The morning was fairly cold so we decided to start at the Leopold Museum. We were pleasantly surprised by the collection, especially the impressive Schiele floor, as well as some other interesting pieces. The top floor has nice views over the Museum Quartier and an unexpected bonus- our Austrian Airlines boarding pass = half off the entrance price!
After a few hours we had to get our blood flowing, so we headed to the Am Hof Advent Market market for lunch. Leandra had a brat, Eric an open face ham and cheese… the peppers were a nice touch.
not for vegetarians!
After exploring the market a bit we made our way to St.Peters Church for the 3pm organ concert. The church is rather compact but quite ornate. We sat in the pews for about 30 minutes enjoying the organ concert and letting our eyes soak in the details.
From the church we walked through the palace back to the ring, enjoying the sunset light even with our cold hands.
At the ring road we hopped on the D tram to Belvedere to catch a quick look at the palace and Christmas market, beautiful in the waning light.
After breakfast we made a quick trip to the Schottering metro stop to check out the grafitti walls near the canal and bridges.
On the way we saw ticket checkers for the first time ever in Vienna, then headed back to collect E’s parents and get to the bus station for our trip to Prague.