At the end of September, Jeremy went on a work trip to Las Vegas. I invited my mom and her friend Kathy to come out to Vienna, so we could have a little girl’s week.
We stayed in the cutest neighborhood, the Museum Quartier, and would spend hours just meandering around the hood scouting out coffee shops and bakeries.
My favorite part of this area was Burggarten, a beautiful oasis behind the Albertina, Vienna’s art museum (Side Note: the Albertina has a print room with over 1 MILLION old master prints. Could you die?!). Anyway, behind the museum is Palmenhaus, their restaurant with a fantastic outdoor area. Don’t you just want to sit here forever?
The park also backs up to the rear of the Ephesos Musuem, which is pretty damn impressive, and a beautiful statue of Mozart with a floral treble clef. Mozart lived in Vienna for awhile and is the inspiration for so much around the city.
Probably the best day we had was when we went to Schönbrunn Palace, a former imperial summer residence with 1,441 rooms! The gardens are free to enter, so you’ll see people jogging and biking and taking horse drawn carriage rides.
By the time we’d walked around the golden palace, explored the extensive rose gardens, and stopped in the restaurant for some slices of cake, we didn’t even end up going into the palace itself.
But it didn’t even matter, because I’d already found this wonderful statue peeking out of the garden’s maze, and fallen in love with the massive fountain at the end of the flower beds.
And if you’re going, don’t miss the Palm House. The building, and all the different types of palm trees inside and out, are gorgeous.
We had a great week together in Vienna, and I’m so happy my mom and Kathy got to explore it with me. And they were just happy they got to spend the week with Lilly.