Helllllllo, Vienna! Austria is a country I’ve wanted to visit for quite some time now. And after having a really great time in Germany last year and falling head over heels for Slovenia, I had a pretty good feeling about it.
We took a winding train through the Austrian Alps from Ljubljana to Vienna and arrived to fall. While it still felt like summer in Slovenia, it’s decidedly cooler here, which is fantastic. While I’ll certainly miss summer, I do love when the leaves start to change.
Plus, there’s something so romantic about wandering through Innere Stadt (Vienna’s historic center) hand-in-hand, snuggled up in our scarves and sweaters.
Despite the chill in the air, the colorful tiled roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the turquoise dome of St. Peter’s Cathedral extended the warmest welcome.
Horse drawn carriages add to the allure, and every single building in this part of town will take your breath away.
Some will take your money away as well…
And still, others will turn you into a kid again. I’d seen Prater Park on the map, and it looked like any other large green space. However, when we got there, it was this weirdly wonderful amusement park, with caramel apples (my favorite!), cotton candy, a ferris wheel, and this unique take on the spinning teacups, called Sombrero.
But the crown jewel (at least in my opinion) was this pastel carousel. Isn’t she just a knockout?!
In a couple of days, Jeremy leaves for a work engagement and my mom and her friend Kathy land in Vienna for the most sacred ritual of them all: the girl’s trip. So stay tuned for lots more from Austria!