"Age considers; youth ventures." - R. Tagore
Today we saw the Museumsquartier, a large, LARGE group of squares and plazas with museums on every side. There are sculptures everywhere as well, and mini parks I”m sure would be gorgeous during the spring and summer months. Of course I was most excited to see Mozart’s statue, as he is one of my main celebrity crushes.
In this plaza is the Freud Museum, Leopold Museum, and about a dozen others. We saw the Art History Museum, in Maria Theresiaplatz, where there was a large Christmas Market of course! Armed with some glühwein, glorious German mulled wine, we ventured in. Valasquez was on special exhibition, but we saw many classical artists. I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to read about all the different people, but I took all the names and I’ll hopefully be able to learn more at home. The majority of the museum was priceless Habsburg collectibles.
We went to the town hall and the current parliament building for all of Austria, and took some pictures of the architecture there (pictured in above slideshow) when we saw the largest, oldest Christmas market, the Christkindlmarkt! It was beautiful and the glühwein was magnificent.
Vienna is a city I know I want to return to, hopefully in the spring or summer for a slightly different take, so I can see the museums that I missed out on. But I loved this city, and these traditions of glühwein and such will be adapted for my home forever now.
Meet Liz, Your Resident Hobbit
Full-time student and Netflix extraordinaire, I'm a hippie and a Tudor wench: a nerd for pop culture, literature, sci-fi, the paranormal, history and music of most genres.