Wien - Day 1 "Otto Wagner"


Vacation 2014: again, a week in Vienna, the city that caught my attention and heart when I visited two years ago (do a search, loads of posts available about that trip!).

I started the day without a clear plan, just walk into the city and let’s see what happens.

city bike ftw!

I picked up a city bike and went around town, just following my nose. A morning tea break at Diglas, then back on a city bike. Lunch was a few slices decked with great spreads by the famous Trześniewski restaurant-bar. As the weather was gorgeous, sitting in the Volksgarten was just the perfect place.

Back on the road, I checked out the guided tours for the Spanische Hofreitschule: tours were fully booked, but tomorrow at 10AM, I will see their training session (with music, no less!).

Walking around, I’m slowly getting used to the city again, although my sense of direction isn’t completely functional yet! As it was fairly warm and humid today, another break was called for: reading and a tall glass of Apfelschorle at Café Sperl.

Next up was the beginning of an Otto Wagner inspired afternoon. Alongside the Naschmarkt, on the Linke Wienzeile are two buildings from the hand of Otto Wagner: numbers 38 and 40. And they are gorgeous! Followed up of course by the ever enchanting Secession building (not quite by Wagner, but wonderful and impressive: it was the start of the new Vienna). And to end this great afternoon: Otto Wagner’s Karlsplatz pavilion. So much beauty!

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