The woman hostess at the hotel-pension sold us farecards for the Vienna subway-bus-streetcar network (nice, because we were a little puzzled about how to buy them the night before) and we did a one-day exploration of Vienna — a lot of footwork but very fun. We took a lot of pictures and did a lot of looking.
A lot of stuff was closed in Vienna for vacations and because of the weekend. We were able to get a good look at everything and attend a concert performance of Strauss’s work at the Kursalon at Stadtpark where Strauss himself had performed 100 years ago. Although more of a tourist attraction, it was still quite fun.
Overview of stuff we did in Vienna, Saturday, July 16:
- Botanical garden (10,0 ATS)
- Bundesgarten Belvedere
- Schwartzbergenplatz (green at night)
- Karlsplatz (statue of Last Man and two people boinking)
- St. Michael Platz
- Peterskirche (inside: beautiful)
- Stefansdom (inside: like Disneyworld, but a little more crowded)
- Kursalon (bought Strauss tickets 280,0 ATS each);
- Subway-bus to Donauturm (40,0 ATS, excellent views of city and surroundings)
- Universitätstrasse (ate at McDonald’s)
It was another scorcher in Vienna — I just can’t win no matter where I go. There was a lot of activity at the Altedonau: windsurfing, swimming, sunbathing, etc.
If I had one more day to spend in Vienna, I would have walked the entire ring. But I had an excellent time anyway.