Vienna: Good Old Waltz (Part I)

The capital of Austria has again been named by Mercer as the best city to live in the world. With the curiosity of how the city actually is, we made our 4 days trip to Vienna last week.

It’s hard to write a travelogue coz Vienna has so much to offer. From Stephen’s Cathedral to Schönbrunn Palace, from Danube River to the Giant Ferris Wheel, from the Imperial Palace to the Museum of Fine Arts, From the Belvedere to the Albertina… Hmm…where to start? Maybe I’d better let pictures tell the story this time.


Schönbrunn is the former summer residence of the imperial family and one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. It contains an enchanting park, a palm house, a labyrinth and even a zoo! At Schönbrunn, I couldn’t help think of the Summer Palace in Beijing. The architecture genre is totally different, but that lavish and luxurious life style is quite the same.

Vienna’s City Hall is a magnificent building in neo-Gothic style. It was designed by Friedrich von Schmidt, the architect of the Cathedral of Cologne.

The Stephansplatz is named after the city’s most prominent building, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which is one of the tallest churches in the world.

The University of Vienna is one of my favorite spots during the trip. It was founded by Duke Rudolf IV in 1365 and is the oldest university within the German speaking area. What I love most is the university library. The old time interior is so beautiful and impressive. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of the library to share, since it is very rude to disturb the students who were reading there. So you gotta go there by yourself, see and be amazed. ;-)

…to be continued



12 Comments

  1. Elysium
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Vienna looks absolutely wonderful, would love to visit it at some point!

  2. 小白
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    黑白照片更好的把浓浓的艺术沉淀表现出来啦 真喜欢这个

  3. Posted June 1, 2010 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    偶喜欢逛大学,这所有机会一定要去看看 :)

    喜欢第一张的构图,有气势,还有远近的对比

  4. 泥M
    Posted June 1, 2010 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    唔呀,这篇博文太棒啦!!想说让我看到了不一样的维也纳。以前只是在一年一度的新年音乐会上透过维也纳金色大厅看它,现在更感受到了弄弄的文化积淀。想说,什么时候能和老公现场听一次维也纳新年音乐会呀。土Q,嫩太幸福啦!!

  5. 小白
    Posted June 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    今天又来看看 周末去拍拍学校去

  6. Posted June 2, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Elysium, you really should. I am sure you won’t be disappointed~~

    小白,期待你的照片,科学家眼里的大学一定别有一番风景啊~~ :-)

    菲,第一张是某同学拍的,转告他了,人很开心的说谢谢哈。 :-D

    泥M,你跟我老公想到一块儿去啦,我们去之前他就让我看看有没有感兴趣的歌剧或音乐剧,可惜我们在那的几天没有发现特别喜欢的。金色大厅也只是去看了看。这样也好,给自己一个再次访维也纳的理由。 ;-)

  7. 泥M
    Posted June 2, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    土Q,灭哈哈,又LX了不是。。希望嫩下一次再次拜访维也纳滴时候,听一场自己喜欢的音乐会哟~~那一直是偶滴梦想来着。:)

  8. Posted June 3, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    泥M,好滴,谢谢亲。<3 啥时候有机会咱们一块儿去就更美好了。 :-D

  9. Posted June 8, 2010 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    玛雅,带上我~

  10. Posted June 9, 2010 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    菲,成,没问题哈~~

  11. 轮盘赌博
    Posted July 28, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Sometimes it’s really that simple, isn’t it? I feel a little stupid for not thinking of this myself/earlier, though.

  12. Suzyn
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    I can already tell that’s gonna be super heupfll.

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