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One more day to go and I'll be on my way... this time to Vienna. This isn't the best time of year for the trip but the low seasong has definite advantages - better deals on hotels and airfare and less crowding.  It's a new destination for me, but I've been doing my homework and have a good idea of what I want to see.  

My "to do" list:

 

 

Of course, everything tends to change once I actually get to wherever I’m going.  I don’t like things to be too restrictive - just go with the flow or whatever.

... But for now, I want to see...

 

  • The Hat Museum (thanks, Martin!)
  • The Schönbrunn Palace (I will spring for the guided tour!)
  • The Haus der Musik (another one I've heard good things about here on Travbuddy)
  • Vienna Hofburg - The Sisi Museum (a "must do" on a trip to Vienna!).

There are many more:

 

  • The main Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof).
    Plenty of snow when we were leaving Warsaw.
      I admit it, I like cemeteries... they’re peaceful places and offer amazing art and oftentimes a unique perspective on the history of the city that you are visiting... and this is one of the largest in Europe with over 3.3 million people buried here.  Notable residents include Beethoven, Schubert, Carl Czerny (I studied piano!), Arnold Schoenberg, and Brahms...  The special section with composers and museums is called the Ehrengräber. 
  • Mozarthaus - the only remaining apartment actually occupied by Mozart...
  • Kunsthaus Wien (I am a Hundertwasser fan sand am looking forward to seeing this building designed by him and dedicated to his work and the nearby Hundertwasserhaus which he also designed.  Some say that it is Vienna's most original public housing complex.  It will have to be original, with organic forms, no straight lines, uneven floors and trees poking through the windows...    There's also supposed to be a nice café at the Hundertwasserhaus. 

     Regarding the Kunsthaus museum I read the following:  "Colorful areas, irregular forms, many grown over with lush green plants: this is how painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 - 2000) encouraged new impulses.

Our only delay was due to having to de-ice the plane.
And not only to Vienna’s architecture. He also created an exhibition center offering a permanent exhibition of his works as well as changing exhibitions of exciting contemporary art.  Hundertwasser had bought the former Thonet bentwood factory and remodeled it in his own characteristic style. Today, irregular elements of glass, metal, bricks, wood and ceramic tiles in many colors give a unique character to the formerly inconspicuous building. Opened in 1991, KunstHausWien houses a permanent Hundertwasser exhibition on two floors and two additional floors are devoted to changing exhibitions. On the ground floor, there is a café-restaurant and a shop."

 

  • Schloss Belvedere (www.belvedere.at) is another place I don't want to miss.  The Austrian Belvedere Museum is housed in a baroque palace complex and includes some works of art that I’m looking forward to seeing such as some Klimt paintings.
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral / Stephansdom, which is the Romanesque / Gothic cathedral of Vienna.

 

I’m looking forward to this trip!

 

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