Sunday was a slow day in Vienna. Another early morning and great hotel breakfast. I then set out to walk around the city. I had paid for a three day transit pass and figured I’d take the train to where the line ended. I grabbed the line that went out to Stadlau. This was an opportunity to see the countryside. I passed over the Danube and made a mental note of the area. Once I got to the end-of-the-line, I walked around a bit. It was surprisingly undeveloped. I was trying to find a coffee shop, but saw nothing in the area. I ran up and down the stairs while waiting for the train.
I boarded the train and just enjoyed the ride back to the city.
When I arrived, I went to the Albertina museum. They had a Picasso and Monet exhibit. Was worth the admission price.
I walked around a bit afterwards and went by the Vienna Opera House. Impossible to photograph. Between the immense size and the traffic, it was hard to do it justice.
There was a street fair happening near my hotel. I ran by and it was pretty good. I particularly liked the zip-line for kids. I can’t imagine this kind of thing in the over-protective US. There was a live band.
There was a line of stores I saw in all three countries named, Spar. I dropped by there in every country. I like having fruit and beer in the room. I found an interesting beer:
As both a beer and AC/DC fan, how could I possibly resist. It was pretty good and named after their latest album. It had the track listing on the can.
After leaving the museum, it was time for a late lunch. I really couldn’t handle the idea of eating in a tourist area. Remembering the Danube exit on the train, I headed over there. I was thinking there’d be a bunch of restaurants. What I found was more my speed. It was an open-air stand on the river. I ordered a beer and a hot dog with fries. The lady asked me if I wanted one or two. I was thinking about the type of hot dogs you get at a stadium. I agreed to having two. What came out was foot-long bavarian sausages on big rolls. I was able to eat one, but could only manage the meat on the second.