰

The map below is from Google and it labels all the sites of interest within the city center.

 

 

 

 

Even with this INSANE plan, my first stop wasn’t even in the city center. I decided to head east of the city center to…

 

The Hundertwasserhaus

 

 

This is an apartment building that was built based on a collaboration between Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and architect Joseph Krawina. I know this is on (almost) EVERYONE’s “must see” list, buttttttt, I wasn’t a fan. The building is cool, but, personally, it is not impressive enough (at least compared to EVERYTHING else in the city) for the added effort of getting there.

 

Once I snapped a few photos I headed straight for the historic center to have breakfast at,

 

Kleine’s Cafe

 

 

 

Of all the CafΓ©s I had been to in Vienna (this was #4), this was the most authentic. I sat at a table, ordered an excellent coffee and omelet, andΒ IΒ read a book. I wasn’t rushed, I wasn’t thinking about all the things on my “To Do” list, I was just sitting in a coffee shop, drinking, eating, and reading, with an absolute sense of ease and peace.

 

Kleine’s CafΓ© is located in….

 

Franziskanerplatz

 

 

which is a short walk from…

 

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

 

 

The inside was stunning, but dark churches are not the easiest things to take pictures of πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

After exploring St. Stephen’s Cathedral and exploring Stephanplatz I started walking towards the next cafΓ© on my list CafΓ© Central.

 

Walking towards CafΓ© Central

 

 

CafΓ© Central

 

 

 

Since I had just had coffee I went with the “Kaiser Spritzer”. It was JUST want I needed. Light, refreshing, and just the right amount of sweetness πŸ™‚ Feeling refreshed I headed back out!

 

 

 

 

 

Obviously it was time for another coffee stop!

 

CafΓ© Griensteidl

 

 

 

At this point I was a little hungry and I just couldn’t resist a cheese plate πŸ˜‰ The cheese and coffee perked me up a bit, but I was starting to fade. I only had a few more places on my list…

 

 

 

 

So I may not have hit ALL the sights, but I think I did pretty good πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

 


Love always, Arianna the Wandering Pipette

 

 

 

 

 

 

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History Preserved: The Historic Centre of Vienna, Austria
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Exploring the history rich city center of Vienna, Austria.
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