Vienna Opera House, Museums, & Wienerschnitzel

The reason most people come to Vienna is to see the famous Vienna Opera House and to try and see an actual opera here. They have operas almost every night and have 500 standing tickets for each show. I was told to go over and get in line about an hour and a half prior to the show in order to get one of these 500 tickets, but apparently, that wasn’t long because there were still about 25 people ahead of me when they announced they were sold out for  the night. So FYI, get there really early to get one of these 5 euro tickets.

vienna opera house

vienna opera house

The next day, after my failed attempt at the Vienna Opera House, I visited the MUMOK modern art museum. All of the big museums are right next to each other in the MuseumQuarter so it makes it very convenient. Here are a few of my favorites from this museum.




Then there was a special exhibit by Maria Lassnig, who has a very unique style of painting. This  one was plastered all over the city on flyers for the museum.




That night me and some friends I met at my hostel decided that we didn’t want to wait 2+ hours in line to see an opera that night, so we decided to go see an orchestra concert instead. We went to see the Imperial Orchestra Wien. We didn’t realize how touristy of an event it was until we got there, but I still enjoyed it. They basically played the most famous clips from the most famous works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss.


Afterward, we went to a restaurant called Centimeters where, living up to its name, everything is measured in centimeters. For example, we each ordered 6 cm of bread. You also could have ordered a meter of beer, which upon asking we found out is actually 8 pints. We decided to pass on that and got wienerschnitzel instead.


Then we headed back to the hostel for my last night in Vienna.


Vienna: The City of Music

Vienna is known as the City of Music, and for good reason. Mozart, Haydn, and Strauss were all from here, at different time periods, but here nonetheless. Vienna is actually a lot different than what I had pictured it as before I arrived. It’s a big city, but doesn’t really feel like it so much. That’s kind of how Berlin was as well. Here’s some of my favorite pictures from Vienna, but because there was a lack of free tours here I’m not sure what some of this stuff was.