Was it just my imagination, or did the waiter at our first Wiener kaffeehaus look a little like Ethan Hawke?
Travelling on the cheap we stayed in a friendly mixed dorm, in Westbanhof, a good location for domestic and international trains without being too far away from the tourist draw cards.
By night the Old Town is labyrinthine and abuzz with clubs and restaurants. By chance we stumbled across a warm and inviting beer hall in the subterranean depths of vienna and ate a fine Wiener schnitzel to the tune of a lively quartet.
One of the main attractions is the Museum Quarter. We spent a good morning filing through the Klimt and Schiele collections and the avenues of monumental buildings nearby, in contrast to the smaller, yet beautifully executed Secession and Jugendstil architecture seen in the other areas of the city.
And of course we couldn’t leave without wandering along the banks of the Danube and up to the amusement park.