Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria was the last stop on our 2012 BMW European Delivery adventure.

Vienna, Austria

We stayed at Small Luxury Hotel Das Tyrol.


Hotel Das Tyrol, Vienna

The hotel is located on Mariahilfer Strasse, the longest shopping street in the city.

Since this was the last stop on a two week journey, our plan was simple: Leisurely enjoy the city.

Vienna, Austria

And eat.

Vienna, Austria

And that is exactly what we did.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

One of Vienna’s most famous sights is St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom).

Vienna, Austria

The Gothic cathedral has survived many wars and has become a symbol of Vienna’s freedom.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

There is speculation that St. Peter’s Church could be the oldest church in Vienna, although nothing of the original remains today.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

One of our favorite meals in Vienna was at Palmenhaus.

Vienna, Austria

The restaurant is in a massive greenhouse conservatory overlooking Burggarten Park.

Vienna, Austria

It was a beautiful evening so we chose to sit outside on the terrace.

Vienna, Austria

We started with fried goat’s cheese salad:

Vienna, Austria

And a refreshing cucumber soup.

Vienna, Austria

We both ordered the fish special for our main course:

Vienna, Austria

I really enjoyed our meal at Palmenhaus. The food was creative, the atmosphere was casual, and the weather was perfect for sitting outside and watching the day turn to night.

After dinner we walked around the park and stumbled on a group of people swing dancing in front of Hofburg Palace.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

We sat on the steps and watched them for almost an hour.

The next day we went to the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, the museum housed in the Belvedere Palace.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

I’ll be honest, I had one goal at the Belvedere museum and that was to see Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss.

Vienna, Austria

Photography is not allowed inside the Belvedere Museum.

Vienna, Austria

So, I do not recall if I took that picture of The Kiss.

I have the same answer for my picture of Michelangelo’s David.

Belvedere Palace is massive — you could easily spend a whole day exploring the garden and exhibition rooms.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

That night we went to Naschmarkt, Vienna’s most popular market.

Vienna, Austria

If you don’t already know this, I have a thing for food markets and try to find them in every city around the world.

Vienna, Austria

There is just something about hanging out where the locals shop.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

I wish I could shop for every meal in a food market like this.

Vienna, Austria

There are several restaurants to choose from at Naschmarkt, all who get their ingredients from the surrounding shops.

We finally chose Neni.

To this day I crave the simple, yet complex flavors of the Jerusalem Plate:

Vienna, Austria

Grilled Chicken, Green Tahina, Hummus, and various herbs and spices — so good!

That was our last night in Vienna and the last night of our fourth European Delivery adventure.

For two weeks we explored Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia, and Austria and it all started at the BMW Welt in Munich, Germany.

BMW Welt - European Delivery

In three years, we’ll pick up another car and set-off on another journey through Europe!

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You can read about the BMW European Delivery process HERE and HERE.

Highlights

  • Slovenia
    • Otočec
      • Otočec Castle, a Relais & Châteaux hotel
  • Hungary
    • Budapest
      • St. George Residence
  • Slovakia
    • Brataslava
      • Marrol’s Boutique Hotel
  • Czechia
    • Prague
      • Alchymist Residence Nosticova
  • Austria
    • Vienna
      • Hotel Das Tyrol

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