Trying To Beat The Cold Weather In Vienna

We toured the Schonbrunn Castle (and decided not to tour the gardens). Any photography inside is strictly prohibited, which felt surprisingly good 🙂 – we could focus on looking at the rooms!

We still had time for some museums, and so we went to the Museum of Modern Art (which is under reconstruction at the moment, so only a small portion of it is open) and to Leopold Museum. Lots of the art which I didn’t know about, and now I have a large homework to read about the arts in Vienna at the end of the 19th-beginning of the 20th century.

Museum of Modern Art interior
“White chess” by Yoko Ono
A view from Leopold museum window
Pieta by Erich Mollina

We planned to have lunch in the museum, but the was a wait in the cafe, and after our previous day’s experience, we were suspicious about the sit-down places. We ended up having lunch in one of the fast food places in the center(which was good), then returned to the hotel to pick up our luggage and head to the airport.

Same as with Shiphold, everybody was telling us there are long lines for security, but same as at Shiphold, we ended up getting through with no problem and with plenty of time to spare. Fortunately, it turned out that Vienna airport has a very nice lounge for all airlines, so we could stay there and even have dinner. Boris has a Gold status with Finnair, and we relayed on it a lot during this trip). I recall how many years ago I traveled business class when I was with Pepsi Americas, and how I thought I will never have this luxury for my personal travels.

But as for Vienna, I will need to come again, for better weather and more time!

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