Today’s May Photo Challenge topic is “Books”. I have the perfect motif just not the best photo quality as it was taken with my mobile camera.

Nationalbibliothek-WienPrunksaal der österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, the State Hall of the National Library in Vienna. I really wonder what these books are all about…


Autumn rain in Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace, ViennaAs lovely as Saturday was, as rainy and cold was Sunday. We packed our stuff, check out at the hostel, stored our bags at the hostel’s luggage room and went for a long breakfast before we were ready to head out into the rain.

We went to Schloss Schönbrunn, the imperial summer palace by train. The site is easily reachable with the U4, getting of at the stop Schönbrunn. Here you have to queue for tickets that are than time stamped giving you time to explore the gardens first or in our case hiding under a balcony from the rain. Continue reading

Summer sun in Vienna

Eeva looking at our breakfast at Neni's at the Naschmarkt, ViennaSaturday was just so amazing. Not only did Vienna prove to be as beautiful as we had figured it would be on Friday, it was also t-shirt weather: just so warm!

We started with a lovely breakfast at Neni’s at the Naschmarkt. The Naschmarkt is a big market that streches for at least 500m between the streets “Linke Wienzeile” and “Rechte Wienzeile” and has not only market stands where you can get vegetables and fruits (from the normal stuff to very exotic fruits that other than in Thailand I have never seen before) but also many small restaurants. Our breakfast e.g. included not only nice views of the market but also scrambled eggs, fresh cream cheese and homemade bread and also some tea and (we thought we deserved this) a glass of champagne. Continue reading

Getting to know Vienna

I arrived in Vienna yesterday morning at 7.40 a.m. Somehow I hadn’t thought about what that meant for getting up though: my alarm rang at 3.45 a.m. Yet on the other hand I had the whole day in Vienna.

Vienna Museums Quartier

Arriving at the hostel, Wombats at the Naschmarkt, which by the way is really new, good and very centrally located, I couldn’t check-in yet but drop off my luggage so after a quick look in the map I made my way to the the Museums Quartier. The area with the signature seats all over the place was so nice and sunny, I decided to stop there for breakfast. Continue reading