The last four days I spent in Vienna on a pre-christmas visit with my delightful brother.
We hadn't made many plans apart from buying concert tickets to the Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach at the Musikverein. It was very festive and amazing!
Then we had a hot drink at the market. I decided to give the mulled wine a miss as it doesn't agree with me, but I can wholly recommend hot orange juice with spices.
Apart from that we had Schnitzel and Palatschinken and of course: Kaiserschmarrn!
We visited Castle Schönbrunn for a walk and a Kir Royal at the Gloriette.
We went to the Prater for a ride with the Giant Ferris Wheel.
And to the Albertina museum to see some art.
Our hotel, the Hotel Alma http://www.hotel-alma.com/en/, is small and quiet and beautifully located near the city centre. Only 5 minutes walk from the Stephansdom and close to the river.
I reckon Vienna is well worth a visit no matter what season but it sure knows how to decorate for Christmas!!
Merry Christmas to everyone!