vienna at night

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI arrived in Vienna late in the afternoon. I had booked a couple of nights in an apartment I had found on AirBNB. The apartment didn’t look all that inviting from the front door…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABut the room itself was pretty nice, it was large and comfortable. I had picked the place mostly because it was relatively cheap at 25 EU per night, but it turned out that by dumb luck I had picked a really convenient place to stay. It was just blocks away from the train station that I had arrived at in Vienna, which was connected to the subway, and also had a bus line to the airport that I would be leaving at. And on top of that, the host was super nice, she gave me a transit map and told me about some of the tourist attractions that I should visit.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe first thing I had when I arrived in Vienna was a piece of cake and some coffee, mostly because I needed wifi so I could contact my AirBNB host to find out how to get to the apartment. I don’t usually drink coffee in the afternoon, so I was pretty wired. Since I wouldn’t be able to sleep for a while, I asked my host if the subway was safe at night. Apparently Austria is one of the safest countries in Europe, so I had nothing to worry about.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen I got to the subway station I found I had nothing to worry about, tons of people were out and about.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI ended up going to the Stephensplatz area, which is named after this cathedral, the Stephansdom, or Saint Stephen’s Cathedral in English.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Stephansplatz area was filled with people, lots of stores, restaurants and bars were still open.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe sausage stands were still open too.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI ordered a sausage, but I was kind of disappointed. I kept staring at this cheese meat loaf thing in front of my face, wondering if I should’ve ordered that instead…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALater on I took my time (and did some research on Tripadvisor) and found that I should order a Kasekrainer, which was a cheese filled sausage. This one was quite good, it was crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and the cheese burst into your mouth when bitten.

After walking around for a bit and filling my belly with sausage and other junk food, I was finally tired enough to go to sleep. I was looking forward to exploring Vienna by day, and judging by my first night in Vienna, it’s not going to disappoint.

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