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 Siteย I decided I NEEDED to see everything, well mostly everythingย ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 Cafรฉs 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, andย Iย 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 Cafรฉ is located in….





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 ๐Ÿ˜‰




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


Walking towards Cafรฉ Central



Cafรฉ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Feeling refreshed I headed back out!






Obviously it was time for another coffee stop!


Cafรฉ Griensteidl




At this point I was a little hungry and I just couldn’t resist a cheese plate ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰





Love always, Arianna the Wandering Pipette







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

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