V is for Vienna

Vienna, Austria
Oh Vienna, land of Mozart, Sachertorte, Kaesekraeners, and delicious Eis.  I spent an amazing year living in Vienna in 2006/2007 teaching English just north of the city in Klosterneuburg.  The school I taught in specialized in wine production and vineyards...sweet deal!  Needless to say I learned a lot about wine and was even able to sample some of the bottles my students helped to cultivate.  Pretty awesome.  While living in the city (right near the Suedbahnhof), I had the opportunity to explore a lot of things.  Here are just a few:
Schoenbrunn Palace from the Gloriette with a view of the city center behind.

The Reisenrad at the Prater (boardwalk).  Those are railway cars that rock.

The Gloriette behind Schoenbrunn Palace.

Belvedere Palace, now a museum, where Gustav Klimt's The Kiss is displayed.

The entrance of the school where I worked.
Courtney and I cooling down our gluewein at a Christkindlmarkt.

St. Marx Cemetery where Mozart is buried.

Hundertwasser House...cool paint job.

Life Ball 2007...beware of the nudity!

Wine tasting with friends and students.

Jewish section of the Zentralfriedhof.
 Blog on fellow A-Zers.  We're nearing the end :)


  1. what a charming place--i especially love that cemetery

    1. Lynn, when you hit is just right, St. Marx is completely overrun with purple lilacs. It's haunting and gorgeous!

  2. Man, what I wouldn't give to be able to travel around Europe...well, someday...

    Dave the Goof

  3. A school that produces wine sounds cool. Looks like a great city! That cemetery is otherworldly.


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