First stop: Vienna.
After exams were over, we couldn’t wait to leave for our one week trip to Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Vienna is so beautiful, the buildings look so grand and majestic. We visited many touristy places such as the Schonbrunn Palace, St Stephen’s Cathedral, State Opera House, Albertina, Danube Canal, Hofburg Palace (Michaelerplatz), the Plague Column, Belvedere Palace and St Peter’s Church.
Many of the places were in the inner city (Innere Stadt). Some were within walking distances, but taking the tube to the various places was very easy, and the train tickets do not cost too much – we bought a 3-day travel ticket, which makes it so much easier when travelling so we do not need to keep buying tickets.
There was actually a rainbow! haha
The weather was so cold and a little rainy! But it didn’t dampen our mood 🙂
The Neptune Fountain.
We also went to Café Central, which is a popular place for afternoon tea in Vienna.
I tried their Viennese coffee, which tasted more or less like normal cappuccino but with a lot of froth.
The food was really good!
The interior looked really classy and there were a lot of people here for afternoon tea.
We also went to Figlmüller, which is a very famous restaurant in Vienna for Austrian cuisine, in particular their Schnitzels. The Schnitzel is a very thin, breadcrumbed and pan fried cutlet, usually made from veal, but can also be made from pork, chicken or turkey. We tried their Figlmüller pork schnitzel, and it was nice but such a big portion! haha I could only finish half! But it was a good experience.
We went to another café and I tried Apfelstrudel (apple strudel), which was very sweet but tasty! Apfelstrudel is a common dessert in Austria, and it appears in many restaurants and cafés.
Overall, I think it was definitely worth coming to Vienna, and we managed to visit many places within 3 days. The next morning we took the train to Bratislava, which will be in another blog post soon! Have you ever visited Vienna before? Feel free to comment below, I would love to hear your experience!