Vienna came like a breath of fresh air after Rome: (slightly) cooler, infinitely cleaner, and far more sparse in terms of crowds. Our housing arrangement was superior as well - thanks to Mom, we stayed at the Flow House, where Wake Forest students live when they study abroad on WFU's Austria program. And it was nice.
But as far as actually what we were going to do in Vienna, we collectively didn't have much of a clue. All my energies had been focused on getting back to Florence. So it's no surprise that we didn't actually see much. It also shouldn't be much of a surprise that once again, the Germanic country(s) failed to do it for me.
Maybe it's the language barrier. I have taken enough Spanish, Italian and French to survive anywhere that a Romance language is spoken. But German? Forget it. Das confusing. I also quickly lose my patience with the heavy fare, such as sausages and potatoes.
Regardless, we did have a nice day and a half of exploring, and it's certainly a pretty city. Maybe one day we'll go back, and find something there that stuns us. But for now, Vienna was a relaxing stop between Rome and Paris, which we desperately needed. It did have its use.
Enjoy our pictures below from our brief wanderings!
E, B, Mom and Dad