Wednesday, April 24, 2013


After a night of barely sleeping and awakening in a mood that was less than pleasant we finally arrived in Vienna.  I thought we had seen the last of the snow, except we were passing banks of it on the way into the station.  Vienna is a beautiful city and I can see why it has been home to many brilliant minds, it has that somber, contemplative european charm.  It was at this moment that I realized most of a person's first european vacation is spent sight seeing and looking at really old buildings, mostly cathedrals.  I spent more time in religious buildings on this trip than I have in the past 15 years combined.  

Aside from seeing place of worship and monuments to old, rich, dead people we went to the oldest zoo and just wondered around taking in all that Vienna had to offer.   My three favorite activities in Vienna were the Zoo in the snow, the Natural History museum and Rupp's Irish Pub.  

Rupp's was a great find because as many of you may know Nickie and I are Vegetarian and we wanted to partake in the local cuisine, which is kind of hard.  This place was themed like an irish pub with over 300 different whiskeys and served of vegetarian and vegan versions of traditional Austrian food.  We filled our stomaches with delicious takes on bratwurst, goulash and apple strudel, which we washed down with a couple pints of Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel.

As for the rest of it, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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