Monday, March 10, 2014

Travel :: Vienna, Austria


Vienna, Austria's Imperial City, was the third stop on my solo trip through Europe.  The architecture was stunning and the history was fascinating.  I loved spending a day at the Hofburg and a day at the Schönbrunn Palace, learning about the lives and legacies of the Hapsburgs.  The coffee houses were unlike any I had seen before, my absolute favorite being the ridiculously beautiful Demel {Starbucks will never be the same}.  I dined at by far the best vegetarian restaurant I have ever visited...Tian.  The food was out of this world delicious and the ambiance was just as outstanding.  If you are ever in Vienna and are looking for something other than the traditional Wiener Schnitzel I could not recommend it enough.  Oh, and I have to mention that I saw some of the most unbelievable sunsets in Vienna.  I don't know if it was just coincidence but every night the vanilla skies were more unbelievable than the last!

57 comments:

  1. Ah, I LOVE Vienna! Wish I could have checked out Tian..it sounds amazing! And glad to see the Sacher torte made in into pictures :)

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  2. These pictures are stunning! I would love to go to Austria one day.

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  3. I've never been to Austria - it's another one on my bucket list!

    The Style Scribe

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  4. I've been reading your posts about your travels in Europe for the last few weeks and they've been making me reconsider this old idea I've had for a long time of living and travelling in Europe for six months to a year. Just last week we seriously thought we might go ahead and do it. Unfortunately the more we thought about it the more we realized this may not be the best time financially, especially since we trying to save up for a house and start a family. On the other hand (finances aside) this could be the our last chance to go on an adventure before we have any big responsibilities. So here's a dilemma- to go or not to go? I was wondering if you have any recommendations for someone travelling through Europe on a budget. It's difficult to know in advance how much something like this may cost and I think that's what's scaring us, not knowing if we can actuality afford it, or immediately assuming that we won't.

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  5. Some of my best friends from grad school at St. Andrews were Austrian! I was supposed to go visit them over winter holiday, but instead went to India (to visit grandparents, which isn't a bad time to spend the holidays ha). But I hear it's the most beautiful city and these photos are just stunning! I'm thinking of paying them a visit soon actually! x

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  6. Vienna is so classy. :)

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  7. Molly I am loving these posts!! Your photos are always stunning & love hearing about all the places you visited! Your making me want to buy a ticket and head to Europe!
    whatsarahknows

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  8. LOVEly Vienna!!! What a great post!

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  9. Molly,
    You take such stunning photographs! You beautifully capture colors with the perfect balance of light. Vienna is perfectly represented with these architectural and detail shots. One of my favorite cities :)


    www.onebrassfox,con

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  10. these photos are so lovely and beautiful! this post has left me with a pretty severe case of wanderlust!

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  11. gosh! this city looks right out of a fairy tale

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  12. You're making me wish for a vacation with all of these beautiful photos!!

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  13. These pictures are beyond stunning, Vienna looks amazing!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  14. Those desserts! I can't wait to go to Vienna some day and eat my heart out.

    http://liveitinerantly.com/

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  15. Vienna looks like a dream! Your photos are so crisp! I love how you captured so many different facets of the city through your images. Those desserts look sublime!


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  16. wow! gorgeous. ok I think we need to win the lottery so we can just travel. :) happy monday.

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  17. WOW. Your pictures are STUNNING!! You've captured the city so beautifully!
    xx
    Laura
    www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

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  18. I'm so glad you left me a comment! It's nice to meet another Indy blogger. And...um...your photos are AMAZING. Are you a professional photographer? Because you should be. Feel free to stop by and take my outfit photos for me anytime :)

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  19. These pictures are amaze balls! Wish I was there...right now!

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  20. Christine DinsmoreMarch 10, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    have you ever thought of making a travel book? your photos have the best perspective. they capture the 'bigger picture' - all the architecture and amazing sites/buildings/food, but at this view of actually what it might feel like to be there. That fifth photo is my favorite. xo

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  21. Aw, I love Austria. Such a beautiful place. And these pictures are beyond perfect!!! :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  22. Molly, the photographs look like they came right out of a travel magazine. Pass the dessert!

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  23. Highheels & TutusMarch 10, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Wow these photos are amazing. You are seriously talented. They should be framed on your wall.
    xx, Jodi
    http://highheelsandtutus.com

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  24. so glad you loved it too monica! a trip to vienna is absolutely not complete without sacher torte from {as they will remind you over and over} the REAL cafe sacher :)

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  25. thank you so much jessica! i loved vienna and salzburg was also really, really special. my mom and stepdad went to innsbruck for a ski trip and they said it was truly magical.

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  26. thank you so much for the sweet comment jodi!
    i truly appreciate it. hope you had a lovely monday :)

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  27. thank you mom! it is hard not to capture great photos when you're feeling so inspired :) and yes, the desserts were INSANE!

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  28. i know, wasn't it amazing? i remember the 9 hour train ride from switzerland to vienna through the alps and the entire way looked like a postcard. seriously, every inch of austria was magnificent! thank you so so much for the sweet comment TJ, i truly appreciate it :)

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  29. oh christine, you seriously just made my day! that is beyond nice of you to say. the fifth picture is of st. stephens cathedral and it was even more stunning in person! and as far as the travel book i have definitely thought of it but honestly wouldn't even know where to start! any thoughts?

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  30. thank you so so much!!
    it was really wonderful, i wish i was there too :)

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  31. hi sarah, thank you so so much for your beyond sweet comment! i actually am a self-taught photographer and other than a couple of shoots here and there generally just do it for fun, but i'm planning on opening up an etsy shop sometime this year! and yes, i'd definitely shoot some pictures for you sometime...that would be a blast! i'll send you a message :)

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  32. thank you so very much laura! it was such a beautiful city, it almost was impossible to get a bad shot...every street and sight was more gorgeous than the last :)

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  33. thank you so much erika! and seriously, i know right?! there are just so many amazing places on this earth to visit! hope you had a wonderful day :)

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  34. thank you kate!! and the desserts were absolutely out of this world. i may or may not have ordered a couple of them for breakfast :)

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  35. you would absolutely love it! and the desserts were beyond good...i almost had a panic attack along the lines of "SO MANY DESSERTS SO LITTLE TIME!" :)

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  36. thank you so much kimberley!
    it was a really magical place, i feel so lucky to have been able to visit :)

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  37. thank you so much kristin! i love being able to dig through my old photos to relive the memories...almost makes it feel like the trip never ends :)

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  38. it absolutely felt like a fairy tale. and all of the history made it that much more magical. there were quite a few moments where i felt as though i had just stepped back into a different century :)

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  39. oh thank you so much caitie! vienna is a great city to visit, and i found it to be one of the least expensive i have visited in europe :)

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  40. thank you so much for the beyond sweet comment leslie. i completely agree that it is one of the most beautiful cities, and one that i think a lot of people pass over when traveling through europe. so glad i was able to visit :)

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  41. thank you so so much for the beyond sweet comment sarah! i absolutely love europe and find it almost impossible to get a bad picture there, every street and sight is more beautiful than the last :)

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  42. the entire country of austria is gorgeous, and i found it to be quite a bit less expensive than many of the other places in europe i have visited! plus the history is absolutely fascinating. you would love it merritt!

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  43. my sister recently went to india for holiday to visit a friend and just loved it. you should most definitely pay your friends a visit, you would adore vienna!

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  44. hi kristina! really glad to hear i have inspired you to {potentially} rekindle your travel dream :) my trip wasn't as long as what you are thinking about but personally i think you could make it work if you budget and {if you can/feel comfortable} rent out your apartment in chicago. i'll email you so we can chat :)

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  45. Oh I love Vienna, so majestic!

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  46. These photos are incredible. looking at them is like browsing through a dream! So lovely. I really like the light show inside the church!
    Lucy xxx
    www.la-lingua.blogspot.com

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  47. Wonderful photos - and the dessert Yum

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  48. Effie Georgiadou-RibottMarch 11, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! Love!


    apieceofbliss.com

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  49. thank you so much lucy! vienna was almost too beautiful to be true, and you're so right...it really did feel like a dream :)

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  50. thank you dad! i didn't take any picture, but the apple strudel there...oh my goodness! definitely right up your alley :)

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  51. thank you so so much effie!
    i hope you're having a wonderful day :)

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  52. These photos are great. What camera do you use?


    golightlyglam.com

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  53. hi catherine, thank you so much! i actually took these on my mom's canon rebel t3i with the standard 18-55mm lens, but i just upgraded to a nikon d5200 with a 35mm f/1.8 lens :)

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  54. How random that I just posted about Vienna too :) what a great city. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

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