Center of the Holey Roman empire
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I ate a bratwurst the size of my arm! It was massive and served in a baguette that was put on a big metal pole to make a hole in it, ketchup was squirted in and then the sausage put in then handed over. Tasted great! But too much for me to finish. Then, I ate a pretzel the size of my head. Carrie paradise! (¾ of my blood's German and Germany shares a lot of food with Austria) There are little bars all over too selling beer, not that I like Beer, the one thing I cant stand, so you grab your pint or massive sausage and stand at a tall table and chill. It's great! They also had this lovely pastry with strawberry goo in it that was just soooooo nice. Luckily we missed that the chocolate company there makes this fantastic chocolate liquor that Jim just loves, or he may have become an alcoholic and we would have never made it home.
Vienna is great! I loved it, we took a horse and carriage ride from the center by the cathedral around through the museum area and then back, it's so stunning. We also went to the museums where you can see a collection of things from when Vienna was the heart of the Holey Roman Empire, including the crown jewels and what is apparently the staff that struck Christ on the cross, though there are a few of those floating around out there. They had relics from a ton of saints, which to me is sort of creepy, I mean it's a class box with a sliver of someone's body in there. It's a bit grouse, but if you know your Saints or if you're religious then it's something you can be very interested in. I thought it was interesting, but just creepy... but I know it means a lot to some so I'll just say, to each his own alright? Anyway, it was an excellent museum and really worth seeing, from there go out and venture through the park and garden and you can walk over to some of the government buildings.
It was a very enjoyable city and very pedestrian friendly. I don't think there was a single bad thing about the place.