March 2018: As part of a larger one-week Eastern Europe trip, I flew into Vienna on a day long layover with my friend Frank to join another friend Jimmie in Vienna. Together we explored the old city of Vienna, once the capitol of the Austria Hungarian Empire before its defeat in World War I.  The city is steeped in history and there is no shortage of sights to keep occupied fora day.

 

 

Vienna

At a streeside eatery eating with Jimmie

Paliament Building

Paliament Building

Statues of Vienna

Monuments

Dome of parliament

Stephansdom Cathedral built in 12th century and maybe the most iconic building in Vienna. Composers Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have both worked here and 11,000 skeletal remains can be found in the crypt beneath the cathedral including the imperial remains of the Hapsburgs. Sadly, the crypt was closed during my visit because a sermon was in progress and no tourists were allowed inside the cathedral beyond a roped off section at the time.   

Inside of Stephansdom Cathedral

From Vienna, Frank, Jimmie and I continued our trip onwards to Armenia via a late-night flight.

 

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