Blog posts from Vienna
Taiwan the long way: a day in Vienna

Taiwan the long way: a day in Vienna

When setting up our trip we needed a long layover in Europe, and Vienna was a familiar place for it since it is relatively easy to get into town from the airport, plus - Christmas markets! On...

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Vienna sights II

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Vienna sights II

Wednesday 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...

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Vienna sights I

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Vienna sights I

Monday On arrival at the airport we purchased a week-long metro pass (Mon-Mon), then took the train and metro to our hotel. After settling in we decided to start with a visit to St. Stefans...

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Hotels

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Hotels

K+K Hotel Maria Theresia, Vienna We've stayed at K+K's in London and Budapest, so we knew they had a good breakfast and quiet rooms. The Maria Theresia fit the model of our earlier experiences, and...

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Intro

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Intro

Last spring we started talking with my parents about a trip over Thanksgiving. After going through a variety of options we settled on Christmas markets in central Europe, and over the summer I found...

where we stayed in Vienna and Bratislava

As some of you probably know, finding reasonably-priced accommodations in Europe can be quite a challenge. Luckily, between Eric's Starwood points and a good deal spotted months in advance, we kept...

a little bit of culture in Vienna

Sunday was our last day in Vienna, and we spent most of it on a "day of culture."  We started the morning by attending mass at Hofmusikkapelle, home of the Vienna Boys Choir. Thanks to the helpful...

heurigers in Stammersdorf

heurigers in Stammersdorf

We didn't have much planned for Saturday, so we took advantage of that luxury and slept in.  After walking around town a bit we took a tram up to Stammersdorf to experience some authentic heurigers...

getting to Bratislava

Thankfully, by the end of our trip the transportation system in Vienna seemed a lot less complicated than it did at the beginning. However, making our way to the Sudbanhof station to catch a train...

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Northern Italy (Apr)
NC Mountains (May)
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Bordeaux (Sep)
Rugby World Cup (Sep)

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