Vienna is truly a royal city. Its monarchic history and musical tradition permeated all the sights we visited and our interactions with locals.
We arrived in Vienna in the late afternoon, and after finding the hotel and dropping off our bags, we took a ride on the Wiener Reisenrad, the oldest working ferris wheel in the world.
The next day we were up early and ready for a full day of sightseeing. Like with Munich and Prague, we started our day of sightseeing with a bike tour.
The Austrian Parliament building.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral
Museum Quarter courtyard
Hofbibliothek, the National Library
Now that is one gorgeous library!
Our last stop in Vienna was—so fittingly—to the world famous pastry shop, Demel. I got this decadent chocolate lava cake. Surprisingly, it was rich and flavorful without being “knock you into an instant sugar coma sweet”. Keith got the vanilla custard-filled crepes. These desserts were to die for.