A Night at the Opera

On our last day in Vienna our first stop was the Danube Tower.  The signs were confusing, so we got lost for a bit again, but we found it eventually!  We didn’t actually go in the tower though.  Instead, we headed to Prater, an amusement park in Vienna.  The park was unfortunately closed until the Christmas season began, so we didn’t get to ride the ferris wheel like we wanted too!

As close as we got to Danube Tower

The ferris wheel at Prater that I wish we could have gone on!

Christmasy Christmas markets being set up!

Then we went back to the city for cake!  There is a place called Sacher Eck and it is famous for their Sacher torte, so that is what I ordered!  Afterwards we shopped around again until it was time to go back to the hostel to get ready for the opera!

The infamous Sacher Torte

Once we were ready, we went back to the city center and waited in line for a bit to buy standing room tickets for the opera Simon Boccanegra by Verdi.  They were only 3 euros!  But you of course had to stand for the whole 3 hour opera and we could only see half of the orchestra and the stage.  Thankfully, there were little screens where we could see English subtitles.  Otherwise, I would have had no idea of what was going on!

Practicing standing

There concludes our trip to Vienna!  It was amazing, but it is definitely nice to be in Copenhagen again. 🙂


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