Arriving to Vienna or Wien :)

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arriving to Vienna, beautiful landscapes

After a long drive from Hannover, I finally arrived to Vienna. Although the drive was long, it was a good one. The train was really comfortable and I even got a snack, hehe.  I arrived to the train station at 5:30pm as scheduled. I had already booked a hostel and had the directions how to get there. I knew I had to take the metro, but before leaving the station I'd look for a locker for my big bag. I'd stay in town just for 1 day and didn't want to carry my big bag.


I found the lockers. But the empty ones were high and I'm small... fortunately a guy saw me and offered to help me, how sweet! I was ready to leave. Now time to look for the subway tickets. I read at the city's website about the 24hrs ticket. So I bought one. It was valid for all the local drives, so I was able to use the subway and tram as much as I wanted/needed.

arriving to the hostel
I was staying just for 1 day, so I decided to leave my big bag in a locker at the train station.  It was a good idea leaving my bag at the lockers, because the hostel was in a hill and it might have been hard carrying it, specially for me :P

 

When I arrived to hostel. I asked for my booking and there was it. The lady at the frontdesk was Peruvian, hahaha. She almost cried when I wrote "Peruvian" hahaha. She gave me a map of the city and another one for the public transportation. I didn't have much time in this city, so I decided to go to downtown as soon as possible. I was walking down the hill when I noticed somebody was following me. It was a Chinese guy I helped at the front desk. He spoke a broken English. He was looking for a place to eat. I remembered in my way to the hostel I saw a bakery. So we walked together. I helped him to order his food and told him, I'd go to do some sightseeing and maybe meet him later at the hostel.

the Vienna Fortune Wheel


I took the subway and went to downtown. I went to Stephanplatz, my idea was visiting the Cathedral and climbing the dome. But the dome was already closed. So, I decided to come back next day to go inside the Cathedral and climb the Steffi. Since I was already there, I decided to take a walk around the square and enjoy the nice views.


My next stop was the Prater Park. Why an amusement park? Well, I've read that you can get a nice view of the city from the Wienerwiesenrad. The entrance to the park was free. Just had to paid for the ride. It was already dark, so I got a nice view from the city at night. It was great!

 

It was almost 11pm when I left the park, but Vienna is such a safe city than you can walk without any worries now matter how late it is. At least I felt pretty comfortable doing it.  When I arrived to the hostel there was a group of Mexican who were going crazy after watching a soccer match.  They wanted to go somewhere to have some drinks. They asked me to join them, but I had to wake up early next morning if I wanted to see as much as possible of the city before leaving. So, had to say: no, thanks!

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arriving to Vienna, beautiful land…
arriving to Vienna, beautiful lan…
arriving to the hostel
arriving to the hostel
the Vienna Fortune Wheel
the Vienna Fortune Wheel
ICE seats were comfortable
ICE seats were comfortable
Stephanplatz
Stephanplatz
The Steffi. If you are there, you …
The Steffi. If you are there, you…
St. Stephans Cathedral
St. Stephan's Cathedral
Wienerrwiesenrad. If you are in Vi…
Wienerrwiesenrad. If you are in V…
Wienerwiesenrad
Wienerwiesenrad
view at night
view at night
the roller coaster
the roller coaster
Fortune wheel
Fortune wheel
Fortune wheel
Fortune wheel
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