Wien - Day 4 "Taking it easy"


The promise of another rainy day made me start with a lazy breakfast at Café Griensteidl on the Michaelerplatz (right at the Hofburg). A short walk a_ond I was at the Heldenplatz again in front of the Neue Burg: obligatory photos taken of course!

From there, and I had seen her already earlier this week, I went into the Volksgarten to see if I could take any photos of the monument for Empress Elisabeth. Such white marble! A quick trip home and from there back to visit the Secession because I wanted to see Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze: again very impressive and gorgeous!

Weeks before I left for my week in Vienna, I had already started to create a list of places I wanted to visit, cafés I wanted to eat breakfast at, and restaurants I wanted to try. For lunch I went to a place called Heuer am Karlsplatz: service took a bit long, but it was well worth it. One of the best Caesar Salads I have eaten in a long time!

After lunch, the rain was back. The quickest way to shelter from all that wetness? Go into a church. Previously, I did not visit the Stephansdom, but now it seemed like a good idea! The inside of this church was not quite to my liking and you could get lost in all the tourist groups ambling around. Still, as churches/cathedrals go, this one still has the most awesome roof!

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