One of the amazing things about Vienna is the architecture. I am in the happy position of being able to enjoy the view of some of the most beautiful buildings in this lovely city every morning and evening on my way to work and home. Yesterday, I took my camera with me so that I could share some of these sights with you (and maybe make you little bit jealous…?)
As soon as I step out of our apartment, I am met with the sight of the fabulous rathaus, the city hall, and it’s high tower.
A quick turn to right and you haven’t even lost the sight of rathaus behind you when you can already see the chariots on top of the parliament on your right…
… and the beautiful Palais Auersperg on your left.
For music lovers, Palais Auersperg is a must. Almost every evening, you can go in and enjoy the music that Mozart, Strauss and many others created for us. For those who enjoy the performing arts more, the Volkstheater is just a few steps away, and the setting is just as impressive as the Palais Auersperg. The Rote Bar at Volkstheater serves also a very good breakfast!
These sights would already be enough to brighten even the dampest day, but the real treasure is just a stone throw away from the present location, the museums of natural history and of fine arts. Their collections are one of the largest and most important in the world and the museums are set to face each other, leaving a small but beautiful park, the Maria-Theresien-Platz, between them.
The walk continues towards Mariahilferstrasse, maybe the most famous shopping street in Vienna, and soon afterwards we arrive at Naschmarkt, an old market place dating back to 16th century.
We drop by there almost every week to buy frest vegatables and to just enjoy the atmosphere. As it’s just next to my office, it is also a popular destination for lunch for us. From here, you can also see the Secession (union of Austrian artists, whose first president was Gustav Klimt) and its golden dome.
After these steps, about twenty minutes after we left, we have arrived at our destination, the Vienna university of technology. As opposed to all the beautiful sights we have encountered on our walk so far, the TU building must be one of the ugliest in the city.
However, when you look outside during the coffee break, you know you only see the gorgeous surroundings!