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Vienna ~ Last day

This was our last day in Vienna and we headed to some parks and the city centre for some 'window shopping'.


Viennese City Park ~ Stadtpark.  This park holds many statues of famous historical composers and musicians from Vienna.  This is a statue of Johann Strauss, shows him in gold playing the violin and is one of the most photographed statues in Vienna.




Beautiful flowers in the garden in the form of a clock.

We had lunch in a cafe at the park and as it was a wet day, we were the only guests at lunch time!


Simple salad in thousand island sauce.


Sausage with potato chips, salad and their warm cabbage.  The sausage wasn't too bad.


Roast pork with salad and warm cabbage..... not very interesting, pork didn't taste roasted!


The cafe's signature BBQ  spare ribs ........ quite a meaty portion and this was great!


Schnitzel ....... flattened pork loin, deep fried and nicely done!  We liked this and had it again for dinner as well!



St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)  where Mozart once worked and which is visible from almost everywhere on the tram loop.


Billa is their chain supermarket, just like Tesco in the UK and there's also a smaller establishment which is Spar.


City Hall and Beer Garden (Rathaus).  This large Neo-Gothic City Hall towers over a vast beer garden, Rathaus Platz.  It offers a great back drop complete with a full-sized outdoor movie screen which shows free films in the summer evenings.  The beer garden has food, beer and wine from all over the world and a big area for outdoor seating.




Dinner was at Figlmuller, very close to Stephansplatz, famous for their schnitzel and they sell only Austrian drinks, no Coke!  We were directed to  this outlet as the original one was full, fortunately within walking distance from each other.  Service was prompt too!


Their specialty and world renowned schnitzel, see the enormous size, it's falling off the plate!  The pork loin weighs 250 gm, superbly thin and deep fried in vegetable oil.  You can hear the mallet pounding from the kitchen.  Just yummy with some lemon juice. We ordered 2 of this @  12.90 Euro each.





Chicken Cordon Bleu .......... this wasn't too bad, nice and juicy @ 11.50 Euro



These breads were on every table and we noticed that other people were not touching this.  As the price was not stated on the menu, we didn't touch them.  Yup, need to pay, not inclusive in the dishes ordered, nothing is free!!



Potato and green salad @ 7 Euro


Mashed and  slightly roasted potato @. 2.80 Euro.

The dinner plus drinks cost 61.10 Euro exclusive of tax, which is normally 10% of the total price.

Comments

  1. The food looks yummy...not expensive if earning euro :p but the conversion is the one that kills :(

    Jo told me that food is expensive in Europe but she enjoys though :)

    Thanks for sharing your Austria trip with us. I have enjoyed it much. Hope I get to visit the place one day6.

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  2. You must be having a wonderful time visiting all those lovely places and tasting their local food! Lucky you! You're so blessed!

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  3. Oh they don't have coke there! But the food looks really mouthwatering. yummm.... Thanks for taking us along the trip. ^_^ Hope you're enjoying your evening.
    Kristy

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  4. Elin
    Ya, if you convert, can hardly eat anything. Oh, I've got pastries coming!

    busygran
    Yes, make a trip there, need to enjoy a bit now that we can still walk!

    Kristy
    Oh yes, they have Coke in other restaurants,not this particular one only. You have an enjoyable weekend too!

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