*Inside the Rathaus *The Parlament building
Later I found another awesome place to chill with friends for the day behind the Hofburg- the Burggarten. And, yes, I took another break here! I don’t have any friends in Vienna so why not at least people watch?!
Day 2 in Vienna-
Good thing I thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors yesterday because today is no where near as nice. Today I started at the Schloss Schönbrunn – an amazing palace with vast gardens which even contain a labyrinth! I took the tour inside and strolled around the gardens for a bit. If you hiked up the hills behind the palace the views from everywhere were breathtaking!!
My ticket included the SiSi museum so that was my next stop…I liked learning about the former Queen and all of her drama, it brought the palaces to life and showed that it’s not always as glamorous as we’d think living as royalty.
I also managed to squeeze in a visit to the Kunt Haus Wien museum which features the work of Hundertwasser. He was very creative and his work reminded me of Gaudi’s creations in Spain. He didn’t use any straight line, it was all extremely colorful and he was a complete green freak! He wanted to reuse water, have houses built into the countryside instead of on top- this way people could meander on top of the roofs and play or lounge in the grassy knolls while it all worked with nature instead of against. It was interesting but I didn’t get enough info since I got there too close to closing time and wasn’t able to take a tour. I def recommend one here because you cannot begin to imagine what he was thinking otherwise. After I found a village down the road that was designed by Hundertwasser as well…
* Kunt Haus Wien