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Wine and ice skates

We’re slowly figuring out Vienna: wine houses (heurigans), opera tickets, city views from cafe’s up on the hilltops, and ice skating.  There is the best ice skating set up I have ever seen in front of the town hall (until mid-March) with 3 rinks and trails of ice between.

First Vienna Impressions

We’ve been in Vienna just about a month.  We arrived to a terrific apartment.  We are lucky to have met a friend in Seattle with an apartment to rent for exactly these 6 months (while they are in Seattle working for Microsoft).  It’s near an old village, Grinzing, which has now been somewhat absorbed by the city as it bumps into the foothills that surround Vienna.  We can jog into the city or up into the vineyards.  Of course, the Viennese have strategically placed a wine house on the top of every hill with a good view. There are also lots of local wine houses, heurigans, in our part of town.  Some are pretty touristy but we are slowly discovering the more authentic and cozy places. Read more »