I woke early and went walking around the city. I had no specific destination in mind; I simply had time to kill while waiting for the Museums to open.
I happened upon a large swap meet and just went browsing. I travel light and don’t ever buy much as I have no where to put it. I also hate tacky souvenirs.
I went over to Museum Platz and was wandering the grounds before it opened. I was approached by a gal. I should have just ignored her. I didn’t understand at the time, but learned later that she was a Gypsy. She approached me and gave me a rose. She was asking for change. I offered her the few Euro coins I had in my pocket, but she wanted a 5.
In retrospect, what I did next was stupid. Up to this point, I had been being very careful. I had my wallet in my front pocket, and was carrying the bulk of my cash in a money belt. What I shouldn’t have done is open my wallet in front of her. She took the five and grabbed a 10 too.
I learned later that they often work in pairs. One distracts you, usually with children, while the partner picks you clean. €15 Euros was spent educating me. It could have been much worse.
The museum I was interested in was the Kunsthistorisches. They had an exhibit on Ancient Egypt. The admission price was €14.
The exhibit on Ancient Egypt was one of the best I’ve seen. They had a lot of artifacts as well as mummified people, cats, dogs, alligators, and snakes.
Across the street from the museum is the Hofborg museum. In it is a hall where Mozart used to preform. I bought a ticket for €55 for a 7:30 show.
I went to lunch and the back to the hotel to rest.
I walked through Museumsquartier on my way to the performance hall. I stopped at a pub in the square and had a couple of weiss beers with a German transplant, named Thomas: