Monday, February 9, 2015


After having just said that Ryan never gets the weekend off, he got another one off (!) and we went to Vienna! Technically, we were there to watch the Italian national team play the Austrian national team...

...but we also managed to squeeze in a morning of sightseeing, plenty of goulash and schnitzel and lots of walking around, exploring. Here are a few pictures from the weekend:

Vienna has so much to see and do that we didn't know where to start. On Saturday morning, we settled on Hofburg Palace, the former imperial palace right in the center of the city. We went to the Sisi Museum (dedicated to Empress Elisabeth, wife of Franz Joseph), saw the imperial china collection and the imperial apartment where Elisabeth and Franz Joseph lived.

Everything in Vienna was incredibly beautiful - the buildings, the statues, the moldings on the windows...and there were horse drawn carriages everywhere, which made it feel like we were in a different century.

We were told that we had to go to Figlmuller for schnitzel and it was one of the best recommendations we've ever received.

The schnitzel was bigger than the plates it was served on, but it was so thin and light that we were about to eat the whole thing!

We were also told that we had to go to Cafe Sacher for a slice of their famous Sacher Torte...

...and after that lunch and snack, we spent the rest of the afternoon walking around the city and taking everything in.

Vienna seems like the kind of place that you could revisit again and again and see something new each time. So we'll be back!

PS - Thoughts on what to do in Vienna for the weekend from the New York Times...and did you know that Vienna is the wine capital of Austria? We didn't realize how well known the city is for their wine, but we tried a few different bottles and they were all delicious.