Vienna and Bratislava

A few days before Christmas, we took an evening flight to Vienna on Austrian Air. We’ve heard mixed reviews on Vienna, so we decided to see it for ourselves. We also combined it with a visit to Bratislava, just over the border in Slovakia. Once we made it through the 90-minute security check at Stuttgart airport, the travel for the rest of the trip was easy and stress-free. From the Vienna airport, the City Airport Train (CAT) is an inexpensive and easy option to get to the city center.


Vienna’s pedestrian area is fantastic, lots of rambling streets intertwined with cathedrals, museums, the opera house, and tons of people. The old buildings are magical, and the area was all lit up with Christmas lights. There are a variety of shops, from high-end shopping to interesting looking bookshops and antique shops.

Maple syrup poured over porridge
Porridge with syrup at Mozart Café


Rob and Barbara with Christmas pints of Guinness

Na Zdravie!

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