Woke up early today and went to Innerstadt today which is the main tourist area in Vienna.
As we arrived at the station stephanplatz we could see tall stone buildings and a whole street of designer shops. Turning around the corner we found the Stephansdom. We were lucky with our timing on Sunday as we managed to witness a Sunday service. The church itself was very gothic with beautiful stain glass windows and a dark stone design. We decided to climb the 343 steps of the cathedral's bell tower to see a panoramic view of the city.
After finishing at the cathedral we walked to the Haus der Musik. This was an interactive tour through the times of music. We played the harmonic and also made our own music CD! I learnt that I am a big fan of a lot of Beethoven's work. Sat through a presentation tapping my foot along to the music.
Next stop on our sightseeing day was the imperial vaults and the kaisergruft church. The vaults held the tombs of the members of the hasberg empire. The tombs were extremely intricately decorated and gothic. Found the whole experience rather freaky! The atmosphere in the vaults was very eerie.
We then found the famous Albertina gallery. There was lots of beautiful exhibitions but my favourites included the Alex klatz collection of abstract art, the blow up exhibition of live art and the collections kept by the hasberg people.
We carried on walking around the streets of Vienna taking in it's beauty and bumped into the anker clock tower, kohlmarkt and a nice little Austrian restaurant where we stopped to try se
Austrian schnitzel. It was very nice :)