Vienna: Good Old Waltz (Part II)

Are you ready for the part II of Vienna’s rich and exciting heritage? In this post, I’d like to share some more of my personal favorites.

Being the longest river in Europe, Danube has developed it’s own legend and myth. But I have always had my own image of the river probably because of that famous waltz from J. Strauss II: On the Beautiful Blue Danube. Well, Danube is as beautiful as in my imagination, hehe~~ We rented a paddle boat and rode it around Donauinsel (Danube Island) for an hour, it was so pleasant and romantic. We also went to the Old Danube to have a look of the idyllic part of the river.

Belvedere is actually Italian and means “beautiful view”. It is used as an architectural term to refer the belvedere structure (remember that famous Belvedere painting by M. C. Escher?). But this magic word has been used for many other gorgeous things too.

The Belvedere in Vienna is a baroque palace complex contains a lower part, an upper part and gardens. At the upper Belvedere resides the Austrian Gallery Museum, which houses the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection, along with the masterpieces of Egon Schiele and Claude Monet. It is really worth a visit! BTW, for museum lovers, Albertina is another museum I’d like to recommend.

The Giant Ferris Wheel is a perfect example of a good old thing of Vienna, it was built in 1897 and has been a landmark of the city ever since. Be sure to take a ride if you visit Vienna, it was such a wonderful feeling to be carried by something which is now more than 100 years old, like riding the wheel of time…

Talking about tradition, I have to mention the typical Viennese cuisine too. Enjoy the famous Wienerschnitzel (Viennese Schnitzel) and Spareribs at Pürstner, a restaurant has been run by Pürstner family for over three generations. For dessert, don’t miss the original Sacher-Torte (a famous chocolate cake introduced in 1832) at Hotel Sacher. And there is a very nice selection of cakes and sweets at Kurkonditorei Oberlaa too. Last but not least, try the Steckerlfisch (grilled fresh fish) at Strandcafe near Old Danube. :-)

Oh gosh I have to stop now, writing the yummy food makes me wanna go back to Vienna NOW. haha~~  It’s Friday again, have a wonderful weekend my dear friends!



11 Comments

  1. Fay
    Posted June 5, 2010 at 5:01 am | Permalink

    It sounds like Vienna a good place to drool over :-P

    And the sacher-torte since 1832… yum yum~~~

    Btw I love the view on The Giant Ferris Wheel. It’s breathtakingly peaceful!

  2. Posted June 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Fay, yeah, Vienna is truly fantastic!

    BTW, the sacher-torte is extreme sweet, actually most cakes in Austria are way too sweet for me. ;-)

  3. 泥M
    Posted June 7, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    看这组图片的时候,就感觉应该放着蓝色多瑙河来听,结果一看,哇噻~~第一张就是蓝色多瑙河呀,好美!!畅游在多瑙河上的感觉像是在音乐的海洋里穿梭吧?!

    亲,偶最喜欢座摩天轮啦,慢慢悠悠滴跟着时间行走看世界的感觉特别滴好!!嫩说滴MUSEUM等哪天偶去维也纳滴时候一定去参观!!

    最后一张滴墙壁是餐馆里拍滴嘛,好喜欢这样的感觉,这张夜景拍滴好美呀!!偶这看着嫩滴文字,一个劲儿滴咽口水咧~~

    这样滴游记,看得偶心乡往之啊,期待下一集,咔咔!!

  4. 泥M
    Posted June 7, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    BTW, 特别喜欢看一些餐馆的内部装饰,记得前两天去印度饭馆吃饭,墙上摆了一些印度风情的照片,感觉可好啦!!最后一张这两盏灯打出来的效果太好啦!!

    第一张的水波纹有点像五线谱噢,嫩们划滴小船就是音符咯,嘻嘻。

  5. pimo
    Posted June 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    最近忙坏了,虽然经常过来,但是总没有时间留言。

    你这一组维也纳的照片和我想象中的有点不一样。没有红色金丝绒窗帘,金色吊灯那种厚重,多了一些轻盈的感觉。。。

    期待Part 3 , 4, 5。。。

  6. Posted June 9, 2010 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    泥M,谢谢哲人写了这么多的点评,我好开心啊~~ :-D

    最后一张就是文章里介绍的Pürstner餐馆里的墙壁。他们的装饰很有奥地利,南德那边的传统风格。店里的侍者也都穿着老套的麂皮背带裤,特别有格林童话里人物的那种感觉。呵呵~~ 我也爱看餐馆的内部装饰,很多时候小小细节特别能打动人,也能感觉到主人背后的心思。

  7. Posted June 9, 2010 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    pimo,我不是很喜欢维也纳特别奢华的那一面,所以拍的都是自己眼中和心中的风景。嘿嘿~~ 另外Part 3,4,5要等我下次去再继续了。 ;-)

    对了,这两天极其闷热。忙碌中多注意休息啊。

  8. 泥m
    Posted June 9, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    哇噻,格林童话哇,那嫩和嫩家gg不就是里面的王子和公主嘛,嘻嘻。

    嗯嗯,这样精心设计的餐馆,其实我觉得主人在供应美食的同时,也在传递着一种文化。有心者,自会有所感悟和触动~~

  9. Christian Louboutin
    Posted June 9, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Was an interesting article, thank you..

  10. Posted June 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    泥m,还公主王子,公猪土鳖吧哈哈哈。;-D

  11. Posted June 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Thank you CL!

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