Enjoying a traditional Hungarian dish at Ilona Strubel (Braunerstrasse, 2) in Vienna.
The 13th century Stephansdomkirche, in Vienna, located on Stephansplatz.
The gothic interior of the 13th century Stephansdomkirche in Vienna.
Inside Stephansdomkirche in Vienna.
A pedestrian mall directly adjacent to Stephansplatz in Vienna.
Ed enjoying a cold beer at an outdoor cafe near Stephansplatz in Vienna. Beer is an artform in Austria.
Joe enjoying a glass of red wine on our first night in Vienna. Dinner at Figmueller (Backerstrasse, 6) was a real treat!
On vacation, Sunday morning at 7:15am, here we are in the metro (alone...) waiting for the train to take us to our rendezvous point for our bike trip to the Wachau Valley.
Enjoying a glass of wine at 10am at the first stop on our bike tour of the Wachau Valley.
Adam was our guide for the day on our bike tour. Australian. Great guy, great guide, great accent ;-)
Joe outside the first stop on our bike tour of the Wachau Valley wine region.
Joe and Ed in the wine region of the Wachau Valley. We are 75 miles outside of Vienna. We biked about 20 miles along the Danube River, stopping at five wineries and the town of Duernstein.
It rained early in the morning on our bike tour but it didn't dampen anyone's enthusiasm. Bike Wine Rain = No Problem!
The Danube River in the Wachau Valley (Austria).
Taking a break from biking; the Danube River is behind us.
One of the many small towns we biked through on our 20 mile trek along the Danube River.
Stopping for lunch at a small Inn on the hillside overlooking the Danube.
Prost! That's a traditional German toast...
Adam knows his wines, he knows Austrian history, he tells jokes, he can fix a flat tire, he can even barbecue sausages and ribs. Plus, did I mention the Australian accent?!
Our lunch stop was at a small Inn on a hillside overlooking the picturesque Wachau Valley in central Austria.
Biking through a vineyard in the Wachau Valley (central Austria).
Stopping for a quick group picture in the early afternoon.
A narrow bike path on the edge of the Danube River, approaching the town of Duernstein. We stopped here for about 2 hours to explore.
Adam from Australia, our guide for the day-long trek through the Wachau Valley wine region in central Austria.
Duernstein (central Austria) on the Danube River.
Enjoying vacation (and the wine)!
Taking a break from our bike ride. The Danube River is in the background.
Joe strikes a pose in one of the many vineyards we visited during our day-long 20 mile bike ride along the Danube River through the Wachau Valley wine region of central Austria.
Dinner at Puerstner (Riemergasse, 10) in Vienna. Quite possibly the best wiener schnitzel and saurkraut we had during the entire trip.
Lights illuminate the 450 foot south spire of Stephansdomkirche. The south spire was added sometime in the 15th century.
The tomb of Emperor Leopold II, designed by Antonio Canova, inside the 14th century Augustinerkirche in Vienna.
The Hofburg Complex in Vienna.
Statue of Emperor Joseph II at the Hofburg Complex in Vienna.
The Museum of Modern Art in the MuseumQuartiers.
Joe contemplating the meaning of life and the color yellow and straight lines. The Museum of Modern Art in Vienna.